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Meet Backgammon mastermind Alexandra Llewellyn

euronewseuronews - May 6, 2017
As a child, Alexandra Llewellyn learnt to play backgammon in the streets of Cairo with her stepfather and his friends. She felt the game was a wonderful way to transcend age difference and origins, like a common language. Today, Llewellyn and her team ...  


Eat This! Be sure to check out the burgers at Checkers Food & Spirits in Trenton

Bucks County Courier TimesBucks County Courier Times - May 11, 2017
Tom Fowler, right, owner of Checkers Food & Spirits in downtown Trenton, sets a Trenton Burger on the counter, just as he's been doing for the past 30 years. Eat This! host Chuck Thomas visits this long-time Trenton eatery and gives this pork roll ...  


Chicago Chess Player, 8, Takes 1st Place In World's Largest ...

DNAinfoDNAinfo - May 15, 2017
WEST ENGLEWOOD — Members of Earle STEM Academy's chess team took home three trophies from the school's first-ever appearance in the largest chess ...  

Monopoly Game

You Can Play This Bilingual Star Trek Monopoly Game in Either English or Klingon

GizmodoGizmodo - Apr 24, 2017
Your friends laughed at you, your parents wondered why you weren't getting a job, and even your fellow Trekkies raised an eyebrow. But all those nights you spent learning tlhIngan Hol, the Klingon language, will finally pay off when you sit down to ...  


Obituary: Ann M. Rice, 93, of Branford

Patch.comPatch.com - May 2, 2017
For many years, she met weekly with friends to play canasta and Rummikub. She shared a special bond with her neighbor and confidante, Alexine Wallace. For more than 20 years, she found great joy in volunteering each week at The Homemaker Thrift Shop ...  


Nigeria: Scrabble
AllAfrica.com - May 16, 2017

The 2016 National Scrabble Champion, Olatunde Oduwole, on Monday expressed optimism that Nigeria would retain the world scrabble title won two years ago. Oduwole told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that all Nigeria needed was to work ...  

Gin Rummy

A card club of two, where hearts rule: Fargo mother, son have ...

West Fargo PioneerWest Fargo Pioneer - May 13, 2017
FARGO—They're not really sure why, but one day in January 2005 Ruthie Hoglund and her son, Stan, started playing gin rummy. And except for a day here, and ...  


Dominoes topple for a cause at St. George's

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Apr 24, 2017
In all, 22,844 dominoes were used in the 60-by-30 foot design. Each domino symbolized the $22,844 the students at St. George raised for their sister school, St. Benoit, in Mombin Crochu, Haiti. Monday morning was the culminating event of their “chain ...  

Dungeons And Dragons

New Graphic Novel Tells Dungeons and Dragons History

RollingStone.comRollingStone.com - May 11, 2017
Writer David Kushner and artist Koren Shadmi explore the rise of Dungeons and Dragons in a new graphic novel.  

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Chris Avellone announces a new RPG project called Pathfinder: Kingmaker

PC GamerPC Gamer - May 17, 2017
... Pillars of Eternity, and my goodness the list goes on, has teamed with a new studio named Owlcat Games to create Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the first-ever isometric CRPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Originally published as a pencil-and ...  


Bike sharing customers complain in their 1000s

Shanghai Daily (subscription)Shanghai Daily (subscription) - May 8, 2017
Xiangqi had three systematic faults last month that caused a surge in complaints as consumers could not return e-bikes via the app, the authority said. It called on bike firms to improve their systems and urged them to invest more in customer service ...  

Mah Jong

Make it a Mah-Jong Meeting with Fingal Probus

News Of The Area (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)News Of The Area (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) - May 17, 2017
This is how Fingal Bay Probus Club formed their Mah-Jong group, with just a few fans to start, but now growing fast. There are weekly meetings at the players' homes. Other Fingal Bay members, of course, are lost in admiration at their mastery of this ...  


Vertical integration triggers growth for an LA-based office furniture provider

Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration) - Apr 17, 2017
Tangram Studio worked with Boston Consulting Group and the design firm Shubin Donaldson to come up with a resilient workspace for BCD's 45,000 sf of office space in downtown Los Angeles. Furniture customization is one of five divisions that Tangram ...  

Play Bridge

Hot Springs lifer celebrates 100 years with bridge-club party

Arkansas OnlineArkansas Online - May 14, 2017
“We had to buy all of our lunches there, but we could play bridge.” Trussell said that around the same time, her husband died, and she had to go to work. “I went to work at J.C. Penney, and I worked there for 10 years,” she said. While working at J.C ...  

Crossword Puzzles

Class of 2017: 7 Across. Engineer to Edit NYT Crossword Puzzles ANS. Ezersky

University of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia - May 17, 2017
Sam Ezersky will earn a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Virginia on May 21, but he is already working in construction – building crossword puzzles for the New York Times. After graduation, Ezersky, will be working at the newspaper ...  


First Annual Children's Team Sudoku Tournament on April 27
YubaNet - Apr 17, 2017

This is a competition between elementary school students from eight local elementary and charter schools, on 16 teams, each team consisting of three or four students, to complete two Sudoku puzzles correctly. Called the FIRST ANNUAL CHILDREN'S TEAM ...  

Rubiks Cube

10th Annual Rubik's Cube Competition in Bakersfield

Kern Golden EmpireKern Golden Empire - May 10, 2017
Bakersfield, Calif. - You may be surprised to learn of the many, very talented cubers across Kern County. More than 80 students came out with their rubik's cubes, ready to compete. And some of their solve times? Just a matter of seconds. 85 6th through ...  

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