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Backgammon is social unifier in Jerusalem

Intermountain Jewish NewsIntermountain Jewish News - Jul 12, 2018
The backgammon competition, Jerusalem Double, is the brainchild of Kulna Yerushalayim, a group that seeks to bring together Jews and Arabs in Israel in nonpolitical, non-hostile settings. Zaki Djemal, a London-born Israeli entrepreneur, founded the ...  


Checkers Sign Zack Stortini To AHL Deal

Charlotte Checkers Official WebsiteCharlotte Checkers Official Website - Jul 5, 2018
The Checkers are bringing some veteran leadership back into the fold for next season, signing Zack Stortini to a one-year AHL contract. The 32-year-old forward only appeared in 23 games last season but ranked third on the team with 71 penalty minutes ...  


Why the chess community actually grew when computers learned to play

QuartzQuartz - Jul 17, 2018
In 1997, human dominance of chess came to a sputtering halt, and no one saw it coming. At the time, Garry Kasparov was undisputedly the best chess player in the world. After beating every human in the running, he was looking for a new challenge. It was ...  

Monopoly Game

Oahu Safeway customer wins $1M in Monopoly game

Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser - Jul 16, 2018
A 29-year-old Honolulu resident received a $1 million prize today through Safeway's Monopoly game. Tiana, who asked that her last name not be used, received her award this afternoon at the Kapahulu store, where she played the game earlier this year.  


Fremont Friendship Center menu

Fremont TribuneFremont Tribune - Jul 14, 2018
Call 402-727-2815 by noon at least one day in advance of meal reservation. Transportation from your door available. Monday: Diced turkey over potatoes or crab meat salad on bread. Rummikub, 9 a.m.; exercises, 9:15 a.m.; hand and foot, 9:30 a.m ...  


Double-A baseball team to wear Scrabble-inspired jerseys
Arizona Sports - Jul 12, 2018

Scrabble has been a popular American board game for many years. Having recently been supplanted by the digital Words With Friends, a certain minor league baseball team is trying to bring some notoriety back to the original game. The Jacksonville Jumbo ...  

Gin Rummy


Dominoes keep falling after Crowley's loss

amNYamNY - Jul 9, 2018
Depending on your point of view, there's a little known upside to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory over Queens Democratic Congressman and county chairman Joe Crowley that is unrelated to empowering women, socialism, or the direction of the ...  

Dungeons And Dragons

Exclusive first look: The comprehensive visual history of Dungeons & Dragons

Syfy WireSyfy Wire - Jul 16, 2018
This is just one of the fascinating revelations about the tabletop role-playing game's history, laid out in the upcoming book Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History by Mike Witwer, Sam Witwer, Jon Peterson, and Kyle Newman. "It was ...  

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

cRPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker To Launch in August, Published by Deep Silver

WccftechWccftech - Jul 1, 2018
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is an evolution of the 3.5 rules set of the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game, designed using the feedback of tens of thousands of gamers just like you. Whether you're new to the Pathfinder® universe or you're a ...  


Xiangqi: Chinese chess and its checkered history

gbtimesgbtimes - Sep 8, 2017
Stroll through any Chinese city in the late afternoon and you may notice people huddled over a chequered board or staring intently at a piece of paper. The focus of their attention is Xiangqi, the Chinese version of chess. This ancient strategy game ...  

Mah Jong

Gretchen ipinagyabang ang pag-aaral ng mah-jong, binalaan sa pagsusugal

BanderaBandera - Jun 26, 2018
GRETCHEN Barretto took a few days to post new videos on her Instagram account. And when she did, she surprised her followers. Kasi the latest video showed her friends about to play mah-jong. “It's this kind of night,” short caption niya sa video where ...  


New desks help encourage students to learn

KFSN-TVKFSN-TV - Jul 10, 2018
"This is movable, cup holder," said Kellie Reed of Tangram Interiors explaining how the node works. "We can move this in an environment with three students working together. We can move them into a group with four folks. We can move them into a circle.".  

Play Bridge

Siouxland Duplicate Bridge Club hosts weeklong bridge tournament
Sioux City Journal - Jul 15, 2018

Regional groups, and even international groups all the way from Indonesia, are set to play bridge together. The tournament is stratified, meaning everyone from newcomers to experts can play at their level. Audrey Ercolini, a bridge player, said this ...  

Crossword Puzzles

The Weekly Crossword: Monday, July 9, 2018

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Jul 9, 2018
She threw down the first dunk in W.N.B.A. history: ten letters. By Natan Last. Jul. 02, 2018. Puzzles Dept. The Weekly Crossword: Monday, June 25, 2018. Co-founder of the Traveling Wilburys: ten letters. By Elizabeth C. Gorski. Jun. 25, 2018. News Desk ...  


'Sudoku is a little thing I do to remind me of my Dad' — readers explain why they love the puzzle so much

The TimesThe Times - Jul 10, 2018
As puzzles editor, a question I'm often asked is: what makes sudoku so popular? Elsewhere in our 10,000th sudoku celebration, others have discussed the satisfaction of completing the challenge. My own theory is that the puzzle is simultaneously simple ...  

Rubiks Cube

A machine has figured out Rubik's Cube all by itself

Popular MechanicsMIT Technology Review - Jun 15, 2018
Yet another bastion of human skill and intelligence has fallen to the onslaught of the machines. A new kind of deep-learning machine has taught itself to solve a ...  

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