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Entertainment Paul Magriel, who was called the best in backgammon, dies at 71

Pulse NigeriaPulse Nigeria - Mar 9, 2018
After winning the New York State Junior Chess Championship at 19, Magriel (pronounced ma-GRILL) became fixated by backgammon, the 5,000-year-old dice-and-disk board game that combines luck, skill and speed. Before the 1970s ended, Magriel had won the ...  


Checkers scheduled to open in late May

Jackson SunJackson Sun - Mar 15, 2018
Checkers is still scheduled to open its first Jackson location at Carriage House Drive by the end of May. The longtime drive-thru restaurant does not serve breakfast but features a lunch, dinner and late-night menu, which includes burgers, hot dogs ...  


EDUCATION NEWS | MHS chess finishes in second place at state tournament

Manhattan MercuryManhattan Mercury - Mar 18, 2018
Along with Easton, Manhattan's chess players Parijat Mondal finished 20th place, Matthew Pickering finished in 26th, Jacob Grace finished 28th, and Austin Bender finished 84th. The competition included 134 participants. I am writing this email to let ...  

Monopoly Game

Parisopoly available at Walmart now – Paris, Texas-themed Monopoly game

eParisExtra.com (blog)eParisExtra.com (blog) - Mar 15, 2018
One of America's most popular games just got a whole lot better. Parisopoly, a Paris, Texas, themed game. According to the creator's website, Late for the Sky, “while it's impossible to include everything, we jammed all the Paris we could into this box ...  


Community calendar

Fairfield City ChampionFairfield City Champion - Mar 12, 2018
U3A Liverpool: Liverpool University of the Third Age is for those aged over 50 and offers classes in art and craft, computers, creative writing, Euchre, French, gadgets for seniors, history, meditation, Rummikub, Tai-Chi, Yogalates, walking and more ...  


Never forget a letter value with this Scrabble-themed keyboard

The VergeThe Verge - Mar 15, 2018
Massdrop has collaborated with Hasbro to create this delightful Scrabble keycap set that comes paired with an entry-level tenkeyless keyboard (a keyboard without a number pad) from WASD, as spotted by Gizmodo. The custom keys come in classic Scrabble ...  

Gin Rummy

'The Gin Game' showcases two longtime Seattle theater pros

The Daily HeraldThe Daily Herald - Mar 8, 2018
Instead they start playing gin rummy at a card table on the home's back porch. Weller helps Fonsia remember how to play, but soon she is winning every game. Weller can't claim a single hand. As Fonsia gains confidence, his frustration grows. And then ...  


NFL quarterback dominoes: Teams that still need to draft (or buy ...

ESPN (blog)ESPN (blog) - Mar 14, 2018
Here are five quarterback situations that still appear the most questionable, and which teams might be looking to take a QB early in the draft.  

Dungeons And Dragons

Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons Documentary Looks at the Franchise's Iconic Artwork

Dread CentralDread Central - Mar 13, 2018
One of the reasons why Dungeons & Dragons has remained so popular throughout its forty-four years of existence is that its incredible artwork, created by hundreds of talented artists, has captured the imaginations of both young and older players alike ...  

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Paizo Announces Pathfinder 2.0

Nerds on Earth (blog)Nerds on Earth (blog) - Mar 6, 2018
Paizo launched the roleplaying game industry's first large-scale public playtest in 2008 to create the first edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Tens of thousands of gamers collaborated to improve its original concepts. “As Pathfinder has ...  


Xiangqi: Chinese chess and its checkered history

gbtimesgbtimes - Sep 8, 2017
Xiangqi has a long history and a strong bond to Chinese culture. The setting of the game reflects the social hierarchy system in ancient China. For example, the king is seen as the most important person in the country and cannot be called by name ...  

Mah Jong

St. John's in the Mountains Episcopal Church
Stowe Today - Mar 15, 2018

Mah Jong: Tuesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. All welcome! advertisement. Spirituality Group: Thursdays, March 15 and March 22 at 10 a.m. Join us. Simple Soup Supper: Wednesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. AA meeting: Saturday, March 17, at 5 p.m ...  


Tangram Interiors' DTLA Showroom Disrupts Traditional Office Design

Interiors & Sources (press release)Interiors & Sources (press release) - Mar 5, 2018
Located in an older building in downtown Los Angeles, Tangram Interiors showroom fits in perfectly. Acting as both a display of Tangram Studio, Tangram Technology, and West Elm Workspace products as well as an office for Tangram's downtown associates ...  

Play Bridge

Why Kiran Nadar doesn't play bridge with husband Shiv Nadar any more

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Mar 8, 2018
There was a time when HCL founder Shiv Nadar and wife Kiran bonded over a game of bridge. Not anymore. Partly due to Nadar's busy calendar and partly because Kiran's skill level in the game may be difficult to keep up with for the billionaire. “We ...  

Crossword Puzzles

Printable sudoku and crossword puzzles for the fourth week of March 2018

Orange County BreezeOrange County Breeze - Mar 18, 2018
…because each following Sunday, we publish another two puzzle pages — that's another crossword, another sudoku, and another Crypto Fun! Readers of Orange County Breeze can enjoy the challenge of printable sudoku and crossword puzzles every week ...  


February 21 Sudoku Solution

The Independent WeeklyThe Independent Weekly - Feb 21, 2018
To create paragraphs in your comment, type at the start of a paragraph and at the end of each paragraph. To create bold text, type bolded text (please note the closing tag, ). To create italicized text, type italicized text

Rubiks Cube

Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 Seconds
Live Science - Mar 16, 2018

A robot built at MIT has reportedly set a world speed record for solving a Rubik's Cube, cutting the previous record of 0.637 seconds (set by another robot in 2016) down to just 0.38 seconds. If robots had grandparents, this one's would be very proud ...  

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