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THE THROWBACK MACHINE: It's Backgammon Night in America…or at my dining room table

Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (blog)Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (blog) - Dec 9, 2017
It's actually a replacement for the first ever backgammon board I bought with a gift certificate from Rural King when I was about 10 or 11, old enough that I was pretty much at my last year of being able to find fun things I'd want at Rural King. Still ...  


Charlotte Checkers Stick It To BDevils 7-1

All About The JerseyAll About The Jersey - Dec 10, 2017
First off, I apologize in advance to Binghamton fans for bringing this up, but as most of us know, the last time Charlotte played a game in Binghamton was during the 2011 Calder Cup run with the Senators closing them out in overtime to complete the ...  


AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Dec 7, 2017
Google's artificial intelligence sibling DeepMind repurposes Go-playing AI to conquer chess and shogi without aid of human knowledge.  

Monopoly Game

Hagerstown-opoly game flies off shelves

Herald-Mail MediaHerald-Mail Media - Dec 9, 2017
The game space for Rik's Cafe is in the position of Oriental Avenue in the traditional Monopoly game. "Hey, any advertising is good," Chalker said. "So I am totally down for that." Hammond said the game could help people who are new in the community to ...  


ChiTAG hosts Rummikub Championship During Toy and Game Week Fair
Gifts & Decorative Accessories - Nov 9, 2017

chitag CHICAGO – Later this month, fans of Rummikub, the tile-based game that combines elements of rummy, mahjong and dominoes, will be given a special treat. Thanks to a partnership between the manufacturer, Goliath Games, and the Chicago Public ...  


He Showed Me His Tiles, So I Showed Him Mine

New York TimesNew York Times - Dec 8, 2017
I had started playing Scrabble with my new husband, and, to my surprise, he was trouncing me by dozens of points. As an English major, I was appalled that the business-minded nonreader I had married could beat me in a language game. In our next group ...  

Gin Rummy

Texting and thumbs don't work well together

DesMoinesRegister.comDesMoinesRegister.com - Dec 6, 2017
Now I have to figure out why all of her friends want to see these “selfie” photos of her sitting on a sofa, or playing Gin Rummy, or eating Thanksgiving dinner (or any meal for that matter), or whatever all the time. You have to know what she looks ...  


Old dominance and new dominoes in Southeast Asia
East Asia Forum - Dec 13, 2017

Not since World War II has liberal democracy seemed so deeply endangered in so many places. If the flu of political and social illiberalism is circumnavigating the globe, Southeast Asia has precious little immunity with which to withstand it. This is a ...  

Dungeons And Dragons

How to Create Your First Dungeons & Dragons Character

LifehackerLifehacker - Nov 14, 2017
Dungeons and Dragons · DnD · Tabletop Games · Role-Playing Games · 41 7. Edit; Send to Editors; Promote; Share to Kinja; Toggle Conversation tools; Go to permalink. Photo by Marco Hazard. It's a good time to get into Dungeons & Dragons, the role ...  

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Develop - Nov 14, 2017

REDMOND, WA (November 13, 2017): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and acclaimed Starfinder Roleplaying Game, announces today the line-up of activities planned for new Pathfinders and Starfinders alike at the new ...  


PSC vows to support Xiangqi

Manila BulletinManila Bulletin - Nov 14, 2017
International and local officials (from left) Philippine Xiangqi Federation (PXF) President Wilson Tan; Executive Vice President Charles Chan Chua; World Xiangqi Federation Vice President Chen Ze Lan; Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner ...  

Mah Jong

Bridge Notes | Looking at Bathurst Bridge Club's beginnings

Western AdvocateWestern Advocate - Dec 14, 2017
It was a very pleasant day thanks to the contributions of so many generous members, including our mah jong players. We were happy to be joined by former players Ken Oastler, Doreen Kjeldsen, Pat McKean, Shirley Jackson and Betty Furner. Acknowledgments ...  


In Flushing, a former mall transforms into a game-changing mixed-use development

Curbed NYCurbed NY - Dec 1, 2017
There's more to Tangram: an office condo building, and a 200-room hotel, both of which will be built in the coming years. The development group, which is comprised of the F&T Group, and SCG America, also hopes to bring a food hall, a beer garden, and ...  

Play Bridge

Jim Broadbent stars in new Martin McDonagh play at Bridge Theatre

British TheatreBritish Theatre - Dec 10, 2017
The Bridge Theatre is to premiere a new play by Martin McDonagh next autumn with a cast led by Jim Broadbent. A Very Very Very Dark Matter will be directed by Matthew Dunster with a cast led by Jim Broadbent. In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans ...  

Crossword Puzzles

How to Solve The New York Times Crossword

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 30, 2017
Would you like to improve your mental flexibility, learn a few interesting things every day and establish bragging rights among your friends? Solving crossword puzzles is like mental yoga — both challenging and relaxing at the same time. Plus, it's ...  


Sudoku 3918 medium

The GuardianThe Guardian - Nov 29, 2017
Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. For a helping hand call our solutions line on 0906 200 83 83. Calls cost £1.03 per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and mobiles ...  

Rubiks Cube

Virginia Middle School Rubik's Cube Team Solves 25 Cubes in 96 Seconds

NBC4 WashingtonNBC4 Washington - Dec 16, 2017
A Virginia middle school Rubik's Cube team solved 25 of the puzzles in 96 seconds at the DC Metro Rubik's Cube Challenge. (Published Friday, Dec. 15, 2017). A Virginia middle school Rubik's Cube team solved 25 puzzles in 96 seconds at the DC Metro ...  

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