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How New Game 'The Phone Stack' Is Civilizing Dinners Out With Friends

First Posted: 01/10/12 05:21 PM ET Updated: 01/10/12 05:40 PM ET

Phone Stack
A new game called "The Phone Stack" is combatting the problem that occurs at dinner parties when people insist on answering their phones. After everyone orders, they stack their phones in the center of the table, face down. Even as the phones buzz and ring throughout the meal, no one is allowed to grab his device. If someone is unable to resist the smartphone's siren's song, he or she is responsible for picking up the check.

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Don't you hate it when a nice meal with friends is constantly interrupted by beeping iPhones and Androids? Well, a buzzy new game called "The Phone Stack" offers an amusing solution. Here's how it works:

After everyone orders, they stack their phones in the center of the table, face down. Even as the phones buzz and ring throughout the meal, no one is allowed to grab his device.

If someone is unable to resist the smartphone's siren's song, he or she is responsible for picking up the check.

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