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So Long, Thimble: Hasbro Axes Classic Monopoly Token

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.16.2017 | Weird News

Who’s got game? Not the thimble. Though that particular token has been a fixture of Monopoly since 1935, Hasbro confirmed Thursday that future versi...

Check Out The Toys From Your Childhood That Are Making A Comeback

Next Avenue | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.20.2016 | Fifty

When I saw a retro version of the board game Clue at Target, I had to buy it. While I had been able to hang on to a number of my board games from chil...

Actress Sanaa Lathan Turns The Classic Board Game Life On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.17.2016 | Comedy

We all love the board game The Game of Life for giving us a small dose of the real world. But actual life isn’t always as fair, and “The Perfect G...

5-Minute Dungeon Co-Op Card Game Review, Can You Defeat a Baby Barbarian in 5 Minutes?

Dan Nessel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Dan Nessel

What can you get done in 5 minutes? Watch 50 Vine videos before they disappear...somewhat impressive. What about if I said you could work together w...

What Does It Feel Like to Play a Chess Grandmaster?

Quora | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

What does it feel like to play grandmaster level chess? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are an...

An At Home Escape Room Game Puts a Werewolf in Your Living Room

Turnstyle | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) You know that we dig escape rooms here at Turnstyle, and that we are also into crowdfunding projects, so when we hea...

If You Like Cards Against Humanity, Check Out These 8 Games

Klara Granger | Posted 01.01.2017 | Entertainment
Klara Granger

The phenomenon that is Cards Against Humanity (CAH) seems to have reached a critical point where it's effectively in the mainstream. At least on the east coast, it's a game that many young people have on their shelves, next to the old Hasbro and Milton Bradley staples.

Why You Should Let Your Kids Lose At Board Games

TODAY.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents

Should you let your kids win at board games? Not really — but you shouldn't totally clobber them either, experts say....

The Best 'Star Wars' Board Games, Ranked

Inverse | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
Inverse

A long time ago, somebody scrawled out a trilogy about an assassin named Mara Jade who tracked down Luke Skywalker but, in a twist that blew at least one 13-year-old mind, ended up marrying him. Does Disney care? You mean about books? Not a smile's chance in Dismaland. But if you peer around the edges of Star Wars culture, you can find whispers of these characters. For the hopeless Star Wars aficionado -- or the die-hard gaming geek -- there is hope: A trio of Star Wars strategy games have blasted into the gaming scene, ready to whisk you away to a distant galaxy where these sub-plots matter.

The Best Games for Family Game Night

Laurie Schacht | Posted 11.17.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's easy to bring all of your old favorites home for the kids, but it's important to not ignore all the new games that you pass on the shelves. They're just as exciting as the classics, and will even become some of your new favorites. Here's a rundown of some of my top picks for this year.

'Star Wars' Board Games Ranked

Inverse | Posted 10.08.2016 | Entertainment
Inverse

A long time ago, somebody scrawled out a trilogy about an assassin named Mara Jade who tracked down Luke Skywalker but, in a twist that blew at least one 13-year-old mind, ended up marrying him. Does Disney care? You mean about books? Not a smile's chance in Dismaland.

Man Wins World Championship In French Scrabble Without Understanding A Word Of French

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

New Zealander Nigel Richards can’t speak much French beyond “bonjour,” but that didn’t stop the Scrabble mastermind from winning the word game...

Consumers Turning To Tabletop Options In Backlash Against Video Games

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

Hasbro Inc, maker of old standbys like Monopoly and Risk, says that revenue for its line of games increased 10 percent between 2012 and 2013, and would have grown 7 percent in 2014 if not for unfavorable foreign currency conversions.

Yep, Settlers Of Catan Is Actually An Existential Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.10.2015 | Comedy

Why play a board game when you could just play God? But what if God is the board game? Wait -- what if we are God's board game? Never mind all t...

Egalitarian Entrepreneurship?

Mary Flanagan | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Mary Flanagan

New inventions come from new voices. Send a message to young women that it is possible to pursue a dream of being a game designer -- especially with a little help from friends through crowdfunding. Find and back a game made by a woman, and fund the next wave of gameplay innovation in the 21st Century's art form.

This Isn't The Guess Who? Game We Remember

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Comedy

Remember the face-guessing game Guess Who? In this video from the comedy sketch team The Mutiny, two players enjoy a lighthearted match with a crim...

BookFilter: The Secret History of the Board Game 'Monopoly'

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Books
Michael Giltz

For generations, everyone who bought a copy of Monopoly saw the same origin story: it was invented by Charles Darrow during the Great Depression; the success of the game made his fortune and rescued Parker Brothers from bankruptcy. Not quite.

Cards Against Humanity Goes Online; Expect Full Work Stoppage

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.11.2015 | Technology

Cards Against Humanity enthusiasts, rejoice! You can now play the cheeky card game anytime, anywhere -- and you don’t need to keep a stack of game c...

What Is It Like to Play Monopoly Competitively?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Quora

Competitive Monopoly is certainly a different beast than the casual games you may have played with your siblings growing up. Once you begin competing at charity tournaments, it only seems natural to then have the desire to become US & World Monopoly Champion.

10 Ways to Survive Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

As I write this, there's an ice storm out, and we aren't going anywhere, thanks to my home's location at the top of a big hill. It's cold. It's dark. ...

This Edwardian Board Game Reveals Something Surprising About English Tourism

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.01.2015 | Books

Maps are typically perceived as practical, neutral objects -- the road map in the glove compartment of your car is a faithful representation of the te...

The Vanilla Ice Board Game Is Even More Terribly Awesome Than It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy

Ice is back with an embarrassing invention. In Jimmy Fallon's first installment of his "Do Not Game List," the "Tonight Show" host introduced us to...

Should You 'Toy' With An Older Woman?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

MENOPAUSEOPOLY: The classic game of monopolizing stuff from your opponents as you wearily drag your little pewter token -- a miniature fan, a Naturalizer high heel shoe, L'Oreal hair color kit -- around the board attempting to purchase back the properties of your Mind, Body and Spirit

America Just Got Stupider

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel's "bromance" with "selfies" is officially over. Scrabble recently added a lot of stupid new words to their official dictionary, and Ki...

16 Board Games That Defined Your Childhood, Ranked From Worst To Best

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy

Your childhood was all about passing Go and collecting $200.