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Egalitarian Entrepreneurship?

Mary Flanagan | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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.

Speak 180: Why Is Game-Based Learning Good for Today's Youth?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Marcus T. Wright

Researchers and educators have stated that we can create engaging academic learning experiences through the power of games. While the sentiment is growing, there are still those who aren't quite buying this argument.

WATCH: Now THAT'S Jenga

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.17.2014 | Weird News

Jenga is perhaps one of the most suspense-filled games. No matter how much you expect it, the moment the tower crumbles can make you jump. Now ima...

Wil Wheaton Talks TableTop Day!

Bryan Young | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Wil Wheaton isn't just some guy from Star Trek or The Big Bang Theory. He's an ambassador for the world of board gaming. He's been through two seasons of his show TableTop for Geek&Sundry, and he's been teaching the world to play games.

Two Mobsters Settle a Debt

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Two mobsters indulge their lifelong vendetta against one another with a high stakes game of-- You'll see....

Artist Makes A 'Pulp Fiction' Guess Who And The Internet Goes Wild

Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts

Constructive questions for the popular board game "Guess Who" include: "Does he have facial hair?" or "Does she wear glasses?" If Samuel L. Jackson's ...

This Is NOT the Candy Land of Your Childhood

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

He steered me in the direction of an end cap a few aisles away, calling out to me as I hurried off, "They changed the box and packaging a little bit, but you should be able to spot it." Spotted.

There Is A 'Settlers Of Catan' Cookbook And We Need It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste

NERD ALERT.

This Is Why Board Games And Relationships Don't Mix

Posted 11.22.2013 | Divorce

Want to ruin a perfectly lovely night with your boyfriend or girlfriend? Try playing a board game with them. It doesn't matter if it's Settlers of ...

What Game Changes Teach Us About Students Today

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

While it's important for us to exegete today's young person, it's also important to recognize what we've done to them. Have we done too much? In our effort to keep them happy and entertained, have we sabotaged their ability to persevere, bounce back, learn soft skills and find internal motivation?

The Board Game Hall of Fame

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

Inductees into the Board Game Hall of Fame: Acquire Apples to Apples Axis & Allies Blockhead! Bridgette Civilization Clue Diplomacy Dungeons & Dragon...

Someone Made A Facebook Board Game

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

Graphic designer Pat C. Klein has created a board game based on Facebook in an effort to move friends from the computer screen to the living room floo...

Do You Ever Let Your Child Win?

Linda Wolff | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Linda Wolff

Victories, real or imagined, mean so much to a child, and can help build their confidence to continue playing the game.

Upcoming Superhero/Comic Strip/Toy/Etc. Reboots

Spencer Green | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Baz Luhrmann's Rex Morgan, M.D. -- The great Aussie director takes the good doctor on a fantastic journey as he is shrunk and injected into Liza Minnelli.

The Most Antagonizing Interview Ever

Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy

Watch Rob Delaney discuss his love of board games for Funny or Die in the most antagonizing interview ever. Warning: some NSFW language. Delaney ha...