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How to Best the Infamous Claw Game

September 26th, 2013

From the local arcade to the neighborhood diner, the Claw Game has been taking quarters from kids and adults for years. In fact, the Boston Phoenix claims that the popular game could have been invented as early as 1893.  That means this game has been frustrating us for over 100 years. Why is it so tempting, even today? Because you see the prize. It's right in front of you,...

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How to Throw a Curveball

September 26th, 2013

For baseball players who take an interest in pitching, learning to throw off-speed pitches is a rite of passage. As players graduate from the levels of tee-ball and early Little League to Babe Ruth, teen, and high school leagues, games become more competitive and players' skills increase.Knowing how to throw a curve can be fun, but it's important that you...

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Two Top Handheld Gaming Systems

September 4th, 2013

If you're a hardcore gamer or are always on the road and want a fun way to pass the time, then you may want to invest in a handheld gaming system. The technology of portable, mini video game consoles has evolved so much that playing on a handheld mechanism gives you the same thrill and challenge as playing in front of your television at home. Here are a couple of gaming...

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How to Play Gin Rummy

August 23rd, 2013

Playing card games can be a great way to have fun with friends and family. Learn Gin Rummy and spend down time in an engaging new way!Brief history According to PBS, Gin Rummy was invented in 1910 by Elwood Baker in New York City. The game gained popularity in the 1930s, when it was featured in many movies and became known as a favorite pastime of stars from Hollywood and...

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From 2-bit to 3D - the History of Video Games

August 7th, 2013

In the ever-evolving world of technology, video games are commonplace - nearly every living room, dorm room and bedroom has some sort of console hooked up to a television. It's not rare to see the blinking red and green lights of a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 on a television stand. Video game technology has evolved rapidly and its history is a brief yet exciting one. Humble...

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Fun Word Games to Bolster Your Vocabulary

August 7th, 2013

Learning new words doesn't mean you need to read the dictionary, you can expand your vocabulary while having fun with your friends or by yourself! Here are a few fun ways to engage in word play. Taboo This is a great board game to play with company that will inspire friendly competition and be educational. A player from one team draws a card with a word on it. He or she has a...

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Gaming for Good - The Benefits of Playing Video Games

August 7th, 2013

Some people tout video games as unproductive activities that yield no benefits. While staring at a screen while you press buttons and swivel a controller's joystick may seem like time wasted to some, other experts have uncovered a variety of merits when it comes to playing video games. Educational According to LifeIsJustAGame.com, schools are starting to implement video...

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Games to Pass the Time on a Long Train Ride

August 7th, 2013

Especially for little ones, sitting through several hours on a train can cause restlessness. You can only look out the window for so long before the sight of countryside flying by grows tiresome. Luckily, there are plenty of ways two or more individuals sitting together for long periods of time can keep each other entertained for hours and get to know each other better. Weird...

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How to Run the Roulette Wheel and Other Vegas Game Party Tips

August 5th, 2013

You may love Las Vegas, but that doesn't mean you always have the funds to fly out there and hit the casinos. Thankfully, you can easily throw a Vegas-themed party and bring all of the fun games and excitement of Vegas into your own home. If you've never thrown a theme party before, you've been missing out. When you have a party with a theme, your guests get an...

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How to Play a Round of Pool

August 5th, 2013

Have you ever wanted to jump into a game of pool at the bar, but couldn't because you don't know billiard rules? If this is the case, it's never too late to familiarize yourself with the rules of the game! Most commonly, you'll see people playing with eight or nine balls at a table. Understanding the limitations and how to use the cue efficiently can help...

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