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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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Do You Know How to Play Blackjack?

August 5th, 2013

How many times have you visited a casino only to find yourself sitting at a slot machine because you don't know any games? There's never a bad time to learn a game such as blackjack. Not only can you find an opportunity to play at a casino, but you can play it with friends in the comfort of your own home. If you've never played before, there are a couple of ways that you can...

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How to Triumph at a Karaoke Contest

July 31st, 2013

Singing along with your favorite hits can be a great way to bond with friends or family in a restaurant or bar setting, or even at home. Maybe you've decided you want more than simply goofy, light-hearted competition with your near-and-dear. Maybe you're in this to win it. But sometimes, there's more to winning a karaoke contest than being the best singer in the room. Just...

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Fun Video Games That Will Allow Your Little Ones To Learn

July 2nd, 2013

Video games are like a siren's call for your little ones. If it were up to them, they'd spend hours every day transfixed on the television screen as they rapidly move their thumbs and tackle whatever virtual obstacle is in their path. While you can't diminish their passion for digital play, you can make it more productive by introducing them to fun, interactive video games...

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