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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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How to Become a Master of Charades

May 30th, 2013

There's a reason why charades is a classic party game - it requires nothing to play except four or more people, split into teams. The rules are simple: pick a person, place or thing and without speaking, explain to your teammates what you're thinking of. Of course, as basic as the set up is, excelling at charades is substantially harder than you might think. Here's...

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How to Play Chess

May 30th, 2013

Out of all board games, chess may be one of the oldest and more enduring. Although some sources dispute this story, The United States Chess Federation states that chess originated in India under the name Chatarung around the time of 600 AD. About 400 years later, it caught on with Europeans, who altered the rules to make it a more fast-paced strategic contest. Benjamin...

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How to Play Checkers

May 30th, 2013

Dating as far back as ancient Mesopotamia, according to CheckersHistory.com, checkers could be the oldest game in existence that's still played regularly. Comprised of a 64-square board with 12 little plastic discs per player, chess is known as "draughts" in Europe and ends when one player has eliminated all of his or her opponent's pieces. Outlining the...

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How Risk Came About

May 28th, 2013

Ruling the world is a common fantasy for people young and old. The classic board game Risk allows us to do just that - albeit in the comfort of our own homes, in the company of friends and without any of perils and trappings that come with literally trying to take over the world. Although, you should keep in mind that attempting to conquer the planet is a major time commitment...

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