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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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How to Set Up Your Own Roleplay Game Night

May 23rd, 2013

In many ways, the board game Dungeons & Dragons may seem outdated, as many of today's video games feature similar gameplay while creating fantastic atmospheres of medieval fantasy. But isn't there something to said for gathering a group of friends together to play the role playing classic face-to-face? It's hard to bond socially with avatars representing...

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How to Play Dominoes

May 23rd, 2013

There are many different versions of dominoes, which dates at least as far back as ancient Egypt, according to the World Championship Dominos Tournament's website. But as much as the strategic game has evolved over the centuries, the basic concept where the game pieces are small rectangles featuring different numbers of dots remains the same. Shuffling the dominoes It may...

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How to Play Go Fish

May 23rd, 2013

Many card games may seem too complicated or too closely associated with gambling for a family friendly time around the card table. Of course, there are plenty of games designed specifically to be simply enjoyed, predominantly by children. Among these is the perennial classic Go Fish. As for its history, card gaming site Pagat notes that variations of Go Fish have existed...

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How to Play War

May 23rd, 2013

People with a deck of cards, some time to kill and a desire to start a game without having to go over an intricate set of rules may want to consider playing War. Pagat.com - an online source specializing in card games - notes that War requires no strategy at all. It's simply a matter of luck of the draw. War is often played by only two players, but as many as four could be...

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The Story Behind Monopoly

May 23rd, 2013

Many children worldwide receive their first lessons on economics playing the seemingly immortal board game Monopoly. Players choose one out of a set of small, eclectically designed pieces - including a shoe, top hat and a thimble - to represent them on the board. Then, after they're given some faux money to start off with, they could spend hours upon hours attempting to...

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A Brief History of Bingo

May 22nd, 2013

Many people get a big kick out of Bingo - a game characterized by numerical squares, crackling ball dispensers and the concluding, triumphant cry of "Bingo!!!"  HowStuffWorks.com states that legal bingo is present in almost every state in the U.S., plus more than 100 Native American reservations. But how did Bingo get started? Who invented it, and did they expect it to...

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Tips on Improving Your Bowling Game

May 22nd, 2013

One of the great things about bowling is you really don't need to be any good at it to have a blast rolling balls down alley lanes. On the other hand, you do have to be good to win at bowling, and who doesn't enjoy winning? Want to show your friends or family who the champion bowler is? Here's some quick advice. Basic bowling form If you haven't already been...

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Key Tips For Playing Hockey

April 23rd, 2013

Whether you're an avid fan of the National Hockey League or you're simply looking for a new form of exercise, there's no better time to take up the sport of hockey than today. This game is suitable for both men and women, and with the right training and equipment, anyone can enjoy the game. Here are some key tips for preparing for your first experience on the...

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History of the Flying Disc

April 18th, 2013

In backyards, college campuses, parks and other grassy areas worldwide, people love to toss around flying discs, which are often referred to by the brand name "Frisbee." These toys have many uses. Dogs can catch them, they're handy for a back and forth game of catch, and they're essential to playing "Ultimate Frisbee." According to the New York...

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