Close

Games

pages
 

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...

more
 
 

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...

more
 
 

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...

more
 
 

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...

more
 
 

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...

more
 
 

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...

more
 
 

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...

more
 
 

Jackie Robinson: An American Legend Who Spans Generations

April 12th, 2013

If you've been to a major league baseball game in the past few years, you've seen players wearing all sorts of numbers - but never 42. That's because this jersey number belonged to the late, great Jackie Robinson, and all major league teams have since retired it out of respect for this groundbreaking player. Robinson was the first African-American to play major...

more
 
 

The Story Behind Croquet

April 5th, 2013

Those looking for a classic, relaxing game to enjoy in the outdoors often push some wickets into the dirt, break out mallets and enjoy a few friendly rounds of croquet. Croquet: The Basics Virtually anyone - young or old - should be able to understand the basic mechanics of commonly played backyard croquet. According to the United States Croquet Association, two striped...

more
 
 

Fun Basketball Trivia to Impress Your Friends

March 14th, 2013

With the start of the NBA season right around the corner, you and your friends will be gathering together to watch your favorite teams go head-to-head on the court. You can set yourself apart with fun trivia facts about the game that might just impress your fellow friends. Here are some to keep in your mental vault.Peach basketsGo old school with your trivia and talk about...

more
 
pages