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Scrabble has long been one of the most popular board games in the world, with multiple tournaments held around the globe. According to Time Magazine, about 150 million copies of the game have been sold, and you can find a Scrabble set in a full third of homes in the United States. It's even spawned a wildly successful smartphone game known as Words With Friends, which pits...more
While watching tennis, the game may seem like a simple affair - one person hits the ball over the net, while the other does his or her best to hit it back, but the rules are much more intricate than they appear. As the U.S. Open begins this August, you may want to keep some of these rules in mind so you can follow all the action as the men and women duel it out on the court....more
If you like family games, chances are you've played your fair share of Monopoly. The exciting board game has been captivating players for generations, and today there are even online versions to play that offer fun graphics and new twists. Unlike many other games out there, Monopoly has a rich history that goes all the way back to 1934. Here are a few facts and interesting...more
Golf has continued to thrive as one of America's favorite sports. It's the ultimate combination of leisure and friendly competition. It serves as a means of socializing and talking, whether it's two business associates or several friends. It's garnered so much appeal that there's a television station and millions of dollars in advertisement revenue dedicated to it. The golf...more
Golf is a game of finesse and it's the subtle things in your form that make a big impact on how low your score is. Each swing is crucial and the minutest details could be the key to beating your competitors or at least knocking down your handicap. Here are a few helpful tips for garnering greater success on the green.Keep your eye on the ballMaintaining eye contact with the...more
Sometimes you may not have the time to go play a whole round of golf, but you still have the urge to perfect your game and work on lowering that handicap. Fortunately, golf is a sport you can improve upon by engaging in other golf-related activities. Here are a few you might want to try out.Living room putting greenIf the weather conditions are keeping you from hitting the...more
One of the oldest superstitions in the book is throwing salt over your shoulder when you want to give yourself good luck or avoid being cursed for one reason or another. It seems like a pretty strange practice, especially given how common table salt is nowadays. But this wasn't always the case! There was a time when salt was much harder to find, therefore giving it more...more
Perhaps you've heard of a board game called The Settlers of Catan (Catan for short) in the past few years. It's recently exploded in popularity with its simple but strategically rich gameplay. There's more than enough here to keep people coming back again and again. But what's the big deal with this game? If you're interested in a basic overview of how it's played, read on!...more
Most of us know the basic rules of baseball - you can tell the difference between an out and a home run, a single and a triple. But what about some of the more unique rules that you don't see as frequently? They're an integral part of the game and understanding them can greatly increase your appreciation for it. If you're interested in two of baseball's seldom-seen rules, here...more
It goes without saying that professional sports make up a major part of American culture - a number of our cities are deeply steeped in their teams' success, and hundreds of thousands of fans fill stadiums almost every single day. Here's a brief overview of the four most popular sports in the United States - baseball, football, basketball and hockey. 1. Baseball. If there is...more