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A Brief History of Sports in the United States

May 7th, 2012

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...

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How To Save Money at a Baseball Game

May 1st, 2012

Taking the family to a baseball game can be an expensive prospect - when all's said and done, you could be looking at a bill for hundreds of dollars. However, just because you can't afford a luxury box doesn't mean you have to settle for nothing. With a little bit of clever money management and a little bit of preparation, you should have no problem bringing down that...

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The History of Baseball

May 1st, 2012

There are few things more synonymous with the summer season than spending an idle afternoon enjoying a baseball game with some friends. Baseball writer Bartlett Giamatti famously remarked that the game is designed to fill the summer hours with activity - a constant reminder of sunshine and good times. Baseball is truly America's pastime. Although football may be more popular,...

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How To Play Three Card Brag

April 10th, 2012

Although three card brag is an ancestor of poker, it's still played to this day. It's a relatively simple gambling card game that requires hands of three cards. If your poker night has grown a little stale with the same hands of Texas Hold 'Em or five-card stud over and over again, the occasional round of three card brag could be enough variety to keep things interesting...

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The History of Dungeons and Dragons

April 9th, 2012

Dungeons and Dragons may be responsible for the widespread popularity of tabletop role-playing games today. Invented nearly 40 years ago, the game has undergone several drastic rule changes. Here's a quick history of all that Dungeons and Dragons (D&D for short) has gone through over the years. D&D first made an appearance in 1974, invented by Gary Gygex and Dave...

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The History of Clue

November 18th, 2011

Whether or not you work as a police detective, chances are you've gotten the opportunity to solve a mystery or two, even if it was only in a board game! The game Clue has been a favorite for many families over the years, but the history of the classic pastime might remain a mystery to some. In order to shed some light on the popular game's origins, here are a few facts. Clue...

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Solitaire

September 16th, 2011

When you're by yourself looking to pass the time, you've probably played the classic version of solitaire on your computer. You may even have experience playing with a deck of cards. The game dates back to the mid-18th century and goes by many names - the British call it "patience" and the French call it "reussite," which means success. It may be hard to imagine solitaire as...

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How to Play Laundry Day

September 16th, 2011

Believe it or not, doing chores can actually be fun - as long as you're doing them on Candystand.com! Laundry Day is a fun game where you get to see what it's like to run a full-service laundromat all by yourself. The best part? You don't have to break a sweat trying to get out tough stains or fold a pair of pants. The goal is to make money by washing, drying, ironing and...

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How to Play Papa's Burgeria

September 16th, 2011

If you love to cook and have a soft spot for burgers, Papa's Burgeria is a fun game you can play on Candystand.com that will show you how it feels to work in a burger joint. The first step is choosing your character and beginning the game as a newbie. You're in charge of taking customers' orders, grilling patties and putting the burgers together. You're graded on each...

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How to Play Momma's Diner

September 16th, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a waitress? If you want to give it a whirl without leaving the comfort of your home, why not try playing Momma's Diner on Candystand.com? The game's premise is that you're a waitress in a diner who is responsible for seating customers, taking orders, bringing to food to the tables, cleaning up and collecting the money. It sounds...

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