Dave Matthews reacts to getting Rock Hall nomination
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Matthews is having a hard time imagining his band being included on the same Rock & Roll Hall of Fame list as other musical icons such as Whitney Houston.
In city centers, a determined effort to diversify hockey
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a crowded hallway at Scanlon Ice Rink, Logan Johnson slid into his pads as his brother Malakye and sister Wylla skittered around sticks and bags bulging with hockey...
Japanese woman honored by Guinness as oldest person at 116
TOKYO (AP) — A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello was honored Saturday as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records.
Adults want cozy, kids want gross: 4 holiday trends to watch
NEW YORK (AP) — Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples.
Those are just some of the trends expected this holiday season, when shoppers are projected to spend as much as $720 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.
Mandan game master teaches board strategies at local bar
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Trampas Johnson is the game master of Mandan.
The Spielmeister, German for game master, can be found every Wednesday teaching Mandan Bier Hall patrons how to play the board game of the week.
Some of Johnson's earliest memories involve playing board games with his aunt and uncle. They played classics, such as Scattergories and Monopoly.
State cracks down on canine friends, brewpubs.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The state health department is trying to kick dogs out of local craft brewpubs, where they've long been as much of a tradition as cornhole, vintage board games and extra-hoppy India Pale Ales.
Brewpubs are banding up to fight back, mounting a petition drive that asks local politicians to push the issue and allow man's (and woman's) best friends to lie around in the pub with their humans.
Venue for gamers is place for people to spend time together
HANCEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The newest light to flicker back to life along the downtown storefront windows in Hanceville's historic heart burns with a cool mix of the old-school and the cutting edge.
Downtown Hanceville's newest addition is a gaming store that stays open late. It's a place for people to spend time together, well beyond the money they spend inside. It's a place born of a lifelong passion of brothers Clint and Nikolaos McCormick.
Hundreds of walkers took to the Tarkington High School track Friday to help in the fight against cancer at the North Liberty County Relay for Life.
The theme for 2018 was board games with the different teams displaying classic board game-themed items at their booths such as Monopoly, Connect Four, Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders.
According to Relay for Life spokesperson J. Rice, the North Liberty County Relay for Life has raised over $1 million across all of its annual events.
MOCA welcomes board-game lovers with ‘Check The Rule Book’ game nights
MOCA welcomes board-game lovers with 'Check The Rule Book' game nights
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Tomorrow, board-game lovers will gather at Cleveland's Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for the "Check The Rule Book" game event, put on by TableTop board game café.
Parma’s We Play Cafe aims to be both an arcade bar and board-game hangout
Parma's We Play Cafe aims to be both an arcade bar and board-game hangout
PARMA, Ohio - Arcade bars and board-game cafés have proliferated throughout the country in recent years, and both have proven to be popular draws for people looking for a different nightlife experience.
A café in Parma opening this weekend hopes to find success merging those two concepts and offering a virtual-reality experience as a bonus.
The grand adventure: Gamesmanship essential to grandparenting
One hot, summer day in Dallas in 1952, my grandmother and I sat at one end of the big kitchen table and she taught me to play "Double Solitaire." To this day, I still love the challenge of this game. I haven't, however, had the opportunity to teach my grand darlings this game because they learned to play the computer version.
Vampires, werewolves, zombies attack in new Cleveland-made board game “Bitten!”
Vampires, werewolves, zombies attack in new Cleveland-made board game "Bitten!"
CLEVELAND, Ohio – By day, Ben Kanelos works as an architect at Arcus Group in Rocky River. Once he steps away from his full-time job, he continues to build new worlds in board game form.
Platte Center event brings generations together
PLATTE CENTER — Patricia Vivar leaned over and showed her hand to Delores Jaixen.
The Platte Center Elementary School sixth-grader was hoping to get some advice while playing pitch, a card game she and other students learned Friday.
Jaixen was among the special visitors welcomed to the school. Invitations were extended to older members of the community, especially those who have lost a spouse, as part of a community outreach effort.
The history of one of the world’s favorite board games
The Christmas holidays are over, the children have played with all the good things that were in Santa's sack and are now back at school. These days most of the gifts they receive appear to be electronic toys of one sort or another but, just like always, many of them will have received some old favorites and chief among these has to have been the world's best-selling board game, Monopoly.
On the floor of Kelli Meredith's first-grade classroom, pairs of students faced off over a snowflake printed board game, racing to see whose plastic game piece could reach the finish line first.
Kylei Labergne, 7, held up a pink slip of paper, printed with "9 plus 8" on the front, and waited for Khloe White, 6, to answer. When she solved the problem, Labergne flipped over the
card, directing White to move her pawn three spaces, carefully tapping each spot as she moved.
Cincinnati’s Kenner took risk with 1977 ‘Star Wars’ toy IOU
CINCINNATI (AP) — He had one thing on his Christmas wish list.
Star Wars. Star Wars "anything."
On the morning of Dec. 25, 1977, Matthew Fox unwrapped more than what he wanted. He got Star Wars everything.
Forty years ago, a Star Wars Christmas mostly meant jigsaw puzzles and a board game. But under Matthew's tree that year was something the world had never quite seen before nor would see again.
Albion plotting its course for growth
The small town of Albion is bustling.
First Friday events have turned the Courthouse Square into a giant board game with games like Albionopoly and a Live Clue game.
At a recent Christmas in the Village event, streets were lined with crowds of people who had gathered to watch the Christmas Light Parade.
Those people stuck around after the parade to check out the Christmas decorations and visit local businesses.
Albion has a lot going on, but it has its share of challenges, too.
“Jumanji” is a reboot worth seeing
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is one of the few reboots of recent years worth seeing as it brings viewers back to a time when a movie could provide laughs, adventure and total escapism.
My kids grew up with me reading the book to them and, admittedly, I not only looked forward to the original starring Robin Williams, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as well!
Board games get messy with squirting toilets, soggy dogs
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Cogliano has learned to keep the Toilet Trouble game her kids love on top of her fridge, out of their sight. Her 6-year-old and 8-year-old love to play with the potty-shaped toy — but for Cogliano, it can be a pain.
Wisconsin couple creating new board game
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Janesville tattoo artist Jake Bussie has taken a drawing exercise he developed as brain training for his tattoo work and transformed it into — of all things — a new board game.
Bussie and his wife, Lindsey Bussie, are working to fully develop and market "Doodle Mash," a board game they've designed a completed prototype for over the last two years.
Brenda Lucas: Community news for Thursday, Nov. 30
BLOWING: The Marshall University Trombone Ensemble presents Christmas favorites at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church.
GAMES: Local families play Apples to Apples, Life, Sorry and other board games from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Board game lovers are encouraged to bring a favorite game and refreshment to share. Children must be accompanied by adult.
HUNTINGTON - Local families can gather for games like Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Life and more from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington.
Board game lovers are encouraged to bring one of their favorite games and a refreshment to share with others.
Who created Game of Life? Court aims to find out
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Who will win The Game of Life?
Testimony is scheduled to begin Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to one of the most popular board games of all time.
Robert Bausser of Fort Wayne started playing role-playing games when he was 15 and a student at Paul Harding High School.
The games weren't the kind where you dressed as the character, but rather where you took on a role at a board game, using your imagination after you were given the characteristics of your character.
Connecticut-manufactured Wiffle Ball inducted into Toy Hall of Fame
SHELTON — It can be said that the Wiffle Ball has brought the game of baseball, which needs about 350 feet from home plate to the center field wall, to the back yard.
Now the ventilated ball with infuriating aerodynamics is getting its due. It’s been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining the other two 2017 inductees, the board game Clue and the paper airplane, it was announced Thursday.
HUNTINGTON — On Friday, November 3, Local families can play games like Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Life, Sorry, and piece together puzzles from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 E. Pea Ridge Rd., Huntington.
Board game lovers are encouraged to bring one of their favorite games and a refreshment to share with others.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 304-730-3565.
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Grub and gambits - New downtown eatery features over 600 board games
There’s a new café in downtown Provo with a rather unique spin.
It’s Good Move Café, and it’s a board game café — as in come in, order some food, and play Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, or even Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. Shawn Moon and his father, Dave Moon, are the minds behind this new eatery located on the corner of University Avenue and Center Street. And yes, they want you to kick back and stay awhile.
Join FMIT for annual event
NEEDLES — The 41st annual Fort Mojave Indian Days will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21. This year the theme is “Volunteering Today Protects Our Future.”
The weekend event will kick off on Friday with a nature walk at 7 a.m. in Needles. It will be followed by a golf tournament at 8 a.m. at the Mojave Resort Golf Club in Laughlin.
Join Fort Mojave Indian Days
NEEDLES — The 41st annual Fort Mojave Indian Days will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21. This year the theme is “Volunteering Today Protects Our Future.” The weekend event will kick off on Friday with a nature walk at 7 a.m. in Needles. It will be followed by a golf tournament at 8 a.m. at the Mojave Resort Golf Club in Laughlin.
Perspectives: Examining the link between generosity and happiness
Shailer Matthews wrote, “If it is more blessed to give than to receive, then most of us are content to let the other fellow have the greater blessing.”
Several recent scientific studies confirm that this blessing has an impact on our physical and emotional health and well-being.
This is how he rolls: Biloxi man knows many sides of dice
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Biloxi man's dice are sold nationally and have made him a familiar figure in the role-playing gaming community.
Louis Zocchi's involvement in magic and gaming goes back decades, and modern gamers who enjoy role playing are familiar with one of his specialties.
Spokane friends create Hammered Heroes, a board game that combines their loves
When friends and creative collaborators Adam Harum, Clancy Bundy and Adam Boyd get together to hang out, they often do so over board games and drinking.
“We found it to be a nice social thing to do,” Bundy said. “It’s a really fun pas time to take up – you get to hang out with your friends and make fun of each other.”
CWU student shows passion for board game design at SOURCE
Jason Galletly came up with his first original board game 15 years ago. A little under a year away from graduating from Central Washington University, he’s still at it.
Galletly was one of the many poster presenters this week at CWU’s Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression — otherwise known as SOURCE. Many students end up presenting as part of a class requirement, but Galletly was up there to show off three of his homemade games, and what the process is like to create them.
Mark is an athletic 11-year-old Caucasian boy. Mark does well in school and enjoys his classes. He says his favorite class is health and wellness, but he is also interested in science. Mark is described as outgoing and talkative. He especially likes to talk about the NBA and NFL. He likes to be outdoors playing sports, but he can also sit down and play board games, too. When outdoors, Mark likes to either be playing a sport like basketball or football or searching for bugs, salamanders and frogs.
Correction: Prisons-Drug Crackdown story
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a story Feb. 26 about drugs in New Hampshire prisons, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the commissioner of the Department of Corrections. He is William Wrenn, not William Wren. The AP also erroneously reported, based on information from prison officials, what type of mail inmates are prohibited from receiving. Inmates are allowed to accept legal mail so long as it is not bound packages.
A Beaver Dam native combined his interest in gaming and craft brewing with his expertise in package design to create his own board game.
Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece.
Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces.
Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version.
Your weekly guide to area volunteer and in-kind giving opportunities
Portneuf District Library: Do you like board games? Have you participated in our Saturday Board Game Group before? We are looking for volunteers! We will be hosrting a meeting to provide information and see what people are interested in. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the library in Pocatello at 237-2192
Ready for New Years? Here are alternatives for revelry
HARLINGEN — The countdown to the new year has started, and if you’re tired of the bar and party scene while waiting for the great glitter-ball of life to drop, here are some alternative venues for today and tonight.
The holidays are almost here, and children are making their wishes to Santa.
For many children, those wishes are as simple as a board game or a brand new basketball. Many children in the community need the simple gifts that enhance their education and physical fitness, while making their holidays and the months beyond brighter.
Players on board with tabletop games at Stamford convention
STAMFORD — On Sunday afternoon at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Mark Casiglio of Ansonia tutored Annie Foasberg and her husband Douglas Faust on a new game. All three took turns carefully mulling the next move of the blue and red buildings and structures packed on their separate game boards.
“I love board games because you are trying to figure out how a system works,” said Faust, 37.
In the span of two years, Basin Gaming has gone from an effort to preserve the culture of like-minded hobbyists to a business growing beyond the bounds of its walls.
Founded by owner Robert Kayton in 2014, the Klamath Falls store has recently moved to a venue three times its previous size with plans to potentially expand further if the business continues to grow.
We all have wondered how we can occupy our children’s lives once school and homework is completed. Well, here are a few suggestions that will be fun, healthy and within your budget.
Physical board games are experiencing a ‘golden age’
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three years ago, Scott Hooker saw something he didn't expect while visiting his girlfriend's family.
Instead of talking to each other between distracted glances at their smartphones, her relatives sat down together to play board games. The tableau was both charmingly unexpected and envy-inspiring.