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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Families had a chance to bond over board games Thursday at Gordon L. Wilson Elementary School.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Houston ChronicleGaming event coming to The Woodlands Event Center this weekendFebruary 5, 2019
- Beatrice Daily SunFun and games to end the dayJanuary 24, 2019
- Baraboo News RepublicBoard games 'booming,' says Baraboo business ownerJanuary 18, 2019
- The Journal GazetteLocal PopCon debuts in cityDecember 30, 2018
"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.
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.
A Beatrice man is rolling the dice on a board game he invented nearly 30 years ago.
The game is called “Roll-a-Hand,” and creator Larry Halsey hopes his game will bring families away from their phones and into the living room for some quality family time.
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.
BLOWING: The Marshall University Trombone Ensemble presents Christmas favorites at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church.
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.
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.
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.
- Globe NewswireSimplyFun Games Selected for Mensa Mind Games® CompetitionMarch 11, 2019
- Globe NewswireSimplyFun Games Selected for Mensa Mind Games® CompetitionMarch 11, 2019
- Globe NewswireSimplyFun Releases New Life & Thinking Skills GameJanuary 28, 2019
- Globe NewswireSimplyFun Holiday Giving Supports Play for all ChildrenDecember 5, 2018
- BusinessWireHGN Games Launches Kickstarter For Its Second Board Game: #POTUS: Battle Inside the Trump White HouseSeptember 26, 2018
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.
Grub and gambits - New downtown eatery features over 600 board games
There’s a new café in downtown Provo with a rather unique spin.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.