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These New Classic Board Games Are Now New Apps

Board game apps are ideal for gaming on the go, playing a quick game when there’s no one else around to sit down at the table, and even for simply …

5 Cooperative Games to Play With Adults Who Hate to Lose

Nobody likes to lose. An ungracious loser can put a damper on any game night, especially International Tabletop Day. Having a common goal for the …

45-Minute Favorites

45-Minute Favorites<p>The end of 2016 saw two games enter my collection that are two of the best I've played all year . . . in a very long time in fact …

Ars Cardboard’s 2016 board game gift guide

Get ready to open your wallets!<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage at …

Tabletopia is slick as hell, and it’s free on Steam

Play Scythe, one of the year’s best board games, right now<p>Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of online tabletop solutions come and go. Some, like <i>Tabletop Simulator</i>, are popular but open the door to copyright infringement. Who wouldn’t want to click a button and download hundreds of dollars …

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Watch: How Did Old School Floppy Drives Work?

In this mini-documentary, YouTube's 8-Bit Guy digs into the history and technical details of floppy disks and the drives that read them. If you've …

The board hoard: your new monthly board game column

Board games have become a big deal in recent years, with growing numbers of players looking for a more sociable alternative to consoles, computers and smartphones. That rising demand has been met by talented designers turning out innovative new games at an incredible rate, but, with thousands of …

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The best board games of 2015, Board Game Geek's Golden Geek awards

The internet's definitive hobby gaming community weighs in on the best of the best<p>The members of BoardGameGeek.com, the go-to source for board games community and information online, have announced the winners of the 2015 Golden Geek Awards. The big winner this year is <i>Pandemic Legacy</i>, which won …

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Turn-Based Games Are Good This Year

<i>XCOM</i>. <i>Fire Emblem</i>. <i>Civilization</i>. <i>Invisible Inc</i>. <i>Endless Legend</i>. Don’t look now, but if you’re a fan of video games where the action is broken up into …

Play around this Valentine’s Day with these relationship-themed board games

<i>In Gameological Unplugged, Samantha Nelson looks at trends and new developments in the vast world of tabletop games.</i><p>While there are exceptions, board …

Portal, Ghostbusters, X-Wing board games and more on sale at Target

Target's board game selection has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and not just their in-store selection. The Target website is a great place to find hobby board games and they're running a marvelous buy-two-get-one-free deal right now.<p>Selections include <i>Pandemic's</i> reprint …

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Farm Robot Learns What Weeds Look Like, Smashes Them

Weeding with machine learning, not herbicides<p>While the world’s first fully-robotic farm will operate indoors, traditional outdoor farms aren’t immune to the coming robotic revolution.<p>Bonirob, developed by Bosch's Deepfield Robotics, is billed to eliminate some of the most tedious tasks in modern …

Why I'm still addicted to Destiny, one year later

Shoot, loot, repeat<p>Because I'm a simple man and a creature of habit, I do the same few things almost every night after finishing work. I eat dinner and watch some kind of mind-numbing TV with my boyfriend; I have a glass of wine or a beer; I grab a controller and fire up my PS4 to play <i>Destiny</i>, …

Have we reached peak lightbulb?

<i>By Charlie Sorrel</i><p>Buying smart bulbs for the home is a little like choosing between HD-DVD or Blu-ray. Like regular old incandescents, or CFL or LED or halogen bulbs, smart bulbs—which can be controlled from your phone—fit into your regular old sockets. But unless you want to have a separate phone …

The Best 2 Player Board Games

Quick games, competitive, and co-operative.<p><i>IGN is now covering board games new and old every week! If you enjoy these articles, let us know! Note</i> …

20 New Food Books to Read This Summer

Whether you're into something light and quick or more pensive and poignant, here are 20 new food books for you to read this summer.<p>It's summer, which means it's prime season for reading for pleasure, so here's our food lovers' guide to the new books coming out. Whether you want something light and …

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The New Legoland Hotel Proves That Everything Is Awesome

Remember playing with Legos as a little kid and dreaming about building a life-size house? Now imagine whatever you were envisioning on steroids, and you've got the new Legoland hotel in Winter Haven, Florida.<p>Situated between Tampa and Orlando, the 152-room hotel is located right by the entrance to …

35 Books That Will Teach You A Damn Thing About Your Food

Spoiler Alert: No cookbooks.

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

The 20 best board games of 2014, finalists from Board Game Geek

The community at BoardGameGeek.com, known hobby games tastemakers, have announced this year's nominees for board game of the year. If you're a fan of the hobby, or interested in learning more, this is a great place to start.<p>BoardGameGeek is a massively popular gaming resource and online community, …

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Best Subscription And Home Delivery Services

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>In 2018, a lot of things happen online, and buying cool stuff is no exception. (And yep, now we can add catching Pokemon to that list too.) In a society always looking for the best, most original …

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15 Unique Illnesses You Can Only Come Down With in German

Every language develops its own diagnoses of maladies, or on the milder side, descriptions of feelings. In German, they have some syndromes that …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

These amazing color photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury flying was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship.<p>Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry passengers across the Atlantic in serenity, …

The Keyboard’s Strange Impact On Your Baby’s Name

Parenthood is filled with emotional, semi-rational decisions, and none of these is more visceral than naming a baby.<p>Today’s most popular names have a weird commonality – they’re mostly written with the right hand on a typical keyboard.<p>For the past few years, researchers have been developing …

Mutant Giant Spider Dog

(YouTube link)<p>It’s bad enough when you open a door and see a spider. How much worse is it when you open a door at night and a three-foot-long hairy …

This Is What Your Skin Looks Like Before And After Sunblock

You're definitely going to want to wear sunscreen after watching this.

A Writer Imagines What Would Happen if England Actually Won the World Cup

BuzzFeed staff writer Tom Phillips imagines what would happen if England actually won the world cup. You can see the original post here and read more …