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50 Modern Classics: #40-#31

This is our second entry in our list of 50 modern classics, those games we think hold up as shining examples of game design over the past two …

Board Games

Pen-and-Paper Games Will Make You Smarter Than Your Phone

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine playing games without smartphones. Yet, for thousands of years, idle hours were happily spent with a pen and napkin …

Game Development

The one 'tourist trap' that's actually worth visiting in every state

1/<p>ALABAMA: US Space and Rocket Center<p>Occasionally billed as Earth's largest space museum, the US Space and Rocket Center boasts a slew of notable …

National Parks

How to equip your car for emergencies

Take the junk out of your trunk and put this gear in instead.<p>Summer road trip season is that liberating time when we actually leave the HOV lane and drive farther than Costco. It's also a time when you need to be ready for emergencies on the road in unfamiliar or remote places. Instead of using …

Batteries

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

TestFlight

The 4 Best Sleeping Pads of 2018

Snooze like royalty on these backcountry beds.<b>Mountain Equipment</b><b></b> <b>Aerostat Down 7.0</b><b>Our take</b> Short of packing a space heater, this pad, with its …

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Travel

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Universe

The 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Even seasoned travelers will tell you that sometimes, they need to take a step back and drink it all in. Thankfully, the world is filled with …

17 Party Games for Adults Your Guests Will Love

17 Party Games for Adults<p>Hilarious Party Games Just for the Grown-Ups<p>Updated February 26, 2018<p>These party games for adults will keep your guests …

Canada's 14 Most Beautiful Places You Need to See

Canada encompasses scenic coastlines, sprawling prairies, imposing mountains, and untouched forests. The different landscapes and cultures found …

Canada

The Best In Tabletop 2017 – Gloomhaven

<i>We’ve been lucky in 2017, with amazing games hitting store shelves and our tables. We saw some of our favorite developers hit the shelves yet again</i> …

10 Best Bodyweight Exercises To Train Your Core

Strengthen your abdominal and lower-back muscles anywhere with these essential bodyweight moves.<p>All you need for these 10 bodyweight core exercises …

10 great places to honor the original Americans

While Thanksgiving celebrates the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock, far less attention is paid to their welcoming party: the Native Americans who had been living here for millennia. “America was populated with indigenous people long before the Jamestown colony and the Pilgrims came to this land,” …

Archaeology

‘Weave’ Blends Tarot With Technology For Accessible, Innovative Roleplaying

Roleplaying, for many of us, is something near and dear to our hearts. It’s why <i>Weave</i> is such an intriguing RPG system to us. It is blending …

Board Games

This Card Game Could Change Your Understanding of History

Innovation covers 10,000 years in 45 minutes.<p>For an age that’s obsessed with futurism, there are few better tabletop games than the 2010 masterpiece …

Most of us are not ready for a major earthquake. This guy can help — and maybe save your life

Trent Sanders, a retired L.A. County sheriff's deputy, remembers the raw power of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake and the wicked punch of the 1994 Northridge quake.<p>Both of them were frightening, destructive and deadly.<p>But neither of those was the Big One.<p>"Are you ready?" Sanders asks in an …

Santa Monica

A Board Gamer’s Guide to Wargaming

You were browsing the Top 10 of BGG and noticed a game called Twilight Struggle. Once you figured out it had nothing to do with teenage vampires your …

Mechanics and Theme

Board games are the result of a lot of factors coming together. For this week's CMON Feature Friday, we take a look at the relationship between Theme …

Escape the room: the board games that turn your lounge into a death trap

It's customary to undergo uncomfortable experiences during a stag do. Whether it's plummeting blindfolded into freezing cold water, winding yourself during a game of bubble football or simply maintaining awkward chit chat with the groom-to-be's dad in an airport departure lounge, it's rare that the …

Board Games

The Books You Need to Play Dungeons and Dragons

If you’ve never played Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) before, it might surprise you to note that books play an essential role (unless you read this …

Dungeons and Dragons

The Expanse Review - Choose Wisely

The Expanse Review – Choose Wisely<p>/ September 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM / Tabletop Games, Tabletop Reviews<p>You can never be exactly sure what you are …

25 U.S. Attractions Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

From ruins of ancient civilizations to Revolutionary War monuments, there are many attractions that celebrate the unique history of the US. The …

The Best Gear for $15 or Less at REI’s Labor Day Sale

Sure, you can splurge on a steeply marked-down tent that’d normally cost an arm and a leg (and might still). Or you can stock up on tons of these easily overlooked essentials.<p>Honey Stinger Energy Waffle ($1)<p>Fashioned after a Dutch stroopwafel, Honey Stinger’s version is completely made from organic …

Leonardo Da Vinci

What Our Editors Are Buying at REI’s Labor Day Sale

REI’s Labor Day Sale is basically a Black Friday made specifically for gear lovers. Every year at the end of August, U.S. outdoor recreationists can nab deals on tons of great products, with stuff like tents, jackets, sleeping bags, and headlamps often marked down 50 percent or more. Here are the …

Backpacking

20 Places to Visit That Are So Whimsical It's Hard to Believe They Exist

The spiral rock arches of Antelope Canyon are unreal!<p>If you love traveling to destinations off the beaten path, we have a few unbelievable locations you'll want to add to your travel bucket list. These canyons and islands and parks aren't just unexpected, they are completely and utterly whimsical. …

The Best Meal Delivery Services | Men’s Health

<b>Kettlebell Kitchen</b><p>Stop settling for fast food between workouts. With Kettlebell, you can plug in your height, weight, and fitness objective—like fat loss or muscle gain—and the company will send you ready-to-eat breakfasts, lunches, and/or dinners. From $51 per 10-meal plan,</b> …

The best app-enhanced board games for all the family

A period of massive growth and innovation for the board game sector is being consolidated by a new wave of futuristic, app-enhanced games.<p>Peter Jenkinson, a board game expert who blogs at toyology.co.uk, knows all about them – but he's quick to point out that similar technologies have existed …

Steve Jackson’s Ogre rumbles onto PC in October

The video game adaption of Steve Jackson Games’ wargame Ogre [official site], which is about battles between super-powered AI war machines rather …

Board Games