July 31, 2014

I Love Rack-O!

RACK-O is one of my personal favorites! After all, this family classic game has been around since 1956! The play for RACK-O is easy and intuitive. RACK-O comes with 4 special racks that hold 10 cards. Each player is dealt 10 cards that are placed in the rack from the back card slot to the front as they are acquired. By picking and replacing cards, players must get all 10 cards in numerical order from low[...]
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July 28, 2014

Eye Guess – The Game Show in My Head

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to EYE GUESS, America’s classic game show. I’m your host, Bink Cheezihost and I’d like to introduce our contestants who will be competing for loads of cash and prizes today on EYE GUESS. Our first contestant is a mother of 3 and a registered nurse from Walla Walla Washington, please welcome Betty Jo Shotz. Our next contestant is an avid stamp collector and full time mail[...]
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July 24, 2014

Unite and Play the Game of the States!

In grade school we all had to learn the states and their capitals. But, how much do we remember? Let’s check your retention. • Q1. What is the capital of Montana? • Q2. What is the capital of Washington State? • Q3. What is the capital of Delaware? • Q4. What is the capital of South Dakota? • Q5. What is the capital of Oregon? With all we have to remember today, how many[...]
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July 21, 2014

Memories that Stay Alive

Recently I was in a second hand shop and found a copy of the Milton Bradley game, STAY ALIVE, published in 1971. I picked it up, gave it a quick inspection and decided to buy it. The play for STAY ALIVE is relatively simple. A plastic game board filled with holes is controlled by 14 slides outside the playing area. Change the position of the slides and the holes in the board open and close. To start the[...]
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July 17, 2014

Aussie Talk and the Game of Keepers

G’day Cobber! Ow-yar-goin? Let’s square the circle – can a Yank figure out what the slang from Oz is all about? Translation: Welcome, friend. How are you? Let’s attempt the impossible – can someone from the USA figure out what the slang from Australia is all about? I’ve had the experience of being in another country and not knowing the language. It’s actually quite fascinating[...]
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July 14, 2014

The Game of Stick Figure Gallows

Should stick people hanging be outlawed in your state? This is not only a moral dilemma but one that has an impact of entertainment proportions. Hangman, a 2 player guessing game with a rather dark theme, is timeless and easy. One player chooses a word and draws one dash for each letter on to a piece of paper. A category for the word may be chosen to make the guessing easier. An opponent begins[...]
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July 10, 2014

Antique Collecting – Disease or DNA?

Hi, I’m Karen and I’ve been collecting antiques since I was 12 years old. I come by this disease honestly; I watched my parents spend a lot of years hunting and collecting the unique and unusual, and involved in the process of refinishing and refurbishing antique furniture. When I was in 7th grade, my Mom jumped into the entrepreneurial world by opening a small antique shop with one of her best friends.[...]
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July 7, 2014

Postcards from Salzburg

Greetings from Salzburg! Salzburg is the 4th largest city in central Austria and is located near the border of the state of Bavaria in southern Germany. Salzburg, meaning “Salt Castle”, lies on the edge of the Salzach River. It became an area of great wealth and affluence due to its mining and salt trade. Just south of the city are the picturesque Berchtesgarden Alps where the mountaintop Untersberg[...]
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July 3, 2014

We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident . . .

It’s 1776; Great Britain and the colonies had been embroiled in a Revolutionary War for more than a year. The war for independence erupted over taxes imposed by British parliament. Great Britain enacted taxes not only to cover their own debts from the French and Indian War but also to pay for troops stationed in the colonies. Americans, without a voice in Parliament, rally against the crown for taxes levied[...]
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