December 29, 2014

Got Family?

Merry Christmas! You’ve just had a delightful holiday filled with gift giving (and receiving!), loads of delectable food and drink, and lots of celebrating! Christmas 2014 goes down in the books as a real memory maker! But, do you still have family in town through the New Year to entertain? Why spend time in stores relegated to long lines and picked over merchandise? Getting the group together[...]
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December 22, 2014

‘Tis the Season for Christmas Trivia

♫ Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Tis’ the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. ♫ Many years ago, I received the ‘TIS THE SEASON Christmas trivia game for a gift. Every year it reappears from the game closet to test how much we really know about the holidays. The entire group can be entertained at once while simultaneously[...]
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December 15, 2014

Can You Figure Out “Who Done It?”

Calling all police detectives! A crime has been committed and it’s up to you to figure out WHO DONE IT! Here are the facts for one of the cases. Kristin Daily, a competitor in the Women’s Figure Skating Championship has disappeared! She and Russian skater Tasha Chekov are tied for first place. Erica Henson has been eliminated from a first place position but has her sights set on a second place[...]
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December 9, 2014

Celebrating Our First Year Anniversary!

Today marks the first year anniversary of the Owl Works’ game blog, “Growing Up With Games”! Thank you to all the readers and supporters who have shared in the passion for games over the past year! Another big thank you goes out to special guest bloggers Bruce Whitehill, Desi Scarpone and Carrom Paul for sharing their memories and enthusiasm for games with us all! If you would like me[...]
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December 8, 2014

The World’s Greatest TV Game Show

We are right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and it’s filled with loads of opportunities to get together with friends and family, and enjoy the festivities together. Maybe it’s the yearly “perfect” Christmas tree hunt with a decorating party afterwards or breaking out hot chocolate and cookies after sled riding or ice skating that brings your group together. Whatever the occasion,[...]
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December 1, 2014

Elizabeth Magie Paves the Way
For Monopoly and Easy Money

If it hadn’t been for Elizabeth Magie, the classic games of Monopoly or Easy Money may never have been invented. Elizabeth or “Lizzie” was a follower of the economic principals of Henry George called Georgism. She invented THE LANDLORD’S GAME to show players how rents only enhance the wealth of landlords and leave their tenants at a loss. THE LANDLORD’S GAME was patented in 1904 but not[...]
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