May 25, 2015

Washington’s Favorite

Even today, we are reminded of one of the founding fathers of this country, George Washington. Every time we spend a dollar or stuff a handful of quarters in a vending machine, there’s Washington’s image. But what do we really know about him? Here are some interesting snippets about the first elected president of the United States. • The story goes that young George chopped down his father’s[...]
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May 18, 2015

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Don’t miss the boat on some seafaring fun with these two nautical games! Come aboard, let’s get the anchor aweigh and set sail. The wind is with us and the course is charted to our first destination, the Isle of La Barca. LA BARCA or The Boat in Italian is a classic game whose roots go all the way back to ancient Rome. This simple game for 2 or more players is usually played on a special game[...]
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May 11, 2015

Rumba Anyone?

The Bagatelle brothers, Bob and Bill had been involved with the dance business for as long as they can remember. Their parents started the Bagatelle Dance Studio long ago and all their growing up life was spent hanging out there. In fact, they became so proficient at all the dances that they both became instructors. Now Bob and Bill are business partners and running the studio themselves. Both brothers[...]
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May 4, 2015

Mouse Trap for Grown Ups

Did you ever play the silly contraption game of MOUSE TRAP? The object of the game is to build a device made up of 24 seemingly unrelated parts that will catch a mouse in the most circuitous, drawn out way. Turn a crank to rotate gears that cause a lever to move and push a stop sign against a shoe. The shoe tips the bucket holding a marble; the marble rolls down the stairs into a rain gutter which springs[...]
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