August 29, 2016

Blast Off with Dix Mille!

Many of us have played the French card game, Mille Bornes that’s all about a calamity filled automobile journey of 1000 miles. But have you ever played the French dice game for 2 or more players called DIX MILLE? Dix Mille means 10,000 and this game is all about reaching 10,000 points first while leaving your opponents in your dust! Calling all rocket scientists, astronaut wannabees and space[...]
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August 22, 2016

Left at the Gate

Al Kingston, a used car salesman from Omaha finds himself in front of the pearly gates of heaven without a soul in sight. He really expected to see St. Peter with keys in hand, eagerly welcoming him to his eternal reward. Al grabs one of the gates and gives it a big yank; nothing. Not even a shudder from this glittering gold entrance! Confused, he takes a seat on a nearby cloud to think. Before[...]
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August 15, 2016

Hooked on Fishing Games

No need to grab your rod and reel, tackle box and bait; soon you’ll be saying “Holy mackerel” to the fun fishing card game, TABLANETTE! Fishing games are characterized by their distinctive play. Players try to match a card from their hand with those dealt face up on the table. Make a match and the cards are collected for scoring later. But if you’re not lucky enough make a match, a card[...]
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August 8, 2016

Midnight at the Oasis

You’re more than three quarters of the way into the 450 mile journey from Timbuktu to the Taoudenni salt mines and back, via camel caravan. The camel train is taking a much needed respite at one of the oases on its path. The exotic date and palm trees, green vegetation and pools of water are a sight for sore eyes on this long desert excursion. Even though it’s midnight, you’re too tired to[...]
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August 1, 2016

A Bleating Moment of Luck

Throw away your horseshoes, four leaf clovers and rabbits foot fobs! If you are really looking for lady luck to finally be on your side, get yourself some sheep! Do I see question marks popping up over top of your head??? Let me explain. In Chinese tradition, the sheep is considered to be one lucky barn yard animal. So much so, that the Chinese character for sheep was also used to represent[...]
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