Game Rescue

February 6, 2017

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

Let’s chit chat about the hodge-podge of paired words called reduplications. (Reduplications sound rather hoity-toity, don’t you think???) Reduplications are simply pairs of words that create catchy phrases or expressions; the English language is full of them! They are created by pairing rhyming words, changing a single vowel between two words or using the same word twice in a row. At first it[...]
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October 24, 2016

Ghosts and Zombies and Werewolves, Oh My!

It’s zero dark thirty, one stormy October night. The wind is howling and the rain spritzing as thunder clouds roll in. The night is lit by a full moon and the random flashes of lighting. I’ve got a spooky challenge designed to rattle the skeletons in your closet AND send shivers down your spine! Enter if you dare the eerie Merdel Hollow Cemetery! (Heh, heh, heh!!!) By day, this sinister graveyard[...]
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October 3, 2016

Tell it to the Judge!

Calling all motor heads and backseat drivers! It’s 1956 and there’s a fast paced road race about to begin! Up to 4 drivers will compete to be the first to arrive at “The Club” AND spend the least amount of cash getting there! The streets are packed with all kinds of mayhem from rapidly changing traffic lights and detours, to police patrol cars trolling for lousy drivers to send straight[...]
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September 26, 2016

Tickets, Please!

The newest sci-fi flick is about open, Attack of the Red Planet Aliens, and you’re invited to the premiere! The media has been all abuzz about this interplanetary thriller and even the local radio station, WKUL, has been running a contest where lucky callers can win pairs of movie premiere tickets! Along with the aroma of buttery popcorn, the lobby is jammed with enthusiastic movie goers ready[...]
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September 19, 2016

Ohio vs Michigan

Welcome sports fans to the grudge match of the season! It’s Ohio vs Michigan –that’s MICHIGAN RUMMY, to be precise! A rowdy gang from the Buckeye State and I are out to settle the score with our old nemesis. All first string players will be starting today, but when the chips are down, only one can be the hands down MICHIGAN RUMMY winner! Let’s huddle up! Pre-game activities include[...]
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May 2, 2016

Mum’s the Word

Four of the world’s brightest and most competitive detectives have been called together to solve a mystery of alphabetic proportion. Everyone’s lips are sealed as each private eye figures out their opponent’s hidden “word on the street!” Every detective has conducted their investigation, come up with their own concealed word and are keeping it under wraps. Without letting their own cat[...]
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November 9, 2015

Scrabble Not Your Thing? Then Just Roll with It!

Would you have to be physically dragged and forced at gun point to play Scrabble? Spelling not your thing? Needing a dictionary to challenge opponent’s words not in your wheel house? Before you decide to leave all word games behind, consider this. If Scrabble and Yahtzee had a baby, it would look exactly like WORD YAHTZEE. This 1978 blast from the past version published by the E.S. Lowe Company[...]
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August 31, 2015

Let’s Go on Vacay!!!

The luggage is finally packed and the travel trailer secured to the back of the car. You’ve got a long 590 miles ahead of you; why not get this late summer vacay started? Traveling alongside you is your gung ho brother-in-law Bob, who brings competition into everything he does. He drives a big SUV and his trailer is a longer, newer model. Blood is thicker than water, but in this case, you’d[...]
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August 21, 2014

Not a Run of the Mill Game!

This over 3,000 year old game is known all over the world. In Germany its Mühle, France it’s Merelles, travel to Italy and it’s known as Smerelli. In India you’ll be playing Sujjua. What game are we talking about? It’s Nine Men’s Morris! This game has roots that can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt. On the west bank of the Nile near the present day city of Luxor, an early Three[...]
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August 11, 2014

Can You Get the Message?

It’s the guys against the gals in this “PASSWORD” type word game. Two teams of 3 players (guys on one team and gals on the other) go head to head and try and get their Team Guesser to GET THE MESSAGE. Unlike PASSWORD, where players are guessing one word, GET THE MESSAGE has players figuring out a multiple word answer. To start, a message, which could be the name of people, places, things or even common[...]
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