October 2, 2017

Great Balls of Fire!!!

Put 9-1-1 on your phone’s speed dial and get ready to fight fire with fire. You’re about to experience a raging and uncontrollable WILDFIRE! The domino game of WILDFIRE starts with an electronic campfire game hub in the center of the table. But, as play progresses, that s’more friendly fire turns into a wild inferno! Are you up to the challenge? Then read on! Most gamers have played[...]
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September 24, 2017

Whale vs Squid Grudge Match

Take a ring side seat to the grudge match of the year! It’s a battle of oceanic proportion between the mighty sperm whale and the colossal squid! Our first contender, the colossal squid is well equipped with large eyes the size of dinner plates, a length of almost 50 feet long, can weigh up to 1,650 pounds and welds barbed pivoting hooks. Let’s not forget about their ability to release a veil[...]
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September 4, 2017

The Goodbyes and Hellos of the Seasons

Since its inception in 1894, Labor Day has been a time to celebrate with not only a break from work, but with parades, picnics and end of summer fun! Because Labor Day has been traditionally considered the wind-up of the summer season, in the northeast, we say goodbye to summer vacations, pool parties, shorts and flip flops, and say hello to fall sports, cozy sweaters, crisp autumn air, brightly[...]
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August 28, 2017

Ancient India’s Answer to Shop ‘til You Drop

Welcome to the ancient marketplace of Jaipur in western India. You’ve travelled over 260 km from New Delhi by camel caravan to Jaipur with hopes to win a competition that will take you from an ordinary spice dealer, to the Maharaja’s personal trader! The market is jammed with goods ranging from diamonds, gold and silver to luxury cloth, leather and spices. Oh yeah, let’s not forget camels[...]
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August 21, 2017

Put on Your Dancing Shoes

You’re invited to a dance party of the most majestic kind. You’ll be hitting the dance floor along with gobs of noble guests from surrounding kingdoms. If you want to come out of this affair a winner, you’ll have to put your best foot forward without stepping on any toes. Can you get all these royals paired up and cutting the rug, leaving the kings and queens dancing cheek to cheek? Let’s[...]
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August 14, 2017

Let Others Tell of Storms & Showers
I Tell of Sunny Morning Hours

One of the earliest ways of keeping track of time was the sundial. Ancient civilizations like the Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks, all the way through the Middle Ages, used the sundial to measure the moments of their lives. The sundial relies on nature to do its work. As mother Earth rotates, it causes the sun to look as if it is tracking across the sky. Sunlight casts shadows on objects below[...]
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August 7, 2017

The Great Luggage Debacle

The summer season is in high gear with thousands of travelers each day jetting off to exotic destinations and warm summer beaches. Travel plans have been made, tickets purchased, hotels booked and now it’s time for all out fun and relaxation! Today’s departing airport passengers make a bee line to the ticket counter to check their luggage and then hit the skies for the vacation of their dreams! Air[...]
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July 31, 2017

Down on the Farm Blackjack

Put the tractor in the barn and the garden tools in the shed. It’s Saturday night and it’s time for some down home FUN! The crack of dawn comes early, so let’s make hay while the sun shines and get this card party started! Farmer Jack has invited everyone on the farm to join in the fun. Molly the cow, Gilly the goat, Baconette the pig, Bleat the sheep, Rocky the rooster and an entire flock[...]
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July 24, 2017

That Fool’s got Gold!

Dry Gulch Mine near Vulture City had been abandoned for years until Dooley the old prospector started poking around. One day he and his mule Emma showed up in Vulture City toting a bag of gold dust, proving that the Dry Gulch Mine wasn’t REALLY dry! Before Dooley could lay claim, the news spread like wildfire! Soon wannabee prospectors showed up from EVERYWHERE looking to seek fame and fortune. Since[...]
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July 17, 2017

Don’t Know Much about History

Learning about history in school was dull to me. My eyes would glaze over as I heard about countless wars and uprisings, the people who played prominent roles and the political climate surrounding events. Not having a whole lot of life experience, I just couldn’t relate! Today, I see world history with a different set of eyes. For this post, I glimpse briefly into the life of King Albert I of[...]
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