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Whiteside Records Heat's 1st 24-Rebound Game Since 1994

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside had 24 rebounds in Friday's 93-72 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, making him the first Heat player since Kevin Willis in December 1994 to record 24 or more boards in a single game, per ESPN Stats & Info. The...Show More Summary

Rauner picks political backer as new gambling chairman

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday replaced the longtime Illinois Gaming Board chairman with a political supporter who ran an independent expenditure committee that backed him in the November election.

Here Are the Teams from MSNBC’s ‘All In 2016 Fantasy Candidate Draft’

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

On Thursday evening, MSNBC's All In w/ Chris Hayes aired a special "2016 Fantasy Candidate Draft" game show episode, wherein five participants each blindly selected five potential candidates off a board and punditized their picks along the way. It was well worth the watch...

XCOM: The Board Game Works – You, Your Friends and a Table vs the UFOs

In real life Toby's a database guy for Goldman Sachs. Tonight, he's XCOM's Chief Scientist and he's spending worryingly large amounts of our money. Read more...

Buy Your Board Games Online From These Sites

Q: When is gaming not quite gaming but at the time actually gaming? A: When you’re doing it with a board, or some cards. While we’re sat before our monitors and TV screens, mashing keypads and strafing, while swapping insults with our online opponent/colleagues, it’s easy to forget that there is a whole lot more to gaming. Show More Summary

BILL GROSS: The Fed Will Raise Rates This Year (JNS)

The new Bill Gross investment outlook is out and Gross thinks the Fed is raising rates this year. Because this is a Bill Gross investment outlook, there is an extended metaphor comparing the classic board game Monopoly to the global economy. Show More Summary

Nintendo's Kick-Ass 1966 Board Game

Before they made video games, Nintendo made loads of other sweet stuff. One of the sweetest was this Ultraman board game, which has art that looks as awesome today as it did in 1966. Read more...

'Stratego Single Player' Will Deliver Board Game Action for Hermits

Everyone likes board games, but they come with the problem of having to play with other people. Eww, no. Youdagames is here to help hermits like me with the upcoming Stratego Single Player. It's pretty much going to deliver what it says on the tin: the Stratego board game, but optimized for solo play on

Jon Adams Creates a Writing Board Game Illustration

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to complete your first book this year? Illustrator Jon Adams has created the “It’s Time to Write Your First Book Board Game.” Adams feels that playing this “game” can really test a person’s resolve. According...Show More Summary

Nongaming Activities Continue to Pay the Bills for Strip Casinos | Vegas Seven

This week’s Green Felt Journal dissects the reality behind the numbers in the Gaming Abstract: Each year, the Gaming Control Board releases a massive document that charts the performance of the state’s casinos for the previous fiscal year, broken down by geographic area and income. The release of the 2014 Nevada Gaming Abstract crystallizes the […]

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 295

For this week’s prompt, write a free poem. Think free parking or a free space (in a board game). Think fat free, care free, or stone free (for all the Jimi Hendrix fans out there). Or think words with free in them, a la Freedom of Information Act. You’re free to take it in any free-wheeling direction you wish. Get Started in Writing! Take your writing to new levels […]

The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-Earth Board Game

Are you ready to battle for Middle-Earth? The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-earth Board Game will let you battle at the side of Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli, Legolas, and other companions from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings against the evil armies of Mordor. If you want to defeat your enemies, you […]

Yes It Really Does Have Something to do with chess

For many, Scrabble is merely a board game. For others it is an intellectual pilgrimage. In this book, Stefan Fatsis, journalist and self-confessed word freak, goes in search of the people for whom Scrabble is life and affords us a glimpse...Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo Crashes the Boards and Finishes with Putback Slam vs. Memphis

Now this is something you don't see very often. During the final minute of the first quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies-Dallas Mavericks game Tuesday night at American Airlines Center, Mavs guard Devin Harris drove to the rack but missed his shot. Show More Summary

Parks and Recreation’s the Cones of Dunshire Board Game, an Oral History

This post originally ran in December 2013. We are rerunning it, with Parks and Recreation in its final season. In the Parks and Recreation episode “The Cones of Dunshire,” which aired November 21, 2013, Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) finds himself unemployed for one week and he spends the time “cooking up something... More »

In Taiwan, board-game parlors are the new nondigital thing

Like most people in Taiwan, Chang Jui-cheng has a smartphone with access to games such as Candy Crush and Zombie Tsunami. But on a recent Saturday, the 24-year-old graduate student spent three hours playing old-fashioned board games, and actually paid for the low-tech experience.

3 Things A Board Game Can Teach You About Communicating

Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. But be inspired by how people learn how to play games.

Game of Thrones: The Board Game - diplomacy, intrigue, and betrayal in Westeros

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

With about 3 months to go until the season 5 premiere; Game of Thrones fans looking to get their fix could do worse than setting aside a snowy Saturday for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Read the rest

Australia Ratings Board Bans Hotline Miami 2; Developers Tell Australians To 'Just Pirate It'

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In 2013, Australia boldly moved into the 20th century by finally allowing games targeted at gamers above the age of 15 (which still makes up a majority of gamers, despite the birth rate and the rise of mobile gaming) to reach their intended audience. Show More Summary

Football: City Section votes to support CIF state bowl proposal

The City Section Board of Managers voted Monday to support a new state bowl proposal that would expand bowl games to every section champion in the state.

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