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Ten Keys to Grade the Symbolism and Substance of Obama's Historic Visit to Cuba (Part I)

Late last night I flew down to Havana to witness the historic two-day visit of President Obama to Cuba, our erstwhile island enemy and the no-longer forbidden fruit of the Caribbean. Invited by the White House to attend Obama's "meet-up"...Show More Summary

U.S. Flights to Cuba May Resume as Early as This Summer

Nearly a dozen commercial airlines have filed for the right to fly to the once forbidden island.

'Forbidden Desert' Review - A Beautiful Desert Filled With Stories and Deaths

In a way, cooperative board games like Matt Leacock's Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert [$6.99 (HD)] are peculiar animals because for most players, playing a competitive game means competing against other players rather than alongside them. And yet, there are fantastic moments to be had when playing cooperative board games, and Forbidden Desert has plenty

Tuesday Reviewsday, vol. 2

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

This week: Noizio, Forbidden Island, Reply All and 2Do.

Cooperative Board Game 'Forbidden Desert' Submitted to Apple, Here's Some New Screens

Back in mid-November, Button Mash Games announced that they would be bringing Forbidden Desert, the sort-of sequel to the popular cooperative board game Forbidden Island [$4.99 (HD)], to the iPad sometime early this year. Today we've gotten word from Button Mash that Forbidden Desert has just been submitted to the App Store, meaning its release

Game Design: Playing with Prototypes

In order to explore prototyping and the product development process, I thought it would be fun to focus on three games published by Gamewright: Sleeping Queens, Forbidden Island, and Too Many Monkeys. This behind-the-scenes look at how...Show More Summary

'Forbidden Desert', the Fun, Cooperative Board Game, is Coming to Mobile

The upcoming Forbidden Desert is the "sequel" of sorts to the well-received Forbidden Island that came out on mobile a few years ago. Forbidden Desert is not as simple as Forbidden Island but not as complex as the other Mat Leacock game, Pandemic, which sounds like the right level of difficulty to me. If you don't know

Terror Island!

While digging through my nerd-boxes of doom (aka: researching for yet another upcoming horror project), I stumbled upon this fun and fast paced, "Island of Dr. Moreau" revision from the August 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #20. Nice art from Charles Nicholas, and a great cover illustration from Ken Bald... Show More Summary

Get Ready to Step Into Richard Elfman’s ‘Forbidden Zone’

Richard Elfman’s Forbidden Zone, starring Herve Villechaise (Fantasy Island) and Susan Tyrell (Fat City, Cry-Baby) and featuring original music by Danny Elfman, will make it’s way to the home video market on September 29th in various forms including Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, and soundtrack packages. Each edition contains the black and white and color transfers of […]

A Glimpse Inside Hawaii's 'Forbidden Island'

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

When the sun sets over Kauai's Kekaha Beach on an especially clear night, a tall, silhouetted tract of land emerges west of the Hawaiian islands, toward the horizon. For most of the state’s residents, that’s the only way to see the island of Niihau. Show More Summary

Kauai: How to Visit Ni'ihau, the 'Forbidden Island' of Hawaii

last yearLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Above: Ni'ihau as seen from Kauai Perhaps you've heard of Hawaii's "Forbidden Island," where just under 200 residents speak Hawaiian as their first language, and no outside visitors are welcome without explicit invitation. Sitting so...Show More Summary

Today is INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY: Up to 50% Off Top-Rated Strategy Board Games

For today’s edition of deal of the day (and today only for International TableTop Day), Amazon offers up to 50% off on top-rated strategy board games. Save BIG on games such 7Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Forbidden Island, and more! [Up to...Show More Summary

The Feminist Life: Radical Women

When we were three years old, my best friend, Bret, and I knew the game of tag was forbidden inside our Long Island preschool. We flouted the rules one afternoon and tore through the classroom anyway. I chased Bret, pumping my arms and...Show More Summary

Bipartisan support for federal probe into Eric Garner killing?

There has been a lot of chatter about the remarkable degree of condemnation across ideological lines of the failure of a Staten Island grand jury to indict the officer who killed Eric Garner in a forbidden choke-hold. In that context, it will be particularly interesting to see how Republican lawmakers react to the Justice Department’s […]

Forbidden Islands, Part I: 7 Isolated and Abandoned Wonders

From a mile-long strip of land packed with over one million corpses just off the shores of New York City to a floating fortress in England used by a developer...

Longitude: Downtown Oakland’s New Tiki Bar

Suzanne Long, former cocktail maestra at Forbidden Island, has opened Longitude, which feels like your very own Polynesian living room, with fabulous drinks.

Mark's culture picks on NPR's Bullseye: Forbidden Island and Citizen Keane

2 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

From Bullseye with Jesse Thorn from NPR: This week's recommendations come care of Boing Boing founder and Gweek host Mark Frauenfelder. Read the rest

Apps for Kids 056: Forbidden Island

2 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Forbidden Island is a board game (and iOS game) where you and the other players work together to collect treasure from a rapidly sinking island. Read the rest

Forbidden Island [Gweek 148]

2 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Our guest Kent Barnes chatted with Dean and me about the magic of Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts, a cooperative board game called Forbidden Island, crowdfunding for fun and swag, and lots more. Read the rest

Puerto Rican Nets

“Gill nets are all over the island,” says local angler and conservationist Ramon Ortiz. “They’re forbidden in interior waters, but there’s little to no enforcement.” Gill nets are doing bad things in Puerto Rico. Here’s the story. Damn shame.  

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