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Parker Brothers

Internet Unsurprisingly Chooses Cat For Newest Monopoly Piece

The public has spoken and Monopoly will cast away the boring old iron token, a symbol of domestic housework from a simpler time (it's not even an electric iron), which has been included in the board game for almost 80 years.

In its place will be a cat. Hey, are you really that surprised? The internet loves cats.

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You Get To Pick a New Token for Monopoly

Which ones will stay and which one will go? 'Monopoly' will be replacing one of their iconic game pieces and you get to choose the new one.

Hasbro is asking fans to vote on which of its eight game tokens should remain and which token should be retired. 'Monopoly' kicked off its 'Save Your Token' campaign this week letting players vote on-line.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Kids Will Do Anything…As Long As It’s a Game!

After leaving the station and creeping up the highway back to our home in Clinton yesterday, I couldn't wait to sit back and relax on the couch with a nice cup of hot cocoa.

HA HA!! Fat chance!

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Words With Friends…It’s Scrabble!

Chad and I love to play games against each other. Except with Carrum, because I CAN'T WIN!!  But I digress....

I'm just as hooked as everyone else when it comes to my smartphone. I have 3 games that I have downloaded.  Scramble, Hanging With Friends and Words With Friends.

But has anyone else noticed the similiarities?

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Joker
Photo by Sharon Buck

No More Chuck E. Cheese

The commercials on Nickelodeon aren't going to help when the last Chuck E. Cheese in Maine closes its doors on Sunday.

Out of the blue to all of us, their only Maine location couldn't come to an agreement on lease terms. School children all over Maine are going to have to do without...or do they?

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Jumanji
Columbia Pictures

‘Jumanji’ Remake Brings the Board Game Back to Life

'Jumanji' was that mid-90s movie with Robin Williams that was ostensibly based on a board game but actually based on a book. It's a fine enough movie that made some money and showed off what were, at the time, some impressive visual FX. But we've come a long way since 1995 and now we're gonna get a new 'Jumanji' movie that will be updating for "modern times."

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YouTube

20 Classic Board Game Commercials

With new technology and video games, kids today are turning to small screens for their entertainment. But not so long ago you'll recall a time when board games were all the rage.

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Tifotter, Flickr

12-Year-Old Uses Dungeons And Dragons to Help Dad Solve Scientific Riddle

When you look at someone, you are immediately drawn to their eyes. Scientists have been unsure if this is because humans are programmed to stare at eyes or at faces in general.

Alan Kingstone, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia, had been working on this quandary and was having trouble thinking of an experiment which separated the eyes from the center of the face. He was telling his 12-year-old son Julian about it when the boy came up with an inspired idea.

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Padiddle Has Been Around How Long?

We've all played it. Your parents probably introduced it to you when you were small. Or maybe it happened when your friends got their first car in high school and you went driving around with them for the first time at night. And, you admit, sometimes it got out of hand.

But one thing was for sure...it was fun!

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Hungry Hungry Hippos
Youtube

Soon-To-Be Real ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’ Movie Gets Fake Trailer

One would think after the 'Battleship' debacle there'd be a reluctance to base movies on board games. Alas, Hasbro recently signed a deal with Universal to bring more games to the big screen, including (yes, this is real) 'Hungry Hungry Hippos.'

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