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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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Board Game Commercials
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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Monster Manuel
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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Car headlight

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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Carrom
Photo by Sharon Buck

What The Heck IS This???

When we were going through Nana's garage looking for the tree stand for deer season on Monday, Chad found THIS! He was all excited about it. I, however, said "Why are you so excited by a checkerboard?" He said, "THIS is no checkerboard! Well, it kind of is. You can play checkers and a whole bunch of different games on it. But that's not the point...THIS is a 

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Getty Images, photo by Steven Morton
Getty Images, photo by Steven Morton

Redneck Olympics Under Fire

The second annual Redneck Olympics will be coming to Van Buran County Fairgrounds in Clinton, Arkansas October 13th and 14th. There are more than 15 fun events for rednecks of all age to participate in and live music all day long both days.

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