Want to improve your pool playing skills? Even if you've never played pool before but think you might play with friends soon (like on vacation), then you'll appreciate these tips. We'll help you get 3 of the most common pool shots down! How To Play Pool: Mastering The Top 3 Pool Shots The following tips will take your pool playing to the next level. As with most … [Read more...] about Playing Pool For Beginners: The Top 3 Pool Shots You Need To Know
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Scrabble has always been my favorite board game. And I've been on the hunt for creative things to do with Scrabble tiles for decades now. Following are some of the best ideas I've found for reusing Scrabble tile & game boards, as well as some really unique Scrabble art and memorabilia. If you've got a friend who loves Scrabble, this post will give you tons of … [Read more...] about DIY Scrabble Tile Crafts: Fun Gifts & Home Decor That You Can Make With Scrabble Tiles
Board games like Monopoly have been a popular pastime for adults and children alike for decades. Properties have been bought & sold, houses built, and rent collected across the 40 space board for over 75 years. Thanks to some special stipulations -- aka new Monopoly game rules -- your next Monopoly match will be as fresh as the latest release for Xbox 360. … [Read more...] about New Monopoly Rules: 6 House Rules To Make The Game Even More Exciting
Word games have always been my favorite. Growing up, as each new fancy-schmancy Scrabble board hit the store shelves, I was usually one of the first to own it. Not to mention all the travel versions of Scrabble that have come and gone through the years. I've had 'em all! Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my favorite shortcuts for finding Scrabble words... … [Read more...] about Scrabble Shortcuts To Make The Best High-Scoring Scrabble Words Quickly
I seem to have a fascination with 'natural' things these days . Things like logs, fire (as in outdoor fire pits), sticks & twigs, and rocks. Yes rocks. … [Read more...] about Rukshuk: A Game You Play With Rocks!
Who knew? I was browsing through an issue of Martha Stewart's Real Simple magazine when I read this: You've been down the chutes and up the ladders, and the box has seen better days." This caught my attention because I've got a handful of board games whose boxes have definitely seen better days! You, too? Martha recommends these... … [Read more...] about How To Replace Damaged Boxes From Old Board Games
From the "cool & unusual talents" category... Here's a skill that few people have: dice stacking! Check out the videos below. From Todd Strong's dice stacking site: Dice stacking is the art of scooping up dice in a dice cup and setting the cup down to build a vertical column of dice. Most people's initial reaction, when first seeing the dice stacked, is … [Read more...] about VIDEOS: Extreme Dice Stacking
Have you played Cranium yet? Each year at Christmas time, my side of the family buys a new board game. And a couple years ago, Cranium was it. Since we had so much fun playing it there, Jim and I went out and bought our own game soon after that. These days, it goes to almost every party we go to. Okay, so that's usually only the boring adult New Year's Eve parties and an … [Read more...] about Cranium: A Board Game That’s Great At Parties!
Hasbro's newest Monopoly Board Game is the "Here & Now Edition". In short: the classic monopoly game has gotten a facelift. No, wait... I guess it's more like a complete makeover! They asked people to vote on which properties they wanted on the Here & Now Edition of Monopoly. (More than 3 million online votes were cast!) As a result, there are 22 new … [Read more...] about Monopoly: Right Here, Right Now
The biggest day in board game history is... Friday, May 12, 2006. According to the folks at Hasbro, anyway. That's the day that America decides which streets to place on the brand new edition of the Monopoly game board. … [Read more...] about They’re Changing The Monopoly Board!… You Can Pick Which Cities & Landmarks Are Included
They don't provide nameplates for the employees where I work, so I made my own... 11 points. Try that on a Triple Word Score! Ever since our college days, my friend Suzie and I have had this "tradition" of playing Scrabble in cities, states, dorm rooms, and bars (yes, bars) across this country. Ever since then, I've had this knack for doing creative things with … [Read more...] about Triple Word Score… Scrabble Tiles Spell FUN
According to the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition, there are 101 two-letter words that are considered "acceptable" in a game of Scrabble. Who knew these were actually words??? So... Feel free to use the following 2-letter words to score big points in your next game of Scrabble! … [Read more...] about Acceptable Two Letter Scrabble Words