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Batwoman, Failed Airlines, and Height Enhancement Scams: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been a busy week for our friends at Facebook: Amid showing a bunch of loser far-right trolls and also Louis Farrakhan the door, kicking off an unhinged Twitter spree by the president, the company announced a confusing pivot towards being a privacy-first platform while also announcing other features designed to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Wearables, Twitter, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Air Travel, Medicine, Labor, Environment, Cars, Social Media, Brands

New Board Game Challenges Players to Design a Perfect Planet

A new award-winning board game asks you to do a seemingly simple task: build the perfect planet for wildlife.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Board Games, Planet, Earther Is A Gamer Blog Now

Could spell trouble? Scrabble rule change allows use of 'OK'

Risking the wrath of purists, the board game’s official arbiters have approved use of the two-letter initialism along with thousands of other new wordsHold on to your tiles: the first new Scrabble words in four years are being added to the official list of accepted words, including – heretically for some purists – the two-letter word “OK”.The new edition of Collins Official Scrabble Words adds 2,862 words to the existing 276,000, allowing players who have pored over the new list to rack up an im...
Tags: Books, UK News, Culture, Board Games, Collins Official Scrabble Words, Reference and languages books

Altered Carbon Gets an RPG, Frankenstein Has an Heir, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the fantastic world of board games and tabletop roleplaying games—focusing on sci-fi and fantasy, of course. This time around we’ve got some exciting announcements in the worlds of Altered Carbon and Magic: The Gathering, as well as a Kickstarter for a story…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Board Games, Planet Of The Apes, Hellboy, RPG, Tabletop Games, Altered Carbon, Rick And Morty, Gaming Shelf

Encourage Mathematical Thinking With These Board Games for Little Kids

The best way to help young kids understand math concepts isn’t by standing in front of a white board and rattling off multiplication facts. Rather, it’s by letting them see math in action. Board games are a great way for little learners to get a grasp on skills such as pattern recognition, spacial reasoning, problem…Read more...
Tags: Family, Math, Lifehacks, Board Games, Little Kids

Weta Workshop is Kickstarting a ‘District 9’ Board Game

Weta Workshop and Trishula Entertainment have teamed up to develop a District 9 board game based on the acclaimed 2009 sci-fi film directed by Neil Blomkamp. But this time, instead of taking place from the perspective of a scared company field agent who finds himself turning into one of the much-maligned Prawns, the board game will allow you to play as a soldier bent on raiding and suppressing the aliens. All in good fun? Weta Workshop’s latest Kickstarter campaign will allow you to revisit ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Kickstarter, Board Games, Neil Blomkamp, Weta Workshop, Action/Adventure, District 9, Trishula Entertainment

How to Help Your Kid Improve at Board Games, According to a Game Designer

There are different opinions on the question of how competitive you should be when playing board games with your children. On one end of the spectrum, there are parents who let their kids win every time, determined to protect their fragile souls from the crushing agony of defeat. On the other end, there are those who…Read more...
Tags: Games, Kids, Parenting, Lifehacks, Board Games, Board Games According

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to two cultural pioneers, debunking myths about women's bodies, our co-founder at SXSW and more Four New Statues of Women for NYC While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine …
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Gender, Space, Spacex, Design, Interviews, NYC, La, Nasa, Auctions, Board Games, Icon, Sxsw, Linkaboutit

‘Game of Thrones’ Board Game ‘Oathbreaker’ Details Revealed and Watch a Behind-The-Scenes Prosthetics Video

Two and a half months from now, HBO’s Game of Thrones will be over. Yes, a prequel series is in the works and author George R.R. Martin is still working on finishing his novels to wrap up his story on the page, but this could be the last we see of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and the rest of the fan-favorite characters for quite some time. But even though the night is dark and full of terrors, fear not: a new Game of Thrones board game is coming that will plunge players right...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Board Games, George R R Martin, Gower, Action/Adventure, White Walkers, Barrie Gower, Dire Wolf Digital, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, Jon Snow Daenerys Targaryen Tyrion Lannister

Elizabeth Hargrave’s Surprisingly Successful Board Game

In the board-game world, where characters are often zombies and military figures, Elizabeth Hargrave’s Wingspan takes a different route. With scientifically accurate descriptions and depictions of birds, it’s a card-based game in which each player’s goal is to attract birds to their network of wildlife preserves. Players assign birds, outfitted with special powers and specific capabilities, to habitats and tally points based on whether or …
Tags: Games, Science, Design, Animals, Environment, Birds, Culture, Board Games, Game Design, Linkaboutit, Ornithology, Animal Conservation, Elizabeth Hargrave

Painting and Playing Board Games Releases Oxytocin

Oxyto c in has been nicknamed the “love hormone” because it is typically associated with good feelings and emotions. That is an oversimplified description of this hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Oxytocin plays a complex role in our bodies, and appears to be connected to (but not limited to) human emotions, childbirth, breastfeeding, recognition and bonding. The positive effects of increased levels of oxytocin are many and include greater relaxation, more willin...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Painting, Research, Creativity, Board Games, Baylor, Gender Differences, Melton, Oxytocin, Karen Melton, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

This D&D/Stranger Things Crossover is What Barb Would've Wanted

Hasbro is releasing a Stranger Things-themed Dungeons & Dragons starter set to help you kill time before the Netflix drops the third season. Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Netflix, Hasbro, Board Games, Dungeons And Dragons, Stranger Things

Hasbro Updated Battleship for the Beer Pong Generation

Following up on a bouncing ping-pong ball version of Connect 4 released last year, Hasbro is updating another one of its classic board games to appeal to a generation that spent most of its college years bouncing plastic balls into beer-filled Solo cups. Alcohol isn’t required to play Hasbro’s new Battleship Shots,…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Games, Science, Drinking, Hasbro, Board Games, Toy Fair, Battleship, Toy Fair 2019, Battleship Shots, Hasbro Updated Battleship

This Ridiculous Slow-Motion Racing Game Penalizes the Speedy

Even awkwardly tripping and stumbling on a throw rug would look super cool when played back in slow motion, as YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys have shown us time and time again. But with Hasbro’s new The Slow-Motion Race Game players don’t need a $100,000 high-speed camera to create a slow-motion effect; just…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Games, Science, Tech, Hasbro, Slow Motion, Board Games, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Slo Mo, Toy Fair 2019, The Slow Motion Race Game

Touchy, Feely Robots Have Learned to Play Jenga As Well As Humans Can

A steady hand is needed to play a game like Jenga without toppling the tower, but being a successful block-stacker also requires a fine-tuned sense of touch as you try to find the perfect piece to remove. Until recently it meant robots relying solely on visual data weren’t actually great at playing Jenga (yay,…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Learning, Research, Mit, Robots, Board Games, Jenga, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Nima Fazeli

The Best Ways to Organize Your Uncontrollable Board Game Hoard

You keep buying board games and you swear you’ll play them some day. But before you go all Marie Kondo your pile, get your collection sorted with some proper organization tools.Read more...
Tags: Storage, Lifehacks, Board Games, Marie Kondo

New App-Supported ‘Lord of the Rings’ Board Game Takes Us Back to Middle-Earth

The Lord of the Rings fans find themselves in a bit of a dead zone in 2019, years removed from the Peter Jackson-directed movies and with Amazon’s planned television series still far off in the distance. Enter Fantasy Flight Games, a company that’s held the LOTR license for years and is now back with a new Lord of the Rings board game called Journeys in Middle-earth. Players can form their own Fellowship and team up to take down Sauron and the forces of evil in this app-supported game, and you ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Board Games, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Sauron, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Arnor, The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth

Someone Turned Their Apartment Into an Immersive Sound and Light Show for the Fireball Island Board Game

Back in early 2018, Restoration Games revived Milton Bradley’s Fireball Island board game through a Kickstarter campaign that not only succeeded, but has also already shipped out to backers like YouTube’s andyk. To take his copy of the game to the next level, he turned his entire apartment into an immersive,…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Games, Science, Board Games, Milton Bradley, Fireball Island

‘Monopoly’ Movie Will Pass Go With Kevin Hart In the Lead, Tim Story Directing

Remember the Monopoly movie? It’s still happening, and Kevin Hart is going to star. There’s no info on just what the Monopoly movie is going to be about, but perhaps Hart will be playing the famous Rich Uncle Pennybags. Or perhaps he’ll be someone who just really likes to play Monopoly. More on the Monopoly movie below. Hollywood has been trying to make a Monopoly movie for some time, and now, it looks like it’s finally happening. Deadline reports Kevin Hart will star in the Monopoly movie, ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Monopoly, Kevin-Hart, Board Games, Ridley Scott, Scott, Hart, Baltic Avenue, Randall Emmett, Tim-Story, Rich Uncle Pennybags

Go-getter: Japanese girl, nine, becomes strategy game's youngest professional

Sumire Nakagawa is the product of a special programme to promote the ancient pursuit and compete with Korean and Chinese playersA nine-year-old girl in Japan will become the youngest-ever professional player of the strategy board game go when she makes her debut later this year.Sumire Nakagawa, who attends primary school in Osaka, started playing go at the age of three and will start her career at the lowest rank of shodan on 1 April, according to Japanese media. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Asia Pacific, Board Games, Osaka, Sumire Nakagawa

2018’s most funded Kickstarter project is an Arthurian-themed board game

The biggest Kickstarter project of this year is a board game themed around a dark version of Arthurian legend. The Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon Kickstarter raised a massive $6.2 million from over 40,000 backers. The post 2018’s most funded Kickstarter project is an Arthurian-themed board game appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Kickstarter, Board Games, ZeTime, Awaken Realms, Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon, Avalon Kickstarter

‘Werewolves Within’, Based on Popular Game, is Being Adapted Into a Movie

If you’ve participated in a board game night over the past few years, you’ve probably played your fair share of Werewolf, a hidden role party game in which each player is secretly assigned a role – either a werewolf or a villager. As night falls in the game, the werewolves murder the residents of an old village called Gallowston, and when the villagers wake up, they must identify the werewolves among them before they’ve all been wiped out. The concept was adapted into a virtual reality game cal...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Werewolves, Adaptation, Michael Fassbender, Ubisoft, Board Games, Wolff, Mystery/Suspense, Peter Sciretta, Werewolves Within, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Gallowston, Mishna Wolff

Where To Start With Science Fiction & Fantasy Board Games

“Where to Start With” is our ongoing series of essays detailing where one can start with any number of SFF/popgeekery topics, from where to begin with the morass of X-Men comics to diving into the expanded Star Wars canon. Today, we’re thrilled to present guest writer Sara Kadhim’s point of view, on where to start with SFF board games. Board games are currently in their golden age. While most people have played Monopoly or Clue, over the past ten years, modern board games have become a blossomi...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science Fiction, Fantasy, House, Merlin, Board Games, Vikings, Netrunner, SFF, Board, Odin, Arkham, Oberon, Speculative Fiction, Morgana

These fun family board games come with a free gift card at Walmart

The holidays are the perfect time to bring out the board games and get everyone engaged in some family fun. Walmart is now offering free eGfit cards when you purchase a new board game. This deal can save you up to $20 on your next order. The post These fun family board games come with a free gift card at Walmart appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Gaming, Trends, Walmart, Board Games, Holiday Gifts

What's the Best Board Game? 

Even if you don’t play board games regularly, you probably pull them out around the holidays to foster quality time with your family and/or avoid any in-depth conversations with your MAGA uncle. So for this special edition of Co-Op, we want to know which tabletop games are your go-tos, and why.Read more...
Tags: Science, Board Games, Maga

Our Family Game Night Picks

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Tags: Gift Guide, Featured, Parenting, Board Games, Card Games, Family Game Night, Facebook Share Connect

Here's a Cards Against Humanity Deal. High Five, Bro.

Depending on your family’s sense of humor, Cards Against Humanity is either the best game to play over the holidays, or the worst, but you’ll never know until you try and Grandma doesn’t speak to you for three days.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Board Games, Cards Against Humanity, Walmart Deals, Cards Against Humanity Deal High Five Bro

The Best STEM Based Games for Kids

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Tags: Featured, Parenting, Stem, Board Games, Family Game Night, Facebook Share Connect, STEM games

Magneto Gets a Gleaming New Figure, and More of the Shiniest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all things collectible. This week, we’ve got a very goopy Venom, Magneto takes center stage, and the power of Asgard itself compels you to...tenderize your meat? Ooh err. Anyway, check it out!Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Star Wars, Toys, Science, Marvel, Monopoly, Figures, Sideshow Collectibles, Thinkgeek, Death Star, Hasbro, Thor, Board Games, Action Figures, Kenner, Tiffany Co

4,000-year-old game board carved into floor of ancient rock shelter

An archaeologist is studying a 4,000-year-old game board carved into the floor of a rock shelter in Azerbaijan. According to American Museum of Natural History researcher Walter Crist, the board was used to play an ancient game called "58 Holes" or "Hounds and Jackals." From : (Previously), British archaeologist Howard Carter found a game set with playing pieces fashioned like those animals in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Amenemhat IV, who lived in the 18th century B.C. The di...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Archaeology, Azerbaijan, American Museum of Natural History, Board Games, Crist, Howard Carter, Walter Crist