Posts tagged "games"

An Interview With A Real Person Willing To Lose A Tendon For Candy Crush

In depressingly hilarious “the machines are going to kill us all” news, a San Diego man of just 29 years recently tore a tendon in his thumb after almost two straight months of playing Candy Crush non-stop. As Polygon reports, it wasn’t the tendon tear that made his case unique — it was the fact…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 16, 2015

Monument Valley Will Blow Your Mind Through Your Phone

I’ve played a lot of video and computer games in my life, but most of them, I’ve just sampled – you know, I’ll play it for a half-hour, decide it’s not my thing, and then go back to the games I know I love. When I do love a game, I truly do fall i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

The Green Bay Packers Can’t Stop Playing Settlers Of Catan, Like A Buncha Nerds

The Green Bay Packers are one of the best teams in the NFL. Their quarterback has one of the best arms in the NFL, their defensive line is beast, they’re legitimate Super Bowl contenders — and according to the Wall Street Journal, they’re also a bunch of damn nerds.

By: Beejoli Shah / January 16, 2015

Watch This Woman Make The Most Impressive Move In Jenga History

Caution: Do not try this at home, ladies and gentlemen. (But if you do, please record it and send it to us, because that shit’s bound to be hilarious.)

When Redditor dkbobby‘s family gathered ’round the table to play a harmless game of Jenga, little did they know they’d all witness what I’ve…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 19, 2014

15 Awesome Board Games You Should Gift For The Holidays

With the holidays approaching, families and friends all around the world will be congregating in houses, apartments and cabins to eat, drink, and be merry. Inevitably, they’ll make their way to the living room and play a board game. Unfortunately, most of them will be playing things like MonopolyClue and Risk, but, even apart from the fact that…

By: Ask Men / December 16, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Can Be A Game For Girls, Too

“It’s a good thing that boys are challenged the way they’re taught their exclusive activity is open only to them.” These are the words of a 25-year-old man named Sam. He may as well be speaking about any male-dominated space — ground combat, restaurant kitchens, construction work — but Sam was referring to one space…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Pop Virtual Pimples With This Super Zitty Game App

Now that I’ve reached the A-list in “Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood” — though I am still working my balls off and have a few more levels to go — I’m looking for another iPhone game to waste precious braincells on. And lo and behold, I think I’ve found one that appeals to my grossest instincts: Pimple…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2014

10 Bitter Life Truths Apparent In “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”

I’m a late adopter so I didn’t download the Kim Kardashian game app, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” until this weekend, a move I quickly began to sort of regret, as it is quite possibly the most addictive yet utterly pointless and unchallenging game ever created. I don’t even want to tell you how late I wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2014

Want: This Light-Up T-Shirt Plays Tetris

With the help of 4 batteries and 128 LEDs, you can actually play Tetris on this T-shirt! The buttons on the side of the light-up display work as controls. The creator, Marc Kerger, put it together to celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary. He provides the link to the Tetris theme song on his YouTube page if you’re…

By: Claire Hannum / July 3, 2014

7 Games NOT To Play At A Bridal Shower (Unless You’re Cynical)

Wedding season has arrived, which means it’s time to put on something frilly, brush up on your bullshitting skills and sit through the dreaded prequel to your pal’s nuptials: the Bridal Shower. Without fail, the bridesmaids have planned some “fun” games for the group to help break up multiple hours of gift-opening, but what if…

By: The Frisky / April 1, 2014

Life Dream Status: Scrabble Is Crowdsourcing A New Word

Good news,word nerds. For the first time in nearly a decade, Scrabble has decided to add a new word to their official player’s dictionary. Even better news: they are letting players choose that word. From now until March 28, you can visit Hasbro Game Night’s Facebook page and and enter your word in the #ScrabbleWordShowdown.

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 14, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Let’s Get Ready To Play Dysfunctional Family Bingo!

Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah, everyone! If you’re like the vast majority of people, then your family is at least a little bit dysfunctional. Why not turn this year’s awkward moments, blowout fights, and tense dinner table debates into a super fun game? Just print out this handy Dysfunctional Family Bingo Card and mark off each…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2013

9 Thanksgiving Games (And The Hazards That Come With Them)

Ahh, Thanksgiving.

Every year families and friends gather together to give thanks and stuff their faces with as much turkey and cornbread as possible without imploding. But after the potatoes have been plopped into Tupperware and the nightcaps are a-flowin’, it’s time to whip out the group-friendly activities. Game time, bitches.

By: The Frisky / November 26, 2013

6 Great Board Games (For Ruining Friendships)

I played a lot of board games growing up, because I was an aggressively unathletic kid who appreciated any socially acceptable excuse to play with toys, and games are essentially toys with rules (this is a phase I have yet to grow out of). And competition is an integral part of most games, so a…

By: Cracked / October 2, 2013

“Candy Crush: The Movie” Could Be My The Story Of My Life Right Now

Addicted to the Facebook/smartphone game Candy Crush? Then you’ll relate to this faux trailer for “Candy Crush: The Movie.” Once you play the game long enough, you do start to lose yourself! Candy Crush dependency is no joke, you guys. I’ve been stuck on Level 79 for over a week and it is ruining my ability to function.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 3, 2013

7 Incredibly Deep Life Lessons From Candy Crush Saga

My name is Amelia and I am a Candy Crush Saga addict. After months of getting invitations to play on Facebook, I finally succumbed to curiosity. Dear God, WHY. I haven’t been this addicted to a game since I entered rehab for my joint Mine Sweeper and Pipe Dream addictions over a decade ago! I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2013

Inconceivable! There’s Going To Be A “Princess Bride” Board Game

This is just concept art right now, the final design is TBD but Game Salute is currently developing a Princess Bride board game. They write, “In order to do justice to the entire story, The Princess Bride: The Board Game is comprised of individual scenes, with each scene presenting a mini-game that advances players through the central story.  This allows player…

By: The Mary Sue / February 24, 2013

Hasbro Replaces That Boring Old Monopoly Iron With A Kitty Cat

I wasn’t really into Monopoly as a kid. There were just too many friggin’ rules (like, why can’t you just grab the money when it’s right there?), and if I couldn’t have the Scottie, then I was not down to play. How cruel of the game’s creators to only offer one single desirable token, pretty…

By: Rachel Krause / February 6, 2013

13 Dating Rules We Learned From Playing Tetris

Real talk: Both Ami and I are obsessive Tetris players. We both play Tetris on our iPhones on our travels to and from work. It’s my subway escape. I have mastered how to play while embarking and disembarking from the train and I can play virtually anywhere. Ami’s high score (she’s only been playing a…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2012

Quiz: Match The Frisky Staffer With The Screwed Up Childhood Game

One thing, we’ve discovered, that all of The Frisky ladies have in common is the fact that we played really bizarre games when we were children. I feel very strongly that you all need to know about these games. Click through to see if you can match the  screwed up game with its player. Teaser:…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 29, 2012
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