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Dungeons & Dragons Can Be A Game For Girls, Too

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D&D Game Goes Co-Ed

“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 in particular: Dungeons & Dragons games. The stereotype of the typical D&D gamer is man or a boy, in particular one who is socially awkward, skinny, and sporting glasses. As a result, role-playing games are not traditionally acknowledged as something women and girls do (although they totally do). In this short documentary by Meredith Jacobson, four middle-school-aged boys and four middle-school-aged girls play D&D together for the first time, while Sam the Dungeon Master oversees the co-ed experiment. It might just inspire you to pick up some polyhedral dice yourself! [Vimeo via The Mary Sue]

Pop Virtual Pimples With This Super Zitty Game App

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 Popper, the game that awards you points for “popping” a variety of different kinds of pimples. Each pimple type — blackheads, whiteheads, full blown pimples and pimple scabs — has a specific way it can be popped/peeled, oozes pus and makes a delightful sound. As you ascend the levels, the pimples become more plentiful, just like my face every day of junior high and high school! If you’re not ready to commit to the $1.99 price without popping a few pimples first, there’s a Lite version of the game that you can download for free. Happy popping! [Pimple Popper via Buzzfeed]

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 was up playing it on Sunday night. Okay, fine, I’ll tell you. THREE IN THE MORNING. Basically, the point of the game is to go from E-list to A-list celebrity by performing a variety of “tasks,” earning and spending money, growing fans and followers and building buzz through social media and networking. You do all that by tapping shit that appears on your iPhone screen. I wish I could say it was more complicated. I wish I could say that all that tapping is so boring that you’re inclined to just delete the game after 15 minutes. But that would not be true, because again, I was up until 3 a.m. playing it. In fact, I’m thinking about it right now, wondering if I should expect a call from Kim soon inviting me to her house in Beverly Hills. Luckily, only getting a few hours of shut-eye wasn’t for naught. See, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” exposes some bitter, depressing truths about real life. For example… Keep reading »

Want: This Light-Up T-Shirt Plays Tetris

Tetris Tshirt
Yes Please!

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 looking for a little background music to fill the creepy silence of his video. Can somebody sell these on Etsy please? [Gizmodo]

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 Purse Raid and Bride Trivia were replaced with more exciting games that would really liven up the party? The next time you’re put in charge of bridal shower activities and want an easy out, perhaps you should suggest one of these way more interesting alternatives. Keep reading »

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. In April, the public will be able to vote on 16 options, and the winning word will be added to the dictionary in August.So far, nominees include Zen, Emotypo, Qwirkle, Onesie, Ziyaad and Kwyibo. I’m pulling for Onesie, concept wise, Kwyibo, points wise. Add your suggestions in the comments. [People]

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