Posts tagged "games"

Trivia For Winos

You know, every time I start thinking to myself, Amelia, maybe you should have a dry month, a sign from the heavens appears and says, “Girl, are you crazy? Wine is your friend!” Such a sign appeared to me today in the form of Winerd, a trivia game for wine geeks/functional alcoholics. Basically, you taste…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 4, 2012

“The Wire” Monopoly Board Game Needs To Become A Reality

To Whom It May Concern At Parker Brothers:
Please make this “Wire”-inspired mockup of Monopoly a reality. I need it. I need it the way Bubbles needs smack. Speaking of which, I would also like to humbly suggest the addition of Omar Little, Stringer Bell, Marlo Stanfield, Avon Barksdale, and Prop Joe game pieces. (I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2011

Angry Birds Continues Its Quest To Ruin My Life

So, what are your plans this weekend? I’m going to work on my book proposal, maybe do a little reading, see a movie, perhaps get brunch with friends — oh, wait, NO I’M NOT. Because, as of midnight tonight, Angry Birds — the iPhone and iPad app that has already stolen countless hours of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2010

Not Your Little Sister’s Spin The Bottle Game

We haven’t played Spin the Bottle since college, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some boys we’d like an excuse to kiss. Enter Jimmyjane’s “adult” Spin the Bottle game, which features a bottle filled with strips of paper instructing the spinner on how to make her next move. Some of the dares are innocent, while…

Jessica Wakeman / October 7, 2010

The Lying Down Game: An Unconventional Way To Document Your Travels

You’re backpacking through Europe, snapping photo after photo of historical landmarks and luscious scenery, when suddenly you realize: all of your pictures look the same. You’re sick of standing awkwardly in front of museums. Why don’t you just lie down? Click. The latest travel trend is the Lying Down Game (LDG). Started by Gary Clarkso…

Lauren Gold / June 17, 2010

Xzibit! Paxil! Get Ready To Use These Proper Nouns In Scrabble

Hold on to your tiles, people. Scrabble has changed its rules. Starting in June, if you buy a new Scrabble board, proper nouns will officially be fair play in the classic word game. A Scrabble spokesperson explained that this is to “introduce an element of popular culture into the game.” They continued, “This is one…

Powerpuff Girls Gone Wild!

Perfect little girls who … find out!

Adult Swim / March 30, 2010

The Ouija Board Gets A Makeover

Hide your daughters from eager spirits, because Hasbro has just released a Ouija Board especially for girls ages eight through 12. What is the difference between the girly Ouija Board and the standard, unisex one? (Because boys are so totally into Ouija.) Well it’s pink for starters and … it comes with 72 questions especially…

Ami Angelowicz / January 29, 2010

Check Out Ralph Lauren’s New Olympic Uniforms

Ralph Lauren debuted his new uniforms for the US Olympic team during “The Today Show” on Wednesday morning, and they’re nothing less than pure Americana style. Surprised? The closing ceremony looks mix a newsboy feel (like his spring runway show) with hard core alpine boots, while the design on the medal stand collectio…

Bianca Posterli / November 5, 2009

Quick Pic: Where My Geeks At?

This photograph was taken at Tokyo Game Show 2009 at the exact moment that these two models realized you couldn’t pay them enough to: a.) put up with all these geeks, b.) smile for the camera, and c.) wear those godforsaken outfits. [9/23/09, Tokyo]…

Susannah Breslin / September 24, 2009

New Site We’re Hearting: Haters + Lovers 20 Questions

Can you guess who hates their older brother? Loves wearing a bikini? Hates when girls don’t put out after you pay for a date? If you ever needed additional proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover, this interactive website will convince you. I have wasted waaay too much time today playing Haters

Ami Angelowicz / September 3, 2009

Since “The Fashion Show” Sucks, Play The “Project Runway Game” Instead

I can’t possibly force myself to sit through another episode of “The Fashion Show.” I cannot take another hour of Kelly Rowland contorting her face into bizarre sneers. If I hear Isaac Mizrahi say “bye bye, darling,” one more time, I will snap. Because I value my sanity, or whatever is left of it since…

Ali Jawin / June 11, 2009

Gaming Gore: Four Non-Violent Video Games

Whoever said that gaming was a guy thing obviously never met the ten-year-old me. Forget Barbie—I was in love with my Nintendo, along with Paperboy, Tetris, and Super Mario 3. I was obsessed with video games, and constantly exasperated my mother by refusing to go to bed until I got through just one more level…

DivineCaroline.com / April 25, 2009

The Four People I Fell In Love With Today

A member of the extended Frisky family told me the best advice she’d ever gotten was to actively fall in love with four people every day — that if you put your mind to it, it can be done and be incredibly fun in the process. I decided to give it a shot. Here’s the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2009

The Mind Of Man: An Insider Look At A Pickup Network

A girl walks into the wireless café that I frequent. She’s very pretty. I’ve seen her before, but never spoken to her. Today, the café’s pretty packed. The girl orders her drink. She looks around. Here is the big moment: Where will she sit? But what she’s clearly not factoring in to her decision, what…

Liam J. / May 9, 2008
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