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STRANGE ORIGINS OF YOUR FAVORITE BOARD GAMES

MonopolyThey are responsible for bringing families together, rescuing Thanksgiving and Christmas get-togethers and making their creators millions or in some cases nothing at all. No, we’re not talking about Resident Evil movies (although they have rescued many a boring family event). We’re talking about those board games that you and your siblings squabbled over for hours on end. But did you know that not all of them were born in a gaming company meeting room? Here are some of the strange but true origins of some of the world’s most popular board games. You’ll never look at Snakes and Ladders the same again! Continue reading

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FRONTIERADO POKER

"You're not goin' nowhere, ya bottom-dealin' Hombre," the gambler-gunfighter exclaimed, "We've got us a few apparent paradoxes and their effect upon contemporary religious thought to discuss!"

“You’re not goin’ nowhere, ya bottom-dealin’ Hombre,” the gambler-gunfighter exclaimed, “We’ve got us a few apparent paradoxes and their effect upon contemporary religious thought to discuss!”

The Frontierado holiday is coming up fast – on Friday, August 2nd, in fact. Today we’ll revisit the rules of Frontierado Poker for newbies to the holiday.

Here are the rules for Frontierado  Poker, the game that is Continue reading

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FRONTIERADO POKER: THE GAME EVERYONE’S PLAYING

 The Frontierado holiday is coming up fast – on Friday, August 3rd, in fact, so the frequency of my Frontierado posts is going to increase. Today we’ll revisit the rules of Frontierado Poker for newbies to the holiday.

Here are the rules for Frontierado Poker, the game that is strictly my own invention to go along with my holiday Frontierado.

1. Remove all face cards from the deck. The game is played with a 40-card deck.

2. Every player Continue reading

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