Monopoly® is licensed in 80 countries and published in 26 different languages. (from Monopoly).
The Germans like their board games, awarding some the prestigious title of Game of the Year (Spiel des Jahres). Some winners are popular here in the U.S., like Settlers of Caton, which won in 1995. Find more winners.
Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world; originally played by Egyptians. Its name has nothing to do with bacon, however. It comes from the words 'back' and the Old English 'gamen', meaning 'game'. (from Ezine@rticles).
The PlayStation 3 is out now, but Sony introduced the first PlayStation game console in North America on September 9, 1995. Game on!
Mario, you've come a long way, baby. The Nintendo 64, Nintendo's third home video game console, was released on September 29, 1996 in North America. It was followed with the Game Cube and the Wii. (from Nintendo.com: Company History).
Yahtzee was invented in 1956 by a Canadian couple aboard their yacht, hence the name Yahtzee. (from Idea Finder).
The puzzles of history, fact and fiction, reveal themselves. Trace the phenomenon of radioactive alpha decay, the links of gene theory, the perplexity of Gravity's Rainbow, and the cleverness of Sherlock Holmes.
Enjoy the sounds of music you know in a whole new way with the creative juxtaposition of great composers with tunes from all times and place in this week's Piano Puzzler. Test your knowledge of notes and sound with this delightful puzzle of music for the brain.