Topic: Games

Single Paragraph Reviews of Board Games (For A Rainy Post-Hurricane Day)

 Single Paragraph Reviews of Board Games (For A Rainy Post-Hurricane Day)

So I’ve been pretty bored these past couple days, what with the hurricane. I have some serious cabin fever.  Yesterday, though, I did have a couple of friends who braved the storm and walked two blocks from their apartment to mine, in order to play board games with me and my boyfriend. This is why I love board games; they bring people together (as long as everyone has the right attitude). So here’s a review of some of my favorite games, as well as my all time least favorite game in the world. More »

How To Throw An Easy, Fun ‘Friendsgiving’

How To Throw An Easy, Fun âFriendsgivingâ

A big part of Orphan Week is the realization that you can’t take the time off to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday—whether you can’t afford to take time off from your new job, or “home” is just too far away to spend airfare on a four-day trip. (Or maybe you simply don’t want to interact with your old high-school friends!) But not to worry, because in missing out on past traditions, you carve out the space to create a new one: Friendsgiving.

Basically, it’s an opportunity to experience your favorite traditions you loved as a child — without nagging parental supervision or rules on when to eat — and get to know your friends better because this is a sentimental holiday. More »

Fictional Relationships That Would Have Failed In Real Life

Fictional Relationships That Would Have Failed In Real Life

It’s nice the way, as a child, you’re taught to believe that the impossible is possible. You believe that you can be a professional basketball player even if you’re only 5 feet. You believe that time travel is very close to being mastered (I still believe this, I have to because otherwise life would be too bleak). You believe that there was a chance, even a tiny chance, that Mario and Princess Peach could have made their relationship work. There never was, kiddo. There never was. In fact, there are a lot of pairings that would have been doomed in real life. For instance More »

The Heart Monitor: MASH For Grown-Ups

The Heart Monitor: MASH For Grown-Ups

When I was a little kid, my best friend Liz and I would sit at my mom’s kitchen table eating tuna fish sandwiches and playing MASH. It drove my mom crazy. We pored over scraps and notebooks with a black pen, a pink highlighter, and the concentration usually reserved for working on our sticker books. We looked like miniature businesswomen, and we took the paperwork very seriously. More »

Gallery: 10 Ways to Style Yourself Like Pac Man

Gallery: 10 Ways to Style Yourself Like Pac Man

Happy 30th anniversary, Pac Man! We love you! You’re so fun and helpful to our hand-eye coordination skills. And make us dream of blue monsters eating little yellow dots. To celebrate this glorious occasion of Pac Man (both the Mr. and the Ms.) still being the original, cool arcade game 30 years later, here are some essential pieces to add to your wardrobe inspired by the little guys. More »