Monopoly is notorious for lasting a really long god damn time and alienating you from your friends and family in the process. But as long as Monopoly games can run, the shortest possible Monopoly game with two people only takes four turns and around 21 seconds.
While most kids aren’t carrying around little plastic Tamagotchi eggs anymore, there’s still a big virtual pet market on Android and iOS. And that’s exactly where Tamagotchi is going next, with an app/game being launched soon by Bandai.
What are some of your favorite board games and card games? Just rattle a few off, or imagine if you had a store that sold games— what would you buy to stock the shelves?
Yup, I spoiled it for you right there in the headline. The stupid little Depression-era iron is out and in its place is a cat. Of course it’s a cat, because the internet voted on it and it’s always cats. The other choices were a diamond ring, a robot, a helicopter or a guitar.
Seventy five years ago, the game of Scrabble was invented, and in those 75 years, the letter values haven’t really changed. But is a Q still the same value as a Q seventy five years ago? One researcher thinks not, and would like Scrabble to alter the letter values in the game based on the actually frequency of how they are used.
Yes yes yes, it’s a deck of playing cards that look exactly like the default deck in Solitaire for Windows 95. The bad news is they’re currently out of stock, but even if you can’t get some for the holidays, get some for your birthday. Or someone else’s birthday. Or for whenever.