The Rise of Casual Video Games

If you’ve heard of Angry Birds, but don’t understand the appeal, perhaps this NY Times article: will help: In 2009, 25 years after the invention of Tetris, a nearly bankrupt Finnish company called Rovio hit upon a similarly perfect fusion of game and device: Angry Birds. The game involves launching peevish birds at green pigs […]

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Inventing A World Of Fun

Games have been around for many years. However, some of the games people love, like Monopoly or Life, have made it hard for new game inventors to enter the market. So, when one inventor has more than one success, its obvious he is innovative enough to meet gaming needs. Velte, 50, now creates fun full

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Niche: One-Handed Pool

The Coral Coast Men’s Shed, Michael Garret, was inspired to create a device for easy one-handed pool when his club received a pool table. He couldn’t help but think about how much fun it would be, and wanted to make sure people with disabilities, like those with the use of only one arm, could enjoy

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Niche Games: Pickleball

New people invent new games all of the time, but sometimes one of those games will gain a following. For Pickleball, that would be the boomer generation. Krump said the game is similar to tennis but played on a smaller court. “We play with paddles instead of rackets,” she said. “We play with a wiffle

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Inventing At Any Age

George Weiss has seen around 80 of his inventions fail, but at 84 years old he has finally hit gold. Dabble is a word game that requires fast thinking, and is a lot of fun. It is now found in 42 stores across the country, and recently won the 2011 Game of the Year Award

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Board Game Cafe

It’s not uncommon to see board games on display at restaurants and cafés, but they’re typically used to prop up laptops at least as often as to provide hands-on entertainment. According to trendspotter Springwise, Toronto’s Snakes & Lattes serves up not just coffee but also 1,500 board games available for the playing. Billed as “the

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