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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Electric Football Inventor Passes

The Washington Post: Norman A. Sas, 87, who invented a buzzing, vibrating tabletop game called Tudor Electric Football, a wildly popular and long-enduring simulation of professional football action, died June 28 at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. With an electric motor and a sheet of metal, Mr. Sas devised a game that enthralled millions,

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Parli-Cards Makes Parliament Fun

Trying to find a fun way to educate your kids about government-related topics? Mary Jo Joyce found a way to do that with her unique card decks. The three Parli-Cards games produced so far test a player’s knowledge of American history, U.S. presidents, the political process and even the federal government’s abundance of agency acronyms

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