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  • February 1, 2016
    This is the already funded Kickstarter campaign for multiple series of cast metal gaming dice from Trayser Metal Works. $14 gets you a single die of your choice cast in yellow brass, ancient bronze, white bronze or aluminum alloy. There are no discounts for buying multiple di... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2016
    These are the HexCups designed by William Heimsoth and Aaron Attebery. $15 gets you a complete set (22 cups, 3 balls) provided they reach their Kickstarter goal. HexCups are beer pong cups that are crush-proof, won't slide on spilled beer, and fit together perfectly because t... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2016
    These are the real Batman Vs. Superman Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots available from Mattel. The classic 'punch your opponent's head off' fighting game been updated with sound effects, and instead of their heads popping off, the whole character pops off the base when they've been de... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2016
    This is a simple way to help kids (or adults -- don't act like you know where bismuth is!) learn the periodic table: by turning it into a classic game of Battleship. Basically you just print out and laminate four copies of the periodic table, then play like a regular game of B... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2015
    This is the Ouija board rug and coffee table imagined by Dave Delisle of Dave's Geek Ideas. It is now available as a custom commission from Tom Spina Designs. Pretty clever. You ever played with a Ouija board before? My friend had one growing up. We would stay up as late a... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2015
    This is a video demonstration of the Star Wars Holochess table replica that Ian Martin of Dejarik Creations built. It's modeled after the Holochess table seen aboard the Millennium Falcon in Revenge Of The Sith when C-3PO watches R2-D2 and Chewbacca play. Ian really did an ou... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2015
    This is short video from the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco detailing how biologists keep captive octopuses stimulated so they don't get depressed. Apparently they give them puzzles and toys and BODY MASSAGES. I wish I got body massa... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2015
    This is the Doughnut Pool Table designed and built by artist Cléon Daniel (previously: his banana shaped pool table). The doughnut's hole allows players to crawl under the table and shoot from the middle. I would play it. I am good at pool. Actually, I am good at all bar sp... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2015
    This is a robotic hand created by the folks at the University of Tokyo's Ishikawa Oku Lab that never loses at rock-paper-scissors. How? By reading your hand then responding with the winning gesture in less than a millisecond. Whatever, I could still beat it. Ready? One, tw... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2015
    Bethesda and USAopoly have teamed up to release a Fallout themed Monopoly game this November, just in time for Fallout 4's release. That way when your friends invite you over for game night to play you can turn your phone off and ignore their calls and texts because you're alr... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2015
    Archery Tag is a new sport sweeping the nation (no clue if this is accurate) that combines the mechanics of archery and paintball. There isn't any paint though (although there should be), instead, opposing teams shoot foam-tipped arrows at each other and you are eliminated by ... / Continue →
  • August 3, 2015
    This is a series of photos of the PokeRangers, a group of Pokemon/Power Ranger mashup cosplayers who recently attended Otakon 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Who's your favorite? I like the Magikarp Ranger. When they all come together to form their giant mechanical Zord, what p... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    Slip Cups are a set of plastic cups ($5 for 20) that sit inside the regular 16 and 18-ounce plastic cups used for beer pong. They fit snugly inside the cups above the beer-line and are not filled with beer themselves, preventing players from having to drink the hair and dirt t... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    Remember that homemade wooden Game Of Thrones RISK game somebody made for themselves? Well now USAopoly (with licensing from Hasbro and HBO) is releasing an official version. It's the perfect combo! Like casually drinking beer and napping on a Saturday afternoon. The game... / Continue →
  • May 26, 2015
    This is a video of the giant claw machine that Lay's Stax made in which your own child acts as the claw. You position them using traditional controls, then lower them so they can grab as many bags of chips as they can. Honestly, it doesn't really look like it matters where yo... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    This is a clip from Japanese variety show AKBingo! in which the contestants are trying to blow a cockroach into each other's mouths. That is like, way more interesting than thumb wrestling. Man, that girl on the right -- I think it actually gets blown straight down her throat... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2015
    This is a video of a grandfather and grandson playing Pie Face (links to Amazon), a Russian Roulette style game for kids that leaves the loser with a faceful of whipped cream. Or sour cream or apple sauce, really whatever you want to load the hand up with. You spin the spinne... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2015
    This is a video from Jimmy Kimmel of the cast of the Avengers stopping by his show to play a game of Family Feud. They are all pretty horrible. Don't get me wrong, I'd still hang out with them, but they're not getting any spots on my bar trivia team. Have I ever told you my ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2015
    This is Ping Pong Go Round, a giant round ping-pong table built by Singapore artist Lee Wen. It was designed for a couple people in the middle to be able to challenge a bunch of other players on the outside. Interesting concept. You know what my favorite thing about ping-pon... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2015
    This is a video of two guys playing a new Pac-Man themed air hockey game. The theme is strictly cosmetic though, the game doesn't actually have anything to do with Pac-Man. Apparently after somebody scores the first point though the machine drops 20 pucks on the table at once... / Continue →