In previous posts, we’ve discussed how a pool player and an aspiring curler might enjoy the 19th-century Canadian table sport crokinole. As part of this series where we try to convince everyone to play crokinole, we thought we’d aim for shuffleboard players next.
Sometimes you wish that you could see, if given the chance, what you would be able to accomplish as the president of the United States or as a trusted adviser. These board games put you in the middle of the U.S. presidency, in the roles of previous U.S. presidents, presidential hopefuls, constitutional founding fathers, campaign managers or strategists, or even powerful corporations with political aspirations.
This Valentine’s Day, skip the fancy, expensive dinner and stay inside with a board game! Board games help you get to know your special someone: you can work together, go head-to-head, or form a team to gang up on your friends.
You probably have some idea of what curling is, whether you’ve played before or you witnessed the U.S. men’s team take home the gold last year at the Winter Olympics. One player throws a rock (or stone) down a long rectangular stretch of ice, while two other team members slide alongside the rock and furiously scrub at the ice with brooms. Then, the opposing team repeats the process, with teams alternating and roles rotating until all stones are delivered down the ice, toward circular targets at the opposite end. The teams try to get their stones as close to the center...