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Before there was Pokemon, there were POGs. This little round disc game was all the rage on playgrounds across the globe. Even Bart Simpson played. Did you?

By Mark Mancini

If you're a fan of jigsaw puzzles, get a load of these. Some hold Guinness World Records as the biggest. And some are just incredibly hard to solve.

By Patty Rasmussen

Think you know geography? Fancy yourself a history buff? Well then, mister or missus big shot, get comfy and let's test your knowledge of weird castles, crazy large numbers and embargoed snack foods.

By Mark Mancini


The rooms in the Tudor-style mansion on the CLUE game board haven't changed in 70 years. Until now.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

We guarantee you'll never look at the game the same way again.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

In May 2018, SCOTUS struck down a longstanding federal law that banned betting on sports. Now the first Super Bowl since is upon us. How much money could legally be wagered on the Patriots vs. Rams game in Atlanta?

By John Donovan

The New York Times crossword puzzle is still keeping it fresh after all these years.

By Jesslyn Shields


A lone winner in South Carolina picked the magic Mega Millions numbers to win the $1.537 billion jackpot on October 23, 2018.

By Patrick J. Kiger

The Supreme Court ruled states can legalize sports gambling. Who wins (and who loses) in this billion-dollar game?

By John Donovan

As celebrations of the Lunar New Year wrap up, the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast investigates whether zodiac signs have a real impact on life.

By Samantha Sestanovich

Mr. Monopoly, the Scotty Dog, the hat and the rest of the gang bound for Broadway after hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place don't work out.

By Kate Kershner


The mental math we do may be revealed in fleeting eye glances to the left and right.

By Christopher Hassiotis

You can if you play the new card game Contender. When else are you going to get the chance to tell the world about your very own nine-point plan?

By Jonathan Strickland

Bring your closest friends and team up with total strangers to solve your way out of a room full of puzzles.

By Clint Pumphrey

China's betting that the year of the monkey, which starts on Feb. 8, 2016, will prompt more baby-making.

By Robert Lamb


A new study shows that adding noisy cues triggers the same brain chemicals as drug addiction in rats. What does that mean for humans?

By Alia Hoyt

And they're especially good at munching your money if you anthropomorphize them.

By Robert Lamb

It's hard to resist buying a ticket when the potential winnings are in the millions. But for how many lottery winners do those bucks translate into happiness? It's not so easy to determine. Here's what we know.

By Colleen Cancio

The craps table is always a casino hot spot, but how can you be sure the game's legit? Learn just how casinos test dice and how avid players spot the cheats.

By Bambi Turner


Forget the lap pool. Forget the bocce court. Your kingdom needs lawn chess, and we're going to help you get it. Maybe even this weekend.

By John Perritano

How can you play a game of baseball in your backyard and ensure you don't hit your neighbor's Mercedes? We've got five safety tips for you.

By Dave Roos

Ever heard the expression, "Almost only counts in horseshoes"? It refers to scoring in the game, but it could apply to building a horseshoe pit in your backyard. You can have something almost as good as a professional court with little effort.

By Patrick J. Kiger

Not all lawn games need to come from a box! Many can be built from scratch easily and will look a lot better than the store-bought ones. We'll tell you how.

By Laurie L. Dove


A treasure hunt in your own backyard or house will liven up your child's birthday party and keep the guests busy long enough for you to set out the refreshments. You could even craft one just to amuse your kids on a rainy day.

By Julia Layton

Yeah, swings are OK. But they're a whole lot more fun when they're paired with a replica of the Ghostbusters station. Or they hang from a tree house that puts the Swiss Family Robinson one to shame. Come see.

By Kate Kershner