Category Archives for Games

When you and a friend have words, it can sometimes be a great thing: Words with Friends

Yes, this is one of the most popular mobile games on the planet and, yes, it’s old news, but trust me, there are plenty of people who don’t know about it. Like my over-40, non-geeky women friends who inspired me … Continue reading

27. May 2013 by Pam
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An immersive design experience that happens to be a mobile game: PUK

You should know by now I don’t do games, but I do do pretty, and PUK, despite the rather unfortunate associations its name evokes (probably because I’m a girl and hockey was not the first thing I thought of…), is … Continue reading

01. April 2013 by Pam
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I could wile away the hours… taking movie trivia quizzes with Trailerpop

I got so disgusted with the “We Saw Your Boobs” number, and the fact that the smug little twirp game show host they hired to MC the Oscars pointed out Jennifer Aniston’s “exotic” dancing past, that I turned off this … Continue reading

21. March 2013 by Pam
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It doesn’t get more zen than jigsaw puzzles, and we can all use a little of that: Join the Hearts

Grandma’s garage had shelves and shelves of ancient, semi-flattened jigsaw puzzle boxes, which I’d paw through on long summer days at her place as a kid. (There was a certain stress involved because you never knew if there were pieces … Continue reading

13. March 2013 by Pam
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Pudding Monsters will distract you with its terrible cuteness if you’re waiting for terrible news

The hubs and I had one of those doctor’s appointments last week. One of those appointments where you hold hands and sweat in the waiting room, you know the kind of appointment I’m talking about. In true doc office waiting … Continue reading

20. February 2013 by Sam
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Let your kid toss a (cartoon) hamster rather than his food: Geared 2

I brought along a little baggie of cheese crackers to my cousin’s wedding because my kid was two and I figured I’d slip him one every time he started to get fidgety. It worked for a bit, but then he … Continue reading

17. February 2013 by Pam
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High or Low (Drinking Game) for Tequila shots, because inside nearly every Cowgirl is a Badgirl

I live in a country known for its culture of pragmatic moderation, but every now and then I’m bored, with friends, and we want to be bad. I’ve taught a few of my French friends how to throw a decent … Continue reading

18. December 2012 by Sam
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Try delicious Buddha Finger (nothing to do with chicken or Chinese food)

Two words: teenage stepkids. Strike terror into your heart? Exactly. So when I see an opportunity for quality time with my 16-year-old stepdaughter, I grab it. I never would have expected such an opportunity to come in the form of … Continue reading

17. December 2012 by Pam
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Poker Hands is teaching me when to hold ‘em

And when to fold ‘em. A couple of months ago I competed, on a whim, in my first Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Despite the fact that my dad taught me to play with pennies when I was barely old enough to … Continue reading

26. November 2012 by Sam
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Triple Town may be a gateway drug, but I needed an intervention

I couldn’t stop. I swear, I don’t know what got ahold of me. I’m not a gamer. I cringe at the thought of wasting precious time in front of a screen doing nothing that will benefit me, causing me pangs of guilt … Continue reading

21. November 2012 by Sam
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