A diamond in the rough, my latest resale find

I had been toying around with the idea of buying a game table for my family room. For our occasional family game night, and pinochle night with the girls, it has always been a pain to have to lug out the needed card table and folding chairs from the basement, which was never an easy task. Although a hassle to store, a card table and chairs can be readily setup and moved. At the time that I was … [Read more...]

Jurassic World Giveaway #3 #TeamJurassic #JurassicWorld #LEGO

Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games' signature classic LEGO humor, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable … [Read more...]

PC Gaming Rigs of Yesteryear

Both of my daughters and my husband enjoy gaming. Modern gaming, on their Xbox® and Playstation® consoles. While I am much more retro - I'll take the classics like Atari over those any-day. Believe me, I hear about it too. Even our granddaughter loves Xbox®. No matter which decade you land on, if you are or have beena gamer, you'll enjoy this Retro Battlestations infographic... Source: … [Read more...]

Practice makes perfect, gaining momentum playing Mah Jongg

You’ll recall if you read my last blog My Mah Jongg experience continues that I’ve taken an interest in Mah Jongg and am in pursuit of getting better at playing it. I’ve put in many hours of practice on my own and I finally see it paying off. I have been playing with several ladies at our local senior center. When only one lady showed up last week, I decided to try another local center. … [Read more...]

A fun walk down the online memory lane (Infographic)

Thinking back, I remember almost all of these being a pretty big deal when they were new. Amazing how much the web has changed with the times. Infographic source. … [Read more...]

My Mah Jongg experience continues

If you read my last blog “Now onto figuring out this game!” you know that I am pretty serious about learning how to play the American version of Mah Jongg. I alluded to referencing “A Beginner’s Guide to American Mah Jongg How to Play the Game & Win” by Elaine Sandberg. That book, by far, helped me gain a better understanding of the game, particularly the chapter, “Cracking the Code”. In that … [Read more...]

Now onto figuring out this game

Since receiving a gift of an antique Maj Jongg game from a friend (See prior blog post "A Most Unexpected Gem" ) I’ve decided that it might be a good idea to actually learn how to play Maj Jongg. The only version that I’ve ever played is the one online where you are timed to uncover matching tiles. I would soon learn that this is nothing like any real Mah Jongg game. I decided to go to our … [Read more...]

Childhood memories rekindled with the discovery of a card game new to me! #Giveaway

When I was a kid, my girlfriends and I would spend hours playing the card game “Mille Bornes” (meaning a thousand miles in French) I don’t remember how my friend discovered this game, which was created in 1954 in France. It was different from any other card game that we’d ever played. All I recall is that we thoroughly enjoyed playing it. So, when I knew that I was going to try out a … [Read more...]

A Most unexpected Gem!

I received a call from a dear friend a couple of weeks ago asking me if she could come over, that she had something that she wanted to give to me. She explained that it was something that she had been looking for for a long time. She had put the item away in her mobile home in a very secure place, a place so secure she couldn't recall where she had hidden it until recently! I told her to come … [Read more...]

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