Backgammon Baby Brings A Hip Aesthetic To The Board Game

Backgammon Baby board games

Erica Anenberg, the founder of Backgammon Baby board games, is no stranger to design. Before embarking on creating cool backgammon sets, she designed jewelry, handbags, stained glass windows for LA’s Kabbalah Center Synagogue, a 16-foot ice bar for the Oscars and intimate glass keepsakes for the Emmys. (more…)

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The 15 Most Fun Chess Sets for Kids

The most fun chess sets for kids

You saw The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix and now you and your kids want play chess. Why not get them a chess set that’s as fun to play with as it is educational? There are officially licensed and branded chess sets that include many of today’s beloved pop-culture characters and they make playing the strategy game much more fun for kids who already have the hang of it. (more…)

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Pandemic Loteria Is Here And It’s Mucho Bueno.

Pandemic Loteria game

We’ve been chomping at the bit for a Coronavirus-related game and thankfully artist Rafael Gonzalez Jr. has come to the rescue with his pandemic-themed version of the Mexican bingo game, Loteria. The tongue-in-cheek version alters the game’s original iconography and replaces it Covid-19 related ones drawn by Rafael. The Texas-based artist’s version of Pandemic Loteria includes 37 cards, 10 boards and is available for purchase. (more…)

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Inconceivable! 25 Great Gifts for Princess Bride Fans

He dies, she gets kidnapped, but it all turns out okay.” Released over 30 years ago director Rob Reiner’s beloved 1987 film, The Princess Bride just keeps gaining fans and inspiring products. A cult classic for both young and old, it combines humor, romance and adventure with an extraordinary cast that results in a movie one can watch over and over again. And quote over and over again. “As You Wish”, “Inconceivable”, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, Prepare to die”, “Twoo Luv”, “I’m Not A Witch, I’m Your Wife.”, “Sleep well, I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.”  (more…)

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A Visit To The Museum of Failure in Los Angeles

The Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Swedish clinical psychologist and self-described “innovation researcher” Dr. Samuel West. Brought to Los Angeles last December for an initial two-month run, the temporary museum exhibition consists of a 100+ marketing failures from some of the world’s best known brands and companies such as Mattel, Apple and Nabisco. (more…)

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