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Hasbro ‘Monopoly: Socialism’ Game Upsets Socialistsby Shifra on August 23, 2019
Further proof that Libs/Leftists/Progs/Socialists have no sense of humor. Via Washington Examiner. Monopoly, sort of like a socialist society, wants your money. The Hasbro game now has a socialism edition, and for people who can laugh at its tongue-in-cheek tagline, “winning is for capitalists,” it could be a great addition to board game night. Be warned, though, that if you do choose to enlighten your guests about the potential perils of socialism, including universal healthcare and no-tip vegan restaurants, you might not want to invite this guy…. I bought a copy of Hasbro's mean-spirited and woefully ill-informed "MONOPOLY: SOCIALISM" board game so you don't have to – a thread 1/ pic.twitter.com/YhZWDjkAnj — Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) August 21, 2019 ….According to...
Monopoly Launches New Electronic Cashless Editionby Shifra on June 25, 2019
Nooooooo ! First, they dumped the iconic thimble, boot and wheelbarrow. Now, they’re getting rid of the pink, blue and orange bank notes. What’s next, ditching the board? Via CBS News. Monopoly, the beloved board game known for teaching players basic money principles, has a new lesson to teach: Cash is so yesteryear. Toy company Hasbro, which makes the game, recently announced a digital version that does away with the classic paper money and adds a voice assistant to manage all the buying and selling. Instead of handling the familiar pink, blue and orange bank notes, players can press a button atop a top hat at the center of the board to access a digital “Mr. Monopoly,” a nod to...
Winners of 2017 Toy Hall of Fame: Clue, Wiffle Ball, Paper Airplanesby Shifra on November 10, 2017
Clue was an excellent choice. But the PEZ candy dispenser lost to the wiffle ball? Maybe the Toy Hall of Fame voting is rigged. Must ask Donna Brazile. Via IGN. Clue, Wiffle Ball, and paper airplanes are this year’s National Toy Hall of Fame inductees. The three entries beat out nine other 2017 finalists, according to The Strong Museum, including Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox Cars, My Little Pony, PEZ Candy Dispenser, play food, Risk, sand, Transformers, and Uno. Speaking on why these three classics were chosen, The Strong said Clue has remained an “icon of pop culture” for decades, while Wiffle Ball “changed the outdoor play landscape.” Regarding paper airplanes, it added, “Where some toys require financial investment, paper airplanes...
Dem Lawmaker Wants to Regulate… Pokemon Goby Shifra on July 14, 2016
Because that’s what Dems do best… impose regulations. Here are some other nanny-state proposals from Ortiz: Banning salt from restaurants, taxing sugary drinks, putting age restrictions on who can ride hoverboards. Busy guy… Via Gothamist. A New York State assemblyman from Brooklyn is reportedly “pondering” doing something in the Albany legislature (lolz) about all these kids and their new-fangled Pokémon Gos. Assembly man’s man Felix Ortiz clearly has his finger on the pulse in this interview with Politico: Like any new technology, it has its advantages and disadvantages, and like any new technology, it has to be looked at very, very carefully. Everything comes down to people’s responsibility as well as corporate responsibility. Every single one of us who might...
New Scrabble Star’s Strategy: Shorter Wordsby Shifra on May 22, 2016
World Scrabble Champion Wellington Jighere Out: QUIXOTRY (365 point) In: DACOIT (36 points), YOW (34) and AAH (17) Via WSJ. Nigeria is beating the West at its own word game, using a strategy that sounds like Scrabble sacrilege. By relentlessly studying short words, this country of 500 languages has risen to dominate English’s top lexical contest. Last November, for the final of Scrabble’s 32-round World Championship in Australia, Nigeria’s winningest wordsmith,Wellington Jighere, defeated Britain’s Lewis Mackay, in a victory that led morning news broadcasts in his homeland half a world away. It was the crowning achievement for a nation that boasts more top-200 Scrabble players than any other country, including the U.K., Nigeria’s former colonizer and one of the board...
Nooo! Cracker Jack Ending Toy Prizes In Favor of Digital Codesby Tammy on April 23, 2016
After 125 years, folks, 125 YEARS! People, this is awful. Is there nothing sacred? The toys in the Cracker Jack box are classic and fun. They require a kid using their imagination. Not everything has to be digital, in fact, the digital experience removes us from the human experience. It has its place, but really, nothing will replace getting a mood ring or a dinosaur or even a toy gun! Yes, all teeny-tiny but that’s the point. I suppose I should be grateful we still have boardgames like Monopoly.At the next TAMFest we need to have a boardgame night! Here’s the sad news from Mental Floss. After 125 years of including wrapped toy prizes in each Cracker Jack caramel popcorn...