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Table Tennis any time/place

ttn2

Originating in Victorian England, the game of Table Tennis has also been known as Whiff-Whaff as well of course as Ping-Pong. Created by British officers in India with rudimentary sets being brought back to Blighty these were turned into a commercial enterprise by both Jaques and Parker and the game has seen a resurgence …

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Best Technic yet?

bucket2

The largest LEGO Technic set so far, a set we’ve hankered after since seeing it way back in January. This 3,900 plus piece set is based on what is the largest bit of engineering kit on the planet. The Bucket wheel excavator, a surface mining machine is a behemoth and …

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A Mazing Games

Labyrinth

Launched in this, the 30th year since the film was made Labyrinth The Board game, endorsed by Jim Henson is arriving with us later this summer. Gameplay has Sarah trying to defeat Bowie/ Jareth and his Labyrinth or perhaps the the Goblin King turns little Toby into a goblin baby – …

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Selfies, singing and lots of social

Selfie Stick

  Human evolution couldn’t keep up with the rise of the reverse camera shot, the selfie that is, so an entire extendable “limb” had to be developed at speed, people simply couldn’t get the shot they wanted. People weren’t willing to put up with these sub-standard self-portraits with parts of …

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Game of the Year aka Spiel des Jahres

2016

Every year, since 1979, a crack team of judges bunker down in a room for a few days and shape a shortlist of the best games, they then debate the overall winner and the prestigious title is awarded of “Spiel des Jahres”. The way the boardgame scene has shifted up …

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Stuff for when it is Scorchio

WetHead

Trending on social media today #hottestdayoftheyear is likely the talk of the water-cooler where real people gather and beer gardens across the nation shall fill up at lunchtime and early evening, our obsession and reaction to the weather is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. Don’t wait around for the washing …

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Ghostbusters has an ectoplasmic toy offering

Ghost Busters

We took the trip to absorb some Ghostbusting goodness at the cinema over the weekend, it was great to see the cameo appearances from the 80’s cast and overall it was a decent blend of gags and CGI. No huge whoop but far from a flop, it’s been up against …

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Pokémon Go – show the love without a smartphone

Pokemon

It has been quite the week for Nintendo, quite suddenly an app appeared, swept over several continents, downloaded more times in a week than a certain dating app has been in four years and set to surpass Twitter anytime now. The amount of time people are using it daily far …

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Board of Football?

Socceristic

It has been a footballtastic tournament in some ways, namely the Welsh making it so far and the Icelandic chant which, it appears, they should’ve copyrighted as more nations start to use it. Fans of the beautiful game who want some of the action but none of the running about …

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Who? What? Where? – Give us a Cleudo

Cluedo Bard Game

Not since its arrival in 1949 has Cleudo had an overhaul such as this, killing off an iconic character and replacing her with fresh blood. So long serving housekeep Mrs White is off, gone, no-longer in play replaced by Dr Orchid, her resume as follows; “Privately schooled in Switzerland until …

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