Green Army Men, Rubik’s Cube, Bubbles Inducted Into National Toy Hall Of Fame

The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik’s Cube, and bubbles.


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‘Buzzkill,’ ‘Schmutz,’ & ‘Chillax’: Scrabble Adds 5,000 New Words To Official Players Dictionary

Beatbox, buzzkill, chillax, coqui, frenemy, funplex, jockdom, joypad, mixtape, mojito, ponzu, qigong, schmutz, sudoku and yuzu. Geocache was also added, voted into the dictionary by the public during a Facebook contest in May.


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NYC’s Best Bars With Board Games

Connect Four, Apples To Apples and Sorry! aren’t just for kids. Check out NYC’s best bars with board games the next time you’re feeling competitive.


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Now Pitching In The World Series: The Man They Call ‘Scrabble’

Pat Farnack had weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.


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Nina In NY: Monday Morning Gripes & Grumbles

Aaah, do you smell that? It smells like Monday morning in NYC. Sweet, sweet Monday morning. Personally, Mondays are when my rage and frustration are at their absolute peak.