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Zombie Dash Board Game. The Lighted Bocce Ball Set. This is the illuminated bocce ball set that allows you to play in the dark.

The Lighted Bocce Ball Set

Each of the eight balls has an LED that allows you to see it in the dark from up to 100' away. You can choose from the included sets of lighted or flashing LEDs and use them interchangeably. The LEDs can be turned on or off using a switch located on each ball. The white pallino includes a white LED for easy targeting at night. The four pairs of balls--colored red, blue, yellow, and green--measure 4 1/4" in diameter (the official size for International Bocce Federation play) and weigh only two-thirds of a competition ball, allowing for easier play on soft surfaces such as sand.

Lifetime Guarantee The Lighted Bocce Ball Set comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee at no additional charge. Should you have any questions, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 50 Foot Snowball Launcher. This toy blaster makes and launches softball-sized snowballs up to 50', allowing rapid, long-range assaults during neighborhood snowball confrontations.

The 50 Foot Snowball Launcher

Simply place snow in the forming chamber and close the lid; it packs three perfectly spherical snowballs. To blast your mark, place one snowball in the muzzle, aim the launcher, and pull back the slingshot mechanism—the distance a snowball travels depends on the force applied. Because the blaster is powered by elastomers instead of batteries, it provides uninterrupted, fast-action play. Made of durable, cold-resistant plastic. Includes targets for shooting practice. Lifetime Guarantee The 50 Foot Snowball Launcher comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee at no additional charge. Should you have any questions, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Puma Ping Pong Table by Aruliden. Puma Ping Pong Table by Aruliden The design firm Aruliden has revealed a new Puma-branded Ping Pong Table for “after-hours athletes”.

Puma Ping Pong Table by Aruliden

This modern take on the classic ping pong table has a few fun details, like a chalk board covering, hidden shelving and a chain-link net. The Puma Ping Pong Table’s chalk board skin let’s you keep score, label the winner and inscribe any manner of note or design pattern. With a bit of chalk, you can immediately embellish this ping pong table as your own. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a design firm tackle ping pong (see the chrome ping pong table we covered last year), and we hope it won’t be the last. Written by: thecoolist on June 2, 2010. Learn to play pool in ten minutes.

How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time. I admit it.

How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time

When I first heard there are actual tournaments for Rock-paper-scissors, sanctioned by the World Rock Paper Scissors Society, I laughed. I mean seriously, $50k to the winner of a game that requires no skill whatsoever? Absurd. Boy was I wrong. Rock-paper-scissors isn't just a silly game kids play or a way to decide who has to be the designated driver at parties. Males have a tendency to throw rock on their first try, inexperienced RPS players will subconsciously deliver the item that won previously, and paper is thrown least often, so use it as a surprise. A Better Hangman Strategy. There’s no easy way to say it.

A Better Hangman Strategy

You’ve probably been playing Hangman wrong your entire life! What is the optimal strategy for guessing letters to maximize the chances of getting your first letter? What is hangman? In its purest form, hangman is a word game played between two people. One person selects a secret word, and the other tries to determine the word by guessing it letter-by-letter. The player with the secret writes a series of dashes, one representing each letter in the solution. As a young person, when you first started to play the game, you probably called out random letters. Next, you probably graduated to learning that not all letters are used equally.

Once you get just a couple of letters of in a hangman puzzle, the game becomes easier. Code, Cyphers and Secret Writing Ordering of letter frequency in English language: Hacking Scrabble (Part One) @karger I was just about to post the exact same idea.

Hacking Scrabble (Part One)

I thought the same thing, except that has its own complications. Just "limit[ing] your word sets to words starting with a" as you suggest would not work without a lot of additional logic to cover whether or not things like "aa," "bb," etc. are valid. "aa" is a valid word so you would need to come up with only words that fit both of these criteria: - Starts with "a" - Contains at least one "a" (not counting the first letter) "bb" is not valid word so you would need to come up with only words that fit both of these criteria: Settlers of Catan. Laser Tag Has Evolved Beyond Recognition - Gizmodo. How to Choose the Perfect Board Game. The 150 Foot Slinging Snowball Xistera.

Storming the Castle: The Princess Bride Game. Settlers of Catan.