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How to Get Fortnite on Any Android Phone Now How to Get Fortnite on Any Android Phone Now

When Epic Games initially released Fortnite for Android earlier this year it made it exclusively available on Samsung devices. If you’re rocking a Galaxy S9 or Note 9, then that was great news. If you had any other Android phone on the planet, it was kind of a bummer.

The Best Board Games for Kids, According to a Board Game Blogger The Best Board Games for Kids, According to a Board Game Blogger

Meeple Lady is a board game blogger, rulebook editor and podcaster. She shares with us her favorite board games for kids—ones that grownups would enjoy playing, too.

Turn Your Runs Into a Fun AR Game With 'Run an Empire' Turn Your Runs Into a Fun AR Game With 'Run an Empire'

Running has always been one of those things that I needed some sort of motivation for. Go out on a Saturday run for my health? I’ll pass. Go out on a Saturday run so I can crush all my friends in a FitBit challenge? Now we’re talking.

How to Beat An Escape Room

Escape rooms are a game where a group of friends or co-workers get locked into a space to play some puzzles, so they can all win the reward of leaving the room slightly early. Maybe you love escape rooms and you want to get faster at them; maybe you hate them and you want to get them over with. Either way, you’ll…

Play 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' for Free by Beta Testing Google's Cloud Streaming Service

Rumors of Google’s entry into the game-streaming space have circulated for ages, but today those rumors were finally confirmed when the company announced it will be teaming up with game publishers for its newly announced Project Stream service. Project Stream will allow users to play fully-fledged console and PC games…

The New Dick Move for Winning Scrabble The New Dick Move for Winning Scrabble

Merriam-Webster just updated the official Scrabble dictionary for the first time in four years (buy it here), adding some new words like bizjet (opening with the plural bizjets gets you 120 points)—plus some old words that are finally deemed playable, including OK, ew, zen, and qapik. These new words will change…

How to Win at Pinball

Pinball was once outlawed, Prohibition-style, as a gambling game. The New York City police commissioner went around bashing pinball machines for photo ops. And if you play it the amateur way, only trying to keep the ball from falling off the board, then you might also think pinball is a random game that gets boring…

Play the Free Fan-Made Sequel to the Adventure Game 'Day of the Tentacle' Play the Free Fan-Made Sequel to the Adventure Game 'Day of the Tentacle'

Windows, Mac: There’s something delightful about the old LucasArts ScummVM games: the beautiful environments, the crafty puzzles, and the incredible voice-overs (for the games that weren’t just text captions over moving mouths).

Settle Disputes About Board Game Rules With This Alexa Skill Settle Disputes About Board Game Rules With This Alexa Skill

I’m an incredibly competitive person, especially when it comes to board games. That means that I will always be the first person to declare someone is “breaking the rules” and whip out the rulebook to prove it.

The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO The Fastest Way to Level Up in Pokémon GO

With the recent announcement of Pokémon Let’s Go for the Nintendo Switch and its ability to interact with Pokémon GO, players are returning to the mobile game en masse. If you’re trying to get back into the game, here’s a trick for leveling up fast and catching up to those who never quit.

How to Use Pokémon Go's New Trading Feature How to Use Pokémon Go's New Trading Feature

Even though you probably quit playing Pokémon Go a while ago, thousands of people still “catch ‘em all” in cities across the U.S. And you might soon see a slight uptick of players where you live, because developer Niantic is (finally) adding Pokémon trading to the game, only two years after its release.

Teach Your Kids How to Play Chess By Letting Them Switch Sides With You  Teach Your Kids How to Play Chess By Letting Them Switch Sides With You 

When I was a kid, my dad taught me how certain chess pieces move by having me analyze the shapes of the pieces themselves. The rook, a castle made of horizontal and vertical lines, moves horizontally and vertically. The bishop, which has slanted lines, moves diagonally. I was never much good at the game, but I…

Win Mario Kart by Using Data Science to Choose Your Character Win Mario Kart by Using Data Science to Choose Your Character

One night at my church youth group, I thought I played the best game of Mario Kart in my life. Somehow the controller perfectly interpreted my moves better than it usually did—I wasn’t crashing or going the wrong way at all! At the end, I realized I had actually been watching my opponent’s screen, and I’d never caught…

How to Win at Horse When You're Bad at Basketball How to Win at Horse When You're Bad at Basketball

From birth to age 34 I have been good at one sport, dodgeball, because until a few years ago I never topped 110 pounds. Now I’m ready to be good at a second sport: horse (the basketball game, not the animal).

How to Get Your Clingy Significant Other to Give You Some Alone Time How to Get Your Clingy Significant Other to Give You Some Alone Time

This week we have a newlywed woman who’s desperate to get some time to herself. Is there a way for her to ask her husband to leave her alone? Will her husband finally let her get her game on in peace?

How to Stream Steam Games to Your Android Device with Steam Link How to Stream Steam Games to Your Android Device with Steam Link

I’ve always been a fan of Valve’s Steam streaming, because it means you don’t have to lug your desktop PC around your house or apartment whenever you feel like gaming somewhere else. Though your laptop might not be able to run The Witcher 3 natively—or at least, not very well—it’s a lot easier to let your gaming…

How to Use Windows 10's 'Game Bar' to Broadcast Your Terrible Fortnite Skills to the World How to Use Windows 10's 'Game Bar' to Broadcast Your Terrible Fortnite Skills to the World

I confess, I’ve never really used Windows 10's Game Bar, because I’m probably the last person who should be broadcasting their gaming habits on an online service. I’m terrible at Fortnite, I min/max in Pillars of Eternity, and I play a lot of Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms—not exactly the sexiest of titles to…

How to Keep Track of All the iOS Apps You Might Want to Download Later How to Keep Track of All the iOS Apps You Might Want to Download Later

How many times do you see an app on the App Store and think, “I should buy that, but maybe later”? You can even put off downloading free apps—something might pique your interest, but you might not feel like immediately downloading it to your iPhone or iPad for any number of reasons.

The Best Way to Unmute Web Games and Apps Silenced by Google Chrome's Latest Update The Best Way to Unmute Web Games and Apps Silenced by Google Chrome's Latest Update

Google’s latest update to Chrome came with big changes about how the browser treats autoplaying videos, but it’s now causing lots of audio issues with various web apps and games.

How to Play Better Games, With Game Designer Seth Scott and YouTuber Brian Lewis How to Play Better Games, With Game Designer Seth Scott and YouTuber Brian Lewis

Our guests this week are video game designer and Seth Scott, creator of Membrane for the Nintendo Switch, and YouTuber Brian Lewis, creator of the Magic: The Gathering advice channel Tolarian Community College. We discuss how to use party games and card games as icebreakers, channels for creativity, and full-blown…

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