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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…

This 'March for Our Lives' Browser Game Helps Spread Awareness for Saturday's March This 'March for Our Lives' Browser Game Helps Spread Awareness for Saturday's March

On Saturday, March 24, people will be gathering all over the country for the March for Our Lives. This browser game, Game for Our Lives, was built to help spread the word about the protest, and give you a nice distraction on Friday afternoon.

How to Introduce a Child With Autism to Minecraft  How to Introduce a Child With Autism to Minecraft 

It’s hard to say exactly why children with autism are some of the greatest devotees of Minecraft, the computer game in which you build endless worlds out of Lego-like blocks. Stuart Duncan, a father of two, believes it’s because it’s a perfect union of two opposites. On one hand, Minecraft offers structure—everything…

How to Set Up the PlayStation 4's New Parental Controls How to Set Up the PlayStation 4's New Parental Controls

The PlayStation 4 just released a firmware update (5.50) that brought a ton of great features, like comprehensive parental controls. Here’s how you can set age restrictions for certain types of games and movies, set spending limits in the PlayStation Store, and regulate game time each day using the new Family…

GeForce Now Will Let You Stream Games By the Hour GeForce Now Will Let You Stream Games By the Hour

You might have some ultraportable laptop or entry-level MacBook, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the pleasure of a triple-A video game. Nvidia’s game streaming service, GeForce Now, is already on its Shield set-top box but you can try it out on your Mac or PC and get started streaming games from…

Gamify Chores With Little Kids  Gamify Chores With Little Kids 

I know, chores are chores. But take it from Mary Poppins, the O.G. Supernanny: “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” To save yourself from the drudgery of daily household maintenance, you must find that element.

Learn About Fake News With This Web Game Learn About Fake News With This Web Game

In Bad News, a ten-minute web game by Cambridge social psychology professor Sander van der Linden, you play a devious conspiracy theorist spreading fake news. The point, van der Linden tells Fast Company, is to teach people how disinformation is made and spread.

Teach Your Kid to Be a Good Sport Teach Your Kid to Be a Good Sport

Everyone who has a child in a competitive hobby knows the types: the boy who disputes every call the referee makes, the parent who hurls invective from the sidelines, the girl who can barely bring herself to shake hands after her team loses. Playing sports and games is hugely valuable for child development: They learn…

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