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Today is the birthday of Alfred M. Butts, the man who invented Scrabble, a game I’ve been playing for as long as I can remember. Words with Friends was one of the first iPhone apps I installed, and I’ve played it pretty much daily for almost a decade now. Long, long before the iPhone was […]

Friday Five: Favorite iPhone Games

Words With Friends

Friday Five: Video Games

X-Wing vs TIE FighterHere are the five video games I loved most as a kid:

  1. Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
    wikipedia, Amazon
  2. EA Sports NCAA Football
    wikipedia, website, Amazon
  3. Age of Empires II
    wikipedia, website, Amazon
  4. B-17 Bomber
    wikipedia, website
  5. Burger Time
Friday Five: My Favorite Words with Friends Words
  1. SQUAD
  2. JO
  3. ZA
  5. CHAI
Friday Five: Favorite NFLRZ Games

Frankfurter FlingHere are my five favorite games on the NFLRZ:

  1. Frankfurter Fling
    I’ve played this game hundreds of times and never get tired of it.
  2. Safety Dance
    Yes, actually, that is yours truly voicing the penalties.
  3. Blitz Bot Chuck
    I just really like all the explosions in this one.
  4. NFLRZ Bank Heist
    This game reminds me of Thief, which I used to play with my little sister all the time.
  5. Jump Duck
    This game is best when you can play against a competitor.
Caine’s Arcade

Oh, man. I love this kid.

Just One More Game …

There’s a really good article in this week’s New York Times Magazine on the hyperaddictive, time-sucking, relationship-busting, mind-crushing power and allure of silly digital games. (hat tip to @sprokolopolis)

Friday Five: Toys

Atari 2600
These are the games and toys I loved the most for about the first twelve years of my life.

Nobody Really Likes Farmville

I think I will stab myself in the stomach with a fork if one more person sends me a stray chicken or cat or whatever it is that people keep sending me; but it’s worth reading this seriously fascinating psychological analysis of why people play that annoying game.

Friday Five: Monopoly Properties
  1. St. Charles Place
  2. Marvin Gardens
  3. Park Place
  4. Pennsylvania Railroad
  5. Connecticut Avenue
Friday Five: Risk Territories
  1. Kamchatka
  2. Western Australia
  3. Brazil
  4. Eastern United States
  5. India
NCAA Football 10: Review

I have had EA Sports NCAA Football 10 for about three weeks. (My friend Kelly won it for me in a silent auction at our friend’s charity golf tournament last month.) Since I have had every copy of this title since 1994, I think I am able to provide a decent review of the current […]

Friday Five: Classic Board Games
  1. Monopoly
  2. Risk
  3. Life
  4. Clue
  5. Trivial Pursuit
Friday Five: iPhone Games

The iPhone games that are occupying the highest percentage of my free time right now are:

  1. FlightControl (previously)
  2. Wild West Pinball
  3. Parachute Panic
  4. Wild West Guns
  5. SkyBurger

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Frankfurter Fling (Flash Game)

In the last two years my company has published almost 100 Flash games. That, my friends, is a lot. It’s very nearly a new game every week. We have a tremendously talented group of unbelievably creative artists and some of the sharpest web developers on the planet. The games we produce are generally targeted at […]


Crap. There goes the rest of 2008. Take a look at Frenzic (iPhone version), “a fast-paced, addictive game that makes Tetris look like child’s play.”

More Cowbell

Catch and devour the brains of the living.

Office Supply Movies

Now this is just plain nifty marketing. From a post at meryl.net comes twenty movie scenes recreated using only office stationery It’s a game and you have to guess each one. I nabbed fifteen of them and am kicking myself for not getting four of the five I missed. Give it a go and let […]

Speed Stacks

Are you as surprised as me that this is not on ESPN right after the poker and billiards championships? Apparently there is a new “sport” sweeping the country by storm: Cup Stacking, in which teams attempt to stack — and unstack (maybe that’s the “sport” part?) — specially designed plastic cups. File under: Decline of […]