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Though initially rejected by the toy firm Parker Brothers, Monopoly has become one of the world’s most popular board games. Players move around the game board buying properties and developing them with houses and hotels. Their opponents then pay rent when they land on these spaces. Players can also pick up “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards, with outcomes ranging from being sent to jail to winning second prize in a beauty contest. What city inspired the locations on the US game board? More… Discuss

word: footling


Definition: (adjective) (Informal) Small and of little importance.
Synonyms: fiddling, niggling, picayune, piddling, piffling, trivial, petty, lilliputian, little
Usage: His footling gestures were insufficient to win back my favor. Discuss.
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Tafl Games

Tafl games were a family of popular board games that spread with the Vikings throughout northern Europe from about 400 CE and were widely played until the introduction of chess in the 12th century. Played on a checkered board, the games featured two uneven teams of pieces—a larger one that attacked and a smaller one that defended. The rules of these games, though largely lost, have been pieced together using literary sources from various historical periods. What was the objective of these games? More… Discuss