Half-remembered board game ID question: In the mid-'90s, my family was visiting some friends who owned a strange board game involving evolution, species, a hexagonal grid, and lots and lots of dice. What was it? [more inside]
Help me identify this old computer game for the Timex Sinclair. [more inside]
Sometime in the late '80s or early '90s I read, in a computer magazine, a review of a game where you had to create a creature by manipulating "genes" for various traits then release it into a wireframe ecosystem. Did this game ever actually exist? Anyone heard of it? [more inside]
I will be teaching a high school class about game design to 9th and 10th graders in New York City starting next Tuesday. Looking for some suggestions for a wide range of interesting and conversation-provoking (free) online games I can have the kids play in-class. [more inside]
Are there any good collectible card games out there? I'd prefer it to be online, though it doesn't have to be. I'd prefer it to be free, and I can't really accept otherwise. I'd also prefer it to be browser based or Linux-friendly, but it's fine if it is Windows only. Is there anything out there? I came across Ederon, but the collectible part seems to be subdued, though I only played three matches so maybe I'm wrong. Tyrant on Kongregate pretty much fits the bill, but its mechanics are a bit too simple I suppose.
How can I get/see a copy of a specific episode of 'Win Ben Stein's Money'? [more inside]
Help me re-find a website/game: It was a lighthearted, rapid-fire voting game in the context of a battle. You'd be presented with two random, non-related people or things and you'd have to pick who "won the battle." You could then track who was winning, based on the number of battles they won, etc... [more inside]
I'm looking for an artificial language learning game based on trial and error. [more inside]
Well it happened. I'm officially bored with all my ipad/iphone games. The App store has exploded recently and I'm pretty binary on the things I like, plus I've got to share the device with another game-lover with different tastes . What are the best, new iPad/iPhone games? [more inside]
The song title notwithstanding, what's the board game being played in this ABBA video?
Trying to track down a Flash game/interactive animation made sometime between 2001 and 2004. [more inside]
What is the scariest first person shooter you've ever played on PC? [more inside]
What is a maximum hard drive storage does Playstation 3 (FAT) can handle? [more inside]
Ok this is a bit silly because I may have even posted a link to it on this very site, and I know for certain that at one point I had starred it or shared it on google reader, but for the life of me I can't find it again: a wordless webcomic image about mario (of super mario brothers), having some kind of bad trip. [more inside]
My seven year old daughter has fallen in love with Minecraft after watching a video review of the game with her mother. I've just started letting her play. She's in Peaceful mode. Building like crazy. She seems to be having a blast. Anything I should be aware of as she gets more involved? [more inside]
I just got a CD-ROM of my favorite computer game from the mid-90s! After several tries with different emulators, though, I'm having no luck getting it to run on my machine. Can you help me play In the 1st Degree again? [more inside]
What are some good multiplayer xbox360 games that can be played on one TV screen? Co-op preferred... [more inside]
OK so I'm hosting a game of Werewolf (Mafia) for about 10 to 12 people next week. Any tips for a successful game? Also, give me your best spine-tingly mixtape suggestions for awesome werewolf ambience! [more inside]
Are there any fun games that are played with a lot of dice at one time? [more inside]
Can you identify this 1980s arcade game featuring a tank? [more inside]
I've got this great new HDTV. I've got my 5.1 surround sound system. I've got my PS3. I've got my blackjack gum. Now all I need is a really terrifying game. [more inside]
Biology-based learning computer game in the earlyish 90's, with an amoeba? [more inside]
I recently downloaded Football Manager 2011 from Amazon.com and my saved games are often corrupted and lost causing me to get extremely frustrated. What can I do to prevent this from happening in the future? Also, why is the software so buggy? I have never had seven saved games become corrupted in any game I've had previously.
Help me find this weird little game where you control the productivity of a creature working in a cubical at a science lab... [more inside]
The girlfriend and I are going to Hawaii in a few weeks and have a 10 hour flight. I'm looking for a fun, nerdy card game to bring with us to kill some of that time, something that would be fun for two people. We both like the Fluxx variants, but they tend to spread out which seems inconvenient for the plane. Also probably things that require shouting or slapping (a la Spoons) would be bad. Bonus points if it's readily available at The Compleat Strategist in NYC.
Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
My mom wants to play [the Korean card game] Go Stop online for free but doesn't have a KSSN. What are her options besides HeyKorea? [more inside]
Penny-Arcade Filter: What's up with Episode 3 of Precipice? I seem to have missed some sort of news post or journal entry where they announced what was going on with Precipice. I really enjoyed playing the first two chapters. Are the next two just going to by Jerry writing them in word form?
I am trying to find the name of an obscure mac game i used to play in the 90's. To find by google search terms has not been successful and to describe the game is a challenge. [more inside]
Machiavelli Filter: I'm looking for games in which I can lie to, betray, manipulate and sow discord among my friends. All in the name of
supreme victory fun, of course. [more inside]
I recently heard a song that sounded like a video game. What was it? [more inside]
I don't notice anything particularly distinctive about the flavour of so-called game meats. Why do some people say they taste so different? [more inside]
Question about the game Scotland Yard. Are the rules crazy or are we just playing the game straight up wrong? [more inside]
Vaguely-remembered-game-filter: Trying to remember an article I read about a spying game. [more inside]
Help me remember the name of a helicopter firefighting game/simulator. [more inside]
Help a budding chef! How do I cook a venison roast? [more inside]
I want to play Quake 1 on an XP machine and where did all those crazy maps go? [more inside]
I'm looking for an iPhone/iPad/DS/PSP game like the flash game "Drench". [more inside]
Some friends and I are going to be playing Arkham Horror this Friday. None of us has ever played before. What advice can you give to a bunch of first-timers? [more inside]
Can anyone remember the name of a puzzle game I played via a yahoo group in the early 2000s? Every week, they'd send a logic-type puzzle that was part of a larger mystery. I never solved the last two, and I wish I had. I'd love to give it another shot if this game is still online somewhere. [more inside]
On a nostalgia kick I de-mothballed the PS2 and picked up a used copy of Half-Life. I was halfway through the game yesterday when I lost power. I was quicksaving frequently--practically every room (wussy, I know). Mystery: The saved game is still there--but it isn't. [more inside]
Probability filter: after eating the TD turkey we play the Turkey game which consists of tossing six dice. The six faces of each die are carved with the letters that spells turkey. Each combination of letters earn a different score (for example T U is 5 points, 3 Ts wipe all the points earned, etc.) with the first TURKEY being the winner. How many tosses would you need to spell TURKEY? [more inside]
Where can I get venison, moose, or other wild game sausages, either in the Seattle area or online?
Should I steam or let this duck rest first? For game birds, I've usually pricked the skin, quick-poached it, then let it sit uncovered overnight to crisp up the skin before I roast it. However, I've been using a new recipe for duck that calls for steaming it before you roast it (a wonderful recipe, btw). So the question is: should I let it sit overnight in the fridge before I steam it or after I steam it?
I'm trying to install a game on my Win7 PC. The DVD drive isn't seeing the disk. How do I get it to recognise the damn disc? Pertinent info inside. [more inside]
Help me come up with 5 different level names for my Sudoku game. [more inside]
I am looking for the name of an indie game in which the protagonist falls from the moon (?) and tries to return to his girlfriend by collecting jewels and jumping. [more inside]
Have PS3, want to fly. [more inside]