| Nov 16, 2013
Ed Sloman spends a lot of time at work playing games.
Sloman, the owner of Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, says he's probably played thousands of the board, card and storytelling tabletop games he sells, but his all time favorite is Magic: The Gathering...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87.
When her children told extended family members she had died, few...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Stray rays of sunlight streamed through an expanse of windows at the Maple Park Community Center, reflecting on hundreds of black and white chess pieces awaiting competition.
The competitors, aged from kindergarten to high school, entered the center&...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:39 PM
At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together.
"Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Rose G. Vassallo, a retired construction firm bookkeeper, died of complications of renal failure Thursday at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 and lived in Ellicott City.
Born Rose Grace Mignone in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Top-seeded Peter Schweitzer of Williamsburg and No. 2 Henry Prillaman of Newport News advanced to Sunday’s 9 a.m. final of the Virginia State Men’s 45 Clay Court Championships at Hilton Tennis Club.
Schweitzer beat Smithfield&...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In Part 2 of our conversation about the intricacies of puzzle creation, Rich Norris, who supplies our daily crossword, and his editor, James Lower, discuss how the games are made.
Q. Rich, the crossword credit line includes names besides yours. What...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The hand is quicker than the eye, according to David Kwong, magic consultant for the upcoming film "Now You See Me" from Summit Entertainment. But that's not the only trick behind how the film's central characters — a gang of four magicians played...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:46 PM
"Brooklyn Castle" (PBS, Monday). "I think that this is a good thing for kids to be exposed to," coach Elizabeth Vicary says in Katie Dellamaggiore's 2012 film about a fearsome and lovable inner-city middle-school chess team, "the idea that truth isn&...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:25 PM
American Exceptionalism: Which is more characteristically American — that a Texas company could invent an ordinary rifle that mimics a machine gun or that America's incomparable legal minds could find a loophole in existing anti-machine-gun laws...