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Scrabble (game)

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  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...
  • Herman Katkow, clothing store owner

    Herman Katkow, clothing store owner
    Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95. As...
  • There be dragons: 'Of Dice and Men' explores the story of D&D

    In the early 1970s, three guys in the Midwest invented a genuinely new kind of game. David Wesely, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson were all fascinated by complicated tabletop war simulations; Wesely was the one who revolutionized game-play when he asked...
  • Kids Read & Write Program reviews: Week one

    Kids Read & Write Program reviews: Week one
    This summer, Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to submit reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here’s what young writers had to say. Watch for more in the coming weeks. "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton I read "The Outsiders." Ponyboy...
  • Words With Friends teaching yutz new tricks

    Words With Friends teaching yutz new tricks
    My mom's late Auntie Beth was the best Scrabble player I ever saw. She routinely beat everyone in the family well into her 90s. An avid crossword solver, she knew words I never heard of, and she was a great strategist to boot. At her big 100th...
  • Five Questions for Ed Sloman

    Five Questions for Ed Sloman
    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...
  • Exchanging words with friends

    Last December, the actor Alec Baldwin was asked to leave an American Airlines flight boarding at Los Angeles International Airport because of his desire to continue to play the game Words with Friends on his smartphone after the aircraft's doors had...
  • Cupcakes and kindness at the center of 'Wee-Pie'

    Cupcakes and kindness at the center of 'Wee-Pie'
    Baking as an act of redemption and reinvention has cropped up rather frequently in the American cultural landscape recently — think Keri Russell as an abused wife who finds her purpose in pies in "Waitress" or Kristen Wiig's thwarted bakery owner in...
  • Chuck Foley dies at 82; co-invented Twister party game

    Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82. The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
  • Allan B. Calhamer dies at 81; inventor of Diplomacy game

    The origins of the board game Diplomacy can be traced to an old geography book that Allan B. Calhamer discovered while rummaging around with a friend in the attic of his boyhood home in suburban Chicago. Calhamer was fascinated by the exotic countries...
  • Album review: Serengeti's 'Kenny Dennis LP'

    Album review: Serengeti's 'Kenny Dennis LP'
    Who is Kenny Dennis? He's a 53-year-old, Mike Ditka-loving, mustachioed Chicago lunkhead and rapper who formerly starred in a fictional hip-hop trio. A project that began as a character invented by rapper Serengeti in 2008, Kenny's got an opinion about...