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Detours from home: Killing boredom with tabletop role-playing

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:02 PM

How my “free time” led me to explore a new hobby

LIST: 10 group games you can play remotely

Apr 05, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Here are some remote game night ideas for the lockdown

How a one-man team created a place to play

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:45 AM

At the Roll Play Game Lounge, there’s no need to purchase food or drinks. Once you enter, all you need to do is play.

Dr Pimple Popper's 'Pimple Pete': The game you didn't know you needed

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:24 AM

The game – a collaboration between Dr Pimple Popper Sandra Lee and Spin Master – will hit shelves in August yet

IT'S REAL. Pimple Pete challenges players to 'extract' rubbery 'pimples' from Pete's face. Screenshot from the Toys'R'Us YouTube

Party games to keep your barkada off their phones

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:52 PM

First one to use their phone treats everybody!

Cheating encouraged in new Monopoly version

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The 'Cheaters Edition' adds 15 cheat cards covering the most common types of traditionally unsportsmanlike play such as moving tokens more spaces than allowed by the dice, avoiding rent, or stealing money from the ban

CHEATERS EDITION. This image obtained on February 2, 2018 courtesy of Hasbro Gaming shows the deck of the new Monopoly 'Cheaters Edition.' AFP PHOTO / HASBRO

LOOK: Kids try out 'Master of Disaster' board game

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The Master of Disaster board game aims to teach kids at an early age about preparedness and response should a disaster strike

MASTER OF DISASTER. Kids at the Batang Emergency Response Team (BERT) camp at the CAMANAVA Science and Technology Fair play the "Master of Disaster" board game. Photo by ASSIST

WATCH: Prepare for disasters by playing a board game

Jul 29, 2017 - 6:28 PM

The Civil Defense board game aims to teach concepts on disaster risk reduction in a fun and engaging way

Game designer Eric Lang in Manila for ToyCon PH

Jun 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Game designer Eric Lang shares some of his insights into the board game industry

ERIC LANG. Game designer Eric Lang poses for the camera. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

Human Go champ scores surprise victory over supercomputer

Mar 13, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Lee Se Dol thrashes AlphaGo after a nail biting match that lasts nearly 5 hours

Computer draws first blood in clash with Go grandmaster

Mar 09, 2016 - 2:42 PM

UPDATED After about 3 1 2 hours of play Lee one of the greatest players of the ancient board game in the modern era resigns when it becomes clear the AlphaGo computer took an unassailable lead

Lee Se-Dol, a legendary South Korean player of Go - a board game widely played for centuries in East Asia - speaks during a press conference ahead of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul on March 8, 2016. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Game over? New AI challenge to human smarts

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:33 PM

This week one test of how far Artificial Intelligence AI has come will happen in Seoul: a 5 day battle between man and machine for supremacy in the 3 000 year old Chinese board game Go

MAN AND MACHINE TO BATTLE. South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-dol (C) poses for the camera with Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc. Eric Schmidt (R) and Demis Hassabis (L), co-founder of Google DeepMind, AlphaGo developer, during a prematch briefing in a Seoul hotel in Seoul, South Korea, 08 March 2016, a day before the start of the human-computer showdown between Lee Se-dol and AlphaGo. Photo by Yonhap/EPA

Computer beats human champ in complex board game

Jan 28, 2016 - 9:57 AM

A computer defeating a professional human player at the 3 000 year old Chinese board game known as Go was thought to be about a decade off – until now

ANCIENT GAME. A game of Go. Frame grab courtesy Nature

Rappler Talk: What a board game can teach you about entrepreneurship

Aug 26, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Filipino entrepreneur Richard Dacalos developed UPSTART a role playing board game which he bills as a way for players to experience the successes and failures of a startup without the risk

[Executive Edge] Succeed, fail as entrepreneur via a board game

Aug 26, 2015 - 3:03 PM

The UPSTART board game tries to capture the real life experience and struggles of setting up a business and more

‘Better than chess’ board game makes Filipinos better thinkers

May 13, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The inventor believes it is the answer to the country s ailing education system helping improve individual organizational and analytical skills

The Think! Game is played on a hexagonal arena composed of 61 hexagon tiles with 19-game pieces for each player.

In Ludo, over 350 board games make up your fun night out

Jul 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Order your food choose your game and play Vintage and classic or ultra modern? It s up to you