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The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Week Four

Today marks the end of Chris and Mark’s four-week Shape Up playthrough. What have they learned over the past month? Did either of them gain any muscle or lose any weight? And who the hell are you to determine what constitutes a push-up, anyway? All will be revealed in this final chapter!


The Australian Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Week Three

We’re currently in the third week of our Shape Up Xbox One Challenge and things are starting to heat up. Last night, Chris and Mark took some time out from the Quest Mode to battle each other in the game’s grueling push-up challenge. Here is the video.


80th Anniversary Monopoly Set Includes Game Tokens From Across The Ages

There have been so many versions of Monopoly released that your eyes probably glaze over when you’re trying to choose one. But if you’re looking for as pure a Monopoly experience as possible, this 80th Anniversary Edition features a game board that’s as close to the original version as possible, and a collection of game tokens fro across the ages — including that recently-introduced cat.


Gigantic Wooden Dice Fill Your Yard With Yahtzee

Like giant Koi in a pond who’ve grown larger than their goldfish siblings trapped in a bowl, this set of six over-sized wooden dice is designed to be tossed around in your spacious backyard. They say everything is better when it’s super-sized, right? So playing with Yahtzee with five of these dice might actually come close to being actually fun.


Fitmodo: Can You Get Fit Playing A Console? Challenge Accepted!

The Australian Challenge: Today marks the midway point of Chris and Mark’s month-long Shape Up challenge. In today’s episode, the boys share their initial thoughts about the core game mechanics and how it “shapes up” as a fitness application.


Design And Detonate A Simulated Fireworks Show With No Risk Of Injury

If you ask someone what their favourite toy was growing up they will probably say something like Lego. But deep down it was really the illegal fireworks their friend’s cousin’s uncle got from his neighbour. Nothing can quite match the thrill of something going boom, and now amateur pyrotechnics enthusiasts can safely scratch that itch with software that lets you simulate a full-on fireworks extravaganza.


Even Noughts And Crosses Has Jumped The 3D Shark

It doesn’t take long after learning to play Noughts and Crosses to realise that once you’ve mastered the basic tactics, your games will end in an infinite run of ties. But Pressman Toy has done the impossible and made Noughts and Crosses actually sound interesting again by upping the challenge with the introduction of a third dimension.


A Card Game That Requires You To Keep Your Phone Out Is Genius

Tired of being guilted into putting your phone away while you and your friends have gathered for an evening of Catan? Try convincing them to play Game of Phones instead. It’s a simple card game that requires everyone playing to have a smartphone chock full of music, photos, and social media apps — at least if they want to win.


Someone Figured Out How To Turn Puzzles Into A Board Game

Puzzles can be a fun way to kill some time with friends or family, but there’s no real competition until someone claims the last piece. How are you supposed to know who’s superior to who? The folks at GameBrotherZ have come up with a solution with a board game called Tracktic that combines your love of puzzles with your love of victory (and rubbing it in).


You Can Actually Play A Game Of Snake On This Hacked Backlit Keyboard

If Solitaire and Minesweeper have been stripped from all the computers at work but you’re still after a discreet way to kill a few minutes, you owe a debt of gratitude to Jeroen Domburg who successfully hacked a backlit Coolermaster QuickFire Rapid-I mechanical keyboard to play the classic game of Snake — which you might remember from an old Nokia phone.