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Hadouken The Halls With An Amazing Street Fighter Sweater

It’s about time the under-appreciated knitted sweater finally got some respect. Creating intricate patterns by simply zig-zagging and weaving yarn is an artform, and one that has possibly reached its peak with this truly magnificent Street Fighter design.


How Good Is Your Eye For Pixels? This Game Will Tell You

Anybody who’s done a little bit of graphic design takes pride in being able to spot the dimensions of an image. But how good are you really? Pixactly, “an online tool that tests how well you know your pixels,” will now show you in five easy rounds.


Giant Wall Scrabble Lets Everyone See What A Terrible Speller You Are

It’s not as monstrous as the wall-hanging Scrabble board that Hammacher Schlemmer sells, but Restoration Hardware’s take on the classic spelling game will look a little classier hanging on your walls. And it even includes a chalkboard for keeping score and publicly shaming players who can’t spell worth a double-letter-tile.


There's Now A Game You Can Play Right In iOS 8's Notification Center

Now that Apple has finally introduced widgets for iOS 8′s Notification Center, we’re starting to see some great ways to quickly access important info on our iPhones. But a few clever developers are pushing those widgets beyond just notifications. A new iOS game called Overglide can actually be played directly from your iPhone or iPad’s Notification Screen, without even having to unlock your device.


A Board Game That Teaches Four-Year-Olds How To Code

When was the last time a champion speller rolled up to a Bee in a Ferrari? Never. If you really want to guarantee your kids make something of themselves one day, you’ll want to forget board games like Scrabble and focus on building real-world skills. Not only does Robot Turtles teach a love of Herpetology (the study of reptiles) it also teaches them the basics of computer programming — aka coding.


You Can Run PlayStation Games On A Smartwatch For Some Reason

Gadgets have come such a ridiculously long way in the past 15 or so years. Need proof? It’s totally possible to play the flagship console games of yore on a watch now.


The Guy Who Patented The Ouija Board Has A Oujia Board Gravestone

If you’re really serious about communicating with the dead, one would guess you’d get the best reception with a Ouija board that’s conveniently installed in a cemetery. This is the headstone of Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija board, the beloved game that’s entertained and terrified people for over a century. Can you visit this Ouija grave to see it for yourself? Y-E-S.


This Classy Connect Four Set Is Cool Enough To Keep Out Of The Toy Box

Are you now, or have you ever been, a kid? If the answer is yes, chances are good that you’ve played Connect Four. (If the answer is no: Are you Benjamin Button?) If you’re still into the game but not so into the plastic frame and primary colours, this very classy set will most certainly impress even your most refined opponent.


The Spaceship Game With Firefly-Sized Ambitions

“The TV show Firefly is a big inspiration for us,” Dreadnought project director Peter Holzapfel was saying to me recently during a San Francisco preview event. “So is Sid Meier’s Pirates.” And then, for just a moment, that ceased to matter as a ship ten times the size of mine warped right in front of me.


This Cork Pot Holder Secretly Serves As A Ping Pong Net For After Dinner

Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter.


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