games

Go Play Super Mario 64 In Your Browser, Right Now

Remember Super Mario 64, the game that made your childhood, and probably introduced you to 3D gaming? Well, it’s back. And you don’t need to go digging around in the attic to play it.


Message Board Scrabble Lets Everyone Play Whenever They Have Time

One of the reasons Words With Friends became so popular on smartphones was because it let players take as much time as they needed between turns. There was no pressure from other players while everyone sat around a game board at a table. So perhaps this hanging message board version of Scrabble was partly inspired by Words With Friends, because it lets families or roommates play a game at whatever pace they prefer.


A DIY Classic Game & Watch Handheld Made With An Old Nokia Mobile Phone

Before the Game Boy came along, handheld gaming consoles were limited to just a single title, played on a low-quality segmented LCD display. At the time it was cutting edge stuff, but by today’s standards they kind of suck. So to scratch his nostalgic gaming itch, Instructables contributor Andrew Hannay built his own Game & Watch with improved electronics so it could be loaded with multiple games.


You Can Play Hungry Hungry Hippos With 3D-Printed Jeremy Clarkson Heads

We all get a little hangry from time to time, and if you want to show your support for Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and his recent ‘disagreements’ with the BBC, you can now 3D-print some replacement heads for the popular Hungry Hungry Hippos game turning each animal into a ravenous miniature version of Jezza.


Paddle-Shaped Flasks Completely Redefine Beer Pong

Here’s a new take on Beer Pong that makes the game appear more like traditional table tennis, so you can play it with friends in your garage while your parents are still in the house and none the wiser.


IKEA Bans Fun (And 32,000-Person Games Of Hide-And-Seek) 

IKEA has banned hide-and-seek in its Dutch stores, a smart move that has nonetheless upset tens of thousands of whimsical twentysomethings who planned to descend on the store for a few games.


Race The Clock To Rebuild This Puzzle Cube After You Drop It On The Floor

Sometimes the challenge of just completing a puzzle isn’t enough. When you’re trying to prove you’re better than your friends you need a specific metric to validate your superiority. So this puzzle, made of randomly-shaped pieces that assemble into a perfect cube, has a built-in timer that starts when the cube breaks apart, and stops when you’ve successfully re-assembled it.


Hanging Scrabble Lights Let You Spell Out Any Glowing Message

Scrabble has been a staple of board game night for decades, and now you can impress your friends with the perfect decor the next time you all get together to challenge each other’s vocabulary. These Scrabble lights actually come all blank out of the box, allowing you to use a set of clear stickers to spell out any message you want.


A Scent-Blasting Face Mask: Because Virtual Reality Isn't Weird Enough

When you’re hacking your way through a sweltering jungle in virtual reality, wouldn’t you like to feel as disgustingly hot and humid as your video game character? To smell that distinctive jungle scent? No? Then you’d sure as hell better not pay $US250 for the Feelreal this winter.


No One Asked For A Flux Capacitor Version Of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It

It’s impossible to improve the gameplay of classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, or even Yahtzee. So how do you go about convincing people to buy more copies of a game that stays playable for decades? You re-brand it. Monopoly is already available in about a thousand different flavours, and now it’s time for Yahtzee to get upgraded as a glowing, flashing flux capacitor.