Posts Tagged ‘game’

Lawn Games to Get for a Father’s Day BBQ

Posted by Carten Cordell / Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Father’s Day is probably the best excuse to get the family together for a barbecue before Fourth of July. If you have the time, a DIY game is a fun way to show dad you care but nobody will hold it against you if you want to stop by the store for your lawn games.


(Photo courtesy of Kendell T. Buxton)


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Plastic Armies Invade NoVA

Havoc Board Game

Havoc D.C. Board / Photo Courtesy of Luke Costanza

If you’re going to argue over heated games of Risk, why not add a touch of familiarity? Havoc Boards aims to infuse a little hometown nostalgia into your board game brawls.

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The App Game—One of These Things Does Not Belong

Posted by Carten Cordell / Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

With more than 425,000 iPhone apps to choose from, it seems there’s an app for everything these days. After lots of searching, it appears one of these apps is a no-show to the smart phone party. Which app does not exist?

Melon Meter
This app helps you pick out the best melons at the grocery store. Tap your phone microphone on a melon for a ripeness reading.

Airport Ambiance
This app plays the sounds of the airport on demand. Maybe the take-off rumble is a soothing sound for some?

Boyfriend Reader
This app tells you if your boyfriend is a keeper or not by tracking the number of calls and texts you receive from him over certain periods of time.

Cry Translator
This app lets you record your baby’s cry, and within 10 seconds tells you the reason and gives a suggestion for how to make the crying stop.

Drunk Dialer
This app tests sobriety by making you type numbers jumping around your screen. If you don’t hit the right numbers fast enough, your phone won’t let you call out.

Coin Flip DIY
This app lets you customize a virtual coin with pictures on both sides. With a flip of a coin, your decisions are made for you.

-Rebekah Lowe



Source: App statistic from
Answer: Boyfriend Reader

Happy Hour: Calling All Mad Men Fans

Posted by Carten Cordell / Friday, October 14th, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Do you have a knack for wooing clients and a mysterious background like the smoldering Don Draper? Or perhaps you’re more like Joan Harris, a fiery redhead known for putting secretaries in their place while keeping the office in order. Be it Don, Joan, Peggy, Betty or Pete – you and your AMC alter ego are invited to a swinging good time this weekend.

Mad Men

Tune in, folks. Mad Men's on. / Photo Credit: Shutterstock/iofoto

On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Arlington Cinema ‘N Drafthouse is retrofying their theatre for a tribute to the new cult classic Mad Men. Along with hosts Raspberry Brothers, the Drafthouse will be showing episodes on the big screen as guests sip cocktails only an ad exec from the 60s would drink.

It isn’t just about what you seen on the screen – appearance counts, too. Don’t leave home without changing into your swankiest Mad Men era getup (fyi: Banana Republic just launched a fall clothing line that screams Draper appeal) for a chance to win best dressed in the costume contest.

Think you know your 1960s products? Test your knowledge in the Name That Product Game. Your keen attention to details will also be useful in the Mad Men trivia challenge. To really bring you back to the era that started it all: how about a rousing game of Twister, a round of Demean Your Employee, plus The Twist dance-off competition.

If that sounds like your kind of party, don’t be late – doors open at 6:30 p.m. And folks, lets leave the hippies out of this (instead, think skinny ties, suits and cocktail dresses).

Who knows, you maybe the fella or lady that takes home a pack of Lucky Strikes (or tickets to the Drafthouse)!

Arlington Cinema ‘N Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington VA
(703) 486-2345

When: Sunday, Oct. 16 @ 7 p.m. (Doors open @ 6:30 p.m.)

Cost: $12

- Lorin Drinkard