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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 22, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Did you know Israelis also invented some really cool games? There are countless Israel-invented games, but only three of them are cool enough to me mentioned and recommended. Enjoy!


    This is my favorite Israeli game, and favorite card game in general. It is a very common...

  • Popular English word game isn’t lost in Hebrew translation

    February 6, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    When his family moved to Israel in 1998, Robert August-Dalfen probably never envisioned the day he would wear a banana costume.

    But that’s exactly what Robert recently donned along with his wife, Sharon, to promote the new Hebrew version of Bananagrams, the popular American game...

  • Death camps featured in neo-Nazi Monopoly game

    December 6, 2011 | 10:24 am

    A German neo-Nazi gang reportedly created a version of the game Monopoly in which death camps were substituted for railroads.

    The game, called Pogromly, also featured a swastika on the start square and offered players the chance to land on squares marked with the SS emblem. The...

  • The Chametz search takes a new turn

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 5, 2011 | 6:53 pm

    Professor Plum in the library with a lead pipe? That might be the solution to a game of “Clue,” but in the new board game “Chametz: The Search Is On!” the more likely culprit is Professor Slivovitz,  who is sullying the house with bits of a dreaded cupcake.


  • Grampa’s Advice: Pass on ‘First-Tell’

    By Saul Turteltaub

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It took me six years of being a grandfather to accept the fact that my grandchildren may not be more brilliant or athletic than everyone else's.

    Here's how I realized it. There's this thing between grandparents I like to call "first-tell." Say you meet your friend, another...

  • But Will Shawn Green Fast?

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When the Dodgers face the San Francisco Giants this weekend in a three-game series beginning in San Francisco this weekend, most Jews will be in synagogue for the holiest day of the year.

    What will Shawn Green do?

    The first baseman has declined to discuss his Yom Kippur plans with...

  • Maahj Cracks Fashionistas

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    What, you may be asking yourself, is the next hot trend? The style universe looks to Los Angeles in general, and this column in particular, for those cutting-edge trends that define the culture. No wonder this column has become such a favorite of trendsetters and fashionistas...

  • Still Got ‘Game’

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Like Budd Schulberg's "What Makes Sammy Run?" Phillip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and other milestones of Jewish American literature, Will Eisner's "Name of the Game" explores the depths of Jewish self-loathing and assimilation. But what separates "Name" -- a tale chronicling two...

  • Phoenix of the Games

    By Brian Schiff

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A month ago the hopes, dreams, spirit and hard work of an immeasurable number of Jewish athletes, coaches and support personnel from around the world appeared to be going to waste. Due to the unrest in the Middle East, the 16th World Maccabiah Games were in jeopardy.

    But as the week...

  • A Gift That Keeps on Giving

    By Marilyn Brown

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Chatter Matters is the kind of present one person gets and the whole family benefits from. The board game is the brainchild of Kathryn Retsky, former director of the Stephen S. Wise Temple Parenting Center. Each player rolls the dice, moves along the board, and picks a card. The...

  • Monsters on the Bench

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    My son and I have been wandering around the mall all afternoon looking for Pokémon cards. When we called last night, everyone had them, but today, nobody does.

    In one of the stores, I see two worried-looking parents, with their very pouty 7-year-old son, talking to the store manager....

  • Hoop Dreams

    January 21, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    In a Chicago Tribune interview last October, shortly before pro basketball was shut down by a bruising lockout, players' union chief Billy Hunter waxed sentimental about his lifelong passion for defending the underdog. By way of illustration, he recalled how, as a teen-ager in...

  • One Girl’s Basketball Diary

    By Teresa Strasser

    November 27, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    I love basketball. Not as in, I love Neil Diamond,I hum along when he's on the radio. No.

    More like, when I know my team is playing and I'mnot watching, I get the agitated look of a kid with chicken pox onHalloween. During basketball season, my life is scheduled aroundgames; people...