The Great Battleship Calamity of ’76

I love the story AARP The Magazine did on vintage games. It made me think fondly about my childhood and family. Growing up I was all about games. Love ‘em. Inside or outside, I loved them all. There’s a story my family likes to tell about a game of Battleship I played with my dad when I was 5 years old. Let’s just call it “The Great Battleship Calamity of ’76.”

In Celebration Of Candy(land)

(Ted Weinstein/SFist) While we were all talking about health care reform, Hasbro’s Candyland turned 60. Now I know health care reform is important, but everyone needs a break sometimes. In honor of the momentous event, San Francisco’s famous, curvy Lombard Street was turned into a twisting, turning rainbow of fun. You can check out more photos of the event here and a great video of the event here from Associated Press (also some history on the game in the video).