A:The most important part of planning a family game night is putting it on the calendar. Regularly scheduled family game nights become family rituals that build memories to last a lifetime, long after the details of the plan have been forgotten.
A:According to Payvand News, the oldest backgammon set so far known to historians was found in Burnt City in Sistan-Baluchistan province, in southeastern Iran. The artifacts, which date from around 3,000 B.C., include two dice and 60 checkers.
A:Bingo is a game of luck where players are given a 5x5 board with numbers on each square. The goal is to have enough spaces on your board filled out so that you form a row on your board horizontally, vertically or diagonally. However, there are many variations where different patterns are required to win.
A:A chess set contains 32 pieces, 16 pieces for each player. Each player has one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. In a Staunton chess set, half of the pieces are white and the other half are black.
A:Each deck of cards contains four aces. There is one ace for each suit: clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. The ace of clubs and the ace of spades are black, and the ace of diamonds and the ace of hearts are red.
A:The standard dimensions of playing cards are 2.25 x 3.5 inches for bridge cards and 2.5 x 3.5 inches for poker cards. According to the International Organization of Standards (ISO) specifications, a poker playing card is equal to B8 size.
A:Traditional solitaire, or Klondike solitaire, is set up with seven piles of cards arranged horizontally. The first pile has one card, the second has two, the third has three, and so on. After the seven piles are dealt, the top card of each is turned over.
A:There are 78 cards in a standard tarot pack. There are 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. The minor arcana cards are divided equally among four suits, usually swords, pentacles, wands and cups.
A:A deck of 52 cards contains 12 face cards. Face cards are those with a king, queen or jack on them. Since there are four suits and each suit contains one of each type of face card, there are four kings, four queens and four jacks in a deck.
A:Authentic Montblanc pens contain small serial numbers around the ring of the pen, have the word "Montblanc" etched around the ring and are made with proprietary resin that glows red when a flashlight is shined through the product, according to The Counterfeit Report. Although secondary dealers sell these high-end fountain pens, the only sure way to get an authentic Montblanc pen is to buy from an authorized dealer.
A:There are many ways to pick a hobby, but one of the most important things a person should consider when choosing a hobby is to think about what she enjoys, how easy it is to start the hobby, and when she would like to do the hobby. Trying a number of different activities before choosing helps narrow down which hobbies are most enjoyable.
A:Unlike other types of collectors, such as numismatists and philatelists, there is no specific term to refer to spoon collectors, who refer to themselves simply as "spoon collectors." The practice of collecting spoons as a hobby dates back to at least the late 19th century in the United States.
A:According to CNN, the best beaches for seashell collecting are Sanibel Island, Ocracoke Island, Bandon, Galveston, Tunnels Beach, Flag Ponds Nature Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Eleuthera Island, Great Peconic Bay and Stinson Beach. All these beaches except one are located in the United States.
A:Upper Deck is a brand of sports cards. The company primarily produces baseball, football, hockey and basketball cards. In the past, Upper Deck has also produced Yu-Gi-Oh, World of Warcraft and Maxx Racing trading cards, but no longer does so.
A:The price of collectible plates will range due to a number of different characteristics; features including age, condition and manufacturer all determine the price value. The most valuable collectible plates are the ones that are rare, older in age and in amazing condition.
A:Pigeon racing is a competitive sport in which pigeon owners release their pigeons at a predetermined distance from their homes and time how long it takes their birds to fly back home. The pigeon with the shortest flight time is determined the winner.
A:Three of a kind (three cards of matching face value, such as three 7's) does not beat a straight (five cards of any suit in sequential order) in poker. A straight hand will supersede a three of a kind in any potential scenario.
A:If a Mega Millions player matches only the Mega Ball number and gets no other numbers correct, the prize is $1. Some states offer a Megaplier option (an extra $1 purchase) that potentially increases this prize to $5.
A:Penny ante is a poker term, referring to a game in which every player must put a penny in the kitty in order to participate in a round. It is also used as a way of calling something paltry or insignificant.
A:As long as the game is not rigged, keno is a game of pure luck, therefore there is no strategy to picking numbers that improve the odds of winning. The best a keno player can do to improve the odds for himself is to find the best possible pay table.