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The Rubik’s Cube Revisited

As a cheeky middle schooler, my father challenged his math teacher with the then newly introduced Rubik’s Cube. They struck a deal – until he returned a solved cube, he couldn’t assign homework. One beautiful week passed before the kids were back to multiplication tables; whereas today, the standing record is 6.77 seconds. If the...

A Classic Board Game Gets a Designer's Touch

A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition by Andrew Capener

The A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition brings a modern, penthouse-approved look to a game that has entertained word nerds since the 1950s. Before you geek out entirely, though, you should note this version is just a concept. The board and interior box you see above was constructed from solid walnut, while the exterior box is made...

Cool Correspondence

Oi Polloi Icon Cards

Let’s face it. 99% of the billion plus iterations of happy new year cards out there are lame, but you aren’t lame. No, you’re funny, smart, and some might even call you cool. That’s why these Oi Polloi Icon Cards ($4) are the perfect vehicle for your personally written communications. Made from 100% recycled paper...

Game At Long Range

Sportscraft Step Back 3 Basketball Game

Think you’ve got what it takes to channel Larry Bird but never had the opportunity to show it off? Well the Sportscraft Step Back 3 ($150) might be your ticket. It works like any other basketball shooting game you might have played in your Chucky Cheese glory days with one welcomed twist in the form...

Putting the Village Bicycles to Shame

Theory 11 Sentinels Playing Cards

We may not have magical aspirations like Gob, but that doesn’t prevent us from appreciating the quality of Theory 11’s latest deck of playing cards, dubbed the Sentinels ($6). Created to outshine decks in every imaginable way, each embossed design element is unique to this series (even the face cards) and printed on the highest...

Bringing It, 21st Century Style

Billet Bones Dominoes

Ditch the Xbox (ok let's not get crazy, just put it down) and check out a real game. Billet Bones is making heirloom grade Dominoes sets out in Arizona. Gear Patrol got a custom set and suffice it to say, we're impressed. Click through to read more.

Nerf Elimination Game

Call of Duty, Nerf Warfare Gear up men, we’re moving out.    [click on image to enlarge] It’s Monday and you’re in the office… so, undoubtedly you’re already tired of your co-workers, boss, and everything else that talks or emails you. Perhaps this week, it’s time you take it old school with a little NERF...

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