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Think you know more words than your friends? Bananagrams is the game for you.

Split! Peel! It’s Bananagram time!

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist April 8, 2021

Split! Hands rearrange tiles into words, shaping and reshaping as ideas are tried and discarded.  The side glances at your opponent and panic when they have more words than you. Are you ready to play...

Do your friends love Oreos? We have the perfect prank for you.

Let’s prank our friends

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen columnist April 1, 2021

Happy April Fools' Day, Cougs! It is time to celebrate the one time a year when we can prank our friends and family without an excuse. Check out this list of the best pranks for all ages from children...

Lying is one of the main undertones of this game, but don't get caught.

The game of deception and slight trust issues

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist April 1, 2021

Coup is the name and deception is the game. Everyone is out to get you. Trust no one. Every negotiation can be broken at a moment’s notice. Only the most cunning will win. To set up Coup: each player...

When the buzzer for Catch Phrase goes off, pass to other team. Continue going back and forth until one team reaches seven points.

Can you guess the Catch Phrase?

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

Exhilaration and disappointment, all controlled by the all-consuming, increasingly rapid beeping of one word-producing device. Catch Phrase is the game for those who would like to increase their heart...

Okami was originally created in 2006 by PlayStation

The hero’s journey: Okami

DANA SCOTT, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

Welcome back to The Hero’s Journey, a weekly review focusing on video game design. “Ah ... Amaterasu. Origin of all that is good and mother to us all ... For too long, I, Kazegami, god of wind,...

Malarky is a game of lies. Good luck figuring out who's the liar of the group.

Game of the week: Malarky

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen columnist March 11, 2021

We are all liars. Okay, maybe not all of us, just most of us. And maybe we’re not lying, we just have no idea what we’re talking about. Malarky is a game for people with the enviable skill of talking...

Columnist ranks this game highly and recommends having a good strategy to play.

Horizon: Zero Dawn video game review

DANA SCOTT , Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

Horizon: Zero Dawn Welcome back to The Hero’s Journey, a weekly review focusing on video game design. “Being smart will count for nothing if you don’t make the world better. You have to use...

This game was originally released for the Playstation 2, but was remade to work with newer consoles.

Shadow of the Colossus

DANA SCOTT , Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

What is it that makes a compelling experience in a video game? Developments in both technology and design allow games to become vast, immersive works of interactive art. In this column, I’ll explore...

Rummy may seem like a complicated game, but the more you play the easier it gets.

Ready, set, let’s play Rummy!

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

Rummy is a perfect game to play on a chill afternoon. It incorporates a little strategy while being light enough to have an in-depth conversation. This game needs two or more people, a way to keep score...

Farkle is a fun game to play with any amount of people.

Let’s play Farkle

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

You will need to find space where you are free to cry out both in dismay and celebration if you want to play Farkle. You will only need the edge of your seat. All you need for this game is six dice...

We're not really strangers is the perfect game to get to know your friends and significant others

Not strangers

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter February 18, 2021

We're not really strangers, at least, that is what this game claims. It is a card game that can be played anywhere, with anyone, and with any number of people. This is not only a game but a brand about...

The Game of Things is the perfect game to get to know people at college and through Zoom.

Game of the week: The Game of Things

SHEILA JOHNSON, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

Our social lives, along with our classes, have all been converted to Zoom. It can be hard to find which ice breakers work over the virtual setting and which will make your peers very, very uncomfortable. “The...

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