Board Game Review: Stone Age

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*Make sure you check out the news section at the bottom of the review!* Cell phones, running water, refrigeration and take-out Chinese food. Yep, we have things pretty good these days. Have you ever wondered how you would do in another era? Do you think you have what it takes to be a hunter-gatherer? Could

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Board Game Review – Survive: Escape from Atlantis

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The island is sinking all around you. In the water are sharks and sea monsters that are after you. Grab a spot in a lifeboat and paddle towards the closest beach, but watch out for whales- they capsize your boat and then you are a swimmer. Theme: Tropical island survival Number of Players: 2-4 (more interesting with

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Board Game Review: Carcassonne


Carcassonne is an award-winning new classic. It is the game that introduced the world to the meeple, a wooden figure that has become an industry standard. The game was first published in 2000, but is just as strong a seller today. Named after a city in France, Carcassonne is a Euro-game that is simple but

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Cardale Jones announces decision to stay at the Ohio State University

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“My decision was very simple, I’m going to return next year for school.” With those words on Thursday, Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones put to rest the speculation of him entering the NFL draft this season. “The NFL after three games was really out of the question for me.” Jones said the NFL was a

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Board Game Review: Alhambra


Think you can build the most extravagant and beautiful palace? Grab a starting tile and hire your best contractors. This is Alhambra… Theme: Palace building Number of Players: 2-6 (Best with 2-4) Game Time: 60-75 minutes Age Appropriateness: 10 and up Game Type: Hand management, set collecting In Alhambra, you are adding buildings and gardens to your palace/complex/Alhambra. (Hence the

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JT and Cardale to the Rescue — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 7

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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WFNY Board Game Review: Jamaica


Arrrgh, better get to your ship you filthy pirate, The race is on! Theme: Pirate Number of Players: 2-7 (Not so good with 2) Game Time: 30-45 minutes Age Appropriateness: 8 and up Game Type: Racing, set collection In Jamaica, each player is a pirate captain in a race around the island of Jamaica. Along the way you have to

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The NCAA Coaching Carousel: While We’re Waiting…

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Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is taking the head coaching gig in Houston. I suppose it is a tad unrealistic to think that he wasn’t going anywhere after this season, so I suppose I’m just glad that he isn’t taking one of the Big Ten openings. Urban will have to replace him though, and Eleven

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WFNY Board Game Gift Guide

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One of the things that I love about the holidays is getting the chance to play games with my family, and especially the extended family. As the resident hobby-gamer here at WFNY, I thought I would offer a bit of a holiday gift giving guide. Some of these games might look familiar, especially if you

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To the victors go the spoils: Ohio State is IN!

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In the case of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the ‘spoils’ mean a date with top-ranked Alabama Crimson in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day. That is the reward the Buckeyes earned after trashing the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship game Saturday night. The Buckeyes beat Wisconsin in historic fashion 59-0. The margin of

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Board Game Review: No Thanks!


No Thanks! is a quick “filler” style card game in which you are trying to have the fewest amount of points. The game was created in Germany by Thorsten Gimmler (insert Full House joke here) and distributed in the United States by Z-Man games. Theme: None Number of Players: 3-5 Game Time: 15-20 minutes Age Appropriateness: 8 and up

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Board Game Review: 7 Wonders

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Editor’s Note: Rick is back, you guys. If you read any of his WWWs over the last few months, you’re aware that he’s a huge fan of board games. What follows is his first of hopefully many reviews. Cheers! 7 Wonders is a card drafting game that has enjoyed tremendous popularity since it’s release in

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A trick play, an interesting fact and stepping aside …While We’re Waiting


Perhaps you’ve seen this making the rounds. Arkansas State tried a fake punt against Miami. It was one of the least successful fake punts you will ever see. The first time you watch it, you will of course follow the path of the ball and see what a terrible pass it is. After the first

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Ranking NBA courts and a star spangled nightmare …While We’re Waiting

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So…anything happening in the sports world the last couple days? ******** As one of the two WFNY uni-nerds (giving Kirk equal status now) I clicked on Zach Lowe’s ‘Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings‘ piece with extreme enthusiasm. It isn’t just uniforms that I love, but the culture of sports uniforms, logos and merchandise. This

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Browns and Steelers: Fun with numbers

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WFNY takes a look inside the numbers of the Browns’ season opening loss in Pittsburgh.

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Week 1 Winners and Losers


WFNY breaks down who stood out, and who should go stand in the corner after the Browns loss to the Steelers.

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Week 1 Inactives: Browns vs Steelers


The defensve line is a deep unit for the Browns, but they lose a little of that depth for their week one match-up with the Steelers. John Hughes (hamstring) is still not ready to return to action and will not dress for the game. Additionally, Desmond Bryant (wrist) was listed as doubtful on Cleveland’s injury

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Johnny Manziel riding in to Cleveland—on a chariot

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Johnny Manziel rides into town on a chariot driven by Brian Hoyer in the New York Times NFL preview. Appropriate?

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Cha-cha-cha changes …While We’re Waiting

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Discussing the new WFNY design, Browns fan involvement and a new “filler” board game.

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Video: Kyrie Irving with a beautiful up and under move for Team USA

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Over the weekend, while the Browns were making roster moves and the Indians were fending off the weather, Kyrie Irving was doing Kyrie Irving things on the basketball court for Team USA. Through three games, Team USA hasn’t been tested that much. They beat Finland 114-55, Turkey 98-77 and on Tuesday beat New Zealand handily 98-71. In addition

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