Board Game Review: Alhambra

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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

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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!

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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

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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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Week 1 Inactives: Browns vs Steelers

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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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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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Browns keep adjusting roster; Burleson, Gilkey and Grossman among those released

While we were away getting our new look, the Cleveland Browns decided to make a slew of roster moves in attempt to thin their roster down to 53 men. Wide receiver Nate Burleson missed most of training camp and preseason with injury resulting in the team deciding to keep youth and potential over Burleson’s experience as Charles

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Love, Clippers and Jamaica…While We’re Waiting

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  Most of what Terry Pluto wrote about the events leading up to the Kevin Love deal you probably already knew, but it was a good read as a reminder of what all had to break the Cavaliers’ way in order to have this unbelievable summer and roster turn around. ****** Congrats to the Columbus

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Browns add a pair of linemen via waivers, put Bowie and Eubanks on IR

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Monday night the Browns announced that they had been awarded a pair of offensive linemen from Philadelphia via waivers. Karim Barton and Donald Hawkins are undrafted rookies and have been playing guard in Eagles camp. Barton is a 6-3, 313-pound rookie out of Morgan State. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Philadelphia on

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