Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mattel Buys Games From Out of the Box

Mattel, recently in the news for recalling 19 million toys contaminated with lead, just announced that it is buying the rights to several games from Out of the Box Publishing, including Apples to Apples, Snorta, and Blink. (also on Forbes)

On the subject of games and art, Wired has an article that contends that games are better in the horror genre than movies.

The Daily News Journal touts games as useful educational tools for the classroom. One thing bothers me. They say that kids who play chess are more likely to be able to concentrate and plan and so on... Is that because the game helps them do these things, or is that because these are the type of kids who are drawn to chess?

Here's an incredibly convoluted article about games. I'm not entirely sure what it's about. On the one hand it says that today's toys are not like yesterday's toys. On the other hand, it says that yesterday's board games are still the most popular games. Hmmm...

You can now play UNO on your Blackberry.

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