Games

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Head Space Trivia brings pub trivia out of the bar and into your home

Published April 24, 2020

The venues from the Bars and Recreation group are all about bringing people together for fun activities and good drinks. It's a goal that's gotten a lot harder in the midst of an outbreak - but not an impossible one, apparently, as it introduces its latest group activity outlet: Head Space Trivia.

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Midwinter Gaming Convention returns for its 20th year

Published Jan. 3, 2020

Board gaming has achieved a certain level of popularity lately but that might be because we are looking for a way to disconnect from the digital and reconnect with the people around you.

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Get ready to hang out at Hangout MKE

Published Aug. 5, 2019

Hangout MKE, which opens to the public on Sunday at 1819 N. Farwell Ave., will be the city's first "activity cafe." Anyone else up for playing a game of life-sized Operation?

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It's quirky. It's fun. It's Punch Bowl Social. Take a look.

Published March 7, 2019

The clock is ticking. In fact, it's almost time for the grand opening of Punch Bowl Social. But before you go, we've got a peek at the food, the digs and the fun you can expect from the newest eatertainment venue on the block.

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#WeWant: Games, games and more games

Published March 5, 2017

Welcome to #WeWant, a weekly selection of the stuff OnMilwaukee editors and staffers love. This week we cover all things games!

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Local man masterminds Mussel Madness board game

Published Oct. 6, 2016

Michael Timm wanted to convey the seriousness of the Great Lakes mussel invasion in a fun way to adults and children alike. Eventually, he created a board game called Mussel Madness. You can pre-order one now.

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Uno Throwdown: New rules in the house

Published Jan. 29, 2016

The creation of the game happened one night probably a decade ago. My younger brother, my then-girlfriend and I, drunk on coffee, began stuffing the rule book with variations. Since then I've never played an "official" game of Uno.

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Operation documentary aims to keep game inventor's story buzzing

Published Aug. 27, 2015

Growing up, the Bay View-based toy maker Peggy Brown has plenty of memories of the classic board game Operation - and her family didn't even own it. Decades later, Brown - along with her friend and fellow toy maker Tim Walsh - are trying to give something back to the man whose legendarily buzz-worthy game gave them so many fun times and fond memories over the years with the documentary "Buzz Heard 'Round the World."

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60 minutes of spy games: My (failed) mission to escape Escape MKE

Published April 10, 2015

Getting locked in a room and having to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape while an ominous clock ticks down is not usually a sign things are going well. Under most circumstances, it probably means you're living in a "Saw" film, and it's been nice knowing you. But that's exactly the experience I, along with four of my friends, signed up for recently at Escape MKE.