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View Resource The Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX)

The Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) is a stock market game based on the entertainment industry (registration required). According to the logic of HSX, stars have a bond rating based on their popularity and the potential gross sales of films may be traded as stocks. Players are encouraged to research their "MovieStocks" and "StarBonds" via Variety.com or the HSX Journal. Complete game instructions,...

https://www.hsx.com/
View Resource Nevermind

The holidays are here so why not treat yourself to some computer-based procrastination? Nevermind is a new, slick-looking game for Mac OS 8-X and Windows 95 and above. With rules the same as the board game Mastermind, Nevermind is kindly created and provided for free by Scandinavian programmer Simon Fransson.

https://www.cjb.net/
View Resource FunBrain.com Kids Center

Seventeen fun, Web-based educational games are on Funbrain.com's Numbers site. The games cover basic arithmetic, fractions, graphs, algebra, and many other topics. Math Baseball is the most popular game on the site, which awards singles, doubles, or triples depending on the difficulty of the question. All of the games have varying levels of difficulty, ranging from easy to "Super Brain." There is...

https://www.funbrain.com/math-zone
View Resource Multiflyer

Multiflyer is an interactive game "for anyone who is trying to learn or 'brush up on' their multiplication." The user is in a virtual space ship and is faced with several missions on the moon, Mars, the asteroid belt, and more. To advance to each subsequent mission, the correct coordinates need to be calculated. This is where multiplication is necessary, and the user is provided with an excellent...

http://www.gdbdp.com/multiflyer/
View Resource Pastimes and Paradigms: Games We Play

The good people of the Carl A. Kroch Library at Cornell University have been playing games lately, and they have seen fit to make a nice website about the games people play in conjunction with an _in situ_ exhibit that runs through the spring of 2004. The site explores the evolution of games since 1800, and includes a number of sections that examines the various functions of these different...

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/games/index.html
View Resource International Journal of Intelligent Games & Simulation

This publication, from the University of Wolverhampton UK and The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS Europe BVBA) offers technical papers relating to games. The August 2004 issue includes articles on multiplayer games, game-based learning, and artificial intelligence (AI). The full articles are available to download once the visitor completes the no-cost registration...

http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/OJS_IJIGS/index.php/IJIGS
View Resource Wait Wait-Don't Tell Me!

Stage director, essayist, extra in a Michael Jackson Video: Simply put, Peter Sagal has done it all through his long career in the entertainment business. With such a resume, it make sense that he is the host of the popular National Public Radio Program, "Wait Wait-Don't Tell Me!". This weekly hour-long quiz program originates out of Chicago's NPR station WBEZ, and allows listeners to match their...

https://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/
View Resource Game Technology Research at Brown

This website highlights research at Brown University on game technology. The Brown "Games" Group "investigates new algorithms for real-time interactive 3D environments." The group's work, which focuses on video game applications, also has implications for simulation, training, scientific visualization, and computer-assisted design. Papers discussing the group's approach to creating realistic...

http://graphics.cs.brown.edu/games/
View Resource Streetplay

Who hasn't whiled away a few hours playing "Ace-King-Queen" on the side of a bodega? Perhaps you haven't yet, but you might be inspired to do so after spending some time at the Streetplay website. The mission of this site is "to document the great city games that we know and love." Visitors can get a sense of these much-loved games by clicking on "The Games" area on the left-hand side of the...

http://www.streetplay.com/
View Resource Lumosity

Lumosity is an extremely popular app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iOS 6.0 and later). Developed by neuroscientists, the clean and user-friendly interface features a suite of games designed to improve cognitive processes in five areas: speed, memory, attention, flexibility, and problem solving. The games are fun and - who knows? - they might even make you smarter. One caveat: after a short...

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https://www.lumosity.com/