Published on March 1, 2012 by Steven Wang in Features
Nowadays, the most played games tend to be those played on an LCD screen such as Call of Duty, Words With Friends or Angry Birds. The number of these popular video and social network games is only increasing, as is the number of players. Along with this latest trend in games run on technology, classic board games such as Monopoly and Scrabble, lawn games such as ladder golf and bocce ball, and various card games such as Poker and Blackjack add to the tremendous library of games available to everyone. However, among this vast library, certain gems get buried beneath the mountains of gaming options – great games that you may have never even heard of. Some of these games are popular on the other side of the world, others have developed a cult following, and a few are old games reinvented. Regardless, the 5 games listed below, among many others, are all worth a shot.
Published on March 1, 2012 by Jake Bosee in Features
The Prime Minister of England slams his fists down on the desk, spilling the contents of his Gatorade onto the shelf. He hardly seems to notice; his rage blinding as he curses the vile Frenchman who dared break their agreement. He had told France that he planned on taking Holland from Germany, and France had agreed to the attack. Unfortunately, Germany found out about his plans, defeated him in Holland, and to top things off, France snatched Belgium from him right beneath his nose. In hopes of preventing any more destruction, the boy pulled a map out of his pocket and started plotting his next move. In order to pull this one off, he would need cooperation from Italy.
Published on March 1, 2012 by Christian Bermel in Features
Not since Abu Sha’ar was credited with first introducing the mancala board to his fellow Egyptians in the 4th century AD has a game so quickly taken the world by storm. We speak, of course, of the revolutionary new game for smartphones called Words With Friends. This game, “inspired” by the classic board game Scrabble, has roused our nation to construct the best one, two, three, four, five, six, or seven letter words that it can. This quest for verbal excellence, however, has caused an unintended consequence: CHEATING.
Published on March 1, 2012 by Alex Lasko in Features
Sup, Loomis?Welcome back to Snug(glin’) Time. Miss me? Yeah, I know you did. If you were all wondering where I was, I am now only published in every other issue. I’m slowly being pushed out!
Published on March 1, 2012 by Pim Senanarong in Features
The transition into a new school can be a frightening process, especially to one that’s thousands of miles away from everything one’s ever known. Although everything from the Snug to the quads has grown to be a familiar part of our world, to newcomers the campus and its inhabitants may seem complicated and even intimidating. But talking to Shefali Jain ‘13 and Shaily Jain ‘13, the pair of optimistic girls from Bali, Rajasthan, India, made settling in at Loomis sound not only almost seamlessly smooth but also rewarding in various ways.
Published on March 1, 2012 by Harriet Cho in Features
Actors shine under lights; technicians shine during black-outs. This winter term, I had a wonderful experience in the NEO Theater as a backstage crew of the musical Hairspray.