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Games & Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Every Saturday evening, in a humble garage in Riverdale, the Northmen Gaming Club gathers to roll dice, game and share some laughs. The casual observer can be forgiven for fearing that a prohibition-era gambling house, full of craps and blackjack... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Courtesy of Reid Vanier

Comic geeks and freaks, fanboys and fangirls, cosplayers and costume enthusiasts, the time has come to don your crimson capes, cardboard shields and carefully crafted cutouts! This year’s cosplay contest will take place on August 26th as part of... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Tom Ganner

From antique carousel and ferris wheel rides, to wearable art and cake bake off contests, to beer and wine gardens, to beach wrestling and the Fisherman’s Rodeo, the Southeast Alaska State Fair really does have something for everyone... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of Murray Martin

The other day when I was to walk into the grocery store, I stopped to allow the lady behind me to go ahead of me. Then as I walked in behind her, I took my hat off and put it in the cart. She said, “That was so very nice and I miss that.” It was a... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

According to Darwin Murray, after sitting in a desk all day, it is fun to get up and run, play games and meet new people before heading home from school. Tuesday after school, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., an enthusiastic group of children from Grades 4... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Tao Wong

Board gaming has seen a widespread resurgence in the last few decades, driven by a growing desire to unplug and connect with people in real time. The changing of seasons is a great time to review this hobby and the myriad ways that modern... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Jason Westover

What a happy day it was when my four-year-old daughter Emily opened a gift from my wife and I revealing a classic game from our youth. Hungry Hungry Hippos was one of our “go to” games in the mid-80s. I remember battling it out with friends and... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Chris Healy

The ladies rule Dawson City this weekend. First up, the Dawson City League of Lady Wrestlers presents the North End Knockout on Saturday, August 6. On Sunday, August 7, the best female pokers players in the Yukon gather to play it out for prize... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-01

“I don’t really believe in that stuff,” a coworker says, when I ask if he’s ever had his tarot read. A year ago I might have said something similar. I wouldn’t have been telling the whole truth, though, because at that point I had neither figured... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Paranormal

When I set out to review any game, I make it a point not to read any of the instructions to see how easy it is to pick up. With Mech Assault 2, this was a mistake, but not because the game was too difficult to master. more

Apr 8, 2005 12:00 AM Hobbies