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Rube Goldberg: The man behind the machines

From the maddening board game Mouse Trap to that awesome OK GO video (to the hundreds of brilliant contraptions scattered across YouTube), Rube Goldberg machines continue to enjoy a widespread popularity. But who was Rube Goldberg in the first place?Full story

Interactive board games will come to life

Get ready to give the gaming console or computer a break, because the future of board games may transform static 2-D cardboard into interactive tile-based displays that mimic the action of video games. Full story

Top four ways to enjoy the Bahamas as a family

Great surf, great sun, great people ... the Bahamas is made for families. There's Atlantis (natch!), but there's more. Here are three isles guaranteed to impress even the pickiest brood. Full story

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Old men play the Chinese board game xian
Old men play the Chinese board game xian

Old men play the Chinese board game xiangqi next to flags set out for sale for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 10, 2010. The 2010 Asian Games are held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports.

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