The Woman Who Created a Game About Arranged Marriage to Get Out of Hers

Games designer Nashra Balagamwala fled Pakistan to escape matchmaking hell. Now she's turning that experience into a board game.
Zing Tsjeng
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Please Not the Shack: How M.A.S.H. Came to Predict Our Uncertain Futures

Everyone remembers spending time at sleepovers and between classes trying to divine their destiny through the acronymic game—but most fail to realize it's an age-old method of sublimating our existential dread as helpless children.
Gabby Bess

If Magic: The Gathering Cares About Women, Why Can't They Hire Any?

When two fans of the fantasy card game started looking into its history, they could hardly find any women making Magic.
A D Jameson and Justin Roman

These People Are Going Beanie-Baby Levels of Crazy over Tiny Animal Toys

Drawn to the brand's feel-good philosophy and irresistible whimsy, discerning collectors are blowing thousands on Sylvanian families, a Japanese range of little toy creatures.
Sirin Kale

Science Explains How to Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors

According to a new study, being less irrational will help you win at a game of rock, paper, scissors. We spoke to a professional player and the managing director of the World Rock Paper Scissors Society for more specific tips.
Emma Bracy

On The Grind With The Women of Magic: The Gathering

"Oh hey, you think you were gonna have an easy game 'cause I'm a girl? No, I'm better at this game than you."
Hannah Scharlin-Pettee