Every Desert Oasis Needs These Stylish Cactus Glasses

The perfect desert glasses.
The perfect desert glasses.
Firebox

The noble saguaro is probably the most iconic of all the cacti, and with this charming set of green glasses, you can bring the desert to your countertop. A popular fixture in Arizona, the plants can grow to be over 60 feet tall and have as many as 25 arms. When birds nest in the hollow cacti, the plants grow wooden structures called "saguaro boots" to protect its outer shell—Native Americans used to use these "boots" as natural canteens. In that spirit of practical hydration, you can drink out of this kitchenware cacti as well, but in the comfort of your air-conditioned home.

Each set comes with six glasses and two arms. You can snag one on Firebox if you're in the United Kingdom, or through UncommonGoods if you're in the United States.

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New Harry Potter Scrabble Accepts Wizarding Words Like Hogwarts and Dobby

USAopoly
USAopoly

Patronus, Hogwarts, and Dobby may not be words found in the official Scrabble dictionary, but they are very real to Harry Potter fans. Now there's finally a board game that lets players win points using the magical vocabulary made famous by the Harry Potter books and movies. SCRABBLE: World of Harry Potter from USAopoly is a new edition of Scrabble that recognizes characters, place names, spells, and potions from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.

Like traditional Scrabble, players use the letter tiles they pick up to spell out words on the board, with different words earning different point values. Any word you can find in an up-to-date Merriam-Webster Dictionary is still fair game, but in this version, terms coined in Harry Potter qualify as well. First and last names, whether they belong to characters (Albus or Dumbledore, for example) or actors from the franchise (Emma or Watson), are playable. You can also spell magical place names (like Hogsmeade), spells (accio), and objects (snitch).

Harry Potter version of Scrabble.
USAopoly

Showing off the depth of your Harry Potter knowledge isn't the only reason to put wizarding words on the board. Magical words are worth bonus points, with players earning more points the longer the word is. SCRABBLE: World of Harry Potter also includes cards with special challenges for players—a feature that can't be found in any other version of the game.

This Harry Potter edition of Scrabble will be available for $30 at Barnes & Noble and other retailers this spring. Until then, there are plenty of Harry Potter-themed games, including wizarding chess, out there for you to play.

Harry Potter version of Scrabble.
USAopoly

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