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Clean Up Sunnydale With This Buffy the Vampire Slayer Board Game

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On March 10, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 years old. In celebration of the milestone, a whole slew of themed merch is being released—like this new board game, which lets you and your gang clean up all the baddies and vampires skulking around your cardboard town.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game is for one to six players, so you can gather with all your friends and maybe even your school librarian. The mission takes placed in Sunnydale, which is getting swarmed with vampires and demons. All the players must work together and use action cards to move around the board and defeat the monsters before the town gets overrun. There is also one Big Bad in each game, which the players get to pick at the beginning (you can choose to take down crowd favorites like Caleb, the First Evil, and Mayor Richard Wilkins). Each card comes with special abilities and rules that change the structure of the game in small ways and make the players feel like they're re-experiencing actual episodes of the beloved series.

There are 185 cards in all, including artifacts, evil characters, and event cards. There's also different weapons, garlic, and townie tokens.

To get into the vampire slaying business, pick up the board game for your next night in at ThinkGeek.

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Mattel Unveils New Uno Edition for Colorblind Players
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On the heels of International Colorblind Awareness Day, Mattel, which owns Uno, announced it would be unveiling a colorblind-friendly edition of the 46-year-old card game.

The updated deck is a collaboration with ColorADD, a global organization for colorblind accessibility and education. In place of its original color-dependent design, this new Uno will feature a small symbol next to each card's number that corresponds with its intended primary color.

As The Verge points out, Mattel is not actually the first to invent a card game for those with colorblindness. But this inclusive move is still pivotal: According to Fast Co. Design, Uno is currently the most popular noncollectible card game in the world. And with access being extended to the 350 million people globally and 13 million Americans who are colorblind, the game's popularity is sure to grow.

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Lightning-Fast Teen Sets New Rubik’s Cube World Record
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In less time than it takes some people to open a pickle jar, 15-year-old Patrick Ponce can solve a Rubik’s Cube. His total time of 4.69 seconds makes him the new holder of the world record for fastest 3-by-3 Rubik’s Cube completion, as highlighted by Compete (and seen in the video below).

Ponce achieved the impressive feat of dexterity at a tournament in Middletown, Virginia, on September 2. He takes the title from the previous Rubik’s Cube speed record holder, Feliks Zemdegs, who solved the puzzle in 4.73 seconds at a competition in Australia in December 2016.

But the teenager may not hold his new position at the top for very long: Expert Rubik's Cubers have been steadily lowering the speed record beneath the 5-second mark since 2015. And human competitors still have a long way to go before solving a cube in 0.887 seconds—that’s the record that was set by a robot in March of 2017.

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