Throw your Blinks at a vault to break it open and take the gold that’s locked inside. It’s like Crokinole but for crooks.PaintbrushThis game tests your strategy skills. Your Blink pieces act as both brushes and canvases.Blinks by Move38 smart tabletop game system with friendsPuzzle 101Work solo or with friends on these challenging puzzles that are endless and self-generating.WHAMWHAM is a smart tabletop game that lets you play Whack-A-Mole at any scale, arrangement, and for any number of players. Imagine playing the classic amusement park game on a much larger and moveable playing field.WidgetsWidgets will upgrade your game night. It lets you use your Blinks even when you’re playing other games. Blink’s Widgets can serve as your dice, coin in a coin flip, and wheel of fortune. The inventors have also created four new games that use widgets: Takeway Dice, Spinomino, Flip Bet, and Topple Stones.ZenFlowFor those times when you need a relaxing game to take care of your mental health, there’s ZenFlow. This relaxing game mesmerizes you with swirling colors and patterns, so you can find your zen.Discover new expansion gamesAnd you can keep the fun times rolling with the Epic Adventure Expansion. Blinks teamed up with creators like Big Potato Games to bring you six new game designs. The set includes six Blinks, six games, one Sushi Roll Case, one Blinks Sticker, and an instruction booklet.Blinks by Move38 smart tabletop game system with playersTip Toe Volcano by Big Potato GamesBet and bluff without stepping on lava in Tip Toe Volcano. This smart tabletop game is a bidding war to determine who can tip-toe the farthest around the volcano without touching the lava.Ghost Hunters by Keir WilliamsIn Blinks’ first true cooperative game, you’ll work together with other players to hunt ghosts with your flashlight and hunt evil spirits from the mansion. When the apparitions reveal themselves, you and your friends work together to make them disappear.Alchematch by Brett TaylorMatch the correct potions to create a magical brew in Alchematch. It’s a chain reaction that’s fast-paced and fun.Crownfall by Move38 Game Design InternsYou have to stay in the arena to remain in the game. Two teams are on a battlefield, but only one can win. Create an army with your Blinks to take on your opponent and protect the crown.Treasure Tumble by Jacob SurovskyYou’re an archeologist who discovers an ancient treasure chamber. Stack ancient mechanisms to redirect the falling treasure. Collect as many artifacts as you can before it all crashes down.Thalassophobia by Gabriel JonesAfter your oxygen tank leaks while you’re exploring an underwater grotto, you only have six minutes of air left. Can you find your way out of the underwater maze and make it to the surface in time?Blinks by Move38 smart tabletop game system at a cocktail barAs you can see, there are some very cool games you can play on Blinks. You’ll be happy to know that the pieces are durable and drop-tested in the same factory that produces LEGOs. Blinks are also water-resistant, which means you don’t have to worry about playing with them next to food and drink. Finally, each Blink is powered by a cr2032 coin cell battery and should provide over 40 hours of active gameplay.Overall, Blinks are fun, AI-powered game pieces that respond to touch and communicate with each other. Each piece knows its own game and can learn new ones. It’s a smart tabletop game that makes a great gift for any game enthusiast.The Blinks by Move38 smart tabletop game costs $79. You can preorder yours on Kickstarter. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this gaming set in the comments. Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. You land on an astroid filled with rich space ore. Can you collect enough of the material to fill your spaceship before the competition?DarkballPut your ping pong skills to the test with Darkball, another cool offering on this smart table game. You’ll play against a speedy disappearing ball and your fellow players.Group TherapyThis game pushes you to get the Blinks together because, as the Kickstarter page says, extroverts want neighbors, but introverts need their space. You’ll love the focused frenzy for one or many.Heist- Advertisement – Enjoy hours of fun with game pieces that feature AI learning. This smart tabletop game system responds to your touch, communicates with other pieces, and learns from the other pieces. Use your Blinks to play some of the most innovative games you’ve ever seen.If you’re looking for a cool new addition to your game cupboard this winter, you’ll want to consider the Blinks by Move38 smart tabletop game system. This smart tabletop game is unlike anything you’ve ever played because each piece knows a single game and communicates with its neighbors to help you play. This system provides hours of analog and digital fun, something that’s especially useful on those weekends when you’re snowed in and can’t muster the energy to shovel your walkway.The Blinks are hexagonal game pieces that fit in your palm. Each one responds to touch, communicates with its neighbors, and is magnetic. Each Blink also knows one game and teaches you and the other pieces how to play. According to the company’s Kickstarter page, it’s easy to get started. Simply grab your Blink, choose your game, and link them together to start playing. Each activity plays well with the other Blinks out of the box. And the more Blinks you add, the more challenging and fun the games get. This tabletop game includes nine Blinks, nine games, two Sushi Roll Cases, and an instruction book.– Advertisement – Blinks by Move38 smart tabletop game system with a group of friendsWhat games are included?The Blink by Move38 smart game system includes nine games. You can read the descriptions of each below.Blinks by Move38 smart tabletop game system in a dark roomAstro- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Saint Petersburg, June 18: Hosts Russia will be eyeing to seal their berth for the knockout stage when they face Egypt, who will be bolstered by the return of star forward Mohamed Salah, in their second Group A game here on Tuesday.Russia will be high on confidence after hammering Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game in Moscow on Thursday. Egypt on the other hand suffered a 0-1 loss to Uruguay in the absence of Salah on Friday.However, Salah has been declared 100 per cent fit by Egypt’s team doctor which will be a major relief for the team management.Russia currently top Group A charts on goal difference ahead of Uruguay while Egypt are placed third and another defeat for the North African nation will force them for an early exit from the mega event.Egypt are strengthened by Salah’s return while Russia will be weakened by the absence of creative midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who suffered injury in the opening game.”Salah participated in training with his teammates for the entire session and he is ready to play against Russia according to technical staff,” Egypt’s team manager Ihab Leheta was quoted as saying by FIFA.com.”Russia’s game is fateful and difficult because of our defeat against Uruguay,” he added.Denis Cheryshev, who was Russia’s hero against Saudi Arabia after scoring twice, however feels even if Salah misses Tuesday’s game, their task will not be easy.”If he (Salah) is not there, does that mean our task becomes easy? Not at all,” Cheryshev was quoted as saying by FIFA.com.The left winger felt that Salah’s inclusion in Egypt’s playing XI will make the issue interesting.”If he plays, it will be hard but more interesting. He’s one of the best and you always want to compete with the best and win,” Cheryshev added.Apart from Cheryshev, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Golovin, Yury Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov will comprise the midfield behind Fedor Smolov. The dynamic midfield has shown in the previous game that it can initiate attacks from any part of the pitch.Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov and Sergey Ignashevich will form the defence.Russia have to put the result against Saudi Arabia behind them as the game against Egypt will a totally different story.With or without Salah, the hosts will have to fight hard to register another victory.A win or a draw against Russia will keep Egypt’s hopes alive ahead of its final group game against Saudi Arabia on June 25. IANS
This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Longer Looks: Problems With Aging Doctors; Transplants From Donors With HIV Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web.The New Yorker: Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready The bombs at the Boston Marathon were designed to maim and kill, and they did. Three people died within the first moments of the blast. More than a hundred and seventy people were injured. They had their limbs blown off, vital arteries severed, bones fractured, flesh torn open by shrapnel or scorched by the blasts’ heat. Yet it now appears that every one of the wounded alive when rescuers reached them will survive. Medically speaking, this is no small accomplishment (Dr. Atul Gawande, 4/17).The New York Times: For Trauma Surgeons, Saving Lives, If Not Legs, With No Time To FretSo many patients arrived at once, with variations of the same gruesome leg injuries. Shattered bones, shredded tissue, nails burrowed deep beneath the flesh. The decision had to be made, over and over, with little time to deliberate. Should this leg be amputated? What about this one? … The toll from the bombs Monday at the Boston Marathon, which killed at least three and injured more than 170, will long be felt by anyone involved with the city’s iconic sporting event (Gina Kolata, Jere Longma and Mary Pilon, 4/16).Time: How Terror Hijacks the Brain Fear short circuits the brain, especially when it hits close to home, experts say— making coping with events like the bombings at the Boston Marathon especially tricky. “When people are terrorized, the smartest parts of our brain tend to shut down,” says Dr. Bruce Perry, Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy. (Disclosure: he and I have written books together). When the brain is under severe threat, it immediately changes the way it processes information, and starts to prioritize rapid responses (Maia Szalavitz, 4/16). The New York World: Are Some Doctors Too Old To Practice Medicine?While only a little over one-quarter of New York State’s doctors are 60 or older, more than 40 percent of all the enforcement actions taken by the state since 2008 targeted senior doctors, according to an analysis of recently published actions by the state Office of Professional Medical Conduct. … Specialty boards—like orthopedic surgery and internal medicine—do require physicians to recertify, usually about every 10 years. And hospitals by and large won’t grant privileges to a doctor that doesn’t have certification. But board certification is not a requirement for state licensure to practice — meaning those that work outside of a hospital setting have no duty to remain certified. In 2010, about 1 in 5 doctors in New York State were not board certified (Curtis Skinner, 4/12).Related KHN coverage: Aging Doctors Face Greater Scrutiny (Boodman, 12/10).Slate: A Kidney For A KidneyLast month, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee made life a little better for people awaiting an organ transplant. It passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, legislation designed to end the federal ban on research into organ donations from deceased HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. It would permit the Secretary of Health and Human Services to sanction such transplant operations if the research establishes their safety (Sally Satel, 4/15). The New Yorker: How Damaged Are N.F.L. Players’ Brains? In November of 2010, a few dozen retired players from the National Football League gathered with their wives in a large living room. Snacking on appetizers and soft drinks, they listened to an informal pitch by John Hart, Jr., a neurologist at the University of Texas at Dallas. He wanted to scan their brains. Since that first meeting, Hart’s team has recruited more than fifty former N.F.L. players for an ongoing study tracking their brain connections and mental health. The scientists’ latest batch of data, presented at a meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco on April 15th, shows that retired N.F.L. players are more likely to have memory problems and depression than non-athletes of the same age, and that these deficits may stem from damage in certain bundles of white matter in the brain. But the researchers were more surprised by what the study didn’t show: nearly sixty per cent of the group had no mood issues, cognitive disability, or irregular brain patterns (Virginia Hughes, 4/16). NewsHour: The Day Polio Began Losing Its Grip on America April 12, 1955, was supposed to be Tommy Francis’s day. At 10:20 a.m., the distinguished epidemiologist conducted an international press conference in Rackham Auditorium at the University of Michigan. The topic was the field trial he had just completed — the largest of its kind ever — evaluating the efficacy of the poliovirus vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh. … By early 1953, Salk had begun campaigning relentlessly for a national field trial of his vaccine. For this critical but unglamorous task, the NFIP turned to Salk’s former teacher, Thomas Francis, who had introduced Salk to the design of killed-virus vaccines at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (Dr. Howard Markel, 4/12).