Mayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,I had the pleasure on Monday of showing New Jersey’s new Department of Environmental Protection commissioner some of the sites where Ocean City is working to protect the shoreline, enhance wetlands, dredge shallow waterways and remediate for flooding. Catherine McCabe visited with Assistant Commissioners Dave Rosenblatt and Ginger Kopkash, Chief of Staff Eric Wachter and Assistant to the Commissioner Chris Gough.Local, state and federal government share many common goals, and successful partnerships are essential to getting things done in an environment that can include multiple layers of red tape. The city team and ACT Engineers reviewed plans to restore Shooting Island, to add acres of wetlands and potential shellfish habitat, and to provide a buffer against storm surge and a possible site for re-depositing some of the sediment that erodes from the island.McCabe was excited to see a municipality taking a leadership role in developing innovative solutions and also in investing to make them happen. I want to thank the entire DEP team for their visit and for working closely with us to develop new programs that could be used to help municipalities throughout the state. I look forward to a great working relationship with McCabe and the DEP.The forecast looks great for Night in Venice tomorrow, and Ocean City continues to be extremely busy as we enter the heart of the summer. I want to take a moment to thank all the members of our police and fire departments and their families. These men and women work hard and are ready to risk their lives year-round. But with so many people in town, their jobs in the summer are long, varied and demanding. Yet response times and public safety remain exceptional. I’m proud of our team and grateful for their service.I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor
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 –
CHERYL PEARSON-MCNEILWhen it comes to defining that which is “typically American,” I think we’re going to have to add “sports” to the old expression, “As American as Mom and apple pie.”We are a country full of sports fanatics. (While I might not exactly fall into that category, I am the mother of an extraordinary 17-year-old athlete and lover of all things sports. So, I have to admit, that I need to step up and try to keep up)!Nielsen numbers bear this out. Sports programs are among the top watched in African-American households as well as those of the general population, with the Super Bowl consistently ranking as the most-watched program across the board. In fact, Super Bowl XLVII drew 108 million viewers nationally.African–Americans made up a whopping 12.5 million of those viewers. (Personally, I enjoy the parties and the commercials, the game? Not so much.)With football and basketball season in full swing, Nielsen has identified and measured a phenomenal, growing niche industry, Fantasy Sports.Now, for those of you who, like me, were not familiar with this popular trend—Fantasy Leagues are places where you can use the web, smartphones and/or tablets, act as sports general managers, to draft professional athletes from your favorite pro teams to make up the roster how you see it in your own personal league. Fantasy points are awarded to the players, based on their performance in the actual games being played. You and your friends can compete or bet against each other while watching the real game.