Can You Complete My Puzzle?

jigsaw puzzle

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Day 147 / 365

Life is like a Puzzle, only you have all the missing pieces and only you can put it all together.    🙂

Interesting Fact: The first jigsaw puzzle was created in 1767 when John Spilsbury, an English cartographer, chopped up a wooden map of Britain and challenged the public to reassemble it. He called it a “dissected puzzle.” ( http://blog.melissaanddoug.com/2013/05/14/5-fun-facts-puzzling-over-puzzles/ )

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Think Outside The Box!

tic tac toe

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Day 70 / 365

Who is going to win this one?  Think about it.         🙂

Interesting Fact: An early variant of Tic-tac-toe was played in the Roman Empire, around the first century BC. It was called Terni Lapilli and instead of having any number of pieces, each player only had three, thus they had to move them around to empty spaces to keep playing. The game’s grid markings have been found chalked all over Rome. However, according to Claudia Zaslavsky’s book Tic Tac Toe: And Other Three-In-A Row Games from Ancient Egypt to the Modern Computer, Tic-tac-toe could originate back to ancient Egypt.[1] Another closely related ancient game is Three Men’s Morris which is also played on a simple grid and requires three pieces in a row to finish.  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe )

Jenga. JENGA! JENGA!!! TIMBER!!!

Jenga

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Day 57 /365

What goes up must come down!   🙂

Interesting Fact: Leslie Scott, game designer and author, developed the original JENGA® Classic game from a wood block stacking game her family had created in Ghana in the 1970s. Introduced to the public at the famous Harrod’s department store in London in 1982, JENGA® was launched in North America in 1986, and has since become an international game icon. ( http://www.jenga.com/about.php )

 

52 Pickup!

52 pickup

F/14.0, 1/60, ISO 100, Photoshop CS6.

Day 26 / 365

This game never gets old.    🙂

Interesting Fact: Playing cards were also used for much more than playing games. For a long time, only the faces of cards were printed, leaving the backs blank. These blank backs were one of the most convenient sources of paper, so they were often written on and used as coupons, love letters, invitations, and even currency. (  http://houseofplayingcards.com/playing-card-history  )