Pop Deal: Just a few board games we should all probably own and play all the time


Brochure I created for a new board game: Wind-Opoly. The board game aims at educating younger generations (and kids in low-income schools) about reusable energy in the US and promotes environmental awareness at a young age. Creators: Elisa Margarita & Jamie Thompson. For information, go to: Wind-opoly.com

TRUE WIDOW kick off their US Tour dates tonight including shows with Earth and an appearance at #PsychoCalifornia @truewidow #TrueWidow #shoegaze #stonerrock

May 11 Albuquerque, NM Sister w/ Earth
May 12 Tucson, AZ Club Congress w/ Earth
May 13 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom w/ Earth
May 14 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet’s (Psycho California Preshow) w/ Elder and Electric Citizen
May 16 Santa Ana, CA Psycho California @ The Observatory
May 17 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
May 18 Sacramento, CA Press Club
May 19 Portland, OR White Owl Social Club
May 20 Seattle,WA Barboza
May 21 Boise, ID Neurolux
May 22 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
May 23 Denver, CO Lost Lake
May 24 Norman, OK The Opolis

athena just bought boston-opoly. it’s monopoly… but with boston terriers. everywhere. like i don’t know how i feel about this, i’m tempted to make her skype me so i can play…

Finally got to introduce my own personal #beachbody coach @amanda_seibs to two members of my team tonight! We played Beachbody•opoly and then hit the jacuzzi…Poor @still_kirsten was so excited to play and ended up “on the couch” (in jail) almost the whole time lol #funnight #gamenight #girlsnight #coachnight #jacuzzi #coachbondingtime #beachbodyopoly #fitness #health #coachamanda #coachkirsten #coachdanielle #coachkimmie by kimmierobinson https://instagram.com/p/2kl56CgaFS/

Order things to make jacuzzi life even more chillax!


I win the Man-opoly!

Thought I’d share this - my Cabin Pressure-opoly game got its first outing recently (over a year after it was made). It was Herc vs Arthur - do I need to say who won?
(Please excuse the poor quality of the photo - this is due to the poor quality of the camera)

This did actually highlight a slight flaw in the design as, in order to incorporate all 26 episodes/destinations I’d unwittingly removed the Luck (Chance) and Company Benefits (Community Chest) squares. However, this was easily solved with a slight tweak to the rules whereby anyone landing on Take Off (Go) had to pick up a Company Benefits card and anyone landing on Day off (Free Parking) had to pick up a Luck card

Conga Radio – Slumber Dance

If you’re into vintage house tracks as much as I am, 2015 has been treating you right for five straight months now, with several record labels stepping up and bringing the heat all year long. Another one that should be on your radar is Good Timin’, which started in 2010 as a Toronto club night but expanded to a true label in 2013 to provide NYC producer and eclectic crate digger Jex Opolis with an outlet for his music.

One of his projects is Conga Radio, a collaboration with Toronto DJ Roberto “the Radiator.” Their Naturalmente EP released back at the beginning of March, but “Slumber Dance” was uploaded to SoundCloud today and grabbed my attention the moment I checked it out. With four tracks spread across 20 minutes, the duo touches up the rich melodic tones of the past for a future audience to tap their feet to. No samples here, just a pure, original blend of sunny, new-age deep house.

You can listen to Naturalmente and grab it for $6 over on the Good Timin’ Bandcamp page, but I’ll add the EP preview stream below for you to check out too. Roll down the windows and turn up the volume, because this is one perfect release to help you welcome in summer.

Update: I forgot Conga Radio made a great contribution to Libra Mix a while back that’s free to download if you’re looking for more. Definitely give it a spin!

Still haven’t reached Goal 8!

Thank you to everyone who has already completed Goal 8:

Angela Buchner, Regina Moussavi, Elysia Liu, Mini Khroad, Tracie Conners, Josie Martinez, Amy Anderson, Amanda Shanks, Lynn Carter, Cherie Krasinki, Jeremy Round, Justin Holder, Kimberly Kuwada, Linda Luu, Linda Olander, Natasha Ibrahim, Nancy Fontes, Nicholas Houser, Rachel Saunders, Cathy Barrera, Muthu Sadayappan, Andrea Wilkes, Ashley Chua, Carmen McMahon, Claire Lee, Erin Wilson, Heather Medina, Jeff Belloli, Scott Judd, Jaclyn Butler, Jonina Akins-Dunbar, Jesse Talaugon

However, Talent is only at 17% completion for Goal 8 - User First and our goal this quarter is 100% participation!

Ideas for easy (and fun!) ways to participate in the next few days:

If you can’t attend a UX Research session, you can always DIY with almost any Yahoo-related product; even the ones you use every day at work.

Don’t forget to fill out a User Day Report so you and Talent get credit for your participation. It only takes a few minutes!