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Life is more fun if you play games. ~Roald Dahl


You don't have to be a beer drinker to play darts, but it helps. ~Author Unknown


It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said "Mate!" in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious. ~A.A. Milne, Not That It Matters, 1919


It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans. ~Robert Lynd


Whoever called snooker "chess with balls" was rude, but right. ~Clive James


Life's too short for chess. ~Henry James Byron, Our Boys, 1874


It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. ~Henry Louis Mencken


Cards are war, in disguise of a sport. ~Charles Lamb


Games lubricate the body and the mind. ~Benjamin Franklin


With spots quadrangular of diamond form,
Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife,
And spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
~William Cowper


'Tis all a chequer board of nights and days,
Where destiny with men for pieces plays;
Hither and thither, and mates, and slays.
~Edward Fitzgerald


The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution. ~Stephen Sondheim


Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen. ~Author Unknown


Do I rue a life wasted doing crosswords? Yes, but I do know the three-letter-word for regret. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Our whole life is solving puzzles. ~Erno Rubik


No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward. ~Amar Gopal Bose


Whoever dreamed up Scrabble had an exaggerated idea of how many seven-letter words have five i's. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. ~Joseph de Maistre


Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. ~Indian Proverb


Video games ruined my life. (Good thing I have two more.) ~Author Unknown


I like video games, but they are very violent. I want to create a video game in which you have to help all the characters who have died in the other games. "Hey man, what are you playing?" "Super Busy Hospital, could you leave me alone? I'm performing surgery. This guy got shot in the head, like, 27 times." ~Demetri Martin


If I've learned anything from video games, it's what when you meet enemies it means you're going in the right direction. ~Author Unknown


When I play too many video games I begin to feel chubby-minded, caffeinated, bad. ~Tom Bissell


I saw a news report recently that measured average video game use by American men between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five: twenty hours per week. Do you mean the flower of America's masculinity can't think of anything more important to do with twenty hours a week than sit in front of a video screen? Folks, this ain't normal. Can't we unplug already? ~Joel Salatin


An apocryphal story the word "apocryphal" here means "obviously untrue" tells of two people, long ago, who were very bored, and that instead of complaining about it they sat up all night and invented the game of chess so that everyone else in the world, on evenings when there is nothing to do, can also be bored by the perplexing and tedious game they invented. ~Lemony Snicket


Never play cat and mouse games if you're a mouse. ~Don Addis


There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games. ~Ernest Hemingway


The perfect family board game is one that can be played each time with fewer pieces. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


At my house, when a missing pawn shows up in the Scrabble tiles, it counts as an extra blank. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time. ~George Bernard Shaw



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