Billiards can refer to any kind of tabletop game played with a cue stick and cue ball, while pool largely means a game with pockets mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The basic rules for turn-based strategy games (both tabletop and videogames) were originally invented in 1913 by science fiction writer HG Wells kotaku.com/hg-wells-pract…
The tabletop game Subbuteo was so called because it’s creator, Peter Adolph, was denied the trademark to call it β€˜Hobby’ and so use the neo-classical term for the Eurasian Hobby bird (Falco Subbuteo). en.subbuteo.com/app.php/h…
In 1990, the U.S Secret Service once raided the makers of a tabletop RPG game system, believing that one of their manuals (GURPS Cyberpunk) would help people commit computer crimes. The lawsuit resulting from it helped form the Electronic Frontier Foundation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Solitaire is not the name of any specific card game. Instead, it is a generic term for any tabletop game that can be played by one person. The game we usually refer to as "solitaire" is actually called Klondike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
A small tabletop 76 mm reflector telescope can show moon craters, phases of Venus, but Mars is a fuzzy and small red dot, while Mercury is mush. Saturn’s rings are visible at 15x and look like ears sticking out of the planet, similar to how Galileo saw them telescopicwatch.com/celes…
Bunnies & Burrows is a tabletop RPG in which the players assume the role of rabbits. It debuted less than two years after D&D. It is notable for not only being one of the first Tabletop RPGs, but also the first to have a detailed Martial Arts (called Bun Fu) and skill system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun…
There is a tabletop role playing game where you get to play as your own cartoon character and fight using cartoon physics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
There is only one company still manufacturing flatware domestically in the ENTIRE United States, Liberty Tabletop, in the tiny town of Sherrill, NY libertytabletop.com/us/
H.G. Wells (author of The Time Machine) wrote a rulebook for a tabletop wargame called "Little Wars" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
The members of the US Armed Forces hosted a tabletop-RPG Convention with an anime theater an Iraqi warzone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zig…
The tabletop RPG Dread uses Jenga instead of dice for conflict resolution. If the tower falls, you die! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
China's pet markets make most of their money on ill animals. Vendors perform tabletop plastic surgery to make sickly mutts resemble more valuable breeds, then pump them full of new blood laced with painkillers and stimulants. The dogs are known as "week dogs," because they die in seven days. beijingtoday.com.cn/peril…
There is an officially licensed Power Rangers team that exists only in as a Tabletop RPG Live play - and the actor who played β€œBulk” is the leader of the team! hyperrabbitpowergo.com/po…
Cards Against Humanity ran a reality-type show for new tabletop games in 2014-15. youtube.com/watch?v=2vEFx…
Today I learned of a religious tract warning of the "dangers" of playing tabletop RPG Dungeons & Dragons, which leads to the occult, demon possession, witchcraft, and suicide. The tract ends with a book burning. chick.com/reading/tracts/…
There's a tabletop RPG based on Street Fighter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
Board games featured on Wil Wheaton's "TableTop" see a significant boost in sales. For example, the game "Tsuro" was, for a time, unavailable in Europe as production tried to cope with the sudden US demand. This is dubbed "The Wheaton Effect". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
The Microsoft Surface was originally a 30" (762 mm) backlit tabletop computer which can see fingers and objects placed onto the display (1024x768) via 5 near-infrared cameras en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Peak Performance" was based on a tabletop RPG en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The success of the first Ghostbusters movie spawned a tabletop RPG game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
There is a fan-made Pokemon Tabletop RPG, and I want to try it. scribd.com/doc/13031348/P…

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