Tag: games

“An Investigation into Blathers”

At Eurogamer, Dr. Laura Humphreys investigates the curator of Animal Crossing’s museum, Blathers. “The Museum is a staple of Animal Crossing. It collects bugs, fish, and fossils, all sourced locally from players for display, and more recently, artistic works have been added. It acts as a living catalogue […]

Birding in Red Dead Redemption 2

Audobon has a piece about about bird-watching in Red Dead Redemption 2. “Birds change with habitat: Roseate Spoonbills and Great Egrets feed in the bayous of Saint Denis. Laughing Gulls and Red-footed Boobies roost along the coast, while eagles and condors soar over mountain peaks. Each of these […]

The History Of Monopoly

At Smithsonian, Mary Pilon writes about the history of Monopoly. It was intended to teach people about income inequality. “In 1904, Magie received a patent for an invention she called the Landlord’s Game, a square board with nine rectangular spaces on each side, set between corners labeled ‘Go […]