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16 In chess, if your opponents pawn moves two spaces, but if it had moved one space you could have captured it with your own pawn, you can still capture it by moving it to the space the opposing pawn would have moved to, had it only moved one space, and removing it. This is called en passant. Hobbies > Games 09/24/08
17 In poker and other professional card games, a deck of cards has 4 suits. Hobbies > Games 05/20/08
18 In the board game "Monopoly", each player begins the game with 1,500 dollars. Hobbies > Games 08/07/10
19 In the board game Go, a group needs at least two eyes to live, unless caught in a local stalemate (seki). Hobbies > Games 07/12/08
20 In the board game shogi (a.k.a. Japanese chess), a lance moves exactly like a rook, but forward only (i.e. not backwards or to the sides). Hobbies > Games 08/11/08
21 In the Boy Scouts of America, a boy must earn a total of at least 21 merit badges in order to become an Eagle Scout. Hobbies 11/21/10
22 In the original (American) version of Monopoly, the properties are named after locations in (or close to) Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hobbies > Games 07/10/08
23 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the B&O Railroad lies on the side of the board between Free Parking and Go To Jail. Hobbies > Games 05/30/08
24 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the Pennsylvania Railroad lies on the side of the board between Jail and Free Parking. Hobbies > Games 05/30/08
25 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the Reading Railroad lies on the side of the board between Go and Jail. Hobbies > Games 05/30/08
26 In the original version of the game Monopoly, the Short Line lies on the side of the board between Go To Jail and Go. Hobbies > Games 05/29/08
27 Knitting is a form of needlework that uses needles to create fabric from yarn. Hobbies > Crafts 01/06/09
28 Milton Bradley released his first board game, "The Checkered Game of Life", in 1860. Hobbies > Games 01/31/09
29 Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Hobbies > Crafts 10/07/08
30 Pumpkins are fruit. Hobbies > Gardening 07/07/08





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