History Stories
In 1950, Alan Turing Created a Chess Computer Program That Prefigured A.I.
August 29, 2017

The first chess algorithm didn’t even run on a computer. Read More

That Time America Outlawed Pinball
November 15, 2016

It may be hard to believe, but not too long ago major American cities banned pinball out of fear of the arcade game’s effect on crime, juvenile delinquency and morality. Read More

How Johnny Carson Saved Twister
November 2, 2016

Find out how a late-night television show rescued the game from history’s scrap heap and made it a pop culture sensation. Read More

The Enduring Mystery of the Lewis Chessmen
February 25, 2016

The mystery of who fashioned the precious ivory Lewis Chessmen lingers 800 years after the world’s most famous chess pieces were crafted. Read More