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Pete's Candy Store
Among the many reasons to like Pete's, 709 Lorimer [Frost/Richardson] 718.302.3770, is its three nights of games: Bingo on Tuesdays from 7-9pm, Quiz-Off on Wednesdays starting at 7:30pm, and Scrabble on Saturdays from 5-8pm.

The Big Quiz Thing
Ever-popular The Big Quiz Thing, with quiz king Noah Tarnow, is having a one-night event tomorrow, Tuesday at 8pm, at Ars Nova, 511 W. 54th [10th]. You can turn up with a posse or solo, $10 cover, $250 in cash prizes. Tickets here. The BQT is also held regularly at the Slipper Room, next on February 13th.

Games Magazine
2005 Game of the Year: Buy Word
Best Word Game: Word Rich
Best Party Game: Cranium Hoopla. Complete list of winners here.

New Games Roundup
The fine folks over at the The Morning News recently did an excellent roundup of new games that includes reviews of Niagara (pictured), Around the World in 80 Days, and Ingenious.

Neutral Ground
Neutral Ground, 122 W. 26th [6th/7th] 212.633.1288. It's not all Dungeons and Dragons at this popular fourth floor gaming store: board games, card games, video games for on-site gaming as well as merch for sale.

Museum of Games
Museum of Games, a Canadian museum (real as well as virtual) established in 1971, that features games from all over the world, their history, and how they're played.

More Bar Game Nights
Last Exit, 136 Atlantic [Clinton/Henry] Brooklyn Heights 718.222.9198. Every first and third Monday of the month, Pub Quiz.
The Baggot Inn, 83 W. 3rd [Thompson/Sullivan] 212.477.0622. Trivia.
Dempsey's Pub, 61 2nd Ave. [3rd/4th] 212.388.0662. Trivia night.
Lips, 2 Bank [7th] 212.675.7710. Bitchy Bingo.
Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lex [28th/29th] 212.725.3871. Trivia.
2 More Film Festivals
10th NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival
What: Celebrating 10 years of cinematic exploration of Sephardic Jewry
Where: Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th
When: 2/2-2/8

Movies With a View
What: Outdoor screenings with waterfront views
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: Thursdays in July and August

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