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Do not do this. Seriously. Peggle is the crack of computer games. But for those in a downward spiral, having worn out your mouse with the original Peggle, your addicted neuro pathways will light up at the news of its just-released sequel, Peggle Nights. It's PC only, but the Mac will follow shortly. You've been warned.

If you're looking for a new board game, check out Quelf, available at Barnes and Noble ($29.95). Laughs, as they say, are pretty much guaranteed.

5 Bar Game Nights
Last Exit, 136 Atlantic [Henry/Clinton] Bklyn 718.222.9198,
First and third Mondays.
Dempsey's, 61 2nd Ave. [3rd/4th] 212.388.0662, Wednesdays.
Rocky Sullivan's, 34 Van Dyke [Dwight] Bklyn 718.246.8050, Thursdays.
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer [Richardson/Frost] Bklyn 718.302.3770.
The Big Quiz Thing, Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery [Rivington/Delancey].
Next show: October 13th.

Princess Peach needs saving—the world's favorite plumber, Mario, to the rescue! One of the most beloved gaming characters in one of the most popular Wii games: Super Mario Galaxy.

Pinball was once banned in New York. Mayor LaGuardia was so anti-pinball that he liked to take a sledgehammer to the machines for the cameras and send others into the East River. But as long as there's Vazac's Horseshoe Bar, 108 Ave. B [7th] 212.677.6742, you should always be able to get a game.

"If anyone has the blues over the hard times and trembles for the present and future prosperity of the United States let him make a tour of the great shops of the city on one of these bright and deliciously cool September days, and however deeply financial pessimism may have crept into his soul he will experience of refreshment and will become firmly convinced that all hope is not yet lost."

— The New York Herald, 1893

(Quoted from Gilded City, by M. H. Dunlop)


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