Mourning the death of Boxerjam


Like many who were early to the Internet, I had for a time an AOL account, and became a big fan of some of the online multiplayer games that existed. ¬†There was Slingo, of course, which has survived well and is around and kicking, but another suite of games that existed was Boxerjam’s games, which included both daily games called “The Puzzle Zone” and an online suite of game shows, which were created by Julann Griffin, wife of “Jeopardy!” creator Merv Griffin. Continue reading

Required viewing: ‘Only Connect’


My love of gameshows has probably come through by now here on the site. ¬†When it comes to trivia, the king of the past few decades has arguably been “Jeopardy!,” which makes sense as it’s the most straight-ahead quiz show, and it’s persevered in ways that most don’t, with editions around the world. Sure, there’s shows like “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” but while the amounts of money offered are surely impressive, the intensity level is of a different sort. Continue reading