Who says playing cards need to be rectangular? Home Run Games sure doesn’t. Their unique 3-sided cards feature unusual arrangements of symbols and court images, adapted to fit into the triangular constraints. They’re printed on casino-grade linen paper and come in red, blue, or a special limited-edition.
Jason of JK Brickworks built this wonderful mechanical LEGO plaything inspired by an equally great retro Japanese battery commercial. It features a fire-fighting robot dog that climbs to the top of a tower, then smoothly descends to the bottom to repeat the task over and over.
You could spend $400 on the lacquered Jonathan Adler Sorrento Backgammon Set or save a bundle with his $25 cardboard lookalike that opens into a pair of cheery op-art game boards for backgammon and checkers. The designer’s 2-in-1 Travel Game Set has two handy drawers to store wood game pieces and dice.
LEGO mechanical wizard Akiyuki shows off a hypnotic Great Ball Contraption module that carries miniature balls to the top of a series of five stacked and tilted rings. We wish we could shrink down to tiny basketball size and take a ride on this thing. Stick around to see two more variants which ride on a spinning base.
Jean-Luc Picard is back for another season, and this time it looks like he and his crew must save the very fabric of time from destruction thanks to an old and persistent nemesis. It looks like Q’s trial truly is never-ending. Coming to Paramount+ in 2022.
Artist Tom of Finland masculinized erotica that boldly defined late-20th century gay culture. In Tom’s memory, pour a stiff one with small-batch Tom of Finland Organic Vodka made by Master Distiller Mika Mönkkönen at Lignell & Piispanen, the second-oldest family-run company in Finland.
This compact drone folds up small so that you can toss it in your backpack. It’s easy to fly – offering one-button take-off and landing and a fixed altitude hover feature. Choose from four options: no camera, 480p, 1080p, and 4K. Save an extra 20% through 6.20.2021 with code WELOVEDAD in The Awesomer Shop.
Craighill’s latest desktop object is a beautiful and tricky stainless steel puzzle. It’s comprised of four identical pieces which come together to form a rounded-corner pyramid. Expect to be just as challenged disassembling as assembling its parts. It’s also available in a Vapor Black PVD matte finish.
Snow and longboarding aren’t two words you often hear in the same sentence. But when deep snow gave way to a freshly-plowed road in Timmelsjoch, Austria, Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef took the opportunity to enjoy the scenery on the way down the twisty mountain pass. Film by Whiteroom.
The developers of Prey and Dishonored are working on this new open-world co-op FPS. It takes place in an island town, where evil vampires have blocked out the sun and cut off access. The remaining humans work together to gather resources and slay vampires in a quest to survive. Coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC Summer 2022.
Learn about electronics, soldering, coding, and more with this DIY DJ kit from CircuitMess. The mini DJ console can play and crossfade between tracks, control BPM, and apply equalization. It has a built-in Class D amp and two 5-watt speakers. Also available with a tool kit. Save 20% with code WELOVEDAD through 6.20.2021.
Raise a glass to diversity and equality this Pride Month with Crystal Head Vodka’s limited-edition Pride bottle, a true collector’s item, even when empty. Dan Ackroyd’s vodka brand is a proud ally and donor to the LGBTQIA+ community, so celebrate with a rainbow flag of cocktails like the deliciously fruity Sugar Daddy.
This brewing kit gives you everything you need to brew a gallon of craft beer at home. The set includes a brewing vessel and accessories, a thermometer, hops, malt extract, yeast, and more. Choose from Hefeweizen or Oktoberfest brews and save an extra 20% with code WELOVEDAD through 6.20.2021 in The Awesomer Shop.
We’ve all found ourselves tossing wadded-up paper into the garbage to show off our hoop skills. Why not make it official with this basketball-inspired wastebasket? It features a woven metal net that sits on a wooden base and a small backboard for bank shots and for keeping missed shots from landing on the floor behind it.
Eshan Denipitiya celebrates his love for the music of Queen with a virtuosic medley of tunes performed on a Yamaha grand piano. Watch and listen as his fingers fly across the ivories with classical arrangements of We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, and We Are the Champions.
Gold Tone makes banjos, guitars, mandolins and ukes that look as good as they sound. They also use real guitar parts to make this cool shelf for music lovers. It has a mahogany body and neck with interior detailing, shelves with binding, a walnut fingerboard, and a guitar hanger wall mount. Shredding talent not included.
The team at Hacksmith Industries specializes in over-the-top builds. In this video, mechanical engineer Jeff got his hands on an off-road capable electric skateboard and upgraded its motors, battery pack, and circuitry to produce way more power than most people would feel comfortable with beneath their feet.
This coffee table book is filled with photos, illustrations, paintings, and stories about animal diversity. The collection includes images from experts like Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, alongside works from famous artists and photographers. Consider picking up Phaidon’s Anatomy and Universe to round out your collection.
This Disney+ series picks up the day after the Monsters, Inc. power plant started running on children’s laughter instead of screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, a recent grad of Monsters U. who always wanted to be a scarer, but comes to find that laughter is what’s in demand these days. Premieres 7.2.2021.
Artist Adi Granov designed this awesome steampunk variant of the Dark Lord of the Sith. The 1/7th-scale figure features lots of great details including brass-finish rivets on Vader’s helmet and pauldrons, and a steam-powered machine to help keep the Imperial leader alive. Pre-orders start shipping 11.2021.
This LEGO kit is based on a design submitted by LEGO fan Steve Guinness. The production version of the kit has 2,079 pieces with moving carriage and working keys. Its platen can hold paper and the set includes a typewritten letter signed by LEGO Group chairman Thomas Kirk Kristiansen. Drops 7.1.2021.
Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy wrote and directed this sci-fi thriller about a private investigator who helps clients unlock lost memories. But he becomes obsessed with one case, leading him down a dark path. Stars Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, and Thandiwe Newton. Coming to HBO Max and theaters on 8.20.21.
Ready to challenge your brain? Created by Google Software Engineering Manager and puzzle fanatic Willa Chen, this book is filled with 135 of the toughest puzzles money can buy. There’s a good variety too, from cryptograms to word searches to Sudoku, crosswords, and more.