Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mary Jo Joyce, a native of Port Washington who lives part-time in both West Bend and Washington D.C., invented a card game that has seen success at museums, Barnes and Noble and other retailers, too.
Seeing a need for a better understanding of government, Port Washington native Mary Jo Joyce also thought the best way to develop that was through fun — and that's how Parli-Cards were born. "Because I have worked in Washington D.C. for 25 years, I'm often asked questions about all things political," Mary Jo Joyce said. Parli-Cards is a game board that infuses elements of government — such as Senate names and the electoral voting system — to help players have fun and learn at the same time. The game launched in November 2011. Originally, Joyce said her idea was to develop a game focused on the Senate — but with how many changes the Senate sees on a regular basis, that seemed unfeasible — and the game board emerged. The game incorporates …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Ozaukee-themed Monopoly game, on sale now, supports Honor Flight and the county's courthouse restoration project.
Players don’t go to jail — instead they travel Ozaukee County in a new board game made up of familiar fixtures in the community. Oz-Opoly allows players to set up inns and homes while traveling through local towns and stopping by area businesses. It’s fashioned off the iconic Hasbro game Monopoly, the popular board game that’s been around for 75 years. "Something like this is a unique thing and hits home for a lot of people and it’s just a really fun thing to do with your family," said Tom Meaux, Ozaukee County Administrator. "I think they’re a bunch of folks that think games are obsolete, but just in my own family, we love playing games." Oz-Opoly retails for $24.95 plus tax, with all of the proceeds going back to the community. "All …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Brewers met the Cubs at Kolbach Park for a friendly game of ball.
A rivalry game between the Brewers and the Cubs was held at Kolbach Park this week. These teams may lack Fielder and Braun, but the fans were no less excited to cheer their teams on. The score was too close to call, but both teams saw big hits.