Stuck on Van GoghHere's a new party game for the...

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August 14, 1994

Stuck on Van Gogh

Here's a new party game for the artistically inclined with a sense of humor: Pin the Ear on the Van Gogh is a 24-inch by inch full color poster of Van Gogh's "Self Portrait," sans his ear. A takeoff on pin the tail on the donkey, the goal of this game is to pin Van Gogh's ear in its proper place. A set of 12 self-adhesive ears is included. The game is available for $16.95 at Nouveau, 519 N. Charles St. (410) 962-8248. Would you like to be a scholar of great literature but can't be bothered to read all of those books? Now there's a way. "The World's 100 Greatest Books," a new audio cassette collection from Inteliquest, condenses great novels, plays and essays into 45-minute lessons. Included are "The Iliad," by Homer, "Gulliver's Travels," by Jonathan Swift, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "The Three Musketeers," by Alexandre Dumas, "War and Peace," by Leo Tolstoy, "The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck, and a number of works by William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. The tapes cover the author's biography, the theme and plot of the book, an in-depth description of the characters, and a discussion of the book's values and lessons. The set sells for $265 and is available by calling (800) 210-KNOW (5669). Shipping and handling are an additional $15.95. The collection is delivered in two working days.

Scoring points for the environment

Environmental Concerns, a new board game designed for ages 8 and up, teaches players the consequences of their actions regarding the environment. The goal of the game is for a player to become richer by making choices that protect the environment, such as recycling or helping to preserve wildlife habitats. On the backs of the game's playing cards are educational facts about the environment, researched by the Environmental Center in Washington, D.C. The game, manufactured by Environmental Board Game Inventors and Developers, is $24.95 at Wee Folks at 312 N. Charles St. (410) 752-5760.

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