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We really don’t play checkers all that much, but that might change when the weather gets nicer because of this new outdoor set from Stanley & Sons. The board is a 22″ x 22″ cotton bandana that’s discharge printed squares. Each of the twenty-four game pieces is a handmade ceramic checker glazed and stamped with S&S on the bottom. No one wants to deal with 24 loose ceramic pieces wrapped in a bandana just bouncing around in your beach or picnic bag, so Stanley & Sons threw in a drawstring muslin bag to carry the set around. In other words, we all finally have something to do at the beach other than drink beer and watch people tan.

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Whether you’re trying to refine your archery skills or just get a leg up on the competition when it comes to office warfare, the BB Sniper mini crossbow from Uncommon Carry will fit the bill. Handmade out of stainless steel and equipped with a self-loading chamber, the BB Sniper is designed to hurl projectiles like toothpicks or mini BBs with surprising accuracy at a range of about 30-50 feet. Make sure to schedule some time for target practice because this addictive little crossbow can do some damage. Have fun, but avoid the sensitive areas.