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We don’t care how incredible the view, astronauts must get bored up in space. Hell, they’re cooped up in tight quarters for days on end; who wouldn’t get bored? Mattel wants to help those space explorers kill some time with the new Scrabble Space Edition. The game is exactly what you think: a version of the popular board game made for zero gravity. Psychologists have long recommend astronauts play games like Scrabble to keep sane while on a mission, but the makeshift Velcro version many used is far from aesthetically pleasing. Mattel stepped in with a metallic board, magnetized tiles, and a heavy dose of style. Mattel will display the boards briefly in London and Paris before sending them off to space stations for actual use. 

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”