One of the oldest games on the planet, chess has confounded strategists for many centuries. These five goos were inspired by the simple yet profound game.



Kal Penn

publication date: Friday, January 14, 2011

category: Movies

clue: Washington pothead

explanation: Penn starred in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and later joined the Obama administration in media outreach. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Amy Austin, Ryan Dunn, and Jon Berry


Taylor Kitsch

publication date: Thursday, January 13, 2011

category: Movies

clue: New Orleans superhero

explanation: Kitsch played Cajun superhero Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, and Jon Berry


Rick Harrison

publication date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

category: Television

clue: Las Vegas reality star

explanation: Harrison, operator of a Vegas-based pawn shop, starred on Pawn Stars. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Sarah Kyle, and Jon Berry


Cleo King

publication date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

category: Television

clue: Deadwood cook (who's the king?)

explanation: King played Aunt Lou on Deadwood. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, Sarah Kyle, and Jon Berry


Bernard Law

publication date: Monday, January 10, 2011

category: Controversy

clue: Boston outlaw

explanation: Law was the Archbishop of Boston until 2002, when he was discovered to have covered up numerous instances of sexual misconduct by priests. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Tony Peters, Sarah Kyle, and Jon Berry


Other Themes in Winter 2011

Ready for Prime Time

Some of the funniest and most successful stars in Hollywood got their start on "Saturday Night Live." You don't have to stay up late to recognize them now. Go »

Louie Louie

However you spell it, these five famous faces all share the same name. Can you solve them without getting that Kingsmen song stuck in your head? Go »

Not-So-Merry Christmas

Christmas was no "silent night" for these poor souls, who are forever linked to acts of violence on the holiday. This week will give Santa a few new names for his Naughty list. Go »

The Four Elements

Ever since the philosopher Empedocles proposed the four elements of air, earth, fire, and water, humans have been fascinated by them. Can you identify a celebrity associated with each of them? Go »

Bird is the Word

This theme's five celebrities with orinthological names may ruffle a few feathers. Can you fly away with all five answers? Go »

I Will Survive

We all die someday, but these five celebrities are famous for not dying, at least not when they were supposed to. Survive this week to have a better shot in the tournament. Go »

Rising Sun

The ancient and exotic culture of Japan has fascinated the West for generations. These five Japanese celebrities will challenge your knowledge of the island nation. Go »

States of the Union

Here in America, we're so proud of our homeland that we name our children after U.S. states. Who are these five patriotic celebrities whose names put them on the map? Go »

Muppet Mimics

Jim Henson's Muppets have left a distinct impression on our culture, to the point where we start to recognize them when looking at famous faces. Can you tell who resembles these five Muppets? Go »

Winter 2011 Tournament

Many have played, but only one will win. All players from the season will compete in a week-long tournament to decide which of them is the top competitor, deserving of a prize. Good luck! Go »