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  1. WE’LL PUT OUR FACES IN THIS

    preparation pack

    From the moment we receive your orders to the time we ship them with our carriers, we are careful to put in this all the attention they require.

    Processing and shipping them in 24 hours, a pocket size catalogue and a safe packaging.

    Because we’re aware that when you receive something expected, expectations are not to be disappointed!

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  2. DIGITAL PAYMENTS #3: GOOGLE PAY

    DIGITAL PAYMENTS #3: GOOGLE PAY

    To the many payment methods already accepted by our site, Google Pay is now added!

    If you use Google as your search engine, now this can help you even when finalizing your purchases. You can save your data, your email and your cards on Google and pay without worries.

    With Google Pay, everything is simpler, and the benefits are countless.
    Whatever your bank, you won't have any problems while shopping.

    Google Pay takes advantage of the very high protection systems already used by the famous search engine, such as encryption, the possibility of choosing an authentication pin and blocking the phone anywhere.

    Payments are now truly at your fingertips!

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  3. DIGITAL PAYMENTS #2: AMAZON PAY

    DIGITAL PAYMENTS #2: AMAZON PAY

    Amazon Pay is more than just a button!
    This method of purchase is a real experience, easy, comfortable and immediate.

    The speed and trust that we now place in the great company that is Amazon, can now also be found in Amazon Pay.

    What are the benefits ?

    • Protection of personal data
    • Maximum flexibility for payments on any channel you choose, web or mobile devices
    • A single account to shop on tens of thousands of sites
    • A-to-z Guarantee on Qualifying Purchases
    • Voice commands to make purchases and donations

    Yes, if you have an Alexa device, integrating it with your Apple Pay will be very simple. You can then ask her to complete the order or check her status!

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  4. DIGITAL PAYMENTS #1: APPLE PAY

    DIGITAL PAYMENTS #1: APPLE PAY

    If you own an Apple device, payments on our site will now be even more immediate, thanks to Apple Play!

    Apple Pay is standard on every iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad. No apps to download or complicated procedures to perform. Just add your credit, debit or prepaid card to the Wallet app and voila, setup is complete.
    Now you can start with your purchases.

    Apple Pay is widely accepted across all digital platforms, whatever your bank.
    By buying from the Safari search engine, you will avoid filling in endless forms, thanks to the previous storage of data, and you will be able to finalize purchases even with a single glance or touch.
    Personal data is, however, always protected: during each purchase, Apple Pay uses a specific number and a unique transaction code.

    Easy isn't it? How to eat an apple!

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  5. A BRIEF HISTORY OF BACKGAMMON

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF BACKGAMMON

    To start with, this traditional board game, of which a new version will arrive by the end of June on our site, is known by other names around the world. In Italian we also use to call it Royal Table, but we also hear it called Tric Trac.

    Its birth dates back to 4500 years ago, thanks to the discovery of the Royal Game of Ur in the tomb of a Sumerian king in ancient Mesopotamia, present-day Iraq. Other sources would like him to be even older and originally from Iran.

    It certainly managed to spread to the West as well as to the East, thanks to the various migrations of peoples and tribes; of the original Backgammon began to create different variations, different ways of playing, depending on the geographical area. Some frescoes representing a playing field very similar to today's were also discovered in ancient Egypt, inside the tomb of none other than the legendary Tutankhamen.

    Backgammon is also mentioned in the well-studied Odyssey, with the episode of suitors

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  6. THE REAL SOCIAL WEIGHT OF MAHJONG

    THE REAL SOCIAL WEIGHT OF MAHJONG

    "Mahjongg has had the power to be both a bridge and a barrier between different cultures," explains Annelise Heinz, a researcher who has dedicated an entire book to this specific board game.
    Heinz has managed to trace how the popular game of Asian origin has always found a way to be community across various cultures and countries.

    Mahjongg is a relatively modern game that developed around the mid-1880s, especially in large cities in China, such as Shanghai and Beijing. It was then in the early 1920s that he developed a truly international reputation. Exporters, shopkeepers and businessmen helped spread this new fashion all over the world, even in America.
    In the new world, everything started anew from the elite and subsequently reached the entire population, especially as a tool to facilitate the transition into a new era, more globalized and deeply connected with the Asian world.

    And this transition is also visible in women's lives.

    In its origins, Mahjonng

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  7. ERNO RUBIK AND HIS MAGIC CUBE

    ERNO RUBIK AND HIS MAGIC CUBE

    You got it right ... today we talk about the Rubik's cube, originally known as the magic cube.

    The puzzle was patented by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian designer and architect with a passion for enigma. The first curious fact, however, is that the inventor himself took more than a month to find the solution for its creation. Just think that when the cube was born, Erno didn't even know if there would ever be a solution!

    There are several ways, however, to approach the solution of the puzzle. The most intuitive is the layered method: 7 steps to perform and a few algorithms to memorize. The method most used by professional speedcubers, on the other hand, is the Fridrich method, which allows you to solve the cube much faster, grouping second-third, fourth-fifth, sixth-seventh steps of the layered method in single steps.

    The Rubik's Cube began to be marketed by Idela Toy Corp in 1980, winning the award for the best game and brain teaser of the year.
    And if initially

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  8. MEDICI'S "BALLS"

    MEDICI'S "BALLS"

    The new secret box of our Leonardo Collection is inspired by the famous Medici family, central to the Florence of the Renaissance period.
    In fact, on our puzzle appear elegant and refined inlays that could have to do with that historical and artistic period.

    Florence, in honor of the Medici, has strewn its streets with the family crest: a shield with red balls on a golden field.
    The curiosity lies in the fact that the shields are not exactly equal to each other ... the number of balls, in bisanti heraldry, can vary.

    If at first, in fact, the spheres in the coat of arms were equal to eleven, Giovanni di Bicci brought it to nine, his son Cosimo to eight, and the latter's son, Piero il Gottoso, came to reduce it to seven. The last decrease occurred with Lorenzo the Magnificent, who brought the spheres to 6, with the top one loaded with the insignia of the Royals of France.

    As to why, then, there are balls in the center of the Medici coat of arms, suppositions

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  9. INTO THE SPIDER'S WEB

    INTO THE SPIDER'S WEB

    In one of the past articles, we have already introduced you to Professor Hoffman's impressive book, "Puzzles, Old and New".

    For those who missed it, this enthusiast of games and puzzles, decided to enclose in a single text any puzzle he could trace back to his days.
    Some were newly invented, others as ancient as Noah.

    And anyone who is lucky enough to leaf through the pages of the book is faced with barin teasers of all kinds, from the most traditional to the most absurd.
    Brain teasers and more, because there are also sections dedicated to numerical and literary logic games.
    In short, aiming at the idea of ​​solving them all, was a long long time project.

    One of the puzzles explained and illustrated by Hoffman has to do, as you may have guessed from the title, with a spider.
    The professor refers to it as "The Spider and the Flies", describing it as one of the cutest of the "dexterity and perseverance" puzzles.

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  10. MICHAEL COLLINS THE ASTRONAUT

    MICHAEL COLLINS THE ASTRONAUT

    The MOON puzzle is finally available on our site, a new challenge for all fans not only of puzzles but also of space, stars and cosmos.

    You too will have a difficult mission to complete on the lunar surface, for which you can draw inspiration from the crew of Apollo 11, in particular the often forgotten astronaut who played, perhaps, the most important role of all.
    We are talking about Michael Collins, who passed away last April.

    We can start by saying that we also feel Collins a bit of an Italian hero, given his birth in Rome.

    In 1963 he was selected as an astronaut and, after being a reserve member of the Gemini VII, he had the great honor of traveling in space twice: aboard the Gemini 10 and, subsequently, the famous Apollo 11.
    266 hours in space.

    Of Apollo 11, two names are often remembered, Armstrong and Aldrin.
    This is because they were the ones who put their faces on it, they were the ones who descended

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