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Getting Game: Capitol Hill's Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

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Labyrinth's Kathleen Donahue has mastered "The Dirty Dog," an iron tavern puzzle that stumped President George H. W. Bush.
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Labyrinth's Kathleen Donahue has mastered "The Dirty Dog," an iron tavern puzzle that stumped President George H. W. Bush.

When so much of our entertainment comes from computer and TV screens, you might not expect an old-fashioned, brick-and-mortar games store to survive. But Kathleen Donahue says people still go ga-ga over old-school puzzles. The Capitol Hill resident recently opened Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, and says while she doesn't quite peddle "puzzle drugs," she does have an increasing number of people coming in to get their fix, many begging her for the "harder stuff." Rebecca Sheir pays a visit.

[Music: "Quit Playing Games" by The Baseballs from Strings'n'Stripes]

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