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Play the Phone Stack Game

How many book clubs, writers group meetings, literary lunches and bar stool book conversations have been ruined by cell phones and other mobile devices? Too many.

To save your literary conversation from these distractions, the fashionable Kempt website has suggested a solution: the phone stack game. Before your next discussion starts, have everybody set their phones in a neat stack at the middle of the table.

Check it out: “As the meal goes on, you’ll hear various texts and emails arriving… and you’ll do absolutely nothing. You’ll face temptation—maybe even a few involuntary reaches toward the middle of the table—but you’ll be bound by the single, all-important rule of the phone stack. Whoever picks up their phone is footing the bill.” (Photo via Phil Roeder)

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