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Among the many reasons chemotherapy stinks is that it's boorrrring. Help your friend pass the time with tools for a (sedentary) activity she enjoys, such as knitting yarn or a crossword puzzle book. Board games are good at killing hours &#8212; as is good company &#8212; so bring along chess, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="GAME000002" title="Scrabble (game)" href="/topic/services-shopping/games/scrabble-%28game%29-GAME000002.topic">Scrabble</a> or puzzles. Games in travel form, such as Imagination Games' Bag Gammon, are ideal for portability. $9.99 at <b>gamedaze.com</b>
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Among the many reasons chemotherapy stinks is that it's boorrrring. Help your friend pass the time with tools for a (sedentary) activity she enjoys, such as knitting yarn or a crossword puzzle book. Board games are good at killing hours — as is good company — so bring along chess, Scrabble or puzzles. Games in travel form, such as Imagination Games' Bag Gammon, are ideal for portability. $9.99 at gamedaze.com

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