Amiibo-geddon Is Here!

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Nintendo released Wave 4 of their popular amiibo figures today. Read about GeekMom Maryann’s experience as she hunted for those exclusive amiibos!

Weekly GeekMom Video Playlist

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Summer vacation is here! Or, it is looming in the not-so-distant future. Either way, kids are getting edgy and are requesting video suggestions to keep them entertained for a few minutes. So, this week’s video playlist features videos the GeekMom writers’ kids enjoy.

A GeekMom’s 34 Goals for 2012

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A friend of mine recently published her professional website after months of preparation. One of her premier posts shared 30 things she would like to do this year in honor of turning 30. It’s not a milestone birthday year for me, but the idea made sense. In an effort to set reasonable goals instead of unattainable demands, I’m going to follow in IndieKate‘s blog-steps and create a

GeekGirlCon is This Weekend…See You There?

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Be still my heart! There is actually a convention for us girls now! It’s in Seattle, so those of you on the East Coast have a ways to trek it (haha, I made a geek funny), but there is indeed a convention made “just for her” and it’s called GeekGirlCon! That said, I’m dragging my husband with me this weekend to the maiden-voyage of the

Balancing Board Games and Babies Part II

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My Pokemon mentor once said to me, “The family that games together, stays together.” He couldn’t be more correct. A few weeks ago I shared with you how my husband and I balance being parents and gamers. My husband and I encourage our kids to play games as well. It doesn’t matter if it’s a game we made up with balls, an educational game, a

The GeekDad’s Guide to Weekend Fun, Put to the Test

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GeekMoms are no stranger to the GeekDad books. Most recently, Ken Denmead’s book The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family was put to the test in our house. GeekMom Julia has already reviewed the book. So I am offering the outcomes – success and failure – of several attempted projects. Please keep in

Pokemon Black for the DS: A Geek Teen Review

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One of the perks of being an official GeekMom is that I receive review copies of some of my kid’s favorite games. My two sons and one daughter were particularly pleased to get their hands on a copy of the new Pokemon Black game for the DS. I’ve never played a Pokemon game in my life, so I turned this review over to the eldest

Pokémon: Should You Catch The Call Of Legends?

“Their names are legend: Raikou. Entei. Suicune. Lugia. Ho-Oh. Kyogre. Groudon. Rayquaza. Deoxys. Dialga. Palkia. And when Legendary Pokémon come together, only the greatest Trainers can control their might. In the Pokémon TCG: Call of Legends expansion, not only will you discover incredibly powerful Pokémon— including very rare “Shiny” versions of some of them—but you’ll also find exciting new Lost Zone effects to expand your

SMACKDOWN! Pokemon Evolution vs. Biological Evolution

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Pokemon fever has hit our household, as it can in even the best of families. For those readers who have been in solitary confinement for the last decade, Pokemon is a collectible card game with hundreds of little creatures that “evolve” from one bodily form to the next. The word “evolution” gets tossed around early and often. Weirdly, I happen to invest a lot of