8 Reasons We Need Kids Playing RPGs

8 Reasons We Need Kids Playing RPGs

Reading Time: 12 minutes RPGs came about in a time when so many things didn’t exist: pre-World of Warcraft, pre-HBO-Game of Thrones, and pre-internet. In those early days, players sat down and let their imaginations provide the imagery, the sounds, and the story. All you needed was some paper and a pencil (often the GM… Read More

Hop in the Pool With ‘Hippo’

Hop in the Pool With ‘Hippo’

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hippo is a tiny, pocket-sized game. Photo: Jonathan H. Liu Let’s take a dip in the pool with Mr. Hippo! Hippo is another cute, pocket-sized game from Helvetiq. What Is Hippo? Hippo is an easy dice game for 2 to 4 players, ages 6 and up, and takes about 15 minutes to… Read More

Ten Things Humans Should Know About ‘The Predator’

Ten Things Humans Should Know About ‘The Predator’

Reading Time: 2 minutes The title alien reacts to having to sit through the movie The Predator, the latest and by far the worst movie on the now-30-year-old-series, opens in theaters this weekend. Read on to see if you should see it (spoiler alert: no) before it leaves theaters in a few days. 1. What is… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 37 2018

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 37 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Original image by Jeff Roberts, O’Neill Marketing. Geek Culture Conventions Our first stop on this week’s Convention Connection is in Cincinnati, Ohio for the Cincinnati Comic Expo. The event runs from Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. In addition to celebrity guests like Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game… Read More

Teaser Trailer for ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’

Teaser Trailer for ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’

Reading Time: 1 minute She-Ra! Image provided by DreamWorks Animation. The brand new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power series is releasing globally on Netflix on November 16, 2018, and DreamWorks just released the official teaser trailer.   I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I cannot wait to watch this with… Read More

5 Reasons to Read ‘Run Riot’ by Nikesh Shukla

5 Reasons to Read ‘Run Riot’ by Nikesh Shukla

Reading Time: 5 minutes Run Riot by Nikesh Shukla, is a work of young adult fiction set in modern, urban Britain. It’s a hard-hitting politically-charged novel that draws on the poor treatment of Britain’s immigrant population, and the manner in which the nation’s middle classes fearfully view them. Coming after the terrible events of the Grenfell Tower… Read More

GeekDad Daily Deal: The Nix Mini Color Sensor

GeekDad Daily Deal: The Nix Mini Color Sensor

Reading Time: 1 minute If you can scan it, you can match it with today’s Daily Deal, the Nix Mini Color Sensor. This ping-pong ball sized color scanner is extremely durable and fits on a keychain. Match whatever you want to more than 31,000 brand name paint colors (or RGB, HEX, CMYK, & LAB colors) and… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 36 2018

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 36 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Original image: Wikimedia Creative Commons. Geek Culture Conventions Rose City Comic Con takes place in Portland, Oregon this Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9. Portland’s premiere pop culture convention is a local production that places an emphasis on creating a family-friendly event. Rose City Comic Con features pop culture guests,… Read More

GeekDad Daily Deal: A Lifetime Subscription to BeeLine Reader

GeekDad Daily Deal: A Lifetime Subscription to BeeLine Reader

Reading Time: 1 minute Read better and faster with a Lifetime Subscription to BeeLine Reader. Using tested techniques today’s Daily Deal helps you to read up to 20% faster without sacrificing reading comprehension. Get through emails, ebooks, and all kinds of computer-based reading in less time so you can get on to more important things…like… Read More

The Sanderson Sisters Are Back (On Blu-ray and Digital)

The Sanderson Sisters Are Back (On Blu-ray and Digital)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Disney’s Hocus Pocus is now available in a special 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and digital combo pack. Yes, it’s been a quarter century since the Sanderson sisters returned from the grave to once again bedevil Salem, Massachusetts—and, yes, it’s okay if that makes you feel like a wizened seventeenth-century hag yourself.… Read More

Stack Overflow: 8 Ideas That Changed the World

Stack Overflow: 8 Ideas That Changed the World

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ideas are powerful things, and I love books that explore the stories behind big ideas. Last week I shared picture books about fictional inventions; this week we take a look at some real inventions and creations, from toys to books to revolutions. Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First… Read More

GeekDad Daily Deal: The Complete Outdoor Photography Bundle

GeekDad Daily Deal: The Complete Outdoor Photography Bundle

Reading Time: 1 minute Combine your love of nature and photography with today’s Daily Deal, the Complete Outdoor Photography Bundle. These five courses will teach you how to see and capture nature’s beauty in unique and stunning ways. Learn how to find the right light, see the best composition, work with landscapes, and capture wildlife… Read More

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 35 2018

Convention Connection: Geek Culture Conventions for Week 35 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Original image: Wikimedia Creative Commons. General Geek Culture Conventions The dragon in the room on the convention circuit this weekend is Dragon Con 2018 taking place in Atlanta, Georgia from August 30 through September 3. Dragon Con is the largest multi-media pop culture convention focusing specifically on science fiction, fantasy, gaming,… Read More

‘Tower of Madness’ Challenges Players to Investigate a Lovecraftian World Without Losing Their Marbles

‘Tower of Madness’ Challenges Players to Investigate a Lovecraftian World Without Losing Their Marbles

  As investigators in Arkham, you must visit a series of horrific locations, trying to solve their mysteries and save the world before Cthulhu arrives and wraps you in his terminal embrace. Insanity is only a dice roll away, and you’ll be forced to complete your investigation …. without losing your marbles. What Is Tower… Read More

Kids, Comedy, Live from New York

Kids, Comedy, Live from New York

  NYC’s Kids ‘N Comedy program instructs youthful cut-ups. “What are you, kid? Some kind of comedian?” “Yes… yes I am.” That exchange, usually intoned as part of some smart alec-y sitcom dialogue, is now possible in real-life thanks to Kids ‘N Comedy, a program that teaches standup performance to children, ages 10-17. Before Kids ‘N… Read More