Stack Overflow: Black History Month

Stack Overflow: Black History Month

Today’s stack is mostly picture books (plus a handful of others) that are great reading for Black History Month—from the Queen of Soul to the First Lady, from a little kid to the oldest student, these are stories worth sharing. Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson… Read More

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Stack Overflow: Brave New Worlds

Stack Overflow: Brave New Worlds

Well, hello there! It’s been a while—I’ve had a hard time getting my engine started back up this year, but I’ve still been reading a lot, with more books to tell you about than I can handle in a single column. This week, I’ll start with some fascinating visions of the world: what it could… Read More

Author and Diversity Consultant Quinn Titus Discusses ‘Monster Prom’ and Creating Diverse Games

Author and Diversity Consultant Quinn Titus Discusses ‘Monster Prom’ and Creating Diverse Games

Author and Diversity Consultant Quinn Titus discusses the process of diversity consulting and their work for the popular game Monster Prom. Sean: Can you introduce yourself and say what you do? Quinn I am Quinn Titus. I am an author and a writer for video games. I’m also a proofreader and diversity consultant for video… Read More

My Arcade Retro Champ Portable NES/Famicom Player Available Now!

My Arcade Retro Champ Portable NES/Famicom Player Available Now!

After a seemingly interminable wait, the Retro Champ portable NES/Famicom player from My Arcade is now available for purchase. For real! Announced last January at CES 2019, the Retro Champ promised authentic console gaming on the go for both your beloved Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges and your prized Famicom imports—with no need to fuss with… Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Tiny Epic Dinosaurs’

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Tiny Epic Dinosaurs’

Reading Time: 9 minutes Put on your work boots and make sure your health insurance is paid up, because we’re headed to the dinosaur ranch. Feed and breed those dinos for lucrative contracts, and try not to get stepped on in the process! What Is Tiny Epic Dinosaurs? Tiny Epic Dinosaurs is a game for… Read More

GeekDad Daily Deal: Certified Refurbished 11.6″ Touchscreen Dell Chromebook

GeekDad Daily Deal: Certified Refurbished 11.6″ Touchscreen Dell Chromebook

Reading Time: 1 minute Get stuff done with today’s Daily Deal, a Certified Refurbished 11.6″ Touchscreen Dell Chromebook. At just over three pounds this Chromebook runs your favorite Android apps and keeps your information locked down with built-in, browser-based security features. You’ll get 10 hours of run time on the Intel Processor and 4 GB… Read More

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Wizardz Bluff’ Returns!

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Wizardz Bluff’ Returns!

Reading Time: 9 minutes Photo: Gold Cauldron Games Shape-shifting wizards, elemental spells, and risky wagers abound in Wizardz Bluff! Wizardz Bluff originally launched on Kickstarter in 2018 but was not able to fund, so designers Ron and Jayson Smith did some further development and tweaking, and are coming back with a new campaign next week.… Read More

Stack Overflow: Tackling Tricky Topics

Stack Overflow: Tackling Tricky Topics

Reading Time: 11 minutes   It’s easy to talk to our kids about being nice, playing outside, and having adventures. But some topics get a bit tougher: how do you deal with the death of a grandparent, or worries, or racism? Well, you could start with some of the books in today’s column: here’s a… Read More

No More Waiting: New Laurie Berkner Music

No More Waiting: New Laurie Berkner Music

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are many factors that go into account for longevity – consistency, material, and audience retention being the most important. The last one is key, especially for children’s musicians, who cycle through a listener base every 3-5 years. For a truly transcendent few, the first two elements have made the third… Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘The Grand Carnival’

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘The Grand Carnival’

Reading Time: 6 minutes The carnival is coming to town! And it’s up to you to make it the most impressive carnival this town has ever seen…do you have what it takes to build The Grand Carnival? What Is The Grand Carnival? The Grand Carnival is an action-selection, tile and polyomino placement game for 2-4… Read More