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D&D Curse of Strahd: Session 80

D&D Curse of Strahd: Session 80

Reading Time: 8 minutes Session 80: Die Strahd V: A Good Day to Die Strahd Strahd’s brides snarled and hissed, spitting at the heroes. In spite of the bright sunlight shining from Gimble Timbers’ sword, they rushed forward, fearlessly attacking the party. They must protect the master. Within seconds they had separated, each one focusing… Read More

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Reaping the Rewards: Can You Survive the ‘Ravine’?

Reaping the Rewards: Can You Survive the ‘Ravine’?

Reading Time: 7 minutes You and a few others have survived a plane crash into a ravine—but can you survive until help arrives? Forage for food, build shelter or weapons, and get ready for whatever comes in the night. In “Reaping the Rewards,” I take a look at the finished product from a crowdfunding campaign. Ravine,… Read More

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Oddbods Go-Kards’ Is a Tabletop Racing Game Full of Wacky Family Fun!

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Oddbods Go-Kards’ Is a Tabletop Racing Game Full of Wacky Family Fun!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oddbods Go-Kards is a smart and quirky card-powered racing party game that’s fun for the whole family. This post was sponsored by the Oddbods Kickstarter campaign. Race your characters around the customizable track and use the special effects cards and wild corner events to win the game! Oddbods is a wacky game… Read More

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Games

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Games

Reading Time: 5 minutes Games and geeks go hand in hand, so it’s no surprise we have a lot of suggestions for this holiday season. Read on for our favorite games of the year. Image: Laurence King Publishing Match a Leaf: A Tree Memory Game Suggested By: Jenny Bristol Mfg: Laurence King Publishing Price: $16.99… Read More

Announcing the 2018 Game of the Year Finalists

Announcing the 2018 Game of the Year Finalists

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s December, so it’s time to start thinking about the very best things of this year. We have picked our favorite games for 2018 and soon we’ll choose the one that will receive our Game of the Year award. In the meantime, please have a look at our list of nominees… Read More

Nintendo Switch Holiday Shopping Guide

Nintendo Switch Holiday Shopping Guide

Reading Time: 9 minutes If you haven’t yet picked up the Nintendo Switch, there’s never been a better time. With Black Friday sales looming (and the arrival of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate imminent), it’s pretty much become the holiday must-have for gamer families. Still, buying a new console often requires research. It takes time and… Read More

Kickstarter Alert: Play ‘Kaboom Universe’ and Save the Dinosaurs From Extinction!

Kickstarter Alert: Play ‘Kaboom Universe’ and Save the Dinosaurs From Extinction!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post was sponsored by Tembo Games. In Kaboom Universe, you are the little green alien trying to save Earth’s dinosaurs from extinction. You must strategize to pick up dinosaurs and protect them from the falling meteors, all the while your opponents may be deflecting the meteors headed for their dinos… Read More

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

‘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

Uncover the Secrets of ‘Scarabya’

Uncover the Secrets of ‘Scarabya’

Archaelogists seek out the valuable scarab amulets in various locations, each trying to collect the most relics in their dig site. Who will uncover the mysteries of Scarabya? What Is Scarabya? Scarabya is a tile-laying game for 1 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 20 minutes to play. It was released at… Read More

‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’ Trailer: Typical Fun LEGO Game With an Amazing Voice Cast

‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’ Trailer: Typical Fun LEGO Game With an Amazing Voice Cast

LEGO has an amazing track record of making funny, family-friendly, and enjoyable action/puzzle games associated with all sorts of movie and TV franchise tie-ins, and this one looks to be more of the (really good) same. This times, it’s all the DC villains forced to band together to save their world from Darkseid. What’s best… Read More

Table for Two: Pull Off a European Heist in ‘Caper’

Table for Two: Pull Off a European Heist in ‘Caper’

Photograph by Sara Blackburn. In Caper, two criminal masterminds duel to assemble the best team of Thieves and Gear to steal valuable goods from some of the poshest European locales. What Is Caper? Caper is a card-drafting, hand-trading game in which players earn Victory Points by selecting advantageous combinations of Thieves and Gear. It’s for… Read More

Only the Best Get Invited to the ‘Dinosaur Tea Party’

Only the Best Get Invited to the ‘Dinosaur Tea Party’

(Picture by Logan Giannini) We’ve all been there before: you’re happily sipping tea with your giant, prehistoric chums. It’s all going swimmingly until, sometime between your fifth and fiftieth cucumber sandwich, you realize that your peanut-sized brain has simply lost every bit of information regarding your friends’ names. It’s a disaster! As a nice, polite… Read More

10 Questions with Gen Con President, David Hoppe

10 Questions with Gen Con President, David Hoppe

Reading Time: 8 minutes David Hoppe, President of Gen Con With Gen Con just around the corner (it all begins two weeks from today!), we thought it would be fun to sit down with Gen Con president David Hoppe and pick his brain a little. Here are 10 Questions with David Hoppe: GeekDad: For the… Read More