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Last Call for ‘Heroes and Treasure’ Kickstarter

Last Call for ‘Heroes and Treasure’ Kickstarter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last month I wrote about the engaging Kickstarter project, Heroes and Treasure. Heroes and Treasure is the brainchild of Jason Davis, a roleplaying game aimed at children aged four and up. It’s a labor of love, a project worthy of GeekDad support, and it’s tantalizingly close to fully funding. This is a sponsored… Read More

‘Dungeons & Dragons: Stream of Many Eyes’

‘Dungeons & Dragons: Stream of Many Eyes’

Reading Time: 3 minutes WotC unveils its latest products during ‘Stream of Many Eyes’ There can be no mistaking the popularity of Dungeons & Dragons right now. At pretty much any time of any day you can turn on Twitch and watch a group of people, some professional and some less so, play D&D. This… Read More

More ‘D&D’ Monsters to Delight and Devour Your Players in ‘Monsters of the Guild’

More ‘D&D’ Monsters to Delight and Devour Your Players in ‘Monsters of the Guild’

Reading Time: 5 minutes image by Simon Yule Dungeon Masters and RPG enthusiasts the world over all experience the same three universal problems. Problem number one: How do you find enough players willing to depart the safety of their comfortable, humdrum lives to delve into the deep shadowy recesses of your dark and twisted imagination… Read More

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Heroes & Treasure’ An RPG for children

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Heroes & Treasure’ An RPG for children

Reading Time: 10 minutes This post is sponsored by the Heroes & Treasure Kickstarter campaign. Stories and make-believe are essential to childhood. Few things give me greater pleasure than watching my kids inventing new stories, taking on different personas, and interacting with one another in a positive way to achieve a common goal. All of… Read More

‘CONEX’: A Game of Colorful Card-Laying

‘CONEX’: A Game of Colorful Card-Laying

Reading Time: 7 minutes In CONEX, the field of play grows like a colorful hydra as players lay cards from their hands onto an ever-expanding tableau. What Is CONEX? CONEX is an abstract, family friendly card-laying game in which players try to place a card from their hand onto the tableau, overlapping an existing card… Read More

The Littlest Players: Games for You and Your Toddler

The Littlest Players: Games for You and Your Toddler

Reading Time: 11 minutes Photograph by Sara Blackburn If you’re a board gaming parent like me, probably at least .001% of the reason you had kids was to make it easier to play your favorite games at player counts higher than two. Coordinating schedules with other adults is tough. Your kids are a captive gaming… Read More

Tabletop Review: ‘Shaperise’

Tabletop Review: ‘Shaperise’

Reading Time: 8 minutes Shaperise is a colorful, fun memory game for the whole family. Quick to learn, hard to master, it is perhaps most remarkable for the fact it was designed by an eleven-year-old boy. British games company The Green Board Game Company runs an annual “Young Board Games Inventor” competition. Shaperise was their 2016 winner. The prize… Read More

Try the “Netflix of Gaming” with Xbox Game Pass

Try the “Netflix of Gaming” with Xbox Game Pass

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post was sponsored by Xbox Game Pass. Gaming is by no means a cheap hobby. After all, most new titles hit the shelves at a whopping $60, and that doesn’t even cover future downloadable content, microtransactions, and so on. This predicament proves especially problematic for those looking to try out… Read More

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Wizardz Bluff’

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Wizardz Bluff’

Reading Time: 10 minutes Photo: Crooked Tower Games The wizards of Zoor shape-shift and clash, each hoping to be the successor to Zafirah, the last of the Zoordar. Use your spellstones and magic items wisely to outsmart your rivals in Wizardz Bluff! What Is Wizardz Bluff? Wizardz Bluff is a bidding/bluffing game by Ron and Jayson… Read More

‘LEGO The Incredibles’ Videogame Trailer

‘LEGO The Incredibles’ Videogame Trailer

Reading Time: 1 minute   Combine on of the best animated films of all time with the whimsey and fun of LEGO and we have a potentially great videogame! Click through to read all of “‘LEGO The Incredibles’ Videogame Trailer” at GeekDad.If you value content from GeekDad, please support us via Patreon or use this… Read More

Happy Birthday, Nintendo Switch!

Happy Birthday, Nintendo Switch!

Reading Time: 3 minutes On this day one year ago—March 3, 2017—families around the globe welcomed a new addition into their dens, living rooms, and various other domestic entertainment spaces: the Nintendo Switch. It was, like Nintendo’s other hardware releases of recent memory, a peculiar little creature—a diminutive tablet with removable controller arrays. It wasn’t… Read More

ESRB Adds In-Game Purchase Label for Video Games

ESRB Adds In-Game Purchase Label for Video Games

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following the brouhaha over loot boxes in video games, the Entertainment Software Rating Board has announced that they will begin assigning an “In-Game Purchases” label to video games in the near future. The label will be applied to games that feature content–including but not limited to bonus levels, skins, item packs,… Read More

Geek Links: ‘Overwatch’ Year of the Dog Puppy Rumble Event on Twitch

Geek Links: ‘Overwatch’ Year of the Dog Puppy Rumble Event on Twitch

Reading Time: 1 minute   Overwatch embraces the Chinese New Year with the Year of the Dog event in-game, but they don’t stop there. Because your screens can never have too much cute, check out Monday’s Puppy Rumble event on the official Overwatch Twitch channel. The event starts at 3:00 PM PT on Monday, February 19th. In Overwatch,… Read More

Nintendo Labo: Cardboard, Coloring, and Experiential Learning

Nintendo Labo: Cardboard, Coloring, and Experiential Learning

Reading Time: 8 minutes Make. Play. Discover. Last weekend, almost one year to the day after my initial hands-on experience with the Nintendo Switch, I was back in NYC with another cadre of bloggers, YouTubers, and various media types. While we came from different places representing many different styles and outlets, we all shared one… Read More