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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

The Getting Excited for Gen Con Super-MEGA Post, 2018 Edition

The Getting Excited for Gen Con Super-MEGA Post, 2018 Edition

Reading Time: 8 minutes The best four days in gaming are only sixteen days away. We’ve been scheduling meetings, perusing releases, and just generally getting can’t-sit-still excited about Gen Con. (Who else is already packed and ready to go?) Read on to see what the GeekDads are most Super-MEGA enthusiastic to see in Indianapolis. Dave… Read More

‘Senshi’ Is a Challenging Game in a Small Package

‘Senshi’ Is a Challenging Game in a Small Package

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a Japanese warrior-monk, you and your opponents are training to see who will replace your dying master. Only a cunning and balanced pupil will have what it takes in this abstract strategy game from Arcane Wonders. What Is Senshi? Senshi is an abstract strategy game for 2-4 players, aged 14… Read More

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