Tag Archives: gaming

Announcing the 2019 Mensa Select Tabletop Game Winners!

Announcing the 2019 Mensa Select Tabletop Game Winners!

Reading Time: 2 minutes As they do every year, the folks at American Mensa hold a weekend o’ games, Mensa Mind Games, where Mensa members play, rate, and rank tabletop games submitted for that year’s competition. This year’s was held just last weekend, and the 2019 Mensa Select winners have been announced! The winners are… Read More

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5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs

5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs

Reading Time: 3 minutes From communication to motor skills, learning through play is a wonderful motivator for kids with challenges. This post is part of our ongoing content-sharing relationship with Common Sense Media. Strengthening skills through play is a proven strategy to help kids learn. For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities… Read More

Games Workshop at the New York Toy Fair 2019

Games Workshop at the New York Toy Fair 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The New York Toy Fair 2019 is in full swing* and Games Workshop has announced a number of new small boxed games, similar to the ones they released last year. The announcement also revealed the fruits of their new relationship with Funko. Full Games Workshop’s official rundown of the reveals, check… Read More

Frostgrave Campaign Battle Report — The Mausoleum

Frostgrave Campaign Battle Report — The Mausoleum

Reading Time: 7 minutes Here in Atlanta, Georgia, there are twelve of us who are playing in a Frostgrave campaign. Frostgrave is a skirmish wargame — low cost of entry (Core Rulebook is only $16 on Amazon), only 10 miniatures needed, a couple of D20 dice, and you’re ready to play. The game takes place… Read More

Celebrating Our Own Dave Banks

Celebrating Our Own Dave Banks

Reading Time: 6 minutes Dave Banks (with confetti) with a few of the GeekDads at Gen Con 2019. Today we say farewell to one of our long-time GeekDads: Dave Banks is stepping down from his role as Games Editor and game reviewer, after about a dozen years of contributing to the site. He’s seen the… Read More

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

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