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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

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XYZ Game Labs’ ‘ArchRavels’ – Cast On!

XYZ Game Labs’ ‘ArchRavels’ – Cast On!

Reading Time: 3 minutes The team at XYZ Game Labs is on a nice roll: A Borderlands-licensed version of their first game, RobotLab was a hit at Gen Con 2019; they’ve hosted two successful Gen Con tournaments of their second game, Inoka – a rock-paper-scissors type card game with more strategy and fantastic art –… 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

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

Dream On – ‘The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’ for Nintendo Switch

Dream On – ‘The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’ for Nintendo Switch

Reading Time: 5 minutes image: NOA While it’s not exactly accurate to call 1993’s The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening a “hidden jewel” or a “lost chapter” in the LoZ saga—both the original Game Boy title and the 1998 GBC rerelease were critical and commercial successes—the game does stand out as a rarity of sorts… Read More

Introducing the American Tabletop Awards

Introducing the American Tabletop Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I’m happy to introduce the American Tabletop Awards! I was invited to be a part of the award committee, which is made up of ten people involved in the board game industry and media, and we’ve been discussing and voting on games over the past few months. I’m excited to… Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: A More Perfect Union?

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: A More Perfect Union?

Reading Time: 5 minutes My fully-fortified stone castle in After the Empire. (Prototype shown) Photo: Jonathan H. Liu Well, this fall has been a bit of a whirlwind for me! I took a little bit of a breather from Kickstarter reviews this summer because I was traveling, and I have a number of prototypes lined… Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Animalchemists’

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Animalchemists’

Reading Time: 6 minutes Collect ingredients, craft potions, and then use those to create powerful spells! Who will be the most successful of the Animalchemists? What Is Animalchemists? Animalchemists is a card game for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 20 minutes to play. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with… Read More

Weekly D&D Actual Play Launches on GeekDad

Weekly D&D Actual Play Launches on GeekDad

Reading Time: 3 minutes <img data-attachment-id="337689" data-permalink="https://geekdad.com/2019/07/weekly-dd-actual-play-launches-on-geekdad/dungeonsanddragons_launch/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/geekdad.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/dungeonsanddragons_launch.png?fit=1200%2C675&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="dungeons_and_dragons_launch" data-image-description=" D&D DieRolling Launch on GeekDad ” data-medium-file=”https://i1.wp.com/geekdad.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/dungeonsanddragons_launch.png?fit=600%2C338&ssl=1″ data-large-file=”https://i1.wp.com/geekdad.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/dungeonsanddragons_launch.png?fit=1000%2C563&ssl=1″ class=”wp-image-337689 size-full” src=”https://i1.wp.com/geekdad.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/dungeonsanddragons_launch.png?resize=1200%2C675&ssl=1″ alt=”DieRolling Launch” width=”1200″ height=”675″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ />DieRolling are six Dungeons & Dragons Twitch/YouTube streamers from England Dungeons & Dragons actual play live streaming is here! Introducing DieRolling – the proud new partner… Read More

Nothing But Fun in ‘Men at Work’

Nothing But Fun in ‘Men at Work’

Reading Time: 5 minutes I love dexterity games. Anything that involves stacking or slicking or rolling or balancing. Games like Jenga, Junk Art, and Suspend. They’re easy to learn and–even better–easy to teach. They don’t come with any of the assumptions or stigma of heavy, crunchy boardgames. Instead, you can break them out at a moment’s notice and… Read More

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch Lite System

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch Lite System

Reading Time: 1 minute After months of idle speculation and numerous unsubstantiated leaks from accessory makers, this morning Nintendo of America officially announced the release of the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite system. Following the naming convention of the mega-popular Nintendo DS Lite, this new take on the Switch hardware is a smaller, cheaper alternative to… Read More

8 Great Things from the UKGE 2019!

8 Great Things from the UKGE 2019!

Reading Time: 6 minutes On June 2nd I visited the UK Games Expo for the second time. This ever-expanding con is the UK’s largest tabletop show and on the evidence of this visit, it’s going from strength to strength. Due to family commitments, I only get to visit on the final day, when things are… Read More