Tag Archives: gaming

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

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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

D&D Waterdeep Dragon Heist: Session 12

D&D Waterdeep Dragon Heist: Session 12

Reading Time: 8 minutes Dragon Heist Session Twelve: Intellect Devourer-ed Not sure what to do next, and with no clear way to raise the funds needed, the four adventurers slumped into the debris of the tap room in Trollskull Manor. Lif could be heard upstairs smashing more furniture; Arvene was just about to go up… Read More

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

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