Tag Archives: gaming

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

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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

Nintendo Switch Holiday Shopping Guide

Nintendo Switch Holiday Shopping Guide

Reading Time: 9 minutes If you haven’t yet picked up the Nintendo Switch, there’s never been a better time. With Black Friday sales looming (and the arrival of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate imminent), it’s pretty much become the holiday must-have for gamer families. Still, buying a new console often requires research. It takes time and… Read More

Kickstarter Alert: Play ‘Kaboom Universe’ and Save the Dinosaurs From Extinction!

Kickstarter Alert: Play ‘Kaboom Universe’ and Save the Dinosaurs From Extinction!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This post was sponsored by Tembo Games. In Kaboom Universe, you are the little green alien trying to save Earth’s dinosaurs from extinction. You must strategize to pick up dinosaurs and protect them from the falling meteors, all the while your opponents may be deflecting the meteors headed for their dinos… Read More

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