Tag Archives: tabletop games

‘Are You Dumber Than a Box of Rocks?’ Pits People Against Pebbles

‘Are You Dumber Than a Box of Rocks?’ Pits People Against Pebbles

‘Are You Dumber Than a Box of Rocks?’ is a trivia game in which the human players compete against a pair of rocks to see who is the smartest. Read More

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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

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

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