Reflections on Kickstarter and Gen Con
Digitally-Enhanced Boardgames Have Arrived and <cite>Golem Arcana</cite> Is a Winner
D&D Adventurers League: Session 4 Report
<cite>Sesame Street</cite> Makes a Really Sweet <cite>Star Wars</cite> Parody
Behind the Scenes With <cite>Big Hero 6</cite>
<cite>Brick2014</cite> Comes to London’s Excel This November
Cook Dinner With Your Phone With the WeMo-Enabled Crock-Pot
Game Trayz Are Everything You Want Game Inserts to Be

Stack Overflow: #LOL

I Work at a Public Library/Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Since Kickstarter launched a #LOL hashtag this week, I’ve got humor on my mind: in particular, funny books and books about humor. Here’s a stack of books (some old, some new) that have made me (or my kids) laugh. Continue reading

Powerful Yet Affordable Personal Scanner – Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100

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I’m not a neat freak, but as a rule I just don’t like clutter. Especially paper clutter. Whether you’re a fan of cloud storage or you’ve taken advantage of one of the extremely low-priced hard drives offered these days (3TB for $100, for example), for example), it’s just too easy to move anything and everything possible to a digital storage location. For a number of years now, I’ve had a serious fascination with personal scanners… and I’ve used a mix of brand and models to get where I am today — a 99% paper-free home office. Continue reading

Monsters, Robots and Masked Vigilantes: A Home Video Roundup

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As far as I’m concerned, the new fall season can’t get here fast enough. Every summer I manage to find a couple of series to get me through the doldrums, but I still tend to split most of my TV time between Netflix and Blu-ray/DVD releases of older fare. Continue reading

Spin Master Toys: 20 Years of Spinnovation

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend a media event for Spin Master, the Canadian success story and one of the global leaders in the toy industry. That’s a long way to have come in just 20 years and Spin Master’s rise from a start-up selling the grass hair-sprouting Earth Buddy to a multinational children’s entertainment company with products ranging from the robotic Zoomer line to Air Hogs RC vehicles and the hit PAW Patrol animated TV series shows how quickly things can change in the industry. With its three co-founders still in leadership roles, an emphasis on innovation and a laser focus on entertaining kids, Spin Master is well positioned for further growth. Continue reading

Tripi Games’ Flip Flash: Need for Speed


Flip Flash is quick to learn and play, and seems like the kind of card game my family will enjoy having around during get-togethers. It doesn’t require a huge time investment, can be played by a skill-diverse group, and allows for hanging out and chatting without an intense focus on strategy. Continue reading