About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Today’s ‘TableTop’ Features a Mature Episode of ‘Cards Against Humanity’

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Watch Aisha Tyler steal the show in this week’s mature episode of TableTop as they play Cards Against Humanity. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

New Geek & Sundry Show, ‘Craft Lab,’ Premieres Today

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Geek and Sundry’s latest show, Craft Lab, premieres today. It’s a show based on arts and crafts, featuring a Hollywood artist. Today’s episode involves building Smaug from plastic spoons – check it out! Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Nomad Tools Have Great Charging Functionality in a Minimalist Package

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Nomad Goods has some simple and minimalist solutions for keeping all your mobile devices charged and ready to go. We take a look them for a test drive and tell you how they perform. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Meet a GeekDad: Managing Editor, Z.

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There are a lot of rumors surrounding our single-letter-monikered GeekDad, Z. And we finally get to put some of those to rest in this edition of “Meet a GeekDad,” featuring our managing editor. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

These Robots Will Teach Your Kids to Program

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A new pair of robots will teach your kids how to program … and grow more advanced as your kids age. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Bill Watterson Giveaway Winners Announced

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Recently, we ran a giveaway contest with some really cool Bill Watterson-related prizes, courtesy of Andrews McMeel and Go Comics. We randomly picked some names and waited to hear back from them. We’ve finally heard from everyone and here are the winners … Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

It’s Epic Spell Casting and Laughs on This Week’s Episode of ‘TableTop’

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Wil and friends are spell casting wizards in this week’s episode of ‘TableTop,’ featuring the game ‘Epic Spell Wars.’ Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Meet a GeekDad: Jonathan Liu

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He’s the guy who makes sure our “i”s are dotted, “t”s are crossed, and verbs and subjects agree. At least he tries to–it’s a big job. Meet our Senior Editor, Jonathan Liu. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

The Ultimate Bill Watterson and ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Prize Pack Giveaway

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It’s the greatest giveaway a fan of Calvin and Hobbes could ever ask for — and you could win it all. Check it out! Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: It’s Tile-Laying With a Twist in ‘Between Two Cities’

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Stonemaier Games returns to Kickstarter with a new project that features an easy to play tile-laying game that pits you against your partners as you compete to build cities. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Bill Watterson Speaks Out in New ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Book

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How popular is the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes? Consider this as testament: It’s been almost twenty years since a Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

TableTop Guests Battle Zombies – and Each Other – in “Dead of Winter”

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Dead of Winter pits players against the elements, zombies, and each other. On this week’s episode, Wil and guests Dodger Leigh, Grant Imahara, and Ashley Johnson see who has what it takes to survive. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Meet a GeekDad: Ken Denmead, Publisher & Editor-at-Large

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In this new series, we get to know the staff of GeekDad a little better. First victim, errr, interviewee… Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Ken Denmead. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Kickstarter Alert — ‘Numenera: Strand,’ a Short Film Set in the Ninth World

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A new Kickstarter project looks to fund a short film based on Monte Cook’s Ninth World of Numenera. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

New Trend? Let Your Kids Play Alone, Get Arrested

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We revisit the idea of free range kids and look at how the helicopter parents may have won, as evidenced in recent arrests of parents who give their kids independence. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Kickstarter Alert: Unspeakable Words Looks for Funding in a New, Deluxe Edition

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Unspeakable Words returns to shelves as a deluxe edition with John Kovalic art, improved tokens, and more via this Kickstarter project, dropping today. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Gather Around, Architects and Ledgermen — It’s a Kickstarter Alert for Cones of Dunshire

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The Cones of Dunshire comes to Kickstarter. But is it worth it? Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

New Movie Looks at TableTop Games, From Prototypes to Publishing

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A new movie takes a look at taking boardgames from prototype to publishing by following one very determined game designer. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

A Special Christmas Episode of TableTop Features Not Just One, But Two Games

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Done unwrapping presents today? Wait! There’s one more — a special two game episode of Geek & Sundry’s TableTop. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

The Children from Written by a Kid Return to Geek & Sundry to Play Games on TableTop

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This week’s episode of TableTop features Wil and an all kid cast playing Catan Junior. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Project Superhero Is a Book That Entertains, Educates Tween Girls

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Tween girls get a great story (and role model) in this fun, illustrated book that promotes science, learning, and superheroes. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

TableTop Plays Forbidden Desert as a Special Thanksgiving Treat

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Wil and friends, Felicia Day, Alan Tudyk, and Jon Heder, take on the cooperative game Forbidden Desert on this week’s episode of TableTop. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Donate to Worldbuilders, Feel Good About Yourself, Get a Chance to Win Some Really Cool Stuff

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Patrick Rothfuss’s charity, Worldbuilders, is hosting its annual fundraiser. Here’s your chance to make a difference and maybe get some really cool stuff at the same time. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: V-Commandos Offers a Healthy Dose of Stealth & Sabotage

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It is the second World War. You and your fellow commandos have been dropped behind enemy lines. You must work together to infiltrate the German base and perform a stealth mission without alerting any guards. Do you have what it takes? Continue reading

About Dave Banks

I work. I play games. Sometimes I work at playing games.