Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

A Quick Look at The Slow Regard of Silent Things

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Patrick Rothfuss’s novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, hits bookstores today. Read our non-spoiler review to learn more about this book. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

NHL Power Play Is Some of the Best Hockey You’ll Ever Play Without a Zamboni

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Hockey season started last night and there’s no better way to get pumped up about the season than the great new deck builder game, NHL Power Play Team-Building Card Game. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

Decide World War 2 by Establishing and Destroying Supply Chains

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Armies across continents and navies across oceans, but not without the help of a quartermaster, who keeps them supplied. In this fast-paced and fun new WW2 game, nations survive and are defeated on the turn of their supply chains. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

Big Hero 6 Challenge Asks Kids What Big Problem They Want to Solve

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In anticipation of the release of Big Hero 6, Disney has teamed with partners XPRIZE, LittleBits, FIRST LEGO League, and the USPTO to create a contest for kids. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

Starring Adam West Examines Life as an Icon and What Happens When the Cameras Stop

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Starring Adam West is a look into the life of the actor who captured the world with his portrayal of Batman before sinking into obscurity, then remaking himself to be relevant to a whole new generation. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

Digitally-Enhanced Boardgames Have Arrived and Golem Arcana Is a Winner

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The digitally-enhanced miniatures boardgame is finally in stores. Is it worth playing? We weigh in after playing many, many games. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

Rub a Lamp, Influence Meeples, and Fulfill the Prophecy in Five Tribes

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You are a traveler in the fabled Sultanate of Nagala where the old sultan has just died and control of the Arabian land of 1001 nights is up for grabs. Can you manipulate the five tribes to gain influence over the city? If you can the Sultanate (and victory) will be yours! Read on to learn more about this new game from Days of Wonder. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

Winners of 2014 MoonBots Challenge Announced!

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The winners of the 2014 MoonBots Challenge were just announced, and the all of the finalists exhibited outstanding STEM knowledge and skills. Read on to find out who won the competition and where the grand prize winners will be going very soon… Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

Build Your Own Ninja Weapons With Items Found in Your Junk Drawer

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The latest book in the “Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction” series offers recipes for building blowguns, shuriken, and all the tools of the trade that any budding ninja needs. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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