About Dave Banks

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

The Getting Excited for Gen Con 2015 Super-MEGA Post

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Do you remember that feeling when Christmas was just around the corner and you couldn’t wait to see what Santa brought you on Christmas morning? That’s the feeling I get in late July, leading up to Gen Con — I can’t wait to see and play all the new games! Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Kickstarter by a Kid: Kevo Is a Simple and Affordable Vacuum Former

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Ted Brull, a young inventor from Kansas City, has a Kickstarter project to promote his vacuum forming tool. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

GeekDad Exclusive: Cover Reveal of Upcoming ‘LEGO Awesome Ideas’ Book

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DK Publishing has a follow up to the incredibly popular ‘LEGO Ideas Book’. The sequel, ‘LEGO Awesome Ideas,’ is coming out this fall and we have the exclusive, first look at the cover. Click the link to see what it will look like! Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Get Great Stuff, Help Others in This Year’s ‘Geeks Doing Good’

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Patrick Rothfuss’s charity, Worldbuilders, is running its annual fundraising drive this week. There are lots of great rewards, plus it helps a great cause. Check it out. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Kickstarter Alert: Rush Gets the Fantoons Treatment in a Book of Comics and Art

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The Holy Triumvirate gets the Fantoons treatment in this Kickstarter project for a book celebrating the band Rush in beautifully illustrated and humorous comic strips, cartoons, and illustrations. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Get Your Teen Thinking About a Career With This Friendly and Informative Book

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It’s never too early to think about a career, and this easy-to-use book helps tweens and teens get pointed in the right direction toward a career that will find enjoyable and fulfilling. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Target Helps You Relive the Avengers Movie at Home

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What happens when your birthday party turns into an SUPERHERO birthday party with the vast assortment of the best ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ products sold at Target? GeekDad Dave Banks and his family found out! Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

MoonBots 2015 Challenge Begins with Call for Explorers, Adventurers and Dreamers

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The 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge launches today and its a great way for kids to learn about space, robotics, and pick up some STEM skills at the same time. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Fun, Excitement, and Mystery Abound in ‘Alien Invasion in My Backyard’

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Stuart, his friend, and his sister have recently started a club to solve mysteries and explore. Or explore and solve mysteries. Depends on who you ask. But when their club stumbles on a plot to invade the Earth, it falls on them to save humanity! Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

‘TableTop’ Visits the Land of 1001 Nights with ‘Five Tribes’

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On this week’s TableTop, Wil and friends play the awesome worker displacement game, ‘Five Tribes’. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Titan Series, Featuring Twelve Master Game Designers

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The Titan Series, a collection of games from some of the biggest names in tabletop game design, has launched. Check it out, make your pledge — you don’t want to miss out on this one! Continue reading

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.