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.

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.

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.

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: 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.