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.

Game Trayz Are Everything You Want Game Inserts to Be

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For too long, game players have had to suffer with flimsy cardboard dividers and shattered, thin plastic trays to care for their tabletop game components. The time has come to say “No More!” Thankfully, the future of game inserts is here and it is glorious! Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

POW! New Book Showcases 75 Years of Marvel Comics Covers

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Celebrate 75 years of Marvel Comics with this jam packed volume of over 500 covers culled from the Marvel vault to celebrate the many great artists that have created cover art over the years. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

The “Very Best Stuff We Saw at Gen Con” Post

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Another Gen Con is in the books. We have lots of games to be telling you about in the days and weeks to come, but here are just a handful of the things that really caught our eyes this past weekend. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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

We Came, We Explored, Some of Us Died: An Enjoyable Evening in True Dungeon

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True Dungeon, the interactive role-playing experience that, for many, is the cornerstone of Gen Con, returned again this year with four new experiences to challenge, thrill, and frustrate gamers. How did we do? What did we think? Read on to get our impressions and opinions. Continue reading

Dave Banks

About Dave Banks

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