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.

TableTop Is Back with Tokaido, but Will Wil Win?

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TableTop returns for season three with a cutthroat episode of the set-collecting travel game, Tokaido. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Six Things Parents Should Know About Big Hero 6

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Big Hero 6, an animated feature from Disney opens in theaters nationwide today. But before you run off to see it, here are six things every parent should know about the movie. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

This Choose Your Adventure Post Begins with a Choice

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You sit in a comfortable chair, electronic tablet in hand. Looking at the screen, you see two apps available in the store, two books based on choices and paths. If you choose to learn more to help make your choice, go to page 1. Continue reading

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

About Dave Banks

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

These Battery Chargers Will Keep You In-Touch For Hours Longer

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Keep your tablet or phone charged up with these battery options for boosting power on the go. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Primus Presents Their Take on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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The wonderfully weird Willy Wonka movie gets weirder (and louder) as Primus cover the soundtrack in their latest release. Continue reading

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

About Dave Banks

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

Kickstarter Preview: Protect Art from the Nazis in the High Stakes Bluffing Game, Operation F.A.U.S.T.

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Save the world’s most valuable art from the Nazis in this fast-paced and fun bluffing game, coming to Kickstarter, soon! Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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

Stab Your Buddies, Protect the Castle in Munchkin Panic

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GeekDad’s favorite cooperative game, Castle Panic, gets a backstabbing update when it collides with Munchkin in the all new Munchkin Panic boardgame. Continue reading

About Dave Banks

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