Yoshi, Disney, Pokémon Bring Cuteness to the 3DS

cute 3ds games

Spring brings with it longer days, warmer night and the first hints of the summer video game doldrums. With all the big holiday releases now firmly behind us and the new generation of consoles at last becoming the current generation of consoles, things are beginning to quiet down on the new release front. Nintendo’s portable, however, seems to be bucking the trend with a trio of adorable new titles to keep you preoccupied in this new season of pollen and short pants. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Take Two


I did warn you about April—I could just about give you a “Kickstarter a Day” calendar. Fellow GeekDad Dave Banks expressed some concern about the number of “Jonathan Liu just backed a Tabletop Games Project” emails he’s been getting about Kickstarter, but unfortunately Quitstarter isn’t a reality yet. Here are a few projects that are sequels—follow-ups to existing things that I like. Continue reading

Anthony Mackie Talks About Chris Evans’ “Tiny Ass,” Playing Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Some people are tough interviews: they don’t seem to care about the interview, they give only short, boring answers to questions, and they never offer any information that wasn’t specifically asked for. And then there are people like Anthony Mackie, who could keep an hours-long interview going with only a few questions here and there, and keep his interviewers laughing themselves silly the whole time. Continue reading

Table for Two: Forecasts Call for Stormy Weather


Being a mad scientist is fun, but you gotta retire eventually. Maybe find a little village, settle down, work on your garden… Blast! Your arch-nemesis is doing the same thing. Well, if you’re going to win that Transylvania in Bloom trophy, maybe it’s time to dust off your mad skills and fire up the weather machines. Expect a bit of Stormy Weather. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Should Know About Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Spoiler-Free)


Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the best action films ever made, and right up there with The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find out 10 things parents, or anyone else, should know about the film before going to see it! Continue reading

Metamorphosis Alpha RPG — Collector’s Edition For Fans

MA Rulebook Cover

I’m doing my best to figure out what year it, was but it had to be 1978 or 1979. It was a Friday or Saturday night, and I had been offered a chance to ride with a friend to attend a “gaming club” that met weekly in a back room on the second floor of the Pensacola Sears store. I had absolutely NO IDEA what to expect, and I honestly figured it would be a bunch or board games set up. We arrived, walked in, and my world changed in less than an hour. Continue reading

Pick Your Playlist for International TableTop Day

TableTop Day

Hosting an event for International TableTop Day? One of the most important questions you’ll need to answer is: what games are you going to play? For those of you looking to fill out your playlist, here are a few suggestions. Continue reading

Consequences of Over-Parenting

The Atlantic Monthly cover

This month’s cover story in The Atlantic is “The Overprotected Kid,” and Hanna Rosin writes about the shift from the time the Baby Boomers were kids until now: kids are rarely out of sight of their parents, nobody is allowed to talk to strangers, playgrounds have become safe but sterile. But what are the consequences of overparenting? Continue reading