Digitally-Enhanced Boardgames Have Arrived and <cite>Golem Arcana</cite> Is a Winner
Reflections on Kickstarter and Gen Con
The Curious Case of the Crossover Caper – <cite>Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney</cite>
Create a Mini Me Figure With Shapify!
<cite>D&D</cite> Adventurers League: Session 2 Report
Behind the Scenes With <cite>Big Hero 6</cite>
<cite>Brick2014</cite> Comes to London’s Excel This November
Cook Dinner With Your Phone With the WeMo-Enabled Crock-Pot
All in the Family: GeekDad Interviews <cite>Hip Hop Family Tree</cite>‘s Ed Piskor
Game Trayz Are Everything You Want Game Inserts to Be

On the Set for a Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has been adapted to a motion picture starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, which opens on October 10. Last year, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon on the set. Continue reading

Of Dice and Men — The Story of Dungeons & Dragons (Now In Paperback!)

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I’m continuing to enjoy my weekly D&D session every Wednesday night, and I’m just amazed at the number of new players I keep meeting at each gathering. We’ve got a 13 year old who is having an absolute blast and asking all sorts of good questions, including questions about previous versions and the “old days” of D&D. Makes me smile.

This Wednesday I’m planning on handing that young player a copy of David M. Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men, an excellent personal account of Ewalt’s experiences, both past and present, with D&D. The book has just been released in paperback, so if you’ve not read it yet, you really need to go and grab a copy. Continue reading

Brick2014 Comes to London’s Excel This November

Brick 2014, supported by LEGO

UK AFOLs (and their kids) are in for a real treat later this year when the largest Lego con in the country lands in London’s Excel Centre from the 27th to 30th November. Brick2014 promises a veritable bucket-load of Lego related activities ranging from huge fan displays, to ‘free play’ areas and hands-on workshops and talks Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Finding Hope in New Salem

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Salem is, as everyone knows, overrun with witches. So you, fine upstanding citizens that you are, have decided the best solution is to leave and found a new town named, naturally, New Salem. Players try to build their town free from the despair caused by witches. The bad news? Some witches might be hiding in your midst. Continue reading