GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution – Black Eye Odds

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Did you correctly simulate or calculate the odds for each player winning a game of Black Eye? Is the $50 ThinkGeek certificate prize for this week’s GeekDad Puzzle of the Week have your name on it? Continue reading

Guildhall—Now With Job Faire!

Guildhall Job Faire cards

Guildhall: Job Faire is a stand-alone expansion to AEG’s Guildhall, with six new types of workers that can either be played on their own or mixed in with the original game. Like the original, Job Faire is an engaging and quick card game that offers more depth than you might expect. Continue reading

Smash Up Expansion: Awesome Level 9000

Smash Up Awesome Level 9000

You may have seen Wil Wheaton & Co. playing Smash Up on TableTop last month. The first stand-alone expansion, Awesome Level 9000, adds four more fun factions to the mix. Continue reading

Shuffle Up a Tale With Storyteller Cards

Storyteller Cards

If you’ve been reading GeekDad for a while, you may already be familiar with Rory’s Story Cubes, a set of dice with little pictures that can be used to create stories. I’ve seen a lot of other similar types of writing prompts, from the StoryWorld Create-a-Story sets to Daniel Solis’ Writer’s Dice to the Storymatic. Here’s a new one that caught my attention: Storyteller Cards by Jason Tagmire. Continue reading

Toppers: A Homebrew Game Giving Life to Old Baseball Cards

In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, according to Tennyson. By middle age, those thoughts expand to include things like baseball and cleaning the garage. For some geeks, it all coalesces into a large … Continue reading

Thunderstone Advance Is a Big Leap Forward

Overview: Since the initial release of Thunderstone, AEG has published expansions for the deck-building dungeon-crawling card game at a feverish pace. (In fact, there have been two more expansions since Dragonspire, the last one I reviewed, but my move last … Continue reading

High School Drama: The Game (Varsity Edition)

High School Drama Overview: Are you hot or not? High School Drama takes the high school clique and turns it into a game. Players: 2 to 5 Age: 13 and up (More for theme than gameplay) Retail: $12.50 Rating: An enjoyable card game held … Continue reading

Drive Your Friends Mad With Miskatonic School for Girls

The Miskatonic School for Girls has a slight problem: all the faculty and staff are either “mind-rending creatures or insane cultists.” The knowledge that they impart to the students is the sort of thing that will drive you to insanity. Continue reading

Review: Hike Puts a Spring in Casual Card Gaming’s Step

Overview: Hike is the second effort from Moosetache Games, an up-and-coming publisher with a knack for designing nature-themed games (their original game, Rowboat, was a trick-taking game with a nautical theme). In Hike, players attempt to empty their hands by … Continue reading