Prepping for a roleplaying game doesn’t have to take hours. With the help of Obsidian Portal, I only spend about half an hour a week on mine. Here’s how to use campaign wikis to up your Dungeon Mastering game. Continue reading
It matters little if the games are made of cards, paper, cardboard, or just imagination. What matters are times spent together as a group and memories formed of those times. We seem to have a difficult time getting together to play games, but when we do we always have fun. Here are a few of the games we’ve all enjoyed playing. Some take tens of minutes, and some take many hours. Whatever your time schedule, there’s sure to be a game in here that you can enjoy with your family and friends.
Games made of pixels have been a favorite of mine since the Atari 2600 hit the streets. Today’s games are barely recognizable by those standards, with more realistic graphics, multi-player modes, and advanced stories. In this guide we take a look at some of our favorite games. Many of these are rated Teen, or Mature, so be sure to check the ratings before buying them for your younger kids.
Steve Jackson Games has unveiled its first product aimed to include players of single-digit age — six and up: Munchkin Treasure Hunt. GeekDad received one of a very few advance review copies, and now that we’ve played a few games, we’ve got good news for Munchkin fans with young kids: it’s really fun. Continue reading
A bigger, easier-to-hold version of the original retains all of the quality and fun. Continue reading
Since learning to play Munchkin in 2009, my daughter and I have largely stuck to our original Munchkin Bites set, with the exception of mixing in The Guild expansion and one personalized (but totally legit!) Go Up A Level card. Continue reading
The Diana Jones Award committee announces its shortlist for this year’s award for excellence in tabletop gaming. Check out five items that made the cut! Continue reading
Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun is an illustrated tour through cultural freak-outs. The book is a historical look at the hysterical horror adults have felt about kids activities, from comics, games, technology, play, and thought. It’s a fun, surprising and biting survey. GeekDad has an interview with authors Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham. Continue reading
The Storium Kickstarter winds up a blistering campaign as it stretches to reach funding for a version for schools. Continue reading
Storium, a new kind of online storytelling game, launches on Kickstarter. It features innovative play plus a slew of fantastic authors and game designers offering up a wild array of worlds in which you can play. Continue reading
GeekDad John Kovalic has a brand new board game out, and it will make you ROFL. Continue reading
When exactly is the 40th anniversary of D&D? When was the game first available to play? The answer is more complicated that you’d think. Continue reading
When you’re at a loss for what tabletop game to play, this flowchart may very well solve your problem. Continue reading
GeekDad and Stonemaier Games team up to benefit charity with a short term auction of a limited edition version of the great worker placement game, Viticulture. Continue reading
With Black Friday just around the corner, here are some ideas to think about. And all are available online, so you can avoid being trampled. This edition of the GeekDad holiday Gift Guide examines games, both tabletop and videogames. Continue reading
In this new board game from Dice Hate Me Games, players strive to manage ingredients, brewery equipment, and staff, all in the name of bottling and shipping new and unique beers to their thirsty customers. We had a chance to demo the game and see how a real world brewing operation translates to cardboard. Continue reading