‘Darkest Dungeon': Early Access Gaming at Its Brightest

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In Darkest Dungeon‘s most interesting take on the dungeon crawler, you’ll find that your heroes are anything but the indefatigable barbarians and wizards of high fantasy. These warriors, rogues, and priests are fragile creatues of limited health and sanity. Continue reading

‘Skylanders’ Releases Love Potion Pop Fizz for Valentine’s Day

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‘Skylanders’ has released another great holiday character. This time it is Love Potion Pop Fizz. Rumor is he was working on a raspberry soda when his recipe backfired and what you see is the result. A raspberry pink Love Potion Pop Fizz, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Prepping for D&D With Obsidian Portal Campaign Wiki

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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

Holiday Gift Guide #3: Board and Tabletop Games

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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.
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Holiday Gift Guide #4: Video Games and Apps

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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.
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Munchkin Treasure Hunt Is Munchkin for Munchkins

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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

Video Games, D&D, and Farting on the Bus: Bad for You Is Good for You

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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

Holiday Gift Guide #3: Those Glorious Games!

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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

Run Your Own Craft Brewery in Brew Crafters Board Game

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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

DC-Area Geeks: Come to Intervention This Weekend, and Bring the Kids!

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If you can make it to Rockville, in Maryland’s suburbs of Washington, D.C., this weekend, there’s some seriously geeky fun to be had. An excellent convention, dubbed “Intervention” by making a portmanteau of “internet” and “convention,” starts tonight, and unlike so many cons it’s a great place to take kids because the staff has gone to great lengths to make it fun for them, too. Continue reading

Today Only: Great GenCon Game Deals at Amazon

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The latest Amazon Gold Box Deal is a real treat for strategy board gamers. Today only get 40% or more off select titles — while supplies last, of course. It’s just Amazon’s way of celebrating that staple of gamer geek culture, GenCon! Continue reading

Kickstarter to Reality: Settlers of Catan Gaming Board

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Like pretty much every geek that I know, I love Settlers of Catan. It’s seated firmly in my top 10 games ever and it gets more play time at our house than any other tabletop game. However, there is one aspect of the game design that always irritates me, and that’s the problems everyone has with keeping the hex tiles aligned. Continue reading

It’s No Mirage — Forbidden Desert Is Finally Here!

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Forbidden Desert releases this week. The game, a follow-up to the critical hit Forbidden Island is fun to play and very challenging, too. Can you search a lost city in the desert to find pieces of a legendary plane, before a storm buries you and the city? Or will the scorching sun take you first? Continue reading

Google Doodle Celebrates 66th Anniversary of Roswell UFO Incident With Fun Interactive Game

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On July 7, 1947, some sort of flying object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. That’s about as much of the story as is generally agreed upon; the details have been the subject of much debate since the initial report of the incident was made public 66 years ago today.

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates this anniversary with an awesome short interactive game. Check it out! Continue reading

Skylanders Day At GameStop, June 22

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Stop by GameStop today, through 2pm, for some great deals on Skylanders. Giants will be available for $40 and all Battle Packs are available for $10. As a bonus, any Power Up Rewards members will automatically be entered in a drawing for a Giants starter pack, 8 figures, and a carrying case. Continue reading