Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Best Treehouse Ever’

Best Treehouse Ever

Spring is almost here, and it’s time to build a treehouse. But not just any treehouse. The ‘Best Treehouse Ever.’ This simple card game from Green Couch Games will let you and your friends and family build treehouses with things like hot tubs, game rooms, and hot dog stands. Continue reading

Kickstarter Review: ‘Zoo Webs’ Tabletop Game

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‘Zoo Webs’ is a new all ages tabletop game that launched on Kickstarter today. The game was developed by Clint Clark and his five-year-old son, a budding animal activist. The game promises to be both fun and educational for all ages. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Cards, Dice, Heists. And Pandas.

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There are a lot of cool tabletop games on Kickstarter–too many for us to cover all of them in-depth, as much as we’d love to. Here are a few that have caught my attention recently, in order of campaigns ending soonest. Continue reading

Table for Two: ‘Wizard Dodgeball’

Wizard Dodgeball

Table for Two is a series focusing on board games designed for two players. Today’s game: ‘Wizard Dodgeball’! Draft your team, stretch your legs, and warm up your wands. You’ll need to use speed, strength, and spells to defeat the other team. Continue reading

‘Comic Book People 2′ Kickstarter Campaign

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Last year, a successful Kickstarter campaign resulted in the book ‘Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s,’ a well-received visual history of the first two decades of San Diego’s Comic-Con International. Now, author/photographer Jackie Estrada, administrator of the annual Will Eisner Awards (who is also, with her husband Batton Lash, the co-publisher of Exhibit A Press, which publishes Lash’s comic, ‘Supernatural Law’), has compiled a second volume covering the 1990s. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Valeria: Card Kingdoms’

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Hordes of monsters are invading, and it’s up to you to defend the kingdom by recruiting citizens to fight. Oh, and while you’re at it, you might as well take control of a few domains, because it never hurts to have a little influence, too. Welcome to ‘Valeria: Card Kingdoms.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Vault Wars’

Vault Wars

Heroes manage to amass a lot of incredible loot and powerful weapons on their quests, but sometimes they die, leaving behind vaults full of treasure … and junk. In ‘Vault Wars,’ you are an aspiring hero, bidding on these unclaimed vaults, hoping to go home with the most valuable haul. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Dino Dude Ranch’

Dino Dude Ranch

So you want to run your own Jurassic Park? Here’s your chance. Run your own ‘Dino Dude Ranch,’ lure impressive specimens with the right foods, and watch out for those tar pits that are opening up everywhere. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Clairvoyance’

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‘Clairvoyance’ is a fast-paced, psychic card game from Eye4Games studio, creators of ‘AlakaSLAM.’ Based around a unique mechanic of turning the die rather than rolling it, it’s a humorous contest of furniture tossing with a lot of character. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Play With This Too – Lost Protectors

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Staffed by a collection of former Mattel and Hasbro talent, Play With This Too has launched Lost Protectors on Kickstarter: finely-detailed action figures that come with robot companions that break down to become armor and weapons. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: It’s Tile-Laying With a Twist in ‘Between Two Cities’

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Stonemaier Games returns to Kickstarter with a new project that features an easy to play tile-laying game that pits you against your partners as you compete to build cities. Continue reading

Pebble Brings Color to Kickstarter With Record-Breaking Results

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With so many consumer electronic markets crowded and choking out new talent, the smart watch arena is still the wild west. The makers of the Pebble Smartwatch want you to know that there’s a new sheriff in town. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Orion Trail’ From Schell Games

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A space parody game of strategic decision making, ‘Orion Trail’ puts you in the captain’s chair to make the hard decisions. Get ready to face Brain Beasts, Warp Weasels, and messy, untimely death in this Kickstarter from Schell Games. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Studio Cosplay

Studio Cosplay

Many of us in the GeekDad community have experience with makerspaces and DIY work, including cosplay. The cosplay I have seen over the years simply boggles my mind. When people are given the right tools and have the push, the cosplay results can be spectacular and bring fandoms to life. A Kickstarter campaign, Studio Cosplay, seeks to give more people access to those tools. There are several Kickstarters that I have backed quietly, but this is one that I have not only pledged my money towards but also want to spread the word. Continue reading

Kickstarter Reminder — DuinoKit Jr. Electronics/Arduino Project Kit

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This is just a quick reminder that the DuinoKit Jr. Kickstarter project is down to less than a week. It’s already reached its funding goal, so any stragglers out there who might be looking for a fun all-in-one electronics style kit that teaches Arduino and programming, take a look at the DuinoKit Jr.

Project owner, Dan Alich, has finished two successful Kickstarter projects previously, both larger versions of this kit called the DuinoKit Essentials. Dan understands the issues with manufacturing and shipping, so he’s got the experience needed to delivery the products on time for a May 2015 delivery. Continue reading