Another Alternative to Inexpensive Minis for Gaming

Skeleton Army

Yesterday, Ryan Hiller provided some great tips on finding inexpensive mini figurines for gaming that included offerings on Kickstarter and eBay. There’s no doubt that miniatures are useful to our favorite games, especially RPGs, and it’s nice to know there are options out there for those on a limited budget. While I’m all for saving money, I also would like to toss out two more factors for consideration when investing in minis — storage and durability. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

Hey, things are starting to gear up for Gen Con in a couple weeks, which means you can expect there will be a whole host of tabletop-related Kickstarter projects in the works on top of the new releases. Here are a few projects currently raising funds that caught my attention. Continue reading

‘Dead Men Tell No Tales': Loot, Fire, & Undead Pirates

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Skelit’s Revenge, the most feared ship on the high seas, has finally been defeated. Now you need to loot the treasure before the ship burns down and all is lost to Davy Jones’ locker. The problem is, Captain Fromm and his skeleton crew are still wandering the ship, guarding the booty. It’s time to play ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Take on the Dungeon Boss With ‘100 Swords’

100 Swords

Armed with nothing but some boots, an awkward sword, and several crappy swords, you set off into the dungeon in hopes of slaying monsters, finding better equipment, and—just maybe—defeating the dungeon boss. Grab a friend (or an enemy) for a quick two-player session of ‘100 Swords.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘JurassAttack!’

JurassAttack

Everyone who watched the trailer for ‘Jurassic World’ wants to be like Chris Pratt, leading a band of velociraptors on the hunt, right? Well, here’s your chance: ‘JurassAttack!’ puts you and an opponent in charge of a pack of dinosaurs for a head-to-head battle. Motorcycle not included. Continue reading

A New Type of Tabletop Gaming: ePawn Arena

ePawn Arena

I love the mash-up of digital and analog, particularly when it comes to games. It hasn’t always been done well, but I love to see the ways that people are experimenting to combine the fun of playing board games with the powerful capabilities of smartphones and tablets. The latest device to come across my radar is the ePawn Arena. Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Grain Audio OHEP Solid Wood Over Ear Headphones

Grain Audio's wlanut cup OHEP headphones

If you follow the world of Kickstarter campaigns, you’ve probably heard of Grain Audio. The brainchild of “two ex-Altec Lansing guys, an architect/furniture designer and a liquor industry operational expert,” Grain Audio raised over $155k (well over the $120k goal) to produce a line-up of premium audio gear featuring solid wood design. I was sent a pair of OHEP Solid Wood Over Ear Headphones featuring FSC certified walnut ear cups to try out. The wood certainly makes for an attractive set of headphones, but does it make them sound better? Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert and Interview: Yan Egorov’s ‘Swords and Bagpipes’

SwordsBagpipes-Featured

Freeeedom! As someone with a background in Scottish medieval history, ‘Swords and Bagpipes’ seemed like a game meant for me. Yan Egorov has made a great, fun game where you and your friends take on the role of Scottish lords trying to gain independence from England using might, strategy, and treachery. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Timing Is Everything in ‘Loop, Inc.’

LoopInc-featured

Working at a time travel agency isn’t always glamorous, but it has its perks. At the end of the day, if you didn’t hit your numbers, you can just go back and do it again. And at the end of the day, if you didn’t hit your numbers, you can just go back and do it again. And at the end of the day … Welcome to ‘Loop, Inc.’ Continue reading