Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Raid & Trade

Raid & Trade cover

In this post-apocalyptic world, everyone’s trying to survive long enough to make it into the Golden City, either by building up their reputation, by fulfilling missions, or just sheer skill. Raid & Trade is a board game now on Kickstarter from Mage Company. Continue reading

Kickstarter Reminder — Ingocraft 3D Printable Construction Set

Ingocraft

Ingocraft is offering up a kit of parts that allows young makers to not only create parts that stay put, but more parts can be printed on a 3D printer… and both my boys are completely fascinated by my 3D printer and the things I print out. Add the Ingos (the name for the Ingocraft parts) to that list as well as the app that well let my sons first design on the screen and then convert their designs to real-world objects with physical parts they snap and bolt together. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: It’s the End of the World as We Know It…

Stack Overflow for the end of the world

Some say the world will end in fire, some say with sentient robots turning against their human masters. I’ve always been fond of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction for some odd reason. Here are several titles I’ve been reading lately that play with world-ending, evil robots, and more. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: WordTov

WordTov

If you like variations on Scrabble, here’s one that has an interesting twist: WordTov is an area-control game that happens to use words as weapons. Use your tiles to spell words, and then flip tiles over to your color. Your score isn’t based on which letters you use, but rather on which letters you own by the end of the game. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: V-Commandos Offers a Healthy Dose of Stealth & Sabotage

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It is the second World War. You and your fellow commandos have been dropped behind enemy lines. You must work together to infiltrate the German base and perform a stealth mission without alerting any guards. Do you have what it takes? Continue reading

Grab Your Car Keys and Some Ammo — Outrider Comes to Kickstarter

Outrider Cover

If you’re itching to really know how you might stack up against your fellow drivers if car combat were a reality, a new Kickstarter has just gone live that will allow you and up to seven other players take to the open highways and duke it out with small, medium, and artillery-sized weaponry. It’s called Outrider, and here’s some basic info on how it’s played.
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Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Building Up, Tearing Down

WordTov

Well, I’ve done it again—I’ve found a whole bunch of Kickstarter board games that look like fun, and not left myself enough time to review them all before the campaigns are up. In some instances I’ve gotten a demo to try out, and in others I’ve just been following along with the campaign. Here’s a list of a few worth looking into, and I may follow up with full reviews as time allows. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Mine, All Mine

Mine, All Mine

You’re in charge of a fleet of ships headed out to some faraway planets to mine valuable minerals there. Maybe it’s unobtainium? Oh, except there aren’t any pesky natives to worry about—at least as far as you’re concerned. There are, however, other fleets with the same idea—balance your speed, firepower, and cargo space. Continue reading

Gravlander Episode 3, a New Serial Story by Erik Wecks

Gravlander

Welcome back to Gravlander, a 10-part serial story set in Erik Wecks’ Pax Imperium universe. If you’ve been reading along, you’re probably as anxious as I am to learn what happens next to Little Jo. If you’re not at all certain of what’s going on here, you’ll want to read the two previous episodes . Then you’ll be ready to see what happens next… Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Truths Too Terrible

Truths Too Terrible

The world is full of mysteries, but you and your fellow investigators are on the case. Each case might involve local history, eyewitness accounts, and other evidence—but not everything is pertinent to the case. And, of course, there are some Truths Too Terrible to know. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Desert Island

Desert Island

Despite all the fighting and grumbling (and sharks!), your lifeboat finally made it to land. You’re saved! … Or so you thought. As it turns out, you’ve ended up on a Desert Island, filled with rats and tsunamis and nasty diseases. So you work together to survive—up to a point. There’s that one person you could do without… Continue reading

Gravlander Episode 2, a New Serial Story by Erik Wecks

Gravlander

Welcome to Episode 2 of Gravlander, a new serial story written by GeekDad.com writer, Erik Wecks. This isn’t just a novella in the works… it’s a nail-biting method of story delivery that typically ends a chapter or episode with a cliffhanger. If you read Episode 1 from last week… well, you got your first dose of how Erik is pacing his story. Continue reading