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

TableTop Guests Battle Zombies – and Each Other – in “Dead of Winter”

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Dead of Winter pits players against the elements, zombies, and each other. On this week’s episode, Wil and guests Dodger Leigh, Grant Imahara, and Ashley Johnson see who has what it takes to survive. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert — Bedtime Heroes

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Bedtime Heroes challenges players to protect sleeping children from fearsome (but not too fearsome) monsters with the aid of an army of classic toys. Along the way there’s a bidding element used to purchase the toys and some simple dice rolls used in combat, both of which encourage younger players to flex their math and creative problem-solving muscles while still enjoying family 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

Smash Up Expansion: Science Fiction Double Feature

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Since the first time my robot dinosaurs systematically devoured my son’s zombie wizards, quickly followed by his robot tricksters eradicating my pirate ninjas, I’ve been a fan of Smash Up. When I heard there were going to be Cyborg Apes in the Science Fiction Double Feature Expansion, I really couldn’t resist. Cyborg Apes, people! What am I, made of stone? Continue reading

Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History

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In honor of the 40th anninversary of Dungeons & Dragons, we present Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History. In these clips — from 60 Minutes to Freaks and Geeks — we see the how the famous game has been portrayed, from being ridiculed and used as a scapegoat to being celebrated. Continue reading

T.A.B.L.E.- Tabletop and Boardgame Learning Expo

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The Tabletop and Boardgame Learning Expo (T.A.B.L.E.), first pitched on Kickstarter last summer, is becoming a reality in just two and a half months. On March 29-30, 2014, the Westin hotel in Irving, Texas, will be overrun by geeks of many sorts, but mainly those of the board and tabletop variety. Continue reading

Scares Abound in Part Two of TableTop’s Betrayal at House on the Hill

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Wil is once again the traitor, as he and his friends complete the game Betrayal at House on the Hill in this episode of TableTop. But can Wil win again? Watch and find out! Continue reading

TableTop Returns From Hiatus With Shadows Over Camelot

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TableTop returns from summer break with an action-packed game of Shadows Over Camelot, featuring Tara Strong and Penny Arcade‘s Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik. Continue reading

Arcane Mishap Blamed for Owlbear Situation (TableTop Plays Lords of Waterdeep)

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In what is easily the most funny TableTop yet, Wil and friends play the wonderfully enjoyable Lords of Waterdeep. Won’t someone think of the owlbears? Continue reading

Kickstarting Adventure Maximus

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Adventure Maximus is a fun tabletop RPG for families and kids, running on Kickstarter right now. It features a card-based system that lets you create characters and even full adventures on the fly. The Kickstarter runs through June 4 and is already funded, with stretch goals that make it a fantastic deal. Continue reading