2015 Holiday Gift Guide: #3 Tabletop Games

MTG Arena of the Planeswalkers package (1)

Most, if not all, of us here at GeekDad love to play games of all sorts. Digital or physical matters little to most of us so we’re splitting the games gift guide up into two parts. Today we’re featuring the physical games, ones made of cardboard, paper, and plastic. Tomorrow will showcase our favorite video games of the year. Read on for a list of our favorite games of the year. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Skip Trace,’ “I Want Them Alive. No Disintegration.”

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Raising funds on Kickstarter right now, ‘Skip Trace’ is a fast-paced game where 4–8 players assume the role of bounty hunters. In this hilarious game combining improv storytelling and roleplaying, players take turns explaining how they will use various items to achieve the objectives the boss has assigned them. Continue reading

Episode I – A Lost Hope

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Not long ago in a living room approximately 7.2 miles away, four intrepid souls convened a secret meeting to form an alliance with the sole purpose of overthrowing the dark forces of the terrible, infamous Darth Beardicus. Under his iron rule, all strain had been leeched from the people of the Empire. Conflict had ended. There was, in fact, complete and utter peace. But our adventurers grew weary… Continue reading

‘Magic: The Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers’ Review and Giveaway

MTG Arena of the Planeswalkers package (1)

After having talked about for nearly a year, I finally got a full release copy of ‘Magic: the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers’ in my hands. Was it worth the wait? Plus enter to win a M:tG Pop! Vinyl figure! Continue reading

Today’s ‘TableTop’ Episode Is ‘Legendary’

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Today’s episode of TableTop is about one of my favorite games: Legendary, a cooperative deck-building game set in the Marvel universe. It features Allie Brosh, Mark Fischbach, and Brea Grant along with host Wil Wheaton as they take on the Red Skull and his nefarious scheme. Continue reading

Bill Shatner and Wil Wheaton Geek Out on ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’


What do you get when you put Bill Shatner and Wil Wheaton together, mix wine, beer, and geeking out about Star Trek and videogames? You get an episode of ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ that is truly a joy to watch. Continue reading

‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana’ Recap: Episodes 0 and 1


Geek & Sundry’s newest show, ‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana,’ kicked off this week with not one, but two episodes–Episode 0 appeared on the radar shortly before Episode 1, giving viewers a twenty minute rundown of the settings and the rules for the new RPG show while also providing a brief summary of the basics of roleplaying games before introducing the four players and their roles in the game. Continue reading

‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana’ – New ‘Tabletop’ RPG Show


Geek and Sundry has a new gaming show on the horizon. It’s called ‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana,’ and it’s G&S’ attempt to recreate the success of ‘Tabletop’ but with a single RPG adventure that will span the first season’s ten episodes. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 009: ‘Chutes and Ladders’


A long weekend! In this episode we sing “Three Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and then have a little tickle party. Then we break out Owen’s new ‘Marvel Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad’ that he got from his aunt Michelle and aunt Wendi. We sing the clean-up song when we’re all done, and then Owen asks to watch an episode of ‘Tabletop’ with Wil Wheaton. After watching the episode, we quickly added ‘Takenoko’ to our wish list. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Titan Series, Featuring Twelve Master Game Designers

Calliope Games: Titans of Gaming

The Titan Series, a collection of games from some of the biggest names in tabletop game design, has launched. Check it out, make your pledge — you don’t want to miss out on this one! 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