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