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Bad Dad: Celebrating Our Nation by Breaking the Law

It was July 3rd and I was returning home from a business trip. My flight was late getting in and…

We Need to Stop Losing Immigrant Children and Taking Them From Their Parents

Unaccompanied immigrant children are being lost in the foster care system. The government is pledging to take immigrant children away…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Beastie Bash! [Support Our Sponsor]

The object of Beastie Bash! is simple: pair the highest scoring head and body cards to create the most powerful…

Review: Klutz Star Wars Thumb Doodles

As someone who teaches art to kids, what I like about the thumb doodle books is that they encourage them…

10 (Mostly) Sober Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Tradition dictates that all those of us in Ireland go watch a parade and/or get appallingly…

An Irrational Anthem For Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! Michael John Blake, an Austin-based musician and one half of the band Quebec Antique has put together…

Review: The Science of Good Cooking

What the book adds to the classic American cuisine is seemingly endless experimentation to determine the best way to carry…

Review: In Prodigy, Marie Lu Follows up her YA hit Legend

Legend, the first book in a YA dystopian epic about two teens -- Day, a plucky street fighter and working…

Avatar the Exhibition at the Liberty Science Center

As movie fanatics we love museum exhibits that show you the behind-the-scenes of it all. And the new exhibit on…

Top 10 Geeky Fonts

There are two sorts of geeky fonts. First there are the ones that appeal to typography nerds because of their…

Send Photos Wirelessly From Your Camera With Eye-Fi

The Eye-Fi memory card can send photos from your camera to a desktop, laptop, mobile device, or online sharing service.…

Netflix, Dreamworks Join Forces for Kid-Focused Turbo Series

Dreamworks announced Tuesday that they will produce, Turbo F.A.S.T., Netflix's first original series for kids. The show, premiering in December,…

The Emily Dickinson Reader

When you hear "Emily Dickinson," you probably think of descriptions like prolific, eccentric, poetic, and reclusive.​ But "laugh-out-loud funny" probably…

GeekDad Builds the Lego Tower Bridge

Heavy snows and cold temperatures leave little minds bored and searching for something to do. So on a recent weekend,…

Prepare for Battle With Battle Beasts Series 1

<![CDATA[Series one of the new Battle Beasts Minimates line has finally been unleashed upon an unsuspecting world, and thanks to…

WeeWow Turns Your iPhone Into a Talkbox

Ridiculo.us, the team that brought you the Run Free Race, just launched another Kickstarter project for the WeeWow, a little…

The GeekDads Episode #129: Space Marine™

Ken, Jonathan, Jason and Ryan chat about smart watches from Pebble and Apple, what's up with Games Workshop and the…

Puzzle me this! | A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Feb. 13

Google's daily brainteaser helps hone your search skills.

Let’s Celebrate! | Happy International Darwin Day!

<![CDATA[As you probably already know, Abraham Lincoln was born on this date in 1809. But that's not all: also born…

Random Geek Roundup #3

<![CDATA[Welcome to the third installment of Random Geek Roundup! This is where I collect a variety of links and sites…

Never Tell Me the Odds: A Look at Star Wars Tabletop Gaming’s Past and Present

<![CDATA[Before J.J. Abrams was a twinkle in George Lucas's eye, Star Wars fans had another outlet for the continued adventures…

Greetings From Toy Fair NY 2013

<![CDATA[If there was a trend I picked up during my brief visit to Toy Fair Sunday, I'd have to say…

If you build it… | Best of Both Worlds: Make: Lego and Arduino Projects

<![CDATA[GeekDad's very own John Baicthal has joined Matthew Beckler and Adam Wolf (co-founders of Wayne and Layne) to release Make:…

Let’s Celebrate! | Send Your Love Some Geek Affection With This Lego Valentines Spaceship

<![CDATA[This is a wonderful piece of whimsy for Valentine's Day by cartoonist and Lego aficionado Mark Anderson.]]>

GeekDad Approved | Free Anthology Celebrates LARPing

<![CDATA[Fans of LARP (live-action role-playing) and other forms of interactive storytelling will want to know about the newly-published Wyrd Con…

Greetings From Toy Fair NY 2013

If there was a trend I picked up during my brief visit to Toy Fair Sunday, I'd have to say…

Puzzle me this! | A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Feb. 12

<![CDATA[Google's daily brainteaser helps hone your search skills. ]]>

GeekDad Approved | BMW Helps Four-Year-Old Visualize His Dream Car

<![CDATA[BMW helps visualize the amazing dream car of a four year old kid. The results are magnificent. ]]>

Game on! | Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack Preview

<![CDATA[Having processed the information from the New York launch event for Skylanders Swap Force a picture is emerging of the…

Should We Raise Our Children To Be Nerds?

This past week an interesting opinion piece surfaced on CNN by LZ Granderson: He confessed that he is raising his…