Dave Banks

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Legacy Gaming Meets Euro Strategy in ‘The Rise of Queensdale’

Legacy gaming meets a lower-weight Euro in the exceptionally good "The Rise of Queensdale".

Announcing the GeekDad 2018 Tabletop Game of the Year

We've played all the finalists and agonized over the pros and cons of each game ... and we decided on…

When Bird Collecting Meets Engine Building, The Results Are Very Good

You may have read about Stonemaier Game's next title, "Wingspan." Today, we can finally tell you what we think --…

Announcing the 2018 Game of the Year Finalists

Here are the ten games we have picked as finalists for our Game of the Year award!

A New Family-Friendly Gateway Game, “Dragon Castle,” Is GeekDad Approved

'Dragon Castle' from CMON melds Mahjong into a game that's a perfect and family-friendly gateway game.

8 Tips for Carving an Amazing Pumpkin From the “Pumpkin Guru”

Just in time for Halloween, renowned pumpkin carver Jon Neill shares his tips and tricks for carving amazing pumpkins!

Boo! A List of 13 Spooky Games to Get You in the Right Mood for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and to help put you in the mood, we’ve conjured a list of 13…

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 42 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending October 19, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 41 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending October 12, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 40 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending October 5, 2018.

How Much Action Is in an NFL Football Game?

Over the course of an NFL game, how much time is the ball in play -- and how many commercials…

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 39 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending September 28, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 38 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending September 21, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 37 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending September 14, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 36 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending September 7, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 35 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending August 31, 2018.

‘Tower of Madness’ Challenges Players to Investigate a Lovecraftian World Without Losing Their Marbles

'Tower of Madness' will immerse you in press-your-luck, Lovecraftian insanity, with one of the coolest game components we've seen in…

‘Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig’ Adds More Game to Your Gaming

No, it is not April Fool's Day; this is a real game. It’s a mashup combining the core mechanics of…

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 34 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending August 24, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 33 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending August 17, 2018.

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 32 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending August 10, 2018.

Gen Con Wrap-Up: What GeekDads Enjoyed Most in 2018

The 'best four days in gaming' once again lived up to its claim. We detail our favorite things from Gen…

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 30 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending July 27, 2018.

Put Survival to the Test in ‘Remnants,’ Available Now from Fireside Games

The world ended a while back. Now, we must scavenge for the resources that will help us survive to fight…

Geek Links: Learn Morse Code With Google Typing Trainer

Google says they can teach you Morse code in an hour. Guess what? They can! Courtesy: Bryan on Scouting

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 29 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending July 20, 2018.

10 Questions with Gen Con President, David Hoppe

With Gen Con just 2 weeks away, we sit down and ask the convention's president, David Hoppe, some questions we've…

The Getting Excited for Gen Con Super-MEGA Post, 2018 Edition

It's almost mid-summer, which means it's almost time for the best four days in gaming! GeekDad is, once again, the…

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 28 of 2018

The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending July 13, 2018.

‘Junk Orbit’ Is a Pick-Up and Deliver Game That’s Out of This World!

'Junk Orbit,' a pick-up and deliver game from Renegade Games, is out today. It is a really fantastic and wonderful…