Jonathan H. Liu

Jonathan H. Liu is a stay-at-home dad in Portland, Oregon, who loves to read, is always up for a board game, and has a bit of a Kickstarter habit. I can be reached at jonathan at geekdad dot com.

Kickstarter Tabletop Review: ‘Lizard Wizard’

Recruit wizards, build towers, cast spells, and summon familiars in the land of Astoria!

July 28, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Get the Band Together in ‘Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza’

Join Steven Universe and his friends for Beach-a-Palooza! Recruit your band members, attract an audience, and don't forget about those…

July 24, 2020

‘The Alpha’: Lead Your Pack to Dominance

Food is scarce, and the wolves are hungry. Can you lead your pack to dominance and become 'The Alpha'?

July 23, 2020

Stack Overflow: 10 Comic Books for Kids

If your kids are stuck at home this summer, these comics can take them on some adventures.

July 20, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Time Travel, Spooky Stories, and Mysterious Messages!

Perhaps to make up for the lack of a convention season, publishers are launching Kickstarter games at a dizzying pace,…

July 16, 2020

Follow 4 Tabletop Hopefuls in ‘Gamemaster’ Documentary

It seems like everyone's making a fortune these days in tabletop games, right? The 'Gamemaster' documentary follows four hopeful designers…

July 11, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria’

Tired of all those "heroes" coming in from Valeria and taking over your lands to build their city? Recruit teams…

July 7, 2020

Stack Overflow: Black and White and Red All Over

What's black and white and red all over?

July 6, 2020

Deck-Building (and Deck-Wrecking) in ‘Abandon All Artichokes’

Collect carrots and corn, pick up some peppers and potatoes, and bite some beets and broccoli—but above all, 'Abandon All Artichokes'!

July 4, 2020

Happy 60th Anniversary to Etch A Sketch!

This year is Etch A Sketch's 60th birthday, and there are a number of special editions to celebrate.

July 1, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Roar and Write!’

The Animal Kingdoms are selecting a new ruler. Can you make the best offerings to satisfy the picky members of…

June 30, 2020

Stack Overflow: Movie Magic

Today's stack is books about movies: grab some popcorn and dim the lights, because the show's about to begin!

June 29, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Dice, Puzzles, and French Toast!

Hang onto your wallets, folks, and let's take a look at a few tabletop game projects currently on Kickstarter.

June 24, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Build the Best Rainforest ‘Canopy’

The rainforest is a complex ecosystem with tall trees, lush undergrowth, and a variety of wildlife. In this 2-player card…

June 23, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Intrepid’—Disaster Strikes the ISS

Things are not going well on the International Space Station: meteor strikes have damaged critical modules, food stores are damaged,…

June 23, 2020

Stack Overflow: 10 Comic Books for Complicated Times

Today's Stack Overflow is maybe a bit of a jumble, but that probably reflects the state of my brain pretty…

June 22, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Intrepid’ – Disaster Strikes the ISS

Things are not going well on the International Space Station: meteor strikes have damaged critical modules, food stores are damaged,…

June 19, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Afterlife Gambling in ‘Billionaire Rumour’

The bad news is, you're dead. The good news? You have a chance to buy yourself a rebirth—if you can…

June 17, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Overlord’ – Boss Monsters Take Over the Surface World

Boss Monsters, time to exit your dungeons! Create your overworlds, assembling terrain and populating it with monsters to defeat those…

June 16, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

Here are some current Kickstarter tabletop-related campaigns worth checking out!

June 14, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: What Will You Put in ‘The Whatnot Cabinet’?

Curate your collection of knickknacks and doodads, and arrange them artfully in 'The Whatnot Cabinet.'

June 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter.

We are grieving. We have work to do.

June 1, 2020

Watch the Pop-Up Magazine’s Spring Issue at Home!

Pop-Up Magazine's Spring Issue will be free to watch on YouTube!

May 27, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Good Cop Bad Cop: Promoted’

You've proven your worth, protecting your team leader on the force—you deserve a promotion!

May 26, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Brave the Depths in ‘Red Bean: Dragon Slayer’

Red Bean is a young adventurer sent on an important mission: find and slay the dragon!

May 26, 2020

Announcing the 2020 Spiel des Jahres Nominees

This year's Spiel des Jahres nominees have been announced!

May 20, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Become a Legend in ‘Tiny Epic Pirates’

You're just a sea dog now, but you have big plans: one day they'll call you Dread Pirate! But first,…

May 19, 2020

Kickstarter Quick Picks: ‘Lords of Vegas 10th Anniversary’

'Lords of Vegas' celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new expansion and a blinged-out briefcase.

May 8, 2020

Pop-Up Magazine: ‘Mimi and Brownie’

Pop-Up Magazine presents 'Mimi & Brownie,' a film about two 100-year-old women who have been best friends for 74 years.

May 8, 2020

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