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.

Board Game Industry Giveaway

Stuck at home and need games to play? Here's a big giveaway to enter!

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Squire for Hire: Mystic Runes’

Travel through the mountains, collecting gear for your adventurer and packing it into your ever-expanding bag. Do you have what…

Stack Overflow: Comics Grab Bag

Today's stack: a grab bag of comic books!

Announcing the 2020 American Tabletop Awards

The American Tabletop Awards (founded last year) announced its second round of winners, for games released in 2019.

Stack Overflow: More Books for Women’s History Month

I'm continuing the theme from last week: here are more books celebrating Women's History Month!

Tabletop Gaming at a Distance

For many, tabletop games are also a source of community and comfort. Here are some ideas for how to enjoy…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Skulls of Sedlec’

Inspired by the story of the Sedlec Ossuary, this micro card game tasks you to stack a pyramid of skulls…

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month here in the United States, so today's column is a collection of books about women!

Stack Overflow: Mysteries and Conspiracies

Today's column has kid spies and kid detectives, alligator spies, psychic agents, and giant fish creatures. Espionage, investigations, conspiracies, and…

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

Take a look at these cool tabletop projects on Kickstarter!

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Mind MGMT’: The Psychic Espionage “Game”

Mind MGMT is actively recruiting agents with latent psychic abilities. Your testing has already begun.

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Hunker: Fierce Friendship, Frosty Fortitude’

Feel that chill in the air? The weather is shifting, and snow is starting to fall. It's time to gather…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Rolling Into ‘Tumble Town’

Welcome to Tumble Town, population: you. Gather up some building plans and start construction on Main Street, and see who can…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Bet on a Winner in ‘Gladius’

Place your bets on your favorite gladiators—and then use some sneaky tactics to make sure they win!

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

It's time for another Kickstarter tabletop roundup!

Stack Overflow: Black History Month

Today's stack is mostly picture books (plus a handful of others) that are great reading for Black History Month—from the…

‘Letter Jam’ Is a Tasty “R_cip_”

'Letter Jam' is a clever little game that will have you assembling letters, decoding clues, and unscrambling words.

Stack Overflow: Brave New Worlds

Today's stack takes a look at some fascinating visions of the world: what it could have been, what it could…

‘Escape Room in a Box: Flashback’

Bad news: there's a werewolf on her way to devour you. Good news: you have a chance to stop her.

Stack Overflow: Play It Again, Sam

Today's stack: books in a series!

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Return of ‘Lift Off!’

The planet is about to explode (again)—it's time to 'Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet!'

Stack Overflow: 2020 Reading Resolutions

The GeekDads and GeekMoms share our reading resolutions: what we're planning to read in 2020.

Stack Overflow: 2019 Year-End Reading Reflections

Now that the year is drawing to a close, we're taking a look back to see how we did with…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Prepare to Be ‘Unsettled’

Your team has just landed on an unfamiliar planet, and things are in critical condition. You must explore the planet…

Let’s Do the ‘Chicken Time Warp’ Again

The good news: chicken scientists have discovered time travel. The bad news: they've opened a time vortex, and there's only…

Stack Overflow: Picture Books

Today's column includes a few excellent picture books, and one coffee table book!

Stack Overflow: A Small Stack of Big Books

Today's column is all about gorgeous, oversized books. You probably don't need to get all of them (at least not…

Investigate Mysterious Deaths as ‘Paranormal Detectives’

Bad news: you've just died. But the good news is: the 'Paranormal Detectives' are on the case. If you can tune…

Everyone Has ‘3 Secrets’—Can You Guess?

Why does Terence have several passports? What's the significance of Helen's necklace? Is Carlo's restaurant engaged in something shifty? Each…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘5-Minute Mystery: The Museum of Everything’

The museum exhibit is set to open in 5 minutes, but somebody has stolen the MacGuffin? Work together to find…

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