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.

Etchtober Gallery: Tabletop Games on Etch-a-Sketch

Here's a look back on my Etch-a-Sketch drawings for Etchtober!

Upgrade Your Umbrellas with Hedgehog and YESbrella

Two companies have set out to build a better umbrella: the Hedgehog Carbon Umbrella and the YESbrella.

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Namiji’ Is a Fine Catch

Choose your path through the waters: catch fish or shrimp, visit sacred rocks, or enjoy spectacular panoramas in this spiritual…

Take a Hike in These ‘Mountains’

Time to go for a hike in the mountains—but do you have the right gear for the trail?

Portland Book Festival This Weekend

The Portland Book Festival is coming this weekend: Saturday, November 9!

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Reach High, Dig Deep

Here are some intriguing games on Kickstarter now!

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Village Pillage’

It's time for your little village to become a proper kingdom, so you'll need to get the proper royal relics.…

‘Big Dig’: A Draft-and-Draw Game

Whether you're hoping to strike oil or excavating archaeological treasures, you gotta dig deep.

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘The Quick and the Undead’

West Fort is overrun with zombies–who better to whip it into shape than a band of outlaws? Take over the…

Stack Overflow: 17 Thrills and Chills for Halloween

If you wait all year for October to roll around so you can break out the skulls and cobwebs and…

Trick-Taking + Time Travel = ‘Time Chase’

You've invented a time machine—but your colleagues are trying to go back in time and take the credit for themselves!…

13 Ghoulish Games for Your Halloween Game Night

October is here, and you know what that means: time to break out the monsters, ghosts, and ghouls at game…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘The Zorro Dice Game’

Zorro is retiring, and is in search of a successor to wear the mask—will it be you?

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Tiny Epic Dinosaurs’

Put on your work boots and make sure your health insurance is paid up, because we're headed to the dinosaur…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘FlickFleet’

Limber up your fingers, because it's time for 'FlickFleet,' a dexterity-based spaceship battle!

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Wizardz Bluff’ Returns!

Shape-shifting wizards, elemental spells, and risky wagers abound in 'Wizardz Bluff'!

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Create Colorful Quilts in ‘Calico’

Round up your sewing circle—it's time to make some quilts! Piece together colors and patterns to earn buttons and attract…

Stack Overflow: Tackling Tricky Topics

It's easy to talk to our kids about being nice, playing outside, and having adventures. But some topics get a…

Giveaway: The Long, Strange Journey of ‘Spell Saga’

Read about the long, strange journey of 'Spell Saga,' and enter to win a copy for yourself!

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Edge of Darkness’

Aegis is humanity's last bastion against the Blight that has taken over the Forsaken Lands. Four factions struggle for dominance…

Stack Overflow: 7 Picture Book Biographies

Picture books are a fantastic way for younger kids to learn about real people who have made an impact on…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Time of Legends: Destinies’

Your destiny awaits! Explore a mystical medieval France, pursuing your own hidden agendas in this app-driven board game.

Pop-Up Magazine: The Escape Issue

Pop-Up Magazine is back this month with its first themed tour: The Escape Issue.

Introducing the American Tabletop Awards

Today I'm happy to introduce the American Tabletop Awards, a new award for board games!

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: A More Perfect Union?

Here are a few Kickstarter games that caught my attention!

Fix Yourself a Lovely ‘Point Salad’

Time to chop up some colorful veggies and toss together a salad—'Point Salad'!

Ready or Not, ‘Here Comes the Dog’!

Will you collect meat to tame the wild dogs, or charcoal and fire to fend them off? Choose wisely, because…

Stack Overflow: Comic Books

Today's Stack Overflow: a few comic books that I've read lately with very different subject matter: a young girl exploring…

Using the GBC Foton30 Laminator for Roll-and-Write Games

I recently got a chance to try out a device that's usually something you'd find in offices or schools, but…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Reigns: The Council’

The king is dead. Long live the king! That's you, by the way. How will you rule your kingdom in 'Reigns:…