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.

‘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…

Weave a ‘Tapestry’ of Your Civilization

Congratulations: you've discovered fire and mastered some of the basics like bartering and hunting. What will you develop next? Pursue…

Stack Overflow: Crushed by Comics

Today's entry is a big stack of comic books—some that I received for review, and some that I've purchased on…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Outwit Your Rival in ‘Slip Strike’

Two teleporting time-travelers arrive in the city, but only one will walk away. Who will prevail in this battle of…

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!