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 Alert: Play With Light in ‘KROMA’

Blend colors to form your target in this abstract strategy game.

June 22, 2021

Stack Overflow: Summer Grab Bag

A grab bag of books I've read recently!

June 21, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Fall of the Mountain King’

The troll caverns are being invaded by gnomes—take up your positions and hold them off as well as you can!

June 16, 2021

Trying Out the Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet and Quick Keys Remote

Xencelabs is a new company, launched earlier this year, that's getting into the graphics tablet game, and their first product…

June 10, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Space Kraken’ Is a Self-Contained Adventure Game

A giant kraken, originally bio-engineered to clean the polluted seas, developed the ability to create wormholes and left Earth entirely—and…

June 8, 2021

Click-Clacking Away on the Keychron K3 Ultra-Slim Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

I've always loved clicky keyboards, but my iMac has been sadly quiet. Recently I got a chance to try out…

June 5, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup & Musing About Crowdfunding

Why do I get so excited about crowdfunding—and is that a bad thing?

June 4, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘My Singing Monsters: The Board Game’

'My Singing Monsters' is making the leap from digital to analog in this board game based on the popular app.

June 3, 2021

Books + Ice Cream = Scoops of Stories

Okay, normally I wouldn't recommend combining books with ice cream—aside from the sticky pages, can you imagine paper cuts on…

May 28, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

This month has seen a lot of amazing games launched on Kickstarter!

May 28, 2021

The Doubleclicks Invite You to the Roaring Rainbow Benefit Concert

The Doubleclicks, one of our favorite geeky bands, will be hosting "Roaring Rainbow," an all-ages online show, on June 12,…

May 27, 2021

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

A few books to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month.

May 24, 2021

Kickstarter Alert: Learn About Circuits with Spintronics

Spintronics teach you about circuits—but with a mechanical system!

May 20, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Words Have Power in ‘Paperback Adventures’

Become a character from one of Paige Turner's pulp novels in this battle of wits and words.

May 18, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Set Sail for ‘Buru’

The Majapahit empire is expanding. Gain the esteem of the islanders of Buru, and King Hayam Wuruk may appoint you…

May 17, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Catch Don Falconi’

Don Falconi has escaped from prison, and is using his infamous chili sauce to boost his speed and blow up…

May 12, 2021

Stack Overflow: Still Overflowing, But That’s Okay

Nothing is certain except death and taxes—that, and the fact that there will always be more books on my "to…

May 10, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Prepare for ‘Stationfall’

The space station will be burning up in Earth's atmosphere shortly—you've got 15 minutes to get your affairs in order…

May 10, 2021

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Overboss’ Emerges from the Dungeon

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

May 7, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Creating ‘Vivid Memories’

Weave together childhood moments to create connections and core memories, while working toward your aspirations.

May 4, 2021

Stack Overflow: Unexpected Friendships

Today's stories involve relationships with strange beginnings, odd circumstances, and even unusual participants.

May 3, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: 7 Intriguing Projects

There are so many cool projects launching on Kickstarter all the time—here are a few more that are worth checking…

April 27, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Catch a Spy in ‘Harsh Shadows’

Track down an elusive spy and gather evidence—but be careful that you don't fall into a trap yourself!

April 27, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Save Patient Zero’

Two labs race to discover a cure—who will be the one to 'Save Patient Zero'?

April 26, 2021

Stack Overflow: Catching Up on Series

In today's stack, I catch up on some series that I started a while back but didn't finish until recently.

April 26, 2021

‘Exit: The Sacred Temple’ Adds Jigsaw Puzzles to the Escape Game Series

Your archaeology professor has vanished—has he been kidnapped by treasure hunters? It's up to you to follow the clues to…

April 22, 2021

Follow Flowering Paths in ‘Umbra Via’

Follow ancient pathways into the unknown, surrounded by colorful flowers.

April 16, 2021

Stack Overflow: 14 Comics for Kids

Today's stack is all about comics for kids!

April 12, 2021

Kickstarter Alert: Explore Engineering with Crowbits

Here's a kit for kids who love building and engineering: Crowbits!

April 7, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Place Your Bets on ‘Long Shot: The Dice Game’

We're off to the races! Place your bets, enjoy the concessions, and root for your favorite horse!

March 30, 2021

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