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.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide – Clothing and Accessories

Today's gift guide includes things to keep you looking good and your stuff organized! 

December 3, 2021

Stack Overflow: Water, Water, Everywhere

This weekend, it wasn't just the books that were overflowing...

November 29, 2021

Stack Overflow: Back and Forth

Today's stack: more books about people wandering a bit away from their timelines.

November 22, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: 4 Personal Picks

Today's picks are games I've gotten to try in some version and have enjoyed.

November 17, 2021

Stack Overflow: ‘Oona Out of Order’

Today I just have one book in the stack, a time-travel drama.

November 15, 2021

Stack Overflow: Fall Reading

I've got a big stack for you today, including several comics, a Choose-Your-Own Adventure book, and a couple of Young…

November 8, 2021

The Doubleclicks Are ‘Teaching a Robot to Love’ in a New Musical

Get ready for The Doubleclicks' latest project: a musical!

November 5, 2021

Mixing Up a Potent ‘Brew’

Gather ingredients to brew powerful potions and tame magical creatures in this enchanted forest.

November 4, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum’

Ready your chopsticks for these Chinese delicacies, and pick out your favorite treats before they're all gone!

October 19, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Paint the Roses’—Keep Your Head on Straight

'Paint the Roses' is a clever deduction puzzle with dire consequences for mistakes: don't lose your head!

October 12, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Birdwatcher’

Capture the best photos of the birds-of-paradise—and be sure to get them published—to be named the Global Geographic Photographer of…

October 12, 2021

Stack Overflow: Reading Grab Bag

Today's stack: a mixed bag of fiction, travel books, and cool cars!

October 4, 2021

Make Colorful Comparisons in ‘Hues and Cues’

How well can you describe a particular shade of purple... with a single word?

October 2, 2021

Reaping the Rewards: Build the Best Habitat in ‘Cascadia’

Expand the terrain of the Pacific Northwest and create the best habitats for wildlife in 'Cascadia.'

October 1, 2021

Reaping the Rewards: Take to the Seas 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,…

September 30, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Working Together

It seems more important than ever to learn to work together—today's roundup is mostly cooperative games!

September 22, 2021

‘Gravwell 2nd Edition’: Bigger and (Mostly) Better

You've survived the black hole, but your engines are dead and you're drifting in space. Can you slingshot your way…

September 16, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Verdant’

Create your own green space by collecting plants and arranging them in rooms to get just the right amount of…

September 14, 2021

Stack Overflow: Tales of Disaster

Today's stack is disastrous: these are all tales of catastrophe, some caused by people and some natural.

September 13, 2021

BYJU’s Learning App and Magic Workbooks

Byju's Learning Suite features Disney characters and uses Osmo's technology to bring workbooks to life.

September 10, 2021

Stack Overflow: Futurevision

Today's stack is all about the future: messages sent from the future, predictions about the future, and imagined possibilities for…

September 6, 2021

Puzzling Pursuits: 4 Fun Jigsaw Puzzles

My family brushed up on our jigsaw puzzle skills with these four excellent puzzles.

September 1, 2021

Stack Overflow: Last Days of Summer

As summer draws to a close, here are a few activity books we've enjoyed, plus a couple of stories.

August 30, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘The Little Flower Shop Dice Game’

Time to set up the window display in your little flower shop!

August 26, 2021

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘The Feds’

Mobsters are setting up in Capitol City—monitor their activities with undercover agents, and set up a bust when the time…

August 25, 2021

Stop—’Hammer Time’!

Time to mine some gemstones—but be careful not to wake the dragon!

August 19, 2021

Gamefound Tabletop Alert: Journey Through the ‘Lands of Galzyr’

Embark on an epic adventure in the world of Daimyria, seeking out quests to earn prestige.

August 18, 2021

Getting Started with the Die-Cast Club

Here's a look at the Die-Cast Club from Eaglemoss, a subscription-based model kit service.

August 16, 2021

Stack Overflow: ‘Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters’ Giveaway

I'm still working on finishing some more books for a bigger stack, so today's column is just one book, with…

August 16, 2021

Stack Overflow: Short Stack

I've got a short stack for you today!

August 9, 2021

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