Robin Brooks

Dad of boys, player of games, and reader of books. GeekDad and one half of Agents of Sigmar. Prone to starting things I can't fin

Word Wednesday: ‘Bauhaus Ballet’

This one is a little leftfield compared with my usual Word Wednesday fare, but why not come on a trip…

5 Reasons to Read – ‘The Monster Who Wasn’t’ by T C Shelley

'The Monster Who Wasn't' is steeped in folk-tale legend. Reminiscent of great classic children's stories, here are 5 reasons to…

Tabletop Review: ‘Warhammer AoS: Warcry’

'Warhammer AoS: Warcry' is here. It's fast, furious, and looks amazing. Check out our in-depth review of Games Workshop's new…

Word Wednesday: Science Ninjas

'Science Ninjas: Big Trouble with Simple Machines' is a perfect introduction to the principles of engineering.

Word Wednesday – National Park Posters

Celebrate the wonder of "America's Best Idea," with these National Park Posters. Check out the post for retro feels and…

5 Reasons to Read ‘Recursion’ by Blake Crouch

If you read one book this year make it 'Recursion' by Blake Crouch. Captivating and highly original, it's a perfect…

5 Reasons to Read the ‘Rotherweird’ Trilogy

The 'Rotherweird' trilogy is a time-consuming, sometimes convoluted read, but the payoff is well worth the effort.

‘Warhammer’ First Look — ‘Warcry’

This weekend, the latest big-box 'Warhammer' game, 'Warcry,' will be available to preorder.

Word Wednesday: ‘Ask a Scientist’

"Ask a Scientist" The best baby shower gift nobody will receive! A brilliant science book invaluable for parents with inquisitive…

Citadel Contrast Paints: A GeekDad Paints Investigation

Citadel Contrast Paints are going to change the way you hobby. We investigate whether they really are your one stop…

GeekDad Plays: ‘Blackstone Fortress’

'Blackstone Fortress' is the first 'Warhammer Quest' game set in the '40K' universe. Check out this broad overview with detailed…

5 Reasons to Read ‘Dark Blade’ by Steve Feasey

Dark Blade by Steve Feasy is the start of a new YA fantasy series steeped in mythology. It's a rollicking…

Word Wednesday: DK’s ‘Signs and Symbols’

'Signs and Symbols' is a social and cultural history primer told from through the medium of symbols. It's fascinating from…

Word Wednesday: ‘On the Origin of Species’ – Retold

When a book about evolution drops through my letterbox, I pretty much know it will end up in a Word…

Word Wednesday: ‘Be a Super Awesome Photographer’

'Be a Super Awesome Photographer' will help your kids release their inner artist and unleash the power of their phone…

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Super Fantasy Brawl’

On Tuesday, June 25th, Mythic Games is bringing 'Super Fantasy Brawl' to Kickstarter.

5 Reasons to Read ‘Embers of War’ by Gareth L. Powell

The 'Embers of War' series by Gareth L. Powell is a top-notch, addictive space opera filled with brilliant characters you'll…

Word Wednesday: DK – Pixar and ‘Toy Story 4’

DK has 2 books perfect for 'Toy Story' fans. The 'Disney·Pixar Character Encyclopedia' and the 'Toy Story 4: Official Guide.'

8 Great Things from the UKGE 2019!

The UKGE 2019 was the largest event yet. There were so many great games to see. Here are 8 of…

Word Wednesday: ‘TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual’

Love technical specs? Love diagrams? Love TIE fighters? Then the TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual is just for you! 

Tales From Cubicle7: June 2019

RPG publisher Cubicle7 has made a host of exciting annoucments. Middle Earth and the 'Warhammer' universes have never looked so…

Word Wednesday ‘Science You Can Eat’

DK's 'Science You Can Eat' is filled with fascinating information and experiements to help your child understand what happens when…

Word Wednesday: “Speak Up!”

'Speak Up!' Find your voice with the help of Tampon Tax campaginer Laura Coryton. It's a vital vibrant book for…

UK Games Expo 2019 Preview

It's nearly time for the UK Games Expo and once more there's a whole lot of awesome family fun to…

Word Wednesday: ‘Hello World’ by Hannah Fry

Hello World by Hannah Fry is a fascinating look at the algorithms that govern our lives. It examines the good and…

5 Reasons to Read ‘Zero Bomb’ by M.T. Hill

'Zero Bomb' is a thought-provoking read about humanity's relationship with technology. Here are 5 reasons why you should read it.

Word Wednesday: ‘Crossing on Time’

For Word Wednesday this week, it's something of an honor to review a book by an author who created one…

5 Reasons to Read ‘Malamander’ by Thomas Taylor

Author Thomas Taylor is back with 'Malamander.' A mystical middle-grade novel set in a seaside town. Here are 5 Reasons…

Word Wednesday “General Knowledge Genius”

Who doesn't love a quiz? Awesome pictures and fascinating facts packaged to promote some healthy competition. It's General Knowledge Genius!

Geek Links: ‘Warhammer Underworlds: Online’ Announced!

'Warhammer Underworlds: Online' is coming to a computer near you soon!