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

Meet Joe Wicks, or Are My Legs Supposed to Hurt This Much?

Working out together as a family can be a great way to fight social distancing-induced stress.

Word Wednesday ‘Spoiler Alert!’

A book that uses infographics to examine the structure, themes, and tropes of genre movies - what's not to love?

Book Review: ‘Light of Impossible Stars’ by Gareth L Powell.

With this series, Powell has marked himself out a progressive forward-thinking author, who understands the myriad complexities of human nature…

Word Wednesday: ‘Make a Living Living’

'Make a Living Living' is a book about how to follow your dreams and make a living out of it.

Word Wednesday: 25 Years of ‘Incredible Cross-Sections’

Stephen Biesty's 'Incredible Cross-Sections' has inspired children for a quarter of century. It's easy to see why in this anniversary…

Word Wednesday: ‘How the Brain Works.”

Ever wondered how your brain worked? Ever wondered how you wondered? Find out with DK's excellent new book 'How the…

Word Wednesday: The ‘Worldquake’ series by Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas's 'Worldquake' series is top-notch children's storytelling. It's a new and improved Harry Potter for the 2020's.

Book Review: ‘The Unspoken Name’ by A. K. Larkwood

'The Unspoken Name' by A.K. Larkwood is an innovative fantasy filled with mad-gods, fractured worlds and awesome characters.

Word Wednesday:’I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End.’

'I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End' is a well thought out, tactile reading experience, designed to switch children…

Word Wednesday: ‘China Through Time’

'China Through Time' travels through 2,500 years of history of China's Grand Canal in 14 beautifully illustrated panels.

Book Review: DK’s ‘We Are Super Heroes’

"All Special, all different, all powerful" and all in 'We Are Super Heroes' from DK. It's a perfect intro to…

Word Wednesday – ‘The Bat Book’

'The Bat Book' by Chalotte Milner contains everything you ever wanted to know about the nocturnal echolocating superhero-inspiring mammals.

Word Wednesday: What’s the Point of Math?

What's the Point of Math? If you don't already know, you can find out in this excellent primer that informs…

Book Review: ‘Highfire’ by Eoin Colfer

'Highfire' is Eoin Colfer's first foray into adult fantasy. The 'Artemis Fowl' author turns his brand of high-concept fiction to…

Word Wednesday: ‘Breath’ by Tim Winton

'Breath' by Tim Winton is a captivating book about limits and the worrying habit teenagers have of trying to break…

Word Wednesday – Exploding!

Start the year off with a bang by reading Dave Hutchinson's excellent 'Return of the Incredible Exploding Man!'

‘Star Wars’: My New Hopes

Spoiler Alert! What I'd like Disney to learn from the mistakes in 'The Rise of Skywalker' and my hopes for…

Tabletop Game Review: ‘Periodic’

Bring your chemistry chops to the table, with the awesome 'Periodic.' With this beautiful strongly thematic game you'll be in…

Word Wednesday: ‘I Am C-3PO – The Inside Story’

The Droid Memoir You Are Looking For: 'I am C-3PO - The Inside Stroy.' Anthony Daniels reveals his experiences from…

Word Wednesday: DK: ‘Ultimate Star Wars’

Following hot on the heels of last week's review of Ultimate DC, I'm back with another glorious DK book, Ultimate Star…

Word Wednesday – ‘DC Comics: Year by Year’

'DC Comics: Year by Year' is a slipcased hardback perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in comic book…

6 Reasons to Enter the ‘Beastgrave’

'Beastgrave' is the 3rd Season of 'Warhammer Underworlds' and its finest iteration yet, worthy of the coveted accolade of GeekDad…

Word Wednesday – ‘Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop Up Galaxy’

The 'Star Wars: Ultimate Pop Up Galaxy' brings the saga to life in an amazing feat of cardboard engineering.

Word Wednesday: ‘Strange Planet’ by Nathan W. Pyle

Instragram sensation 'Strange Planet' has arrived in book form. It's designed to make you laugh & fill festive foot fabric…

Tabletop Review: ‘Copenhagen’

'Copenhagen' is a tile-laying game that is quick to learn with surprising tactical depth. Its family-friendly fun makes it fully…

Word Wednesday ‘Rebel Starfighters Owner’s Workshop Manual’

Stay on target with 'The Rebel Starfighters Owners Workshop Manual.' Everything you ever wanted to know about maintaining your X-Wing.

Word Wednesday: ‘Big Ideas for Curious Minds’

'Big Ideas for Curious Minds' will help your child understand themselves and the wider world. This excellent book will help…

Word Wednesday: ‘Seeing Gender’ by Iris Gottlieb

Seeing Gender is an excellent book about free expression and understanding the multi-faced subject of gender identity.

Tabletop Review: ‘Talisman: Legendary Tales’

'Talisman: Legendary Tales' is first-rate family fantasy quest adventure fun and comes fully GeekDad Approved.

5 Reasons to Read ‘Slay’ by Brittney Morris

'Slay' is an excellent book for STEM interested teenagers that explores the complex global problem of race and prejudice. 

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