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: Smells

'You Smell!' and 'Poo!' two excellent books that will help slake your child's fascination with bodily functions.

Word Wednesday: DK’s ‘Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life’

'Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life' from DK Books. Everything you ever wanted to know about life before humans in a single…

Word Wednesday: “DC – Women of Action”

A history of female DC characters and creators, 'Women of Action' is a lovingly crafted homage to some of greatest…

5 Reasons to Read ‘The Kingdom’ by Jess Rothenberg

'The Kingdom' is a special confection. A magical theme park with a dark center and a mystery that is pure Agatha…

Introducing ‘Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave’

'Warhammer Underworlds: Beastgrave,' season 3 of Games Workshop's competitive deck-builder is here, and it's the most polished version yet.

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 ‘Flight’ by Zack Scott

'Flight' by Zack Scott offers a detailed look at the physics and engineering of flight. It's a sumptuous visual history…

5 Reasons to Read ‘Lord of Secrets’ by Breanna Teintze

'Lord of Secret' is a funny, empathetic fantasy novel with an innovative magic system.

13 Things You Need to Know About Contrast Paints

GW released its contrast paints earlier this year with the bold claim they would revolutionize painting. We investigate. Truth or…

Word Wednesday: Remake ‘Alice in Wonderland.’

This Week's Word Is "Wonderland." This week I bring you a classic story, but not in a book, in a…

5 Reasons to Read ‘The Last’ by Hanna Jameson

'The Last' is isolated in a Swiss hotel after a nuclear apocalypse. If that wasn't bad enough, one the final…

Word Wednesday: ‘The Truth Pixie Goes to School’

'The Truth Pixie Goes to School' A wonderful rhyming children's story that extol's the virtues of being the "best you…

5 Reasons to Read ‘The Warehouse’ by Rob Hart

The Cloud bills itself as a commercial Utopia. Inevitably, things are not what they seem. Here are 5 reasons to…

Word Wednesday: ‘My Very Important World’

DK's 'My Very Important World' is perfect for explaining the world to our children, whilst putting them at the heart…

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.