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

Tabletop Kickstarter Review: ‘Cactus Town’

'Cactus Town' is a fun bluffing and deception game for 2-4 players filled with bandits, bounty hunters, and gun-toting can…

September 24, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘XX’ by Rian Hughes

Rian Hughes' science fiction behemoth, 'XX' takes typography, memes, and algorithms on an odyssey into deep space.

September 23, 2020

Geek Links: Cory Doctorow ‘Attack Surface’ Audio Book Kickstarter

Cory Doctorow is bringing his new book 'Attack Surface' to Kickstarter in order to release and entirely DRM free audiobook.

September 17, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change’

Never in history has a book like 'Climate Change vs Cranky Uncle' been needed so badly. Channel its power of…

September 16, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Skulk” by Robin Etherington

'Skulk' is a beautiful maze and puzzle book. Thanks to the wonders of paper engineering it even has a maze…

September 9, 2020

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Atma.’

'Atma' is a roleplaying game in a box. Explore beautiful card-based locations as you and up to 4 friends create…

September 7, 2020

A Parent’s Guide to ‘Warhammer 40,000’ Starter Sets

We know at GeekDad that the first steps into an in-depth and varied hobby like 'Warhammer' can be confusing for…

August 29, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Rosewater’ by Tade Thompson

This Week's Word Is "Wormwood." Sometimes you just need to get on and read whatever everybody is saying you should…

August 19, 2020

Word Wednesday – ‘The Homes We Build’

A world of houses and habitats can be found in 'The Homes We Build.' It's a wonderful look about how…

August 12, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Planet Omar’

Zanib Main's entertaining 'Planet Omar' series brings readers a children's school calamity caper with a difference.

August 5, 2020

Word Wednesday: The ‘Alfie Fleet’ Series

The 'Alfie Fleet' series by Martin Howard and Chris Mould are hilariously funny and filled with memorable characters with enormous…

July 29, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘Two Tribes’ by Chris Beckett

'Two Tribes' by Chris Beckett is a powerful science fiction novel that examines the destructive power of political division.

July 22, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Wonderland’ by Juno Dawson

'Wonderland' by Juno Dawson is an updated Alice for modern teens. It's an issue driven thriller that informs and entertains…

July 15, 2020

A Parents’ Guide to ‘Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus’

'Warhammer 40,000: Indomitus' is upon us but the 9th edition box is not a "starter set." Is it worth a…

July 8, 2020

A Parent’s Guide to ‘Warhammer 40,000’

Know nothing about 'Warhammer 40,000'? This is the first in a series of parents' guides aiming to demystify the bestselling…

July 3, 2020

GeekDad Paints! – A Delaque Ganger

GeekDad Paints! is back and this week Robin is painting a Delaque Ganger from Games Workshop's Necromunda

July 2, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Infinite’ by Patience Agbabi

The Infinite is a slim time-travel detective novel aimed at readers around 10 and upwards. It features a group of "Leaplings",…

July 1, 2020

Word Wednesday: The Cat and the City by Nick Bradley

'The Cat and the City' is a series of nested stories set in the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. It's a…

June 24, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘The Land of Roar’

'The Land of Roar' is a children's fantasy in the grand tradition. It's about facing fears, the strength of family,…

June 17, 2020

Word Wednesday ‘I’m not Dying With You Tonight’

'I'm not Dying With You Tonight' is a timely novel about race, protest, and prejudice. If you’re only looking at…

June 10, 2020

What Makes ‘Warhammer’?

The new GM's screen for 'Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay' not only protect yours secrets, it ruminates on the philosophy of 'Warhammer'…

June 5, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘By Force Alone’ by Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar's 'By Force Alone' is an excellent reworking of 'Le Morte D'Artur.' It's the 'Sword in the Stone,' but…

June 3, 2020

GeekDad Paints! Lockdown Edition

With more time at home, and much-needed headspace required, Robin headed back to the painting table to revive GeekDad Paints!

May 22, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘High Rise Mystery’ by Sharna Jackson

'High Rise Mystery' introduces Nik and Norva, a new crime-fighting duo sure to delight middle grader readers everywhere.

May 20, 2020

Word Wednesday: Story Out of the Box

If you have children who love telling stories, they will love this box.

May 13, 2020

Book Review: ‘Shorefall’ by Robert Jackson Bennett

'Shorefall' is the follow up to 2018s 'Foundryside' and again showcases author Robert Jackson Bennet's excellent worldbuilding and dialogue

May 13, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Goldilocks’ by Laura Lam

'Goldilocks' by Laura Lam is a science fiction thriller about the fate of humanity. It's geek heaven and grips from…

May 6, 2020

Nominate Your Key Worker Superhero with Laurence King

Nominate Your Key Worker Superhero with Laurence King. Artist Jason Ford will create 5 superhero portraits for 5 heroes of…

April 30, 2020

Word Wednesday: ‘Match a Mummy’

'Match a Mummy' is a pairs game with a difference. Learn about life on the banks of the ancient Nile…

April 29, 2020

Warhammer Underworlds: Online

'Warhammer Underworlds: Online' is now fully live on Steam. It's an absorbing version of the greatest game Games Workshop has…

April 27, 2020

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