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 – ‘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. 

‘WFRP’ 4th Edition: ‘The Enemy Within’ Campaign Begins. Again!

What's better than 'WFRP' 4th Edition? 'The Enemy Within' Campaign for 'WFRP' 4th Ed. The best RPG campaign ever (maybe)…

Word Wednesday: ‘Board Games in 100 Moves’

We love books and boardgames here at GeekDad and we love this book about boardgames too! Ian Livingstone's 'Board Games…

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Block Happy’

What is Block Happy? Emotions sit at the center of Block Happy, a card game for 2-5 players. Players compete to collect…

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…