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:’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. 

‘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.