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

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…

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…

GeekDad Paints! – A Delaque Ganger

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

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",…

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…

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,…

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…

What Makes ‘Warhammer’?

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

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…

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!

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.

Word Wednesday: Story Out of the Box

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

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

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…

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…

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…

Warhammer Underworlds: Online

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

Word Wednesday: ‘Frankissstein’ by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson's 'Frankissstein' is an ambitious retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel that succeeds on just about every level.

‘K&R’ by James Smythe: A COVID-19 Charity Novel

'K&R' is a chilling analysis of obsession and isolation. All profits from its sale will go directly to COVID-19 charities.

Word Wednesday: Author Onjali Q. Raúf

We review Onjali Q. Raúf's pair of excellent children's novels that focus on difficult issues whilst remaining filled with empathy…

Word Wednesday: ‘The Breach’ by M.T. Hill

M.T. Hill's 'The Breach' is a slow burning urban horror that chills with its creeping sense of dread.

Word Wednesday “Echo Cycle” by Patrick Edwards

'Echo Cycle' is intriguing and compelling specualtive fiction, that tips its hat to Orwell whilst also taking its readers to…

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.

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