Category: GeekDad Approved

Announcing the 2018 Game of the Year Finalists

Here are the ten games we have picked as finalists for our Game of the Year award!

A New Family-Friendly Gateway Game, “Dragon Castle,” Is GeekDad Approved

'Dragon Castle' from CMON melds Mahjong into a game that's a perfect and family-friendly gateway game.

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar’

Welcome to 'Fireball Island,' a lovely tropical getaway where you'll find valuable treasures, breathtaking photo spots, and, uh, flaming balls…

Reaping the Rewards: GeekDad Digs ‘Root’

Let's dig into 'Root,' an asymmetric game about taking control of the forest.

Draft-and-Draw the Happiest ‘Sunflower Valley’

Create the friendliest village in 'Sunflower Valley' filled with houses, sheep, sunflowers, and railroad tracks.

Reaping the Rewards: Come Join the ‘Spy Club’!

This meeting of the 'Spy Club' is now in session—there's been a crime in the neighborhood, and it's up to us…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Tiny Epic Mechs’

Charge up your weapons, put on your power suit, and enter the arena: it's time for 'Tiny Epic Mechs!'

‘Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig’ Adds More Game to Your Gaming

No, it is not April Fool's Day; this is a real game. It’s a mashup combining the core mechanics of…

Go Dumpster Diving With ‘Trash Pandas’

One person's trash is a raccoon's treasure! Tip over garbage cans and dig for goodies, but watch out for doggos…

‘Visitor in Blackwood Grove’ Is Out of This World

Government agents have descended on Blackwood Grove, intent on recovering the crashed UFO—only to find a mysterious force field keeping…

Put Survival to the Test in ‘Remnants,’ Available Now from Fireside Games

The world ended a while back. Now, we must scavenge for the resources that will help us survive to fight…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Thunderstone Quest’ Reboots a Deck-Building Favorite

'Thunderstone,' one of the earlier deck-building games (and a personal favorite of mine), gets a significant overhaul in 'Thunderstone Quest.'

‘Junk Orbit’ Is a Pick-Up and Deliver Game That’s Out of This World!

'Junk Orbit,' a pick-up and deliver game from Renegade Games, is out today. It is a really fantastic and wonderful…

‘My Little Scythe’: Discover the Power of Friendship

The Kingdom of Pomme is hosting its annual tournament: each of the animal kingdoms sends two seekers to participate, hoping…

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Sailing Toward Osiris’

The Pharaoh has died without an heir, so the governors are constructing monuments in his honor, in the hopes to…

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Planecrafters’

An all-star game from an all-star team, 'Planecrafters' may be the best Kickstarter game of 2018.

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Vast: The Mysterious Manor’

What hides within these walls? Clattering bones, skittering feet, creeping mold... Will the Paladin succeed in his quest? Or will…

‘Prowler’s Passage’: The Subtle Strategy of Sly Skulduggery

Slink, sneak, skulk, and snoop your way around the city, stealing priceless treasure and strengthening your grasp on the streets…

The ABCs of ‘Altiplano’: Alpacas, Bag-Building, and Cacao

Resources are scarce in the South American highlands. Whether you're a miner, alpaca shepherd, or a stonemason, you'll need to…

‘Space Base’: Never Tell Me the Odds

Send your ships to far-flung sectors, build up your economies and establish valuable colonies. Who will earn the most influence…

Tabletop Review: ‘Shaperise’

'Shaperise' is a colorful, fun memory game for the whole family. Quick to learn, hard to master, it is perhaps most…

Tabletop Review: ‘Sakura’ by Reiner Knizia

With 'Sakura' by Reiner Knizia have a small boxed game that's quick to learn and fun to play. Its push-your-luck…

‘Storm Hollow: A Storyboard Game’ – A Tabletop Game Review, Part 2 of 2

Part 2 in the adventure of a lifetime in 'Storm Hollow,' a tabletop RPG of epic proportions.

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Divinity Derby’

Ares Game's fun fantasy racing game 'Divinity Derby' is in stores now. Find out why it's being named a GeedDad…

Travel to Spain and Build Human Towers in ‘Castell’

Building a castell requires strength, balance, courage, and common sense. In a game out today from Renegade Games, you'll also…

‘Dokmus’ Presents Puzzles That Will Have You Scratching Your Head

The island of Dokmus has been found, our tribal homeland and birthplace of our god, Dokmus. Each player is a…

Crack the Code in ‘Decrypto’

Transmit coded messages to your teammates using your code words... but be sneaky, because your rivals are trying to intercept…

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Heroes of Land, Air & Sea’

Get ready for 'Heroes of Land, Air & Sea,' a massive 4X fantasy game from Scott Almes and Gamelyn Games!

See Who Has the Best Family With ‘Ancestree’

Is your family better than theirs? Prove it in the fun and fast drafting tile game 'Ancestree'.

Give No Quarter! Today We Set Sail as ‘Raiders of the North Sea’

Renegade Game Studios brings one of the best new worker placements in years back into print. As vikings, let's head…