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Peddle Your Potions in ‘The Quacks of Quedlinburg’

Calling all quacks! Quedlinburg is hosting its annual festival, and all the miracle doctors are at work mixing potions—but be…

Find New Tabletop Games for Your Family With Our Review Index and Recommended Games Store!

Want to find tabletop games to play? Browse 10 years of reviews at our Tabletop Game Review Index, or shop…

Begin Your Science Fantasy Adventuring With the ‘Starfinder Beginner Box’

'Starfinder,' the enormously successful science fantasy roleplaying game, has received Paizo's famous beginner box treatment. Released April 24th, the 'Starfinder…

Become the Master Builder of ‘Tiny Towns’

Manage your resources and carefully plan to be the builder of the best of the 'Tiny Towns'

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Herbaceous Sprouts’

It's time to plant herbs again! But this time, we're all planting in a community garden, and competition is fierce…

‘Planet’: Terraforming Earth

'Planet' adds another dimension (literally!) to tile-laying games.

‘Gùgōng’: Intrigue in the Forbidden City

Bribery has been outlawed in the Forbidden City! We'll just exchange gifts instead... and while I'm here, would you mind…

Reaping the Rewards: Win the White House in ‘Campaign Trail’

Do you have what it takes to win the White House? Find out in the gorgeous, strategic, and very fun--and…

Reaping the Rewards: ‘The Primary’

In 'The Primary,' players get to take on the role of a candidate seeking to gather up the most delegates and…

‘My First Castle Panic’ Is Great Cooperative Family Fun

'My First Castle Panic' is a fun, cooperative game where everyone works together to keep the parade of monsters from…

‘Scorpius Freighter’: Aimin’ to Misbehave

The government of the Scorpius system controls everything, but there are some freighter pilots who operate under the radar, distributing…

Legacy Gaming Meets Euro Strategy in ‘The Rise of Queensdale’

Legacy gaming meets a lower-weight Euro in the exceptionally good "The Rise of Queensdale".

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Tiny Epic Tactics’

Assemble your team and take control of key points on this tiny 3D terrain, in the latest Tiny Epic game from…

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Pathogenesis’ 2nd Edition

Germs against the human body is a battle that has raged since humanity began. On a microscopic scale, it's a…

Reaping the Rewards: ‘Chronicles of Crime’

A body has been found: are things as simple as they appear, or is there some foul play involved? Better…

Announcing the GeekDad 2018 Tabletop Game of the Year

We've played all the finalists and agonized over the pros and cons of each game ... and we decided on…

When Bird Collecting Meets Engine Building, The Results Are Very Good

You may have read about Stonemaier Game's next title, "Wingspan." Today, we can finally tell you what we think --…

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…