The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending December 21, 2018.
In 2018 Games Workshop has released a wealth of material aimed at bringing new players into the hobby. Here are five great reasons to have a Games Workshop Christmas
Reading Time: 5 minutes Photo taken of The Nutcracker show we saw in Greensburg, PA, last year, by my 10-year-old on a phone. So, pretty good considering. It’s that time of year again: the perfect time to introduce your children to ballet. It isn’t usually hard to find a small, relatively local performance of The […]
In Neal and Jarrod Shusterman’s ‘Dry,’ California has run out of water. Here are 5 Reasons to Read this prescient and incendiary YA thriller.
Reading Time: 10 minutes This week was a great week for comics. From Unstoppable Wasp to Welcome to Wanderland, there were plenty of great comics to read and—because we are who we are—review. It’s the middle of November, the week before American Thanksgiving (regardless of how you feel about that holiday itself), and Christmas (if it’s […]
Shaving two inches off the Lenovo Smart Display changes it entirely. How? Keep reading.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Unstoppable Wasp and her Agents of GIRL If memory serves, about ten minutes passed between when I first heard that Unstoppable Wasp was getting a second series and when I changed my Twitter handle to “Kay, Agent of G.I.R.L.” I loved and treasured the original run in 2017. I read it […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Between the Bookends, Image: Sophie Brown With our children back in school for a new year of learning, Sophie, Kay, Lisa, and Rebecca share some of their latest reads. With a new, feminine take on an ancient Greek classic, a girl detective for the new generation, the first Deadpool prose novel, […]
If you’re a parent or legal guardian or after-school club leader or whatever… and you’ve never played an RPG, let alone played one with kids, let me offer you some thoughts on why you might want to gather these young players around a table and get them playing.
Optoma NuForce BE Free5 are true wireless earbuds that are affordable and offer features that make them a good choice for tweens and teens (assuming you’re okay with them cutting the cord).
Rogol Zaar escalates his war against the last remaining Kryptonians, plus we may get some answers about the fate of the Super-Family.
Use ‘The Great American Read’ as a “to read” list for the 21st century.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Cover Image Source: HarperCollins If you haven’t read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, do it. It’s relevant, moving, and unflinchingly honest. Plus, it’s incredibly well-written. And if you’re Asian-American, you’re not excused. Starr Carter, the protagonist of The Hate U Give, lives in a poor black neighborhood, but she […]
Being a D&D fan can be expensive. Sure, you could play with just a single set of dice and a downloaded PDF of the basic rules, of course you could. But where’s the fun in that? Don’t you want to own things? So how do you know which 5th edition book to buy? Maybe this will help.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Between the Bookends, Image: Sophie Brown Welcome to this month’s bumper Between the Bookends. If it’s felt like a while since our last post, that’s because we’ve switched dates; Between the Bookends will now be appearing on the first of every month to bring you our latest reading discoveries. In the […]
There’s recently been so much hype for the new ‘Black Panther’ movie (rightfully so) that we almost forgot about Marvel’s last masterpiece. That’s OK. Geekdad is here to remind you why you should own ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’
‘Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire’ is the finest game Games Workshop has made in many a year. Accessible, quick to play, but with buckets a strategy, here are 10 reasons why you should play with your kids.
I’ve introduced my boys to skirmish wargames and I’ve discovered some real benefits that I’d like to share with you.
If you’re trying to work out which ‘D&D’ story to pick next then you can’t have missed the release of ‘Tomb of Annihilation.’ Here I ask 5 questions to help you choose.
Happy New Year! What are you hoping or planning to read this year? Here are some of our own reading resolutions (or non-resolutions) for 2018.
Parents will love the Alcatel A50 because it’s affordable. Teens will love it because it’s everything they want in a smartphone, and more. [Sponsored]
Sophie, Beth, and Mariana share their thoughts on the latest from the worlds of ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Plants vs. Zombies,’ ‘X-Files,’ ‘The Librarians,’ and ‘James Bond.’
Wonder Woman’s brother gets another issue-long spotlight but it fails to make him a compelling character.
Dakster gives her top 5 reasons you should check out Madam Tussauds in Orlando, Florida.
Amazon claims that the All-New Kindle Oasis is the best Kindle ever. But how does it stack up to the original Oasis and the Kindle Voyage?
In this month’s Between the Bookends, Lisa, Rebecca, Melissa, Sophie, and Chris share their favorite books from the last month.
It finally happened. Matthew Mercer and Co. have at last released the much anticipated campaign book to accompany their hugely successful Dungeons & Dragons campaign Critical Role.
As a gift, Rebecca Angel uploaded videos of a read aloud for her husband. Things didn’t turn out as planned. Get some tips on how to do it better!
If you’re on the fence about taking on the hunt for this mini console, here are a few reasons why it would be worth your time.
This month. as I climbed my paper mountain, I discovered heirs to Pratchett, Adams, and Asimov, a new series of DC icons, and a great book about the perils of immersing yourself in computer games.