Tag Archives: games

Tabletop RPG Review: ‘Tales From the Loop’ Character Creation

Tabletop RPG Review: ‘Tales From the Loop’ Character Creation

Reading Time: 4 minutes ‘Tales From the Loop’ by Modiphiüs Entertainment. Photo by Elizabeth MacAndrew. Last weekend, my tabletop gaming group got started with creating characters to run a Tales From the Loop campaign. Tales From the Loop comes from Modiphiüs Entertainment and won 5 ENnie awards in 2017 including Best Game, Best Setting, Best… Read More

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Tabletop Review: ‘Fiery Dragons’ From HABA

Tabletop Review: ‘Fiery Dragons’ From HABA

Reading Time: 3 minutes ‘Fiery Dragons’ from HABA. Photo by Elizabeth MacAndrew. When you are looking at quality toy brands with recognizable names, you can’t go wrong with HABA. I previously reviewed Brandon the Brave from HABA in my quest to find games fun enough for a kid that is eight years old, but still… Read More

10 Things I Learned From ‘Video Games Live’

10 Things I Learned From ‘Video Games Live’

Reading Time: 4 minutes After waiting several years, I finally got to see “Video Games Live,” and picked up some cool merch in the process. Image: Lisa Tate Nearly ten years ago, I wrote a story titled “A Geeky Mom’s Guide to the Orchestra” for a blog (International House of Geek) I was freelancing with… Read More

Ready Player Fun: A Visit to the National Videogame Museum

Ready Player Fun: A Visit to the National Videogame Museum

Reading Time: 5 minutes The National Videogame Museum in Texas is an interactive and educational adventure for the whole family. All images: Rick Tate One of the Dallas area’s more recent museum spaces combines a nostalgic trip back to in time with a look at the evolution of the gaming world for an interactive, educational… Read More

‘Wizard101’ Celebrates Its 10th Birthday (And It’s Now Available on Steam!)

‘Wizard101’ Celebrates Its 10th Birthday (And It’s Now Available on Steam!)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Wizard101 Screencap, image via KIngsIsle Lo, in the olden days of the internet (okay a decade ago), KingsIsle Entertainment launched an MMORPG specifically aimed at kids, Wizard101. My youngest daughter, now 19, started playing at 11 and still plays. I’d written about her early experiences some years back because what I… Read More

Kickstarter Alert: ‘So Cards,’ Questions for Deeper Discussion

Kickstarter Alert: ‘So Cards,’ Questions for Deeper Discussion

Reading Time: 3 minutes So Cards, Image: Sophie Brown What Is So Cards? So Cards is a deck of cards that act as conversation starters, encouraging deeper discussions between you and your friends. https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/3369904/video-890788-h264_high.mp4 Components The So Cards deck contains 52 cards, each with one question printed on it. There’s also a card that lists… Read More

Smart Games: Single-Player Puzzle Games to Get You Thinking

Smart Games: Single-Player Puzzle Games to Get You Thinking

Reading Time: 8 minutes Dinosaurs Mystic Islands, IQ Stars, and Asteroid Escape Puzzle Games, Images: Smart Games Single-player puzzle games from Smart Games are designed to challenge kids and adults alike. We recently played with three different puzzle games from their current range, Dinosaurs: Mystic Islands, Asteroid Escape, and IQ Stars, and thoroughly enjoyed each… Read More

Why You Should Buy a ‘Pokemon Trading Card Game’ Trainer Kit

Why You Should Buy a ‘Pokemon Trading Card Game’ Trainer Kit

Reading Time: 5 minutes Pokemon TCG Alolan Sandslash and Alolan Ninetails Trainer Kit, Image: The Pokemon Company With last week’s release of new Alolan Pokemon into Pokemon Go (for some players anyway), this is a great time to talk about the latest Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) Trainer Kit which features Alolan Sandslash and Alolan Ninetails.… Read More

Family-Friendly Robot Building Fun With ‘ROBiTS’

Family-Friendly Robot Building Fun With ‘ROBiTS’

Reading Time: 4 minutes ROBiTS, Image: Quick Simple Fun Games ROBiTS is a fast, family card game designed by GeekDad John “Hex” Carter and Mat Nicholson. Players compete to take the robot pieces they need from the production line, earning bonuses for matching colors. Components 91 Cards: – 20 Green “Big Henry” Parts – 15… Read More