Gen Con

USAopoly Offers Up Two Fun, Fast-Playing Family Games

'Wonky' and 'Lift It!' from USAopoly are two great family games that work as party pursuits as well.

You’ll Go Crazy for Warpo’s Retro Toys

Warpo's slogan is "Making Yesterday's Toys," and they're doing a fantastic job of it.

5 Things You Must Do at GenCon

GenCon, held each summer in Indianapolis, Indiana, touts itself as "The Best Four Days in Gaming." The focus isn't on…

Gen Con 2015 Experience – True Dungeon Wrap-Up

Gen Con 2015 was to be my first Gen Con experience, and I was smiling wide when it was confirmed…

‘Codenames’: GeekDad’s Favorite Game of Gen Con

We thought 'Codenames' was the best game at this year's Gen Con. Read the post to find out why we…

My Gen Con Bag of Essentials

I've been attending some gaming conventions in the past few years, and I've been refining the set of things I…

Our Most Favorite Things About Gen Con, 2015 Edition

We came, we saw, we didn't sleep much! GeekDad takes on Gen Con and lives to tell tales of playing…

‘Storm Hollow’: A Storytelling Game for the Whole Family

'Storm Hollow' is clever in a child-appealing way, without being adult-alienating. In other words, it's a great game for parents…

Today Is National Kids Day

Today we celebrate National Kids Day. This unofficial holiday encourages parents and other caregivers to spend a little additional quality…

GenCon Day 2: The Writer’s Symposium

The GenCon Writer's Symposium brings literary luminaries, publishing bigwigs, writers, and fans together to talk about speculative fiction from nearly…

How to Experience Gen Con When You Can’t Be There

This post was born from my desire to find reports from Gen Con--images, live-streams, and the like. Here is what…

Day 1 at Gen Con: The Big Picture

Gen Con is big. Whether you count in attendance (more than 120,000 people), events (more than 11,000), or dollars (more…

The Getting Excited for Gen Con 2015 Super-MEGA Post

Do you remember that feeling when Christmas was just around the corner and you couldn't wait to see what Santa…

Preparing for the Long Con: Convention Goer’s Checklist

Going to a convention this season? Here are some recommendations for what to bring and what to plan for.

Gen Con: The Once And Future Podcast's First Live Event

Melanie Meadors talks about what event she is most excited about at this year's Gen Con.

Family Fun Day is Coming to Gen Con 2015

Attention all GeekParents: Sunday, August 2nd is Family Fun Day at Gen Con in Indianapolis!

Some Gen Con, Some Gen Can't

With less than three weeks left until Gen Con, tabletop gamers are gearing up for the "best four days in…

What’s the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium?

GeekMom Mel asks fifteen year Gen Con veteran and past Gen Con Writer's Symposium Guest of Honor Anton Strout what…

Get Great Stuff, Help Others in This Year’s ‘Geeks Doing Good’

Patrick Rothfuss's charity, Worldbuilders, is running its annual fundraising drive this week. There are lots of great rewards, plus it…

Gather Around, Architects and Ledgermen — It’s a Kickstarter Alert for Cones of Dunshire

The Cones of Dunshire comes to Kickstarter. But is it worth it?

New Movie Looks at TableTop Games, From Prototypes to Publishing

A new movie takes a look at taking boardgames from prototype to publishing by following one very determined game designer.

Our Epic Family Road Trip to GenCon

We took our two girls with us on our annual trip to GenCon this year, and it was a whole…

Tripi Games’ Flip Flash: Need for Speed

Flip Flash is quick to learn and play, and seems like the kind of card game my family will enjoy…

Rub a Lamp, Influence Meeples, and Fulfill the Prophecy in Five Tribes

You are a traveler in the fabled Sultanate of Nagala where the old sultan has just died and control of…

A Small Taste of D&D – Attack Wing

If you've been waiting for a tabletop aerial combat game that includes more shimmering scales and fewer S-foils -- more…

The Shiny, the Weird, and the Neoclassic: Role-playing at Gen Con 2014

I scheduled a trio of role-playing sessions for my trip to Gen Con this year: a custom Firefly adventure, Monte…

David “Oak” Stark, DM of the Year

Gen Con was the site of a brand new award, DM of the Year!

10 Sure Signs That You Attended Gen Con Last Weekend

Did you attend Gen Con this past weekend? Do you wish you did? Here are a few sure signs you…

Get a Free eBook, Earn a Chance at Free Gen Con Tickets

Get in the mood for Gen Con by downloading a free copy of Matt Forbeck's Dangerous Games: How to Play…

10 Things I’m Anticipating in 2014

Happy New Year! 2013 was a pretty full year for us here at GeekDad and for me personally—we had our…

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