Trains

Hornby’s Hogwarts Express Electric Train Set Hits the Tracks

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Goodbye, Thomas: Train Geeks Growing Up

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June 22, 2016

Visit Town and Country with BRIO’s Wooden Railway

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March 25, 2016

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Thomas the Tank Engine may be popular across the world, but some of the stories can be deathly to read.…

February 8, 2016

GeekDad Review: 'Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails'

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January 25, 2016

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Build a railroad empire and learn your geography during your next family game night!

November 13, 2015

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June 2, 2014

Pick Your Playlist for International TableTop Day

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April 4, 2014

The Cost of Licensing a Birthday Party

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February 27, 2014

Best Board Games of 2013

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January 9, 2014

GeekMom 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: TOYS!

Toys that push, toys that inspire art, toys that look like famous geeky characters, and more!

December 6, 2013

All Aboard: Deck-Building + Rail-Laying = Trains

Trains was one of AEG's big releases this year, and I've finally gotten a chance to sit down and play…

October 9, 2013

HIT Entertainment’s 2013 Holiday Preview

HIT Entertainment was in New York City last week to preview their new Thomas the Tank Engine and Mike the…

July 9, 2013

“Live” Maps of UK Railways to Aid Your Procrastination

A collection of maps at Train Times show the approximate real-time positions of trains on the London Underground and those…

April 12, 2013

App Review: All Aboard the Toca Train

Toca Boca delivers another quality kids' app with Toca Train.

July 31, 2012

Ticket to Ride Steams Onto PC

Ticket to Ride is now available on Steam for PCs. The game costs $9.99 and comes with the USA map…

May 24, 2012

Are You the Parent of a Train Geek? Throw a Birthday Party at a Tourist Railroad!

I almost didn't post anything for Birthday Week. It wasn't until GeekMom Kelly posted about banning the goody bags that…

April 21, 2012

Ticket to Ride Now Available for the Mac

If you've been jealous of everyone who's been playing Ticket to Ride on their iPads and Ticket to Ride Pocket…

April 5, 2012

The Art of the Brick Exhibit at Portland’s OMSI

I've seen photos of Nathan Sawaya's Lego sculptures in the past, but up until now I've never had the opportunity…

March 17, 2012

Ticket to Ride Pocket Gets the 1910 Expansion

If you've been enjoying multi-mode on Ticket to Ride Pocket (I actually installed both the Pocket and HD version on…

February 23, 2012

Spending Time With Walter Wick

Back in our preschool years of parenting, my family spent a great deal of time with Walter Wick's books. To…

November 25, 2011

Kickstarter Alert: Kings of Air & Steam by Tasty Minstrel Games

Tasty Minstrel Games is no stranger to Kickstarter campaigns: their deck-building strategy game Eminent Domain was originally funded last year…

November 11, 2011

The Rise of the Play Center

In Maine we are housebound for much of January through March because of snow. Often this can include April, and…

October 26, 2011

Ticket to Ride for iPad Gets a Much-Appreciated Update

When Ticket to Ride was released on the iPad in May, I thought it was a fantastic adaptation of the…

July 15, 2011

Ode to a Great Geek Dad… and his Geek Hobby

No, he isn't one of those GeekDads... although he'd certainly fit the bill. After all, he's getting Brian Greene's latest…

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Ticket to Ride Arrives on the iPad

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