5 Myths Keeping You From the Board Game Hobby

When I first started getting back into board games in the early 1990’s (which sounds like a very long time ago – sadly), I felt overwhelmed by the sheer number and variety of games available. The interweb was not up to speed yet in regards to selling games, so everything had to be purchased at the friendly local game store. Today, things are very different, but the doubts are all the same. Continue reading

Five Suggestions On How To Improve Unboxing Videos

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of unboxing videos. I find the entire concept to be tantamount to a strip tease, except the subject being undressed (or unboxed, in this case) is nothing to get excited about. Clearly, I’m not the target audience, but I do have a few suggestions on how to make the videos more appealing. Continue reading

Five Reasons to Invest in Board Games

Let’s pretend you just found $50 and you can feel it burning a hole in your pocket. You have to spend the money today, but you want to spend it wisely. Before you think about buying a toy, a movie, or a video game, consider investing your money in a board game. Here are five reasons why your money will be well spent. Continue reading

Five Things to Consider Before Sending Your Game to a Reviewer (Including Me)

Here are five important points to consider before you send your game to a reviewer, including yours truly. I’m sure there are more, but I’m a lazy guy and five is all I want to point out. If you have more, please feel free to leave a comment and add to the list. I should also note that this list is going to make me unpopular with others. But let’s keep this in perspective and understand it is just my opinion. Continue reading

Father Geek’s Top 5 Games Played in 2012

This year was full of exciting new adventures at our gaming tables! But 2012 was also a year of two giant upsets. The first being the United States Presidential Election (depending on whom you were voting for) and the end of the world. Yeah, didn’t happen (again) and a good thing, too! Having a giant rogue planet collide with us or an alien invasion that enslaves what little is left of the human race would spoil my game nights and really put me out. Lucky for us, the sun keeps rising and dice keep rolling. With the end of the year coming close, it is time once again to reflect on our many accomplishments and defeats at the gaming table! Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Start a Family Game Night

Every family is busy, some much more than others. This is because families are comprised of individuals with lives of their own that sometimes, if you are lucky, intersect at the family dinner table or occasionally in the line to use the upstairs bathroom. A family game night is what you are missing, and need. Continue reading