The Future of Spectator Sports?

We all keep track of some hero, be they real or imaginary. Lots of us keep track of athletes and the sports they play, following their careers with great interest. I traded football cards for a short time and loved reading the stats of each of the players depicted. Now, in a age of computers and GPS satellites, we have a new way of watching. Continue reading

My Toothbrush Is Smarter Than You (Part 2)

To quickly recap, I was asked to try a new toothbrush and tell you what I thought of it. Admittedly, not the “norm” for our site, but I’m willing to give anything a try and goodness knows I love writing. It was with some amusement, then, that I took on the responsibility of testing out the new Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide. Continue reading

Better Games Through Data Mining

Consider board and card games. Each game has a rule set that defines what a player can and cannot do. Within that rule set, game mechanisms are used to help facilitate play and further reinforce the rules. If you can see patterns in the way the game plays, the way players interact with the game, and the outcome, you can make very smart choices on your turn. You already do this, to a point, and its one of the important Geek Skills: Logical and Critical Thinking. Continue reading

My Toothbrush Is Smarter Than You (Part 1)

My toothbrush is smarter than you. I’m not saying this to anger or provoke you. I am simply stating a fact. And if it makes you feel any better, the toothbrush is smarter than me, too. Where my toothbrush leaves you and I in the dust is oral hygiene. Which, when you stop and consider it, is really the only place where a “smart toothbrush” could have any advantage. Continue reading

Geek Organization: Out With the Old, In With the New

Last year, I was having a personal geek problem. To my shame, my game collection was in total disarray. I couldn’t easily find the games I wanted to play, I had games all over the floor, and I had a hard time getting into the room where my games were kept. I decided “enough was enough” and started addressing the problem by getting organized and cleaning up the clutter. Continue reading

Dance Until You Can Dance No More!

I spend a ridiculously amount of time on the computer. I can’t help it; it’s my job. Whenever I find something that I really enjoy, and is little geek friendly, I make it a point to show it to my children so they can enjoy it, too. More times than not, this gets me in trouble with my goodly wife as my sense of humor is borderline insane. However, my little geeks love it. In the end, the cheers and laughter of my children outweight the eye rolling of my wife. Sorry, babe… Continue reading

Geek Life On a Budget

The hobby of board games, card games, dice games, and the mixing of all three is not a cheap one. In fact, you can expect to pay at least $20 for a game and from there the price skyrockets. It is not unheard of for games to be as expensive as over $100. That might seem like a great deal of money (and in all honesty, it really is), but for those who are passionate about the hobby, the money is well spent. Continue reading

It’s the Holidays, Let’s Eat! A Hickory Farms Gift Basket Review

When I was growing up and was just a little geek myself, I remember my family walking by the Hickory Farms vendors who always magically appeared in the local mall around the Holidays. Baskets of cheeses and meats, fruits, and sparkling juices were festively prepared and displayed in abundance. Continue reading

Game of Your Life Family Movie Review

The newest film in the Family Movie Night collection discusses the importance of choice and dealing with the consequences thereafter. The hero of the story is a very likable guy who puts himself in an unfortnate (and very avoidable) position of having to make a choice that is both difficult and potentially damaging to the rest of his career. Continue reading

Early Peek at DiceAFARI

An early peek at a new game currently available on Kickstarter from Stratus Games. Light, flexible, customizable, and accessible, DiceAFARI is a fun game that will challenge and entertain your Child Geek and your Gamer Geek, too. A great family game with easy rules, it would certainly seem that Stratus Games has yet another hit on their hands you are going to want to get on your family gaming table! Continue reading

Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Coloring Album (1979)!

The 1979 Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Album, illustrated by Greg Irons and written by Gary Gygax, is now available for you to go grab and share with your little geeks! Stop what you are doing…well…finish reading this first, but then stop what you are doing and go grab the coloring album! Continue reading