Posts tagged "gaming"

Product Review: Gravity Board Games - Guest Blog by Clayton Faits

My husband and I love board games.  Two years ago, we went on a date to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.  There, we met some lovely gentlemen from Gravity Board Games.  We tried their products (while eating Toblerone).  I decided then and there that I’d be buying some Gravity Games for my geek guy.... Read more »

This GEEKend: WolfCon and Chicago TARDIS

Happy Thanksgiving, geeks!  I woke up early to write so that I could make it out to my parents’ house later.  I have the Macy’s parade and subsequent dog show on TV- just two of many annual traditions. The Chicago geek community has two Thanksgiving traditions of its own: WolfCon and Chicago TARDIS.  Both are... Read more »

This GEEKend: Underground Retrocade Reopens, Dr. Pete, and Can't Stop the Serenity

Greetings from Boston!  I am currently writing from my fiance’s parents’ house out East.  It’s lovely!  Even so, I’m keeping you up-to-date on geeky events in Sweet Home Chicago.  I’ve gotta write quickly, though- I’m apparently going to a bachelor party for a friend tonight.  Down with classic gender roles!! Here’s what’s going on back... Read more »
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Games for Growth: An Interview with David Rheinstrom of LeftSide-RightSide

Growing up, I got some pretty mixed messages about educational gaming.  I remember loving computer titles like Word Munchers, Oregon Trail, and Gizmos and Gadgets.  I ALSO remember teachers telling me that video games would fry my brain.  Finally, I recall classmates scoffing at anything outwardly educational; game creators had to “hide” the education like parents tried... Read more »

Meetup.com: Discover Your New Dungeon Mates and Drinking Buddies

It might be a sign that I’m getting older, but I’ve been avoiding the trendy social networking/news/imagery sites.  Pinterest, Tumblr, Plurk, Reddit…  I asked my geek guy to explain the differences to me.  It didn’t work. …BUT THEN, in a shocking twist, I discovered Meetup.com.  The site totally gets my stamp of approval.  Meetup users... Read more »

This GEEKend: CODCON, Superhero Burlesque, and Hambingo

Feeling the post-con blues after C2E2? Feeling the pre-con jitters before ACen? Great news!  It’s going to be a fun, sexy GEEKend!  Here are 3 options to keep your geek fix going: 1. CODCON – Get your D20s ready!  Each year, the College of DuPage Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club holds CODCON- a 3-day gaming convention. Collectors can... Read more »
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Games Day 2011

Just a quick one today, geeks.  If you’re already headed for Cyphan- or even if you’re not- detour through through the Convention Center.  Tomorrow is Games Day 2011.  Sponsored by Games Workshop, it’s a tabletop miniature extravaganza.  Chicago was chosen as a central location for the entire US, so people are coming from all over!... Read more »