Brad Grier

12 Magazines | 5,389 Articles | 13,544 Followers | 6 Likes | @bgrier | Lifestyle and technology blogger with an unquenchable curiosity and passion for tech, photography, gaming and his dogs :)

When Your Spaceship Can Build Other Spaceships

Prog Wang is an artist based in California who has done stuff with companies like id Software and design studio Gadget Bot.<p>The top pic is a starship …

Id Software

Above and Below: Buy your cave now to get on the hermit property ladder!

Pairs well with: Local, organic, micro-brewed cider. By the barrel!<br>Brutus rating: 2/10. Not many knives in the back, except maybe the overly …

Cider

My brother started a youtube channel called Dicebreakers that outlines rules and provides gameplay for modern tabletop games. We are filming once a month and today the channel went live! Everyone is very proud of this project, and I think the production quality is really fantastic and entertaining.

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YouTube

Cthulhu Company Kickstarted Itself to Death, Then This Happened

How does a half-million dollar Kickstarter fail? And why would another company step in and spend six figures to raise it from the dead?<p>Chaosium, Inc. …

Geek

Board Game Review: 7 Wonders Duel – the Superior Two Player Experience

One of the charms of 7 Wonders is that it creates a civilization experience for up to seven players in a short amount of time. 7 Wonders: Duel, …

Take a look at the average American gamer in new survey findings

1.7 gamers in every house and two hands on every controller<p>The Entertainment Software Association has published its annual report on the essential facts about gaming habits in America. Surveying over 4,000 households nationwide, the group collected its findings on how many Americans are playing …

Gaming

2, 3, 4, 5… That’s the way we subitize!

<i>This post first appeared on Seth’s blog, Cumbersome</i>I learned a word a few years ago from a friend of mine — a word that I don’t use nearly enough. …

Backgrounds

Polymer Clay Starter Guide For Board Game Upgrades

Have you ever seen an impressive set of sculpted tokens for one of your favorite board games and thought about trying to make some for yourself? …

Board Games

Nordic Countries map comes to Ticket to Ride

With all the great board games on the App Store, it's easy to miss one or two when trying to remember them all. One that continually seems to get …

Maps

The Joy of Unboxing: Star Wars: Rebellion

It’s a trap!<p>Checking out the epic new <i>Star Wars: Rebellion</i>. Many wallets died to bring us this information.<p>Just when you began to suspect that you …

Star Wars

The Joy of Unboxing: Mysterium

That house is not fit to live in. No one’s been able to live in it. It doesn’t want people.<p>The EOG invites you to join hands around the table as we …

Ghost Stories

Computers That Crush Humans at Games Might Have Met Their Match: 'StarCraft'

SEOUL—Humanity has fallen to artificial intelligence in checkers, chess, and, last month, Go, the complex ancient Chinese board game.<p>But some of the world’s biggest nerds are confident that machines will meet their Waterloo on the pixelated battlefields of the computer strategy game StarCraft.<p>A key …

StarCraft

Minecraft maker releases a free new game on Steam

Minecraft maker Mojang has released a free new game on Steam called Crown and Council.<p>It's a one-man creation, birthed by Henrik Pettersson in a game …

Gaming

Happy Accidents in Game Production | The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made

Game production is never perfect. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.<p>Now there are a lot of ways that manufacturing can go wrong. …

Manhattan Project

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game release delayed again

It was just before <b>Pathfinder Adventure Card Game</b>'s original release date in late March when they announced they were taking some beta testers' advice …

Citadel

Permanence: The surging popularity of legacy style board games

There is nothing more permanent in board games than a torn up card.<p>It’s Sunday night, and your favorite character was just killed off as a city fell …

Board Games

Plague Inc. on Mobile getting infected with content from its PC cousin

Next month the human misery simulator that is Plague Inc. will have its fourth birthday. Considering that the game now has nearly 70 million players, …

Mobile

You Can Now Pre-Order The Most Gorgeous New Nintendo 3DS XL Console Ever Made

A short time ago, Nintendo revealed that it is releasing a special Super Famicom-flavoured version of its New Nintendo 3DS XL system exclusively in …

SNES

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Review

In adapting a Warhammer 40K tactical board game to real-time naval combat, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada pulls off some visually appealing inter-species …

War Hammer

Guide: Unlocking Every Stage in Star Fox Zero

In many respects <b>Star Fox Zero</b> is a loving tribute and reimagination of <b>Star Fox 64</b>, yet it takes a different approach to unlocking stages. It starts …

E3

Four utilities to optimize your Steam client

In the last decade, Steam has gone from ‘Half-Life 2 DRM’ to being the unofficial frontend of a massive gaming platform. Many gamers see it as an …

Gaming

Game Elements: Acquisition | The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made

Today I continue looking at the basic elements that make up tabletop games with acquisition. In case you missed the previous articles, you can see …

Review: Twilight Struggle (for PC/Mac)

[<i>While the iOS/Android version of Twilight Struggle is still in the "coming soon" column, we thought the anticipation was great enough that it was</i> …

Cuban Missile Crisis

Scientists have solved an ancient Peruvian mystery from space

Archaeologists have used high-resolution satellite snapshots to finally piece together a mystery surrounding the ancient people of Peru's famous Nazca region.<p>The mystery centers around a series of carefully built, spiraling holes called puquios, burrowed into the ground in the Nazca Desert of …

Ancient History

Loveletter: Before the Rise of Online Dating

<b>Pairs well with: Wine – the romance drink.</b><p><b>Traitor rating: 4/10. You can certainly ruin someone’s turn, but a turn isn’t too much work in the first</b> …

Beer

Game developers must avoid the ‘wage-slave’ attitude

I read this article by Dean Takahashi the other day, and my jaw nearly hit the floor;<p>Many modern game developers have embraced a culture of victimology and a bad attitude toward their chosen vocations. They complain that the long hours and personal sacrifices great games require are a consequence …

Gaming

Tin Man unveils new art by original Warlock of Firetop Mountain artist, Russ Nicholson

Tin Man's upcoming take on the classic Fighting Fantasy gamebook, <b>The Warlock of Firetop Mountain</b>, is high on our list of "must have" apps for 2016. A …

Artistry