Gaming News Roundup 4 March 2019 – Pokémon Chainmail and Truncheon

It’s an all-new feature! Matt’s Gaming Roundup.   Let’s take a look at some of the week’s big stories, new releases and exciting announcements in the world of gaming!   Pokémon Chainmail and Truncheon   Massive news on the latest Nintendo Direct video for Pokémon Day, with a trailer for the next entries in the Pokemon series – Pokémon Sword, …

Bring Them Home – an immersive game review

Immersive gaming space race action with Bring Them Home Ground control to Major Bates. Sending scrawled notes about what’s in space. BY ROBIN BATES​ Review Summary Product Name: Bring Them Home – An Immersive Game Experience  Product Type: Immersive Game Price: £22 Summary: Bring Them Home is a fantastic and fast paced gaming experience, suitable for newcomers to the world …

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Sherlock: The Game is Now, Escape Room Review

Get ready to deduct your way out of this one with Sherlock: The Game is Now. Review of the Official Sherlock Escape Room BY ROBIN BATES, MAY 27, 2015 11:00 AM Review Summary Product Name: Sherlock: The Game is Now What is it: Escape Room Experience in London, UK Price: £54 Summary: A well made escape room, with beautiful sets, from …

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Coaching for Geeks at PodUK – Feb 2019

PodUK is a celebration of the UK podcasting scene, and is set to take place in Birmingham Millennium Point on Saturday February 2nd. Hosted by Rocksalt Events and sponsored by Present Communications Ltd and Hindenburg Systems, PodUk is a fan focussed event, allowing you to get up close and meet your favourite podcasters. Including Coaching for Geeks’ own Robin Bates. …

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Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – The Geek Forge

Creator of the Month January Hello fellow geeks and welcome to the first Coaching for Geeks Creator of the Month of 2019! In this section we pick out one of our very own epic geeks to highlight the amazing creations they produce. We want to show the whole wide world just how cool, creative and outright geeky we are. So …

Turning Geeks into Adventurers…

Things change, but a pattern is present; a formula remains…   You’re not going mad, the website is changing. We’ve had this one for over a year and sure, it’s OK, but it’s not the sleek beast it could be. So we’re rebuilding. And with that rebuild comes all new ways to gain XP  and  level up! Every good adventure …

Tabletop Warlords – Salute 2018 – Convention Survival Guide

Aaah Salute. The first con of this year, and the first time that I’ve personally gone along to it. What is it? Salute is a tabletop wargaming convention, featuring various companies selling miniatures, paints, and tabletop accessories, and/or giving live demos of the new games that they have coming up, based at Excel London.   Now, before going really into …

Gamification 101 (or How I Turned my Dead Facebook Group Around Using Stickers)

  This blog post first appeared in the Coffee With Dan Facebook group     Cast your mind back, Wayne’s World style, to July of this year; Spider-Man: Homecoming had just come out and I had written a piece on it that I was fucking proud of. **Crickets** Awesome. My group was on life support and needed a kick up …

Anybody can speak in public

…and moreover in our opinion everybody shall speak in public. William Roy, creator of Pitchcards, a game to improve your public speaking skills which successfully funded on Kickstarter in March 2017, shares his thoughts on what makes a great presentation or pitch.   Check out pitch cards – Whether you are socially awkward or shy or introverted, whether you are outgoing …

Top Ten Tips for Volunteering at Conventions – Convention Survival Guide

Comic Con! (and other conventions). They don’t happen by magic and  vast teams of volunteers are on hand to make sure they work like… erm… clockwork. Sarah Wilson, CfG Queen of Cons,  shares her top ten tips for surviving comic con as a volunteer. All of us conventioneers have seen people running around cons, wearing crew shirts, helping the guests …