3 Reasons Middle-Aged Geeks Should be Playing Tabletop Games

There are all sorts of hobbies that people love and enjoy. For some, it is the thrill of diving towards planet Earth with nothing but some pieces of cloth sewn together to slow their fall for a safe landing. For others, it is as simple as sitting down in their homes and enjoying a nice cup of coffee and a …

3 Tips to Boost Your Streaming Numbers

When you first start streaming on platforms like Twitch, you may find yourself wondering which games can get you the most viewers. Unfortunately, the answer to this is not as simple as “do this and succeed.” Many factors are involved in increasing your viewership, and that includes the games you pick. If you are wondering how you can boost your …

3 Tips to Help Kick-Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel

YouTube has been around for a long time and has become the go-to platform for all sorts of video content. You can discover many things on the site, including how-to guides, infomercials, documentaries, funny compilations, and much more. YouTube is also the choice platform for video game content creators to upload their gameplay recordings for their audience. It lets them …

Gaming and Self Care

Video games! They’re great. They allow us to explore far off worlds, conquer wild beasts, and enjoy the unlikeliest of scenarios such as owning a property and having a stable relationship, thank you The Sims! Gaming can be an undeniable force for good, with friendships forged across the globe, achieving common goals, beating the forces of evil, and raising money …

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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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. …

Game developer oliver william walker talking about getting into game development and having bipolar disorder

Episode 68: A beginning in game dev and life with bipolar: Interview with Oliver William Walker

  Oliver William Walker designs games at Just Add Water. He mets Robin to talk about his career, from college, through university, experiments with games, networking, and moving into the real world of work. Robin met Oliver at EGX, where he was participating in a ‘disabilities in the gaming industry panel’ as Oliver has bipolar disorder. The two touch on …

Jamie Noble Frier, teh Noble Artist, on a cover biage for episode 64 of teh coaching for geeks podcast, discussing Hero Master an epic game of epic fails

The Podcast Returns – Episode (Nintendo) 64 – Jamie Noble Frier; Hero Master

The Coaching for Geeks Show returns! And what better way to celebrate Season 2 than with terrible heroes who got picked last for adventuring.   You can listen in here or head over to our new home on  Radio Public, or the old favourites of iTunes, Spotify, or most places that have podcasts. Not Stitcher though because they still suck at …

Fantasy parody card game, Hero Master, launches on Kickstarter

Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails comes to Kickstarter Sick of always being the best? It’s time to be the worst. Fantasy parody game Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails launches on Kickstarter this Tuesday (18 September 2018). We first encountered Hero Master at UK Games Expo and it REALLY piqued our interest. Designed and illustrated by Jamie Noble …

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 …

an illustration fo a man trasforming from human being into a werewolf, his clothes ripping and tearing and hair sprouting all over

Werewolf: Live! Review

Werewolves of London, Edinburgh, and Beyond: Live (The Review) Dawn breaks at the quiet little village (which the audience just named, and used something related to the heat rather than a dick joke) and all is peaceful… At least until the latest victim of the werewolf attacks is discovered, torn to pieces, blood and viscera all over the walls. Someone …

The MCM Comic Con Lgo being welcomed to the ReedPOP family

MCM London Comic Con May 2018 – Reedpop, new content, and you

Ah MCM Comic Con – the biggest of the UK con scene, returned for its first London convention under the auspices of its new ReedPOP owners.   What’s changed and is it for the better? Is it just the signage or is there more? Here’s our review of last weekend’s pop culture extravaganza.   CH CH CH CHANGES STAGES The …

What we’re Playing at UK Games Expo 2018

UK GAMES EXPO IS ALMOST UPON US! Board games! Roleplaying games! Viking LARPS! Stage shows that are a hybrid of roleplaying, comedy, and improv games! We REALLY like games at CfGHQ so we’re heading to the UK Games Expo to game for three whole days (plus the industry preview because we’re fancy like that).   Here’s what’s on our schedule …