News Flash: GeekDad Game of the Year, Smirk & Laughter Announced

Clank! In! Space!

GeekDad 2017 Game of the Year
Geek Dad has announced Clank! In! Space! as their game of the year. "Clank! In! Space! takes that fantastic core game, polished it up, and put a sci-fi twist on it. As much as I like the original, I think this new version makes some major improvements, allowing for more strategy in the deck-building and flexibility in your path to the precious artifacts."
Source: https://geekdad.com/2017/12/geekdad-2017-tabletop-game-of-the-year/

Smirk & Laughter Announced
Smirk & Dagger has announced the creation of a new sub-brand. "Smirk & Laughter opens the door to a whole new range of emotions to explore, with different memorable experiences to share. Some won’t feel too out of character, boisterous party games that keep you on the edge of your seat, while others may seem wildly out of character for a company who made their name on ‘take that’ nastiness."
Source: https://www.facebook.com/310592125355/photos/a.10151013895915356.418215.310592125355/10154837979160356/?type=3&theater

Ars Technica 2017 Board Game Buyer's Guide
Ars Technica has published a very comprehensive board game guide. "For this year's board game buyer's guide, we went big—close to 10,000 words big. We split the guide into categories for easy reading, with around five solid choices for each type of gamer."
Source: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/12/ars-technicas-ultimate-board-game-buyers-guide/

If Board Games Were Rock Hands
Meeple Mountain has posted a fun list, comparing board games to rock bands. Who knew Pandemic was the Rolling Stones? "Here at Meeple Mountain we know that gaming tastes are decidedly…subjective. Let’s combine that with just about the only thing that is more subjective–music. Join us as we take a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek look at the intersection of music and meeple."
Source: http://www.meeplemountain.com/articles/if-board-games-were-rock-bands/

Top 10 Board Game Apps
Board Game Geek has released a list of great board game digital adaptations. "If you open up an iOS or Android device this Christmas or just want some digital recommendations, this is the place to start."
Source: https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/71640/gift-guide-top-10-apps-every-board-gamer-should-ow

Dice Hate Me Gift Guide
Dice Hate Me has posted up a 2017 gift guide. "Grab some cocoa and join me by the fireside, Dear Readers – tis the season to gab about gifting games!"
Source: http://dicehateme.com/2017/12/the-2017-dice-hate-me-holiday-gift-guide/#more-7672

Reviews
Braintopia (iSlaytheDragon): “Despite it’s brainy nature, it’s a surprisingly light and enjoyable experience with a relaxed and mixed group.”
Source: http://islaythedragon.com/featured/review-braintopia/

Dragonfire (Board Game Quest): “A great reimplementation of a fun, cooperative card game that will have players working together throughout the campaign.”
Source: https://www.boardgamequest.com/dragonfire-review/

Munchkin Shakespeare (GeekDad): “It’s brilliant and groan-worthy and fantastic, and if you know a theatre or literature-leaning gamer, I don’t see how you can pass this up.”
Source: https://geekdad.com/2017/12/two-bees-or-not-two-bees-that-is-munchkin-shakespeare-no-question/