Don’t Fear the Pika: Pokemon is Great for Kids

Kids are learning to read earlier and do math earlier than a generation ago in part because of games like Pokemon and Minecraft, according to avowed nerd gamer Mark Brand.

Noble Hierarch is Not a Slut

As big nerds, Charles and I like to do nerdy things. Recently, we’ve managed to infiltrate a dear college friend’s weekly Magic: The Gathering club. This is super good news! I’m the only woman, but I’ve come to expect that. We have a lot of fun, though, so the strangenesses are pretty much excusable. There’s just one […]

Leaving Mundania: Growing Up Gamer

In this moving excerpt from her new book, Lizzie Stark brings us the story of two boys growing up in the world of role-playing games.