Category: Games

  • Best Things this Year (2017)

    Every year I write a recap of things I did and enjoyed. 2017 was packed. I re-read my 2016 recap and there’s a lot of despair, but I’m glad it didn’t slow me down. Maybe it was motivating. TV / Movies Twin Peaks: The Return Silicon Valley The Leftovers The Big Sick Coco Get Out…

  • Introducing Kids Morning Adventure!

    So excited for this! After a year of work, I’m finally releasing my gamfication system for getting kids ready for school, called Kids Morning Adventure. It ended up being very similar to my RPG for kids, Kids Dungeon Adventure, but refined for the busy morning schedule.

  • Best Things This Year (2013)

    Anecdotally, it seems like a lot of people shook up their lives in 2013. I certainly did. Here are the best things that happened to me in 2013. 1. RJMetrics – In March I started working at RJMetrics, an e-commerce data analytics firm in center city Philadelphia. Leaving Garvey Corp was a difficult decision, but…

  • World’s Tiniest Minecraft Island

    Sasha and I have been playing Minecraft lately and looking out in the ocean we saw something interesting. It turned out to be the world’s tiniest island. Interesting side note about Minecraft: Each world is generated randomly and cover 9 million times the surface area of the Earth!

  • List of Interesting Places in 8-Bit Google Maps

    I love the new retro 8-bit Google Maps, kind of an early April Fool’s joke. Just go to Google Maps and click “start quest.” It reminds me of old school Final Fantasy or Dragon Warrior. Update: My memory is failing me a little. It’s not just a tribute to Dragon Warrior. All the tile graphics…

  • Rock the Animals Theme Song

    Sasha and I recorded a theme song for Rock the Animals today. Enjoy! Ben and Sasha Garvey – Rock the Animals

  • GeekDad Reviews the Dungeon Adventure

    So the response to Dungeon Adventure have been pretty overwhelming. A few key highlights: 1. Sales of Dungeon Adventure exceeded my wife’s lifetime projection for it in about 12 hours. 2. I told Sasha, “Hey we sold 10 copies!” and she said, “cool! What’s a copy?” 3. I’ve already heard from a number of people…

  • The Dungeon Adventure: An RPG for Pre-Schoolers

    A while back Sasha and I were playing with some toys and I built a maze out of blocks. With the blocks we had, you couldn’t make a decent maze but it occured to me that our maze would make a decent D&D style dungeon. We had some of her figures walk through the maze…

  • Odd Man In Login Issues

    A few of you emailed me about the login issues on Odd Man In and I’ve decided to unlink it for now on the main site until I get it fixed.

  • Famous Missions Review

    A mad bomber has planted a device in the building and you have to put together a team of experts to find the bomb and dismantle it. Do you call the bomb squad? A SWAT team? No, you call Gene Simmons, Mr T, and Albert Einstein. Famous Missions by Jason Tagmire is a new card…