Many strategy board games and video games started out as a nerd’s prime entertainment and have a unique feel and play style compared to mainstream games.
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Here are some pimped up versions of classic boardgames you might want to take a look at. These might not be everybody’s cup of tea but they do add a bit of spice to the mix.
The world and his dog seem to be harping on about the end of the world these days. If it isn’t the rapture, then it’s a zombie apocalypse. On the flipside, such doom and gloom has inspired creative architects to construct these pretty awesome safe houses.
Computer games are supposed to be challenging. If they were easy, then there really wouldn’t be any point in playing them. The incentive for us to go out and spend our hard earned money is not lost on the difficulty of some of the most popular offerings out there. We are driven by the desire [...]
The year 2012 holds the release of many widely anticipated films. There’s such a huge variety of titles being released too, that there is surely something for everyone and everyone’s taste! Here we will give you a low-down of the biggest names and the films you should definitely be looking forward too!
I once had a naive childlike notion that the probability of a zombie outbreak was miniscule, even impossible. As time goes by (and scientists continue to develop super viruses just because they can), the likelihood of this potential global disaster seems more and more possible; unlikely perhaps, but still possible. Literature and film have taught [...]
Technology keeps getting better and better, not simply at a steady rate, but exponentially. With any exponential increase, there are really only two possibilities: it will either level off, or explode. That explosion could result in the destruction of everything we know, for worse, or (depending on your point of view) for better. Futurists such [...]
Science fiction authors make their living by conjuring up fantastical technology and exploring the worlds that would result from such developments. The real world, however, is full of technology that could walk right off the page of a novel by Isaac Asimov or Robert Heinlein. While we don’t yet have spaceships that can travel faster [...]
One of the most common misconceptions is that Sci-Fi is for children. While the genre is peppered with phasers and space ships, underneath it all lies so much more, allowing the reader to ponder “What if?”
Need an idea for a science fair project? You can become a Jr. Pavlov with these simple goldfish behavior modification steps.
You don’t need to leave your love for all things science, maths and technology at home, plan your next holiday to one of the 7 great nerdy destinations and get ready to geek out abroad.
A space suit consists of many different layers of garments, environmental systems and equipment. There is one function that all space suits were designed for, and that is to keep astronauts alive while in space.
I love all things nerdy. I may not be the most stereotypical of nerds, yes I enjoy films, Doctor Who, sci-fi writing, Carl Sagan, and astrophysics (despite my iffy math skills). However, being a girl and really enjoying these things is still a bit of a non-real thing in mainstream culture.
Lego is not just a company that produces interlocking blocks anymore, oh no. The Danish toy brick business has come a long way and there isn’t a kid on the planet that hasn’t revelled in the joy of construction Lego offers. It is fair to say though that a significant proportion of these said kids [...]
There is nothing more fashionable that an over-sized pair of geeky glasses. Who would have thought that being a nerd would be cool? Well the time has finally come. The geeky prescription glasses craze is hitting the world by storm. Some people are even purchasing non-prescription glasses simply for vanity, to cash in on the geeky look. [...]
Love playing video games but need to give your thumbs and eyes a rest? You don’t necessarily have to turn off your favorite characters. There are tons of films out there that are video game themed, not to mention many television shows that center around the newest and best games. But did you also know [...]
Wondering how to make this holiday season more memorable than the last? Here are two holiday pranks you can pull that will not only entertain you, but bring a smile to your friends and family. Why not try mixing up your holiday celebrations this year with a few clever pranks? In this article we’ll address [...]
Every so often I visit my girl friend in Tampa, and during my visits it is common practice for us to sit down and enjoy a night of watching Discovery Science. Don’t ask me how I found a dame as interested in Quantum Physics and parallel universes as I am; I still haven’t figured it [...]
Wondering how to make this holiday season more memorable than the last? Here are two holiday pranks you can pull that will not only entertain you, but bring a smile to your friends and family. Why not try mixing up your holiday celebrations this year with a few clever pranks? If you are stuck in [...]
Wondering how to make this holiday season more memorable than the last? Here are two holiday pranks you can pull that will not only entertain you, but bring a smile to your friends and family. Why not try mixing up your holiday celebrations this year with a few clever pranks? To make your holiday happenings [...]
Nerds have never had the reputation for getting the girl. These science fiction lovers, constantly daydream about the pretty, outgoing party girls, but rarely have the courage to ask them out. Unfortunately, the thick-skulled meat-heads usually swoop in before the nerd has mustered enough courage to take the next step. Fortunately, we are living in [...]
After a few relatively slow decades, technology started to advance more quickly and consumers were able to take advantage of this progress. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and reflect on some of the innovations and gadgets that were popular during the era of big hair. Commodore 64 You could say the ‘80s was [...]
It’s one of those mornings. You wake up and there is just no way you can drag yourself out of bed to go to class. Your head is killing you from getting only two hours of sleep, none of your homework is done, and you’re pretty sure there are small creatures living in your laundry [...]
Author: Joseph Matthews Okay, so you’re a geek. You’ve finally taken enough time off from your Star Trek marathon and your World Of Warcraft guild doesn’t have any major sieges planned for the moment, so you find yourself with a bit of free time. Now… is it going to be alone time? You decide you [...]
One aspect of science which has fascinated humans for much of our existence is the history of our ancestors. With new theories and discoveries being made in this field all the time, it can be hard to keep up with the scientific debate. So what new discoveries have been made? And what are we yet [...]
Dentistry is definitely an evolving science. New technologies are enhancing everything from routine cleanings and oral examinations to diagnosis and restorations. If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, you’re in for a (mostly) pleasant surprise. The rough scraping and cleaning you may remember from days gone by has been replaced with ultrasonic cleaners [...]
There’s always THAT guy in the classroom. The one with the snide remarks or the one who sits in the back not paying attention at all. If you are interested about how students can be so annoying sometimes, check this out. These are the best ways to be that annoying student who your professors love [...]
You may have noticed the full global financial collapse that is suddenly occurring. As well as the good chance we will all soon be living in a Mad Max style anarcho-netherworld, you might also be searching for some cheap, easy distractions. How about a hobby to take your mind off things? There are a myriad [...]
Science has brought us incredible advancement. We rely on science in some form for much of our everyday lives. Every time we turn on a light, take a painkiller, or use a washing machine, we’re using the fruits of past scientific discoveries. By its nature, science is ever-changing. There are many, many scientific discoveries yet [...]
July’s “last” NASA shuttle launch may have been the end of an era, but it isn’t the end of Florida’s heart for space exploration. Would-be space loving travellers should not fret. I still remember my first trip to Florida in the early ‘90s. A school trip took me and about twenty other students from Canada [...]
Gaming babes sure have changed since the early days of stand-up arcade machines. Where once we could rely on a pixel or two to create a healthy cleavage, these days, one sexy pair of lips is made up of thousands of colors and even more pixels than you can shake a giant, unwieldy joystick at. [...]
“I kick down the door!”. A seemingly innocent line used by thousands of impatient party members shortly before dooming their entire adventuring company in games of Munchkin throughout the world. Munchkin is a card game unlike any other. The premise is simple; fight monsters to level up and get loot, and the first player to [...]
Ever since the bucket list, it seems that now Nerds have come out with their list. The Nerd list is the top five things that you want to be nerdy about and enjoy doing it. This is difficult because part of being a Nerd is being your own individual self, which means no two lists, [...]
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is turning 100 years old and to celebrate they added 400 new words. For those of you who were smarter than to study etymology (study of words), semantics (study of meaning) or lexicography (the study of dictionaries) and thus don’t know, this is kind of a big deal. The new [...]
2011 began the new decade with a technological bang. Products that once only appeared in science fiction magazines were popping-up on store shelves around the world. Homes and businesses were suddenly filled with gizmos and gadgets from another time. Here are the top five electronics of 2011: 1) Cyberdyne Challenge Hybrid Assistive Limb – HAL [...]
You can ask any geek when they gave up action figures and they’ll almost always give you a heartbreaking tale of selling off their precious He-Man collection to pay for books at college, or of some bitchy step-mom dumping a ton of Star Wars figs, including Boba Fett, at a garage sale. Well, the joke’s [...]
Learning how to blog is easy, yet many people do not realize this until they jump in and get started. Blogging is done for many reasons. Some use it as an outlet for their emotions, while others use it for business, or simply to keep their friends and family up to date with what is [...]
In World of Warcraft (WoW) the new player has a choice of many types of characters and races. Hunters have always been very popular due to the usability of the class. The hunter class is very versatile and fun to play. They do specialize as a DPS class, but they have always been up toward [...]
You get kidded all the time: Your friends tease you. Your family ridicules you, and you still think they’re all just jealous. Your state of denial is so encompassing, that you were awarded its own zip code, but still you resist admitting it, for its intensely personal. But how do you know you’re not just [...]
With filming complete in India, The Dark Knight Rises has descended on Pittsburgh. While Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were filmed in Chicago, the latest installation is being filmed in various locations in and around Pittsburgh. While The ‘Burgh has a reputation for excellence in football and hockey and is also noted for both [...]
You might remember Dr. Evil’s pool of sharks with “frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads,” but do you know how a laser beam actually works? We don’t have Dr. Evil here to help us explain it, but we’ll do our best. Laser (“Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”) was first termed in 1959. [...]
The concept of the vampire is nothing new, they’ve been cropping up in literature in one form or another for hundreds of years but recently they’ve become more popular than ever as they’ve transformed from Gothic creatures of horror to Romantic heroes for teenagers everywhere to fall in love with. As with anything, you have [...]
If your child has recently had to start wearing glasses, they may be at risk of feeling different or alienated from their peers. As a parent, you can provide your child with positive encouragement and reminders that they are neither different nor being alienated from their friends.