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Cooking with Dice: Making Delicious F...

I love to cook. I get a chance to do it quite often because I’m a single mom and I...

Cooking with Dice: Making Delicious Food, RPG-Style
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 | author: Helen A. Lee

Richard Hatch: The Heart of BSG Goes ...

As a child, I think you connect with role models and heroes in a way that you don’t when...

Richard Hatch: The Heart of BSG Goes Missing
Posted: Feb 9, 2017 | author: Helen A. Lee

Holiday Gift Idea: Arctify.com T-shir...

Love Marvel? Love t-shirts? This might be the subscription box for you.

Holiday Gift Idea: Arctify.com T-shirt Subscription
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

A Close Encounter with the Hello Kitt...

I know, everyone likes Hello Kitty. She’s adorable! Even so, apparently everyone still...

A Close Encounter with the Hello Kitty Cafe Food Truck
Posted: Aug 13, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

What Is It with This Pokemon Go Thing...

You’ve been hearing about it ad nauseum, and you’re shaking your head at the bands of kids...

What Is It with This Pokemon Go Thing Anyway?
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

BOOK REVIEW: Last Call at the Nightsh...

I’ve long been a fan of Quirk Books, starting with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and...

BOOK REVIEW: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge
Posted: Jun 14, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

A Noir Comic for Kids: Fourth Grade C...

First, a disclaimer: I know Neal Simon, the mastermind behind AA Comics. I think he’s...

A Noir Comic for Kids: Fourth Grade Confidential
Posted: Apr 13, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

Yaya Han’s new cosplay fabric c...

This past weekend at C2E2 in Chicago, I saw probably more costumes than I ever remember seeing at...

Yaya Han’s new cosplay fabric collection is out!
Posted: Mar 21, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

J.K. Rowling Makes Missteps, But I St...

Not too long ago I joined my very first Harry Potter-based fan group, a Facebook group called...

J.K. Rowling Makes Missteps, But I Still Heart Harry Potter
Posted: Mar 12, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

Thanks to Neko Atsume, I’m A Vi...

I admit it. Lately, I haven’t been playing that many games. Oh, I still dabble in Clash of...

Thanks to Neko Atsume, I’m A Virtual Cat Lady
Posted: Mar 5, 2016 | author: Helen A. Lee

Equilibrium Urban Survival Gear Revie...

Equilibrium USG – What Is It? I love bags. I have a nice collection of geek-themed stuff...

Equilibrium Urban Survival Gear Review
Posted: Aug 26, 2015 | author: Helen A. Lee

Namco’s Level 257 Goes Beyond the Kil...

Those of us in the Chicago area, gamers or not, have been excited about the possibilities of Level...

Namco’s Level 257 Goes Beyond the Kill Screen
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 | author: Helen A. Lee

Geek Chic Furniture Review

A few years back I was at a comic-con (I think it was Wizard World’s Chicago Comic-Con) when...

Geek Chic Furniture Review
Posted: Dec 12, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Puzzle game Best Fiends now available...

Seriously, a Helsinki, Finland-based mobile entertainment startup, has released its first IP, an...

Puzzle game Best Fiends now available for iOS mobile devices
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Women and the Future of Gaming

Back in the ’90s, I was a young woman working in the gaming industry – specifically, I...

Women and the Future of Gaming
Posted: Aug 29, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Facebook Messenger Is Not The Devil Y...

Ever since I got on this website called Facebook and started sharing in my very own online...

Facebook Messenger Is Not The Devil You Think It is
Posted: Aug 18, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Tales from the Dragon Mountain 2: The...

I’m starting to really enjoy the point-and-click adventures from G5 Games, now that...

Tales from the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair Review
Posted: Jul 17, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

A Mommy Gamer’s Guide to the Wo...

I love watching soccer. I didn’t play it growing up, or see it being played much. But in 1997,...

A Mommy Gamer’s Guide to the World Cup
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Help George RR Martin save the wolves...

George RR Martin announced today that he’s launched a campaign on charity-fundraising site...

Help George RR Martin save the wolves, score “Game of Thrones” rewards
Posted: Jun 5, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Espionage Cosmetics Nailed It! Claw C...

Nailed It! Claw Covers — What Are They? I saw a lot of great things at C2E2, and being a...

Espionage Cosmetics Nailed It! Claw Covers Review
Posted: May 23, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Ink Whiskey’s Entertainment Fla...

The Entertainment Flask – What is it? So a couple of weeks ago at C2E2, the Chicago Comic...

Ink Whiskey’s Entertainment Flask Review
Posted: May 8, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Mystery of the Opera

This is the third time I’ve reviewed a G5 Games hidden-objects game. I’ve found them...

Mystery of the Opera
Posted: May 1, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren&#...

G5 Games puts out some fun throwaway point-and-click mysteries, and Nightmares from the Deep: The...

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

LEGO Game Releases Shine A Spotlight ...

This week, two LEGO games were released on the same day. One is LEGO The Hobbit, which is the type...

LEGO Game Releases Shine A Spotlight on Gender Marketing
Posted: Apr 10, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

A Llama Simulator Is Coming!

I have just discovered that I’m completely gullible. I’ve been falling for April...

A Llama Simulator Is Coming!
Posted: Apr 1, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

The Story of NUKE: A Gaming Footnote

I’m feeling self-indulgent right now after all that divorce stuff from earlier this month,...

The Story of NUKE: A Gaming Footnote
Posted: Mar 25, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

WB Interactive Announces My Childhood...

As part of the flurry of game-related announcements this week surrounding the Game...

WB Interactive Announces My Childhood Is Returning: Gauntlet!
Posted: Mar 19, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Gaming As Therapy: How I Got Through ...

My divorce will be final next week. I know, I know. How did my ex-guy let an amazing woman like me...

Gaming As Therapy: How I Got Through My Divorce
Posted: Mar 6, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galax...

If you’re as old as me you probably remember when all the geeks you went to school with were...

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game gets revamped
Posted: Feb 26, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Harmonix’s Chroma: The power of...

We here at The Mommy Gamers are totally stoked about Harmonix’s recent announcement of...

Harmonix’s Chroma: The power of music explodes in this upcoming shooter
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

I Missed This Whole Flappy Bird Thing

Over the last few weeks, my Facebook feed has occasionally forced upon me images of this little...

I Missed This Whole Flappy Bird Thing
Posted: Feb 10, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Pleygo Review: Netflix for Legos

Seems like these days I keep running into websites advertised as “Netflix for…”...

Pleygo Review: Netflix for Legos
Posted: Feb 7, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Oh, the WHOmanity! Time for Cards Aga...

Forgive the pun. We here at The Mommy Gamers are huge fans of Cards Against Humanity, and many of...

Oh, the WHOmanity! Time for Cards Against Gallifrey
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Gaming Oddities: Super 3D Noah’...

Video game history is full of interesting (and occasionally misguided) attempts at creating fun...

Gaming Oddities: Super 3D Noah’s Ark, Now Available For Your SNES
Posted: Jan 14, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

The Insidiousness of Skylanders

Don’t get me wrong. I love Skylanders. A little too much, actually. I literally have (er, I...

The Insidiousness of Skylanders
Posted: Jan 4, 2014 | author: Helen A. Lee

Christmas Shopping: Style, Substance,...

When I was a girl, geek culture wasn’t nearly as sophisticated as it is now. I loved...

Christmas Shopping: Style, Substance, and Ninjas
Posted: Dec 7, 2013 | author: Helen A. Lee

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