9 Unbelievable Moments in Game of Thrones Finale, ‘The Winds of Winter’

9 Unbelievable Moments in Game of Thrones Finale, ‘The Winds of Winter’

You know the expression, “Go out with a bang, not a whimper?” Game of Thrones has ended season 6 with a bang, several of them. And the only whimpering here are the sounds of our self-pity. After all, we have to wait ten more months until season 7. That’s a lot of whimpering. Here’s how season 6 of Game of […]

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Ultrasabers Lightsabers are the Most Fun You Can Have Without Using the Force

Ultrasabers Lightsabers are the Most Fun You Can Have Without Using the Force

You would think that lightsabers are merely an elegant weapon of a more civilized age, but they’re also a great tool for exercise, and lightsaber combat groups have sprung up over the world, giving padawans a chance to flaunt their fandom and get fit at the same time.  They’re also used as a cool prop for […]

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A Military Officer Reveals the History Behind Game of Thrones Battle Tactics

A Military Officer Reveals the History Behind Game of Thrones Battle Tactics

Game of Thrones has taken from legal history (Tyrion’s trial by combat) and medical history (Ser Robert Strong is the reanimated corpse of Ser Gregor Clegane). In episode “Battle of the Bastards”—the fight between the armies of the Starks and the Boltons—we got to see writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff showing off their military […]

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Board games have raised $265 million on Kickstarter, putting the fun in fundraiser

Kickstarter has been raising money for entrepreneurs and wannabes since 2009, funding such fascinating projects as an ostrich pillow and, um, potato salad. All told, Kickstarter has put the fun in fundraiser by raising $2.4 billion since its inception. And it turns out a large wedge of that cheddar comes from boardgames. According to News-Republic, crowds […]

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8 Strangely (Un)predictable Moments in Game of Thrones ‘Battle of the Bastards’

“Battle of the Bastards” is the penultimate episode in Game of Thrones’ season 6, and what a spectacle it was. Fans were treated to one of the most remarkable battle scenes on television, complete with scutums as an offensive weapon. But because this is television, and many of the events here have been set up […]

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