This past Christmas, our family began playing Dungeons & Dragons, thus fulfilling a long-standing #GeekDad goal of mine. Overall, it’s been a lot of fun and a good way to spend time together that doesn’t involve any screens — just lots of imagination, creativity, and collaboration.

The labyrinthine rules sometimes go over their heads but my kids have really taken to it. Case in point: I went to wake up my son for school and found him already hard at work on his dwarvish, elvish, and draconic. I’ll have to see if his school will give him foreign language credit for this.