Tag Archives: nintendo

10 Lessons From Playing Mario With My Kids

We here at BKLK completely understood why Alex from DadRites.com chose to shut down his dad blog, but that didn't stop us from lamenting the loss.
Luckily Alex has scribed a spectacular guest post for you to read right here!
I’m a Nintendo Geek. Always have been, always will be. While other people are counting their head-shots … Continue Reading ››

Top 4 Lessons The Legend of Zelda Taught Me About Being A Dad

As a serious addict of the original Nintendo console, there is one game that changed my world as a kid; The Legend Of Zelda. It is still my favourite game of all time but now, as a father, I've realised that it is still giving to me. Here are the Top 4 Lessons that I've learned … Continue Reading ››

Top 5 Dads of classic NES videogames

When I became a father I looked for the best dad-role models to emulate. TV and film was full of moronic dumb dads who only showed me that dads were supposedly useless. So, instead, I looked to my favourite retro console for keen insight into the dadding mind. Here are the Top 5 Dads you'll find … Continue Reading ››

Nintendo Colour Matching Game – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

***IMPORTANT UPDATE!***
The ever-spectacular Ainslie from CleverPatch has just let me know that she had the same painting troubles with the pebbles!
Before painting, scrub the pebbles with steel wool in warm, soapy water to remove the stones' waxy layer. Then you should be fine!
Usually I'd be letting you know about this week's surprise item... but I … Continue Reading ››

A Dad Gets Crafty with CleverPatch Christmas Presents – Day 1: Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant

I've got the crafty bug! The wonderful arty peeps at CleverPatch sent me a box full of craft goodies to try out and review. In case you haven't heard, CleverPatch is a MASSIVE online craft and art store which, very importantly, is 100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED! … Continue Reading ››

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Kids (But Really For Dads) – 2014

Every dad wants to get the best present possible for their kids, right? WRONG! Secretly, all dads want the kids' presents to be just as much fun for the adults as they are for the munchkins. Mums buy educational toys or new clothes (yawn). Whereas dads are just kids who got big. We understand what fun … Continue Reading ››

How Arcade Block helps me be a better Dad: September 2014sdf

I've got a major Nerd problem. One income family, no money, and a serious collection addiction. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined your collector's obsession for all things video game, with the risky thrill of a lucky dip? The answer is #ARCADE BLOCK! Continue Reading ››

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Fishing Game – Toddler Activities for Dads

This week's awesome activity idea is a bead and water game from buggyandbuddy.com. We're going to work on Little E's fine motor skills. Some beads, water and a slotted spoon. Guess what? NOT DAD ENOUGH! So I've gotten all arts & crafty to add the Dad+Nerd spin. It's not waterproof and definitely not foolproof, but … Continue Reading ››