Forbidden Island [Gweek 148]

Our guest Kent Barnes chatted with Dean and me about the magic of Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts, a cooperative board game called Forbidden Island, crowdfunding for fun and swag, and lots more.

By Mark Frauenfelder

In each episode of Gweek, Dean Putney and I invite a guest to join us in a discussion about recommended media, apps, and gadgets. Our guest is Kent Barnes, a long-time friend of Boing Boing and publisher of Time Suck Magazine on Flipboard.

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Here's what we talked about:

Calculators for everything

Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts
Blank playing cards
Tower Cranes of San Francisco Tumblr

Forbidden Island - a fun cooperative board game

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Published 1:26 pm Wed, May 28, 2014


About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects