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Despite the fact that the first day of Spring was literally yesterday, Mother Nature decided to celebrate with a huge snow storm at ThinkGeek HQ.

Why is this happening?

Look at this mess! This isn't what Spring looks like!

While we hide away from the confusing weather outside, we decided to put together a quick guide on how to have a perfect Snow Day.


Harry Potter Posh Magic Bedding

This is an integral part of any Snow Day. It is a completely necessary first step to getting the full enjoyment out of your surprise imprisonment in your own home. If the weather isn't going to cooperate, why should you? So, pull those sheets back up over your head and turn off your alarm. Dream about one day leaving your house again. If you're looking for a new way to spruce up your hibernation den, ThinkGeek has lots of options here. The important part is to get nice and cozy and slip back into La La Land for a few more hours.


Dreamin' Narwhal Kigurumi

Now that you're properly awake, it is time to get dressed for the day. Perfect Snow Day wear allows you to carry the feeling of still being asleep in your bed wherever you go in your home. Pajamas, hoodies, and warm socks are all acceptable choices. This monkey prefers some sort of animal-based kigurumi, but any loungewear that banishes the thought of the cold outside world will work. If you need to stock up on your own Snow Day attire, we have plenty of choices here.


Narwhal Mug

Substitute the warmth of real human interaction with the warmth of a hot beverage in your hands. Make it as hot as you can stand in order to trick your body into believing it will one day be warm again. It won't be, of course. We live on Hoth now. But it's always nice to dream. ThinkGeek has plenty of fun mugs to choose from if your pantry is looking a little sad. This monkey believes a bigger mug is better; it means fewer trips to the kitchen. While you're waiting for your beverage to heat up, it's also time to raid the pantry for some portable snacks. You'll need them later.


Star Wars Cutesy Roll Plush

You have donned your Snow Day armor, retrieved sustenance, and carry the warmth of a thousand suns in your hands. It is now time to decide where you want to spend the rest of your day. A Snow Day nest will be your home for the remainder of your exile, so you will need to fill it with as many pillows, blankets, and plush as you deem necessary for maximum comfort. Snow Day scientists are split on whether a couch or a bed is a better location for the Snow Day nest. We recommend doing your own testing and finding what works for you.


The Dark Tower Series Boxed Set

Whether you want to play a new game, catch up on your reading, or finally watch that Netflix show everyone is talking about (you know the one we're talking about), you finally have the time to do so. Hunkered down in your nest with all the essentials, the day is yours to do with what you will. Enjoy it.

Do you have your own favorite Snow Day traditions? Do you also think winter should just end already? Let us know in the comments or get in touch with us by tweeting @thinkgeek or messaging us on Facebook.

Wyatt Earp

"He was the most fearless man I ever saw"

Wyatt Earp would turn 170 today if he were a revenant like the ones his fictional descendant Wynonna Earp now has to deal with on Syfy. The frontier lawman may have gotten perhaps a bit more credit than he deserved owing to some well-timed publicity, but he has become a folk hero. But we'd still aim for the head if we saw him today, being 170 and all.


Happy #JediDay!


Today, March 8th, is hereby known as Jedi Day. This is because today in Hollywood, California, Mark Hamill will be recognized for his contribution to entertainment with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The monkeys at ThinkGeek want to take the time to celebrate Mark Hamill and everything we love about the Jedi.

Thank you, Mark Hamill, for breathing life into the character of Luke Skywalker.
We held our breath watching you use the Force to target the exhaust port in the Death Star.
We worried about you when you had to crawl inside a recently deceased Tauntaun for warmth.
We struggled with you as you learned to master the Force with Master Yoda. (Who knew so many piggyback rides were involved?)
We gasped (and cringed) when you discovered the princess you kissed was your sister.
We cried with you as you helped redeem your father in his final moments.
We suffered when you left us hanging at the end of The Force Awakens.
We celebrated when you delivered on that anticipation two years later in The Last Jedi. (Milking that Thala-siren is not something we are soon to forget, Luke.)

We raise our lightsabers to you, Mark Hamill. You are more than deserving of this honor. Congratulations!

Mark Hamill's star will be dedicated at a special ceremony at 11:30 AM PT. Hamill's Star Wars friends Harrison Ford and George Lucas will be joining the master of ceremonies Leron Gubler to unveil the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you'd like to tune in to watch the ceremony yourself, you can do so at www.walkoffame.com.

You can choose to celebrate Jedi Day however you like, but we'll be building a Luke Skywalker shrine around our The Last Jedi Luke Profile Wall Art, counting down the minutes until the ceremony on our Nixon Luke Skywalker Safari Watch, and practicing "conflict resolutions" with a Plush Luke and Wampa. You can grab your own celebratory gear over here at ThinkGeek.com.

What's your favorite Luke Skywalker or Mark Hamill memory? How are you celebrating #JediDay and #TheLastJedi Mark Hamill? Let us know in the comments or get in touch with us by tweeting @thinkgeek or messaging us on Facebook!

Last month a handful of monkeys from ThinkGeek got to go on Star Trek Cruise II, and we had so much fun! It's amazing to be on a ship with 2000 other people who are ready and willing to geek out with you at a moment's notice. It's basically a convention at sea, only with an all-you-can eat soft-serve ice cream machine.

Entertainment Cruise Productions transformed the Norwegian Jade. The elevators became turbolifts. Locations were renamed thematically; there was Sandrine's II for fancy dinners and 13 Forward for relaxation. Every restaurant or bar you walked into had Star Trek playing on every screen (along with your in-cabin television). There was a huge 4-screen jumbotron by the pool (the Borg Cube), constantly playing Trek-themed videos. There were Neelix-suggested menu options and a selection of custom drinks (the copywriter's favorite was Gowron's Bloodwine).

And, of course, the stars! Our host this year was none other than George Takei, and it was humbling to hear him talk about his life in person. Over a dozen Star Trek cast and crew were on board, each of whom hosted a special event. We learned tap dance from Gates McFadden, cooked with Nana Visitor, and got to hear Brent Spiner sing! And the lectures were amazing. We feel like our brains grew three sizes that day attending the seminars hosted by professors Armin Shimmerman on Shakespeare and James Cassidy on soil, plus astronaut Rick Searfoss's sessions on the space program. And, oh, yeah. There were beautiful sandy beaches in Honduras, Belize, and Mexico, too. Risa ain't got nothin' on us!

Timmy meets his favorite consonant
The best part, though, was definitely seeing everybody with their ThinkGeek gear. Trekinis and Geeki Tikis were plentiful! We didn't take pictures of all you gorgeous people (because it's creepy to be all, "Can I get a picture of you in your swimsuit?"), but feel free to link to them in the comments if you were aboard with us.

Star Trek The Cruise III is already more than half full! Based on the above, are you surprised? If you want to geek out next year with host Wil Wheaton, you'd better beam on over there and book your room. This cruise is not to be missed!


Happy birthday, Chuck. Here's a finch to grow an inch!

ICYMI, today is the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. He's a bit of a hero amongst us geeks, having come up with the theory of evolution and all. In honor of this momentous occasion, we're going to attempt to clone Timmy using somatic cell nuclear transfer like his long-tailed macaque cousins recently created in China. If successful the clone, Timmy Timmy, will do all the stuff Timmy dreads like his taxes and waiting at the auto service place. That'll leave Timmy free to visit that Egyptian tomb with the dancing monkeys to check out the natural selection of sweet, sweet moves.


If you're anything like us, every holiday on the calendar is an excuse to break into the board game closet, and Valentine's Day is no exception. ThinkGeek rounded up some of our favorite games to play on your Valentine's Day Game Night! Whether you are settling in for a two-player game with that very special someone or inviting the whole crew over for game night, you can find something to enjoy on the list below.

Princess Bride-opoly

Princess Bride-opoly (2-5 players)

This game has everything. "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles." And that's just the setup!

You and your partner can quote your favorite romantic movie together as you mercilessly buy up all the properties they need and then tax them relentlessly into bankruptcy. Hopefully, your true love is as steadfast as Wesley. Your bonds will be tested by this classic game transformed into the locations and events from The Princess Bride.

Not to mention, the Community Chest cards are renamed Twoo Wuv, so that makes all that ruthless business adorably romantic, right?

RECOMMENDED FOR: Date night for two, Double dates, Friends you don't mind losing

Spank the Yeti

Spank the Yeti (2-10 players)

Everyone remembers playing that romantic game of bed, wed, dead (or the much more raunchy title that our Overlords won't let us put down in print). Well, what if you could take that game and expand it out to include actions like "star in a buddy cop flick with," "feed to a bear," and "dance battle." And what if you weren't limited to famous celebrities or your Algebra class crushes, but had to sort through your feelings for "a frog that may or may not be a handsome prince," "the knights who say 'Ni!'," and "Albus Dumbledore"?!

This game tests how well you really know your partner. You can never truly know someone until you know if they would divorce, but continue to live with a robot who just wants to feel real feelings. This fun party game gives you points for correctly predicting how the other players would pair up their actions and object cards. But don't be surprised if you learn just a little too much about your loved ones...

RECOMMENDED FOR: Date night for two, Double dates, Friends you want to learn too much about

Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game

Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game (2-4 players)

As we all know, there is no greater love story than a test subject and their cake. Or, at least, the promise of cake. Put your relationship on the backburner as you race away from collapsing Test Chambers and towards as much cake as you can collect all in the name of SCIENCE!

We're not trying to put intentionally antagonistic games on this list (even if "uncooperative" is in the title of this one), but we feel a healthy relationship has room for you to laugh at your partner as you let their faceless Test Subjects and cake slices fall to their doom.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Date night for two, Double dates, Your mortal enemies

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 or Season 2

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 or Season 2 (2-4 players)

If you're looking for something a bit more collaborative, look no further than the Pandemic Legacy games. These games grow and evolve over the course of many game sessions. Perfect for when you're ready to make a serious commitment... to your board game nights!

The game initially works like your standard game of Pandemic, where players work together to contain and cure various diseases threatening to end life on this planet as we know it. Gameplay quickly evolves, however, revealing an unfolding story where the decisions you make in one session will affect all your future games.

You and your partner will work together to combat the various challenges together and SAVE THE WORLD! Pandemic Legacy Season 1 or Season 2 are great games for many game nights to come.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Date night for two (for months to come), Your most dependable friends

Red Flags

Red Flags (3-10 players)

Instead of pointing out all the flaws in the real life partners of the people that you know, why not play a game about convincing your friends to go on horrible fictional dates instead! Every round, one player plays the role of the person going on the date aka the judge. The other players try to pick two good traits, or Perks, for a potential date partner. Then, everyone plays a Red Flag onto the Perks of the player to their left trying to ruin everything good there. The judge then gets to sort through these terrible characters that have been created trying to pick the least awful date.

Most people have been on bad dates before, but it's amazingly cathartic to laugh with your friends about intentionally disastrous dates that you'll never have to go on in real life.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Double dates, Friends you can laugh with

Giant Magic 8 Ball

BONUS: Giant Magic 8 Ball (1+ players)

While your friends are all out on their "dates," you'll be the one at home divining the future with a Giant Magic 8 Ball.

Is this joke too sad for this listicle? ...What's that? "It is decidedly so?" Hmm...must not be working correctly...

RECOMMENDED FOR: Amateur seers

Do you have your own favorite Valentine's Day Game Night games? Let us know in the comments or get in touch with us by tweeting@thinkgeek or messaging us on Facebook.

ThinkGeek Trivia Night

I understood that reference!

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Geeks and obscure trivia facts - a match made in heaven.!

Knowledge is sexy.

It's time for another meeting of the minds - Valentine's edition! Geek Trivia Night has returned after the holiday break, and we just know 2018 is the year your team is going to win it all. Whether you're a newcomer or a hardened veteran, all are welcome to join us February 8th for another round of Geek Trivia Night at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA.

Bring your crew, bring a date, or find someone new (hey, it's happened before! Just ask Timmy's Minions) - come one, come all to Geek Trivia Night! Plus, it's the middle of February, what else will you be doing? Huddling inside for warmth and watching The Office AGAIN? What is this, your 8th rewatch? You can spare a night.

Tickets are on sale now at Jammin' Java. There is a limited amount, so if it's anything like the previous Trivia Nights, tickets will sell out FAST. We suggest you start recruiting and forming your team of 6-8 people now! Choose your teammates wisely because we'll ask about anything and we won't go easy on you, even if you ask nicely.

The Details:

  • Geek Trivia Night will be held on Thursday, February 8th at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA. The venue serves food and drink (purchased separately) for you to indulge on while participating in the trivia fun.
  • Doors open at 7pm ET, with the festivities running until 10:30pm. There will be 4 rounds of questions, 10 questions per round.
  • Tickets are $15 each and are on sale now; they will be sold at a first come, first serve basis. We recommend teams purchase their tickets together.
  • Due to the nature of the content of this show, and the fact that the host(s) can't be trusted to keep their mouth shut, ThinkGeek is requiring that all attendees be 18+. Thank you for understanding.
  • Teams must be composed of 6-8 people. We will be contacting the ticket purchasers later regarding your team name, members, and leader. If you have less than 6 but still want to play, we can match you up, but you must agree to leave your fate up to the almighty Timmy! There will be time at the beginning of the night for you to meet your new team & form new friendships.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Happy Feast of Winterveil! May the Force be ever in your favor, champion! See you on February 8th!

A sort of poetic guide for gifts to disburse
so Valentine's Day is a bit better not worse

It's always a good time for cringeworthy poetry in bursts, but Valentine's Day especially makes us want to pen lyrics until it hurts. So here are ThinkGeek Valentine's gifts - we think you should know 'em in the format of Valentine's Day poems.

Top Geeky Valentine's Gifts For Her

Roses are neat
Violets okay
What can't be beat?
Plush Corgi Bouquets

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Plush Corgi Bouquet

A good relationship we shall always be modelin'
Remaining in orbit, not breaking up like Alderaan
May not a Dagobah without us sharing a kind word
Our love shall never Endor ever become maudlin

Star Wars Planetary Necklace

Star Wars Galactic Necklace

If you're looking for a gift that's not a bore,
think about a purse that's a dinosaur
It keeps all her money
While being quite funny
For a Valentine's that's memorable for many more

Betseysaurusrex Purse

Betsey Johnson Betseysaurusrex Purse

Some prefer clubbing
But I'm into tubbing
Rub-a-dub dubbing
With a cupcake that's bubbling

Geeklove Cupcake Bath Bomb

I Love My Geek 8-Bit Heart Cupcake Bath Bomb - Exclusive

I saw this gift, 
thought of you, and smiled
Because about you 
I'm Hogwarts wild
Hope you'll slumber well 
in Harry Potter style

Hogwarts Sleep Shirt

Harry Potter Hogwarts Ladies' One-Piece Sleepwear

Top Geeky Valentine's Gifts For Him

Roses you smell
Water you drink
Let's raise a glass
To your new cufflinks

I Love You I Know Cufflinks

Star Wars I Love You / I Know Cufflinks

The Falcon was always under repair
With Han propping walls up via girder
This one has many  tools - don't despair
A small gift for your favorite nerf herder

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-tool Kit

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit - Exclusive

For my dearest dream hunk
Who's so into steampunk
I couldn't resist
this atop your wrist
So some cash down I plunked

Tesla Watch

Tesla Watch

There once was a geek from Nantucket
He wore a guitar shirt and could pluck it
His solo went on
For far, far too long
He forgot all the notes and said... he'd just wing it and sort of do a jazz riff if that'd be okay

Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt

Playable Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt

There's no homing beacon for you to track it
If a rogue should attempt to jack it
It's pretty awesome loot
That makes us go w00t
So take care of your Star Wars Rebel jacket

Star Wars Rebel Logo Track Jacket

Star Wars Rebel Logo Track Jacket

Top Geeky Valentine's Gifts, Non-Gender Specific

For those whose love is complex like an oil refinery
And who do not think of themselves in terms that are binary

Let's say "hip, hip, hooray!"
For the Star Wars plush bouquet
Nine cutesie characters with which to play
Could anything be better? I say nay.

Star Wars Plush Bouquet

Star Wars Plush Bouquet 3.0

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
Beanie with two thoughts in tow
You'll love this hat, I (just) know

Star Wars Love Beanie

Star Wars I Love You / I Know Reversible Beanie

Tea for two
Me and you
Have a pot or three
Of Harry Potter tea

Harry Potter Blue Gold China Tea Set

Harry Potter Blue and Gold New Bone China Tea Set

Life is better together 
In a matching sweater
Brunette, blonde or ginger
Wear the Valiant harbinger

Valiant Harbinger Unisex Sweater

Valiant Harbinger Unisex Sweater

Do you write your own poetry to accompany the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Let us know in the comments or get in touch with us by tweeting @thinkgeek or messaging us on Facebook!

caesar rubicon.gif

Alea Iacta Est

On this day over 2000 years ago, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and uttered those fateful words, bringing his army into Italy, effectively declaring war on the Roman Senate. Well, technically, he probably said "ἀνερρίφθω κύβος" but we're not particular. We just like the fact that there were metaphorical dice involved. Given what happened subsequently (he became dictator and the Roman Empire was born), he apparently rolled a natural 20.

ThinkGeek printable Valentine's Day cards for 2018

Love is in the air... and it smells like printer ink!

Valentine's Day is on February 14th, and while that date may seem very far away now, we all know how these things sneak up on us. That's why your friends at ThinkGeek are giving you plenty of time to plan how you're going to surprise your sweetie.

We here at ThinkGeek know how important it is that you take some time to tell the loved one in your life how much they really mean to you. So we have engineered a way to make that as easy as possible... with printable Valentine's Day cards!

Whether you want to be on top of your game by printing one out today or you're checking back in on February 14th (hello, fellow procrastinators), we have the card for you. We've designed a variety of printable cards so you can choose the one that best speaks to you and your significant other's very specific relationship!

Math? Science? Memes? Timmy has got you covered.


  1. Download the card that most catches your eye
  2. Print
  3. Fold the paper in half twice on the dotted lines
  4. Give the card to your datemate
  5. Feel secure in the knowledge that your partner loves the card you picked out
  6. Pat yourself on the back

Do you make your own Valentine's Day Cards for your person? Let us know in the comments. Or share your own geeky Valentine's Day cards with us by tweeting @thinkgeek or messaging us on Facebook.