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Tips and recommendations to help you enjoy games with your family; at any age, skill level, or player count.

Tips and recommendations to help you enjoy games with your family; at any age, skill level, or player count.
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Tips and recommendations to help you enjoy games with your family; at any age, skill level, or player count.

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English


Episodes

146 – Top 5 Family Food Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

5/20/2019
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Who doesn't like food? There are tons of great food games, and we can't play them all. We rank our top 5, from preschooler-friendly to adults-only. Play along as we try a food-themed round of Order of Invention. You'll be surprised which food innovation came first! The post 146 – Top 5 Family Food Games – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:37:44

145 – Mother’s Day with Linda Wrobel – The Family Gamers Podcast

5/15/2019
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Happy Mother's Day! Anitra talks to Linda Wrobel, Managing Editor of Board Games for Engaged Family Gaming. She's also a mom and a first-grade teacher. How does that affect her gaming preferences? The post 145 – Mother’s Day with Linda Wrobel – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:33:39

144 – All Filled Up! Top 10 Filler Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

5/6/2019
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We’ve got a top 10 today – yes, actually 10! Inspired by some filler games we recently received in the mail, and looking forward to hanging out with One Board Family (because we talked filler games when we had them on the podcast), we decided we’d talk about our favorite filler games today. First we thank Breaking Games, whose game The post 144 – All Filled Up! Top 10 Filler Games – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:53:38

143 – Joe Comings, Art of Boardgaming in an RV – The Family Gamers Podcast

4/29/2019
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It's our friend Joe from ArtOfBoardGaming.com! How does he keep up with boardgames now that he's on the road? Can we recommend a dice-heavy game that he'll actually enjoy? The post 143 – Joe Comings, Art of Boardgaming in an RV – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:26:04

142 – Abstraction! Top Abstract Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

4/22/2019
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Abstract strategy (or abstract puzzle) games are Anitra's favorite! Let's talk about what makes these games great for family game night. The post 142 – Abstraction! Top Abstract Games – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:35:03

141 – Joe Hopkins, Endangered – The Family Gamers Podcast

4/15/2019
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Let's talk to Joe Hopkins, the designer of Endangered. Endangered is on Kickstarter right now. Published by Grand Gamers Guild, with art by Beth Sobel and Ben Flores, we think it looks great! The post 141 – Joe Hopkins, Endangered – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:23:08

140 – Build Me Up, Buttercup – The Family Gamers Podcast

4/8/2019
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Building games! We're taking a lot of liberty with this idea, but centering around creating a "structure" you can see throughout the game. What's your favorite? The post 140 – Build Me Up, Buttercup – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:41:13

139 – James Hudson, Skybound Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

3/31/2019
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We have James Hudson on the show again to talk about some recent Skybound Games projects - and help with our Guardian's Call giveaway! The post 139 – James Hudson, Skybound Games – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:26:32

138 – Time is Ticking – The Family Gamers Podcast

3/26/2019
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We talk about the use of time in boardgames. Time and time travel can make for an interesting theme, and some games use interesting time mechanics to add tension to the gameplay. The post 138 – Time is Ticking – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:56:03

137 – Super Saturday Super Showdown – The Family Gamers Podcast

3/17/2019
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This episode is special! It's our combined show with Flip Florey at Granite Game Summit, with special guests Gil Hova, Jason Lees, and "Your Moderator" Chris Michaud. We're calling it the Super Saturday Family Gamers Super Showdown. The post 137 – Super Saturday Super Showdown – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:46:54

136 – Spring Cleaning – The Family Gamers Podcast

3/10/2019
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If your shelves are overflowing, it's time to take a hard look at what you've got. How can you decide to get rid of boardgames? We share listener feedback and how we're making these hard decisions. The post 136 – Spring Cleaning – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:01:05:27

135 – Portal Dragon Games, Planetoid, Games for Foster Kids – The Family Gamers Podcast

3/4/2019
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On this week's episode, we are joined by Jon Mietling of Portal Dragon Games, to talk about the Kickstarter for his game Planetoid, his other games, and how games have helped him connect with his foster kids. The post 135 – Portal Dragon Games, Planetoid, Games for Foster Kids – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:51:12

134 – Cons and Pros of Cons – The Family Gamers Podcast

2/26/2019
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Mostly a catching-up show this week, plus ten minutes talking about different approaches to gaming conventions. It should surprise no one that Andrew and Anitra get very different things out of the conventions we attend. The post 134 – Cons and Pros of Cons – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:57:33

133 – Split Perspective Studios – The Family Gamers Podcast

2/18/2019
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We talk to Trevor Muller-Hegel about Split Perspective Studios. He's creating variations of classic games (like chess and checkers), with new game designs coming out every month. The post 133 – Split Perspective Studios – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:21:01

132 – American History – The Family Gamers Podcast

2/11/2019
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"Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it." Games are one of the best ways to get facts to stick. We recommend some games that teach history, and games with a historical setting that will get you and your kids talking. The post 132 – American History – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:48:44

131 – The Champion of the Wild – The Family Gamers Podcast

2/4/2019
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We talk to Tom Clare about his game, The Champion of the Wild. If he could talk to animals, he'd put them into an elite sports competition! The post 131 – The Champion of the Wild – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:32:32

130 – Looking Ahead – The Family Gamers Podcast

1/29/2019
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We look forward to 2019 and our most anticipated games, conventions, and Kickstarter fulfillments. The post 130 – Looking Ahead – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:42:58

129 – Daniel Zayas, Tangled Timelines – The Family Gamers Podcast

1/20/2019
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Daniel Zayas is well-known in boardgaming circles, especially on Facebook. We talk to him about snow and football… but then get to the real reason we’re here: his new game! Tangled Timelines Tangled Timelines is a card game, on Kickstarter starting January 22nd. Tangled Timelines is a strongly thematic set-collection game. Start with a hand of 4 cards, representing different The post 129 – Daniel Zayas, Tangled Timelines – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:43:59

128 – Best of 2018 – The Family Gamers Podcast

1/14/2019
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We discuss our top games from 2018 - and ask the kids about theirs. Plus Boardgame in the Middle, what we've been playing, and Backtalk! The post 128 – Best of 2018 – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:55:40

127 – Peter McPherson, Tiny Towns – The Family Gamers Podcast

1/7/2019
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We’re joined today by Peter McPherson, the creator of Tiny Towns, coming soon from AEG. Tiny Towns was Andrew’s favorite game from PAX Unplugged. Tiny Towns is definitely family-friendly and easy for kids to understand. We can’t wait for our kids to try it! Tell us about Tiny Towns Each player is the mayor of a tiny town, represented by The post 127 – Peter McPherson, Tiny Towns – The Family Gamers Podcast appeared first on The Family Gamers.

Duration:00:17:08