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We're Shawn and Emily--parents by day, gamers by night (okay we're parents by night too but that's besides the point). We love all things gaming from video games to tabletop, so we decided to talk about them! Each week, we'll talk about what we're playing, trends we see, important news and events, and the occasional sprinkle of our experience as gamer parents. So put the kids to bed (or your cats, we're not judging) and enjoy the show!

We're Shawn and Emily--parents by day, gamers by night (okay we're parents by night too but that's besides the point). We love all things gaming from video games to tabletop, so we decided to talk about them! Each week, we'll talk about what we're playing, trends we see, important news and events, and the occasional sprinkle of our experience as gamer parents. So put the kids to bed (or your cats, we're not judging) and enjoy the show!
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We're Shawn and Emily--parents by day, gamers by night (okay we're parents by night too but that's besides the point). We love all things gaming from video games to tabletop, so we decided to talk about them! Each week, we'll talk about what we're playing, trends we see, important news and events, and the occasional sprinkle of our experience as gamer parents. So put the kids to bed (or your cats, we're not judging) and enjoy the show!

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Episodes

Ep. 15: Holiday Gift Guide for 2019

12/4/2019
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Tis' the season for some epic gaming gift-giving! Emily and Shawn share some of their favorite gift recommendations for the board gamer, video gamer, and tabletop RPG-er in your life. Links to all items mentioned are posted below for your convenience. DISCLAIMER: This episode and links are not sponsored. For the Board...

Duration:00:57:58

Ep. 14: Shawn's Not a Fan of Camping (and Chewtle)

11/27/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily share their first impressions of the long-awaited Pokémon: Sword and Shield. Emily spends too much time in the Wild Area and Shawn is wondering where TF Squirtle is. *insert angry emoji* But that's not all! They also discuss the unique co-op gameplay of Between Two Cities, have mixed reactions from Patchwork Doodle, and share what game they'll be bringing to the Thanksgiving table. Join our Discord server! - https://discord.gg/pQKS72 Connect with us and...

Duration:00:50:00

Night School Ep.2: D&D - Building a Character

11/21/2019
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Welcome to BedtimeGamer’s newest addition to our podcast content, Night School, where we dive into everything you need to know about a specific topic in the nerd world. Our first series is all about getting started with RPGs, focusing specifically on Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition. In this episode of Night School: D&D series, Shawn, Emily, Austin, and Drew discuss building a character in Dungeons and Dragons, including their favorite characters they've played, the difference between...

Duration:00:55:38

Ep. 13: Extra Life 2019 Recap (with Geekundspiel!)

11/19/2019
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Emily is joined by Jacob, Jeff, and Eric from the Geekundspiel podcast and website to discuss their experiences from this year's Extra Life game day! Together they raised almost $5,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by playing games for 24 hours straight. The squad discusses games they played, what worked, what didn’t work, and why the theme of the year turned out to be “birds.” Check out Geekundspiel's site at https://geekundspiel.com/ to read reviews on movies, tv, and games,...

Duration:01:16:58

Ep. 12: The Birds and the Bridge Babies

11/13/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss their first experiences with some of this season’s most hyped games. Shawn becomes one with Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding and Emily embraces her inner grandma with Wingspan and Cat Lady. Intro - Morning Routine by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-official Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

Duration:00:51:13

Night School Ep.1: D&D - Intro to RPGs

11/7/2019
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Welcome to BedtimeGamer’s newest addition to our podcast content, Night School, where we dive into everything you need to know about a specific topic in the nerd world. Our first series will be all about RPGs, focusing specifically on Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition. In this episode of Night School: D&D series, Shawn, Emily, Austin, and Drew share their first experiences with tabletop role-playing games. They discuss the definition of an RPG, along with their tips for getting...

Duration:00:52:29

Ep. 11: Extra Life 2019 Preview

10/31/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily share what games they played this week, including Last Night on Earth and Takenoko as part of their first board game night at a friendly local game store and Undertale on the Switch! They also share all of the details for this year's Extra Life event, from what's new to the schedule to what they're most excited for. Extra Life 2019 Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/370073. There are...

Duration:00:51:08

Spoilercast! Fire Emblem: Three Houses

10/29/2019
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In this special BedtimeGamers "Spoilercast" episode, Emily, Shawn, and their friend Jeff share their experiences with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. They discuss each house's storyline, how tactical turn-based combat and relationship building set this game apart from other RPGs, and their final ratings on the game. Who did they choose as relationship partners? What happened to Rhea and who the heck is your mom? Why is Emily a monster when it comes to letting her team members die? Listen to find...

Duration:01:32:28

Ep. 10: Life After Fire Emblem

10/25/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily give some updates on what they've been playing recently, including their Betrayal Legacy campaign, Gloomhaven, a festive D&D One Shot, and more! Emily finally finished Fire Emblem: Three Houses and struggles to find what to play next. Shawn jumps back into God of War after a long time away. Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/370073. There are NEW fundraising tiers AND t-shirts...

Duration:00:58:16

Ep. 9: It's Spooky Season!

10/16/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily share their favorite spooky tabletop and video games, perfect for your Halloween game night! Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/370073. There are NEW fundraising tiers AND t-shirts available, so check them out and give what you can. Then, tune in to our 24-hour gaming marathon on November 2nd and donate some more! Games Mentioned in the Episode: Intro - Morning Routine by...

Duration:00:59:16

Ep. 8: Link awakened to a...Kirby?

10/1/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss their first impression of Stonemaier Games' latest release, Tapestry, a civilization game. They also share their final thoughts on Link's Awakening (hint: Shawn was not a fan). Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/370073. There are NEW fundraising tiers, so check them out and give what you can. Then, tune in to our 24-hour gaming marathon on November 2nd and donate some...

Duration:01:04:23

Ep. 7: It's Not The Fountain, OKAY?

9/24/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss what they've been playing this week, including some marble appreciation from Potion Explosion. They share some thoughts on tabletop games that play well with large groups (6+ people) and why Shawn gives terrible clues as the ghost in Mysterium. They conclude with a reveal of which Nintendo Switch game they picked up this last weekend and some first impressions. Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids:...

Duration:01:01:28

Ep. 6: Burgle Burgle Burgle

9/16/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily talk about their reactions to September 4th's Nintendo Direct, including a blast from the past as they share their favorite consoles growing up (Gamecube or bust -Emily). They also talk about their adventures in the underground in a quick overview of Clank. They wrap up the episode by discussing the many ways to play a crowd favorite, King of Tokyo. Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids:...

Duration:00:44:02

Ep. 5: We're Basically Disney's New Marketing Team

9/7/2019
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In this episode, Emily and Shawn talk all about vacation gaming, including what they played on their most recent family vacation, including Super Mario Party, Sushi Go Party, and Villainous. They also shared some tips for listeners wanting to game on their next trip! Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/370073. Then, tune in to our 24-hour gaming marathon on November 2nd and donate some more! Games Mentioned in the...

Duration:00:51:29

Ep. 4: We Hosted Our First Live Stream!

8/27/2019
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In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss all the preparations that went into their first live stream to celebrate Extra Life's Tabletop Appreciation Weekend. They also give an update on their playthrough of Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Emily is the worst professor, ever). They wrap up the episode discussing one of their favorite tabletop games, Scythe, including some strategies and play styles they have experimented with since they fell in love with it several years ago. Donate to our Extra...

Duration:01:03:52

Ep. 3: Dear Fall 2019, Take Our Money

8/19/2019
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Shawn and Emily discuss legacy tabletop gaming with Clank Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated coming out next month. The pair also debates whether they should replace their Switches with either the new Switch Lite or revised Switch model. They wrap-up by sharing their top five most anticipated video games for the rest of 2019, and Emily cannot believe what is missing from Shawn's list. Games Mentioned in the Episode:

Duration:00:52:39

Ep. 2: Emily Stinks at Tea Parties

8/12/2019
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Emily and Shawn discuss their initial reactions to Fire Emblem: Three Houses, including the houses they chose, relationship building, and permadeath. Emily talks about LEGO Tower and why everyone needs to download it (and once you do, visit her tower - 1V8JQ). Shawn wraps up the episode discussing mobile tabletop games, including which ones you should check out now. Tabletop Mobile Apps (prices as of August 2019): Have others you recommend? Let us know on Instagram or Twitter -...

Duration:00:55:30

Our Very First Episode!

8/5/2019
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Shawn and Emily kick off their very first episode with some introductions, a brief personal history of gaming, and a little bit of insight into why they're starting this venture. They also dive into what they've been playing recently, including Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) and Cuphead (Studio MDHR), and discuss what they are most excited to play next (spoiler alert-- it's Fire Emblem: Three Houses). Intro - "Object" by Wolf & Wander

Duration:00:48:43