How do gamers raise the next generation of geeks? How do you play games with your children without drowning in the monotony of CandyLand? How do you introduce your children to video games responsibly? Join Andrew and Anitra as they discuss gaming as a family with their three children. Listen to stories of their past, their successes and failures, and learn from their experiences. Mix this in with some giveaways, commentary about new stuff on the market, and a couple of interviews and you have The Family Gamers Podcast! If you're enjoying the show, please don't forget to leave a review, share with yoru friends, and subscribe!
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Aditya Batura is co-founder and CEO of Codomo Inc., a technology education group based in Singapore. They teach children about programming at an age-appropriate level, and wanted to bring that to a larger community. Enter Potato Pirates, the game that “teaches 10 hours of programming in 30 minutes”. Listen to the podcast, and check out their Kickstarter at http://potatopirates.game Coding
Sometimes you just need to buy a game in person, whether it’s because you don’t want to buy online or because you need to pick up a last-minute present. We share with you our top games that we found at our local Target store. What We’ve Been Playing: Dairyman from Tasty Minstrel Games Flip City from Tasty Minstrel Games –
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This time we have a special guest in the studio! Our friend Liz Kelley is a staff writer for The Family Gamers website, but she’s also a teacher. Since school starts this time of year, we wanted to talk to her about something special: she coaches the board game club at her school. What Has Liz Been Playing? Liz learned
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GenCon: Whistle Stop... Our listener Nick M (@ShredDemon) tweeted us a selfie with Andy Geremia! His highlights include: Fireball island from Restoration Games was the most exciting news for me....
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This week’s interview is with Chris Anderson, a board game designer (Blue Cube Board Games) and host of The Board Game Workshop podcast. The board game design community is full of great people who really want designers to succeed. Shout out to the chapter of the Game Maker’s Guild based on Boston.
As we mentioned last week, we’ve been camping! We talk about several camping-themed games from Education Outdoors. We discuss how we set parameters for personal screen time for our oldest on trips: she can only use it in appropriate circumstances, without recharging.
We’ve brought Andy back on the show to talk about two new games he has coming out now, Brew Dice and Sports Dice: Baseball. Andy’s first game was Maze Racers (we interviewed him about it back in 2015), but he didn’t want to stop there.
We are all about teaching our kids (and others) to play games. But how do you teach skills that are integral to good game-playing: concepts like logical deduction, planning ahead, and making strategic choices? With games, of course! We highlight our top 5 games to teach game-playing skills.
It’s an odd-numbered show, so that means we have a guest! This week, it is Chris Nichols, inventor of The Card Caddy. The Card Caddy was born of necessity; when Chris’s son was younger, he wanted to play Uno everywhere. The cards were always getting mangled by rubber bands, or slipping out of the crummy paperboard box to scatter everywhere.
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