Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Family Gamers

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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We were inspired by our recent experiences playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild to talk about playing games collaboratively or cooperatively. We often talk about cooperative board games, but did you know there are many options for playing together with video games, too? What we’ve done in the last two weeks: Andrew went to PAX East. We played Fight for

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We interview James Hudson of Druid City Games, designer of Barnyard Roundup and publisher of The Grimm Forest.  James started playing board games with his family because he was tired of them burying their noses in smartphones and other screen-based games. The first modern game he bought was Power Grid, believe it or not!

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This week, we have special guests! Spencer & Lara Williams, of Married with Board Games, co-host the show with us and talk about their favorite games to play as a couple.

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Andrew went to NY Toy Fair last week. He saw more than we could possibly talk about! We try to give you the highlights in this extended edition of The Family Gamers Podcast. What we played this week: Ark & Noah (review coming soon) Duple and Anomia some games Andrew brought home from NY – more on that later. Our

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What do you think when you hear “educational games”? Some are pretty boring, but then there are games that are truly fun games, that happen to teach critical skills as part of their design. Welcome to our new listeners from the Dice Tower Network! Don’t forget about our giveaway, which closes on Wednesday.   What we played this week: Antidote

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Looking for a good new game to play, but short on cash? Andrew and Anitra discuss a variety of games that can be had cheaply (under $20), including one that simply needs pen and paper!What we played recently: Anomia Duple Celebrity – this is a party game that simply requires pens, paper, and a container for the slips of paper.

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We talk this week to Dennis Hoyle, one of the founders of Bellwether Games. We discuss a few of the games Bellwether Games publishes: The Princess and the Goblin – a maze-building, path-discovery game based on the George MacDonald story of the same name. Coldwater Crown – a fishing puzzle game. Figure out how to catch the right fish at

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Welcome to the first show of 2017! We did a lot of gaming over the holiday season. What were your favorite games of 2016? What we have been doing: Went to Worcester Gamer Group Yankee Swap. Fun to play games with different people, and got Zany Penguins. Played Guillotine and Lanterns. Rhino Hero with the kids. Mmm! and New York

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We talked this week about gifts (’tis the season, after all), new games, and games we are looking forward to in 2017. But first, what we played! Stories: The Path of Destinies (free on Playstation Plus until the end of December!) Very fun, but rated T for “violence, blood, and mild language”. For Andrew, it’s a “popcorn” game – like

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It’s that time of year again. If you are wondering what games make good gifts, we are here to help! We also played a few new-to-us and new-to-the-show games this week.We have recommendations for all ages and ability levels, as well as two-player and party games. See the full list at thefamilygamers.com/holiday2016 One of our perpetual favorites is Maze Racers.

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