Contributor: Andrew Smith

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September 26, 2022
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Colin Young is a friend of The Family Gamers, and part of Flat River Group. What's FRG? It's a logistics company that helps many foreign board game publishers bring their games to the US market.  FRG’s goal is to make sure “publishers … are front and forward.”

September 19, 2022
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We've been reviewing games for a long time, and have rated about a dozen games as "perfect" and about twice as many as "almost perfect". Do those ratings hold up?

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September 12, 2022
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Welcome Suz! Restoration Games is releasing a digital version of their hit game Unmatched, and we'll talk about it today.

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August 29, 2022
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Jon is the co-founder of Ion Game Design, making board games "based on reality". Although most are quite complex (Pax Viking, Sammu-ramat), there are some family-oriented games just around the corner...

August 22, 2022
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What is dice set collection? Think Yahtzee. You're rolling dice, usually with some re-rolls allowed, trying to get a certain result spread out among many dice (a straight, two/three/four of a kind, etc.)

August 8, 2022
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Andrew & Anitra are programmers by training. Can we tease apart some of the skills that build a programming mindset, and hone them through games?

Computational thinking includes: abstraction, decomposing, algorithms, and pattern recognition.

July 18, 2022
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"One of the best ways to get your kids excited about doing something is by being excited about doing something." Can you get your kids to love games the way you do?

July 11, 2022
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Welcome Ambie Valdés to the podcast! How did she get from writing song parodies to a children's board book?

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June 27, 2022
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Sovranti is a digital board game app allowing friends to play board games across the world. Dani is the community manager for Sovranti, and she's going to tell us more about it!

May 2, 2022
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Our special guest this week is Kirk Hamilton, host of the podcast Strong Songs. What makes a song great? Is it the "thump, pop, and sizzle" of the drum groove, power chords, lush 7ths and 9ths? Kirk uses music theory, history, and isolates patterns to break down songs you've heard before and help you understand WHY they're great.

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