We all have experiences in life we don't want to miss. FOMO, or fear of missing out, seems to hit particularly hard when it comes to hot new boardgames. Between Kickstarter and conventions constantly hyped on social media, how can we deal with this irrational response?
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This week we’re happy to welcome Isaac Villa. He runs a site similar to ours, called Gaming with Sidekicks. We first met at PAX Unplugged, and we’re always happy to talk with other family-focused gamers. Gaming with Sidekicks branched off from a different website; the founders met while playing Dice Masters competitively. At one point, they had four different podcasts!
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!
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.
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?
Abstract strategy (or abstract puzzle) games are Anitra's favorite! Let's talk about what makes these games great for family game night.
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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!
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?
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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!
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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.