Contributor: Anitra Smith

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May 22, 2017
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Waiting around at a restaurant is so boring. What do you do to pass the time with your hungry children? Well, if you are The Family Gamers, you play games, of course! What is your favorite game to play in a restaurant? First, we announce a new winner of the BattleGoats giveaway, since Spencer Williams (marriedwithbg.com) gracefully declined. The new

May 8, 2017
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MMO and RTS and FPS, oh my! What is a platformer? Should my toddler play a sandbox game? We define a few common video game terms and abbreviations. What we’ve been playing T.I.M.E. Stories – We enjoyed this RPG, although we haven’t beaten the base game yet. We can understand why it tends to be a love-it-or-hate it game. There

April 17, 2017
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Jeff Johnston designs games as a hobby. He is the mind behind Pair of Jacks Games, and Anitra sat down with him at Granite Game Summit 2017 to talk about 3 of his published games: MoonQuake Escape , Flashlights & Fireflies, and Toasted or Roasted.   MoonQuake Escape is published by Breaking Games. Plot your escape from an alien prison.

April 11, 2017
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This past weekend, Anitra attended Granite Game Summit 2017 in Nashua, NH. It was a lot of fun, but also very different from the type of events we normally attend as The Family Gamers. We discuss what G2S was like, highlights of the show, and what else happened in our family the past two weeks.The Grimm Forest Kickstarter is almost

March 28, 2017
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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

March 20, 2017
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We interview James Hudson of Druid City Games, designer of Barnyard Roundup and publisher of The Grimm Forest. You’ll never believe what game introduced him to modern board gaming! 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

March 12, 2017
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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. What we played (MwBG) Clank, the deckbuilding adventure game (see their episode 11) from Renegade Games. They found it much more balanced with two players than with four. (MwBG)

February 28, 2017
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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

February 19, 2017
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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

February 7, 2017
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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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