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April 27, 2020
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Our guest this week is John Zilch, creator of Clever Kids Mysteries. Looking for something to teach your kids and give them something to do while they're stuck at home? Check these out!

April 13, 2020
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Our guest this week is Jenn Bartlett, AKA The Boardgame Librarian. We examine the idea of pairing up books with games.

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September 23, 2019
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Apparently, there are 162 games in a season of Major League Baseball. So, we’ve reached that milestone now – yay? We’re going to talk about collecting (kids are natural collectors – or maybe hoarders) and “improving” your collection in various ways. What We’ve Been Playing Brainwaves: The Astute Goose – a memory game that actually improves your memory! Spy Club

September 16, 2019
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We’re here with interviews from this year’s Boston FIG Fest! We’ll tell you about a few of our favorites, have a SNAP review, then get right into the interviews. What surprised us about Boston FIG this year? How much less crowded it felt at the new location. Harvard Athletic Center had a lot more room than MIT. Andrew was surprised

August 5, 2019
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Much like last year, we went camping and then did Gen Can't, while Nick and Izzy were able to attend Gen Con. So, instead of having a special guest, we've got some of the interviews that Nick recorded.

July 22, 2019
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Our special guest for this episode is Ann Losito. She runs the TWIST Gaming channel with her c0-hosts Matt and Josh. TWIST was the first ever Twitch partnered channel that is focused on board games. Andrew met Ann at last year’s PAX Unplugged. They played Deep Sea Adventure together, with Claire, and had a great time. TWIST is best known

July 17, 2019
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We are finally back into the normal routine (more or less) after a month of con-related craziness. We'll talk about highlights from Anitra's trip to Origins and Andrew's trip to Dice Tower Con.

June 3, 2019
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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?

May 27, 2019
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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!

May 20, 2019
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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!

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