Contributor: Anitra Smith

All Content With Anitra Smith

October 1, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is episode 113 the episode of Funk? No, it’s the episode of Funkhouser! Derek & Lizzy Funkhouser run a social media community called “Board Game Spotlight”. They have been called the “Carebears”, because their rule is to be nice, even in disagreement. They want to make a friendly, inclusive place on the internet for all board gamers. It’s ok not

September 24, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is resource management more than a business term? Do you take that? Or would you rather use worker placement to gain area control? We dissect some common terms from the board game world, and give examples of games that use these mechanics. What we’ve been playing Senshi by Arcane Wonders – recommended to us by Ryan and Erin Gutowski of

September 17, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

We’re turning this episode up to 11! We’re joined by Marc Specter, the Grand Poobah of the Grand Gamers Guild. We’ve had Marc on the show before to talk about Pocket Ops, but this time we’re talking about a brand new Kickstarter, The Artemis Project. The Artemis Project The Artemis Project is a bit different from the games we normally

September 10, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

We love games that tell a story. Whether the stories are driving the game, or encourage players to get into character and make their own story, these games are fun. Enhance your game-playing experience with some of these. What We’ve Been Playing: Scarabya (coming in October from Blue Orange). A multi-player-solitaire polyomino game. Fun, even though we can’t figure out

September 3, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Today we interview two special guests: Hannah Schauer and Karen Cleveland from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Why are we interviewing employees of the Department of Natural Resources? Because they made a game! What in the Wild? is a game system with 120 cards and instructions to play five different games, using common wildlife and plant species across the

August 28, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Sometimes, you just want to play with your kids instead of playing against them. We discuss our favorite cooperative board games to play with children. What We’ve Been Playing: Dicey Peaks Fight for Olympus (see our review) Katamino Tempus Imperium (find it here) My First Stone Age Sports Dice: Football (from FoxMind / FunWiz) – Andrew likes this even more

August 20, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Let’s talk to Nick and Izzy about their Gen Con experience! 107 is a prime number: A great way to introduce Optimus Prime super-fan, Nick Martinelli! Nick writes for TFG and most recently wrote a review for Let Them Eat Shrimp! Nick has been gaming for about 10 years. Carcasonne & Catan were his gateway into boardgaming; he actually started

August 13, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

We all experience burn out sometimes. Netflix and chill turning into “stare into space”?  Wish you were playing a game, but can’t wrap your head around your usual fare? Sometimes we still want the social experience of games, even when our brains are fried. We discuss some of our favorite light strategy games that are good for relaxing. Parents, is this

August 6, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It’s that time again – Gen Con is the largest gaming convention in the USA. If it seems like we’ve done this before, it’s because we have! We covered Gen Con (and Gen Can’t) last year (episode 60). Warning: this episode includes 2 hours of interviews from Gen Con, recorded by our man on the ground, Nick Martinelli. Our Gen

July 9, 2018
Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

As the Family Gamers, we have a wide variety of games on our shelves. We feel that having variety in your collection is very important. But first, what we’ve been playing! What We’ve Been Playing: Let Them Eat Shrimp – by the fantastic Dr. Finn (of Herbaceous and The Little Flower Shop). Deep Sea Adventure – we’ve found that the

Pages