Contributor: Anitra Smith

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March 20, 2018
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Did you know that you can have a fundraiser centered around GameWright games? We just ran a GameWright GameNight for the third time, and we’ll tell you all about it. What we’ve been playing: Terraforming Mars Funky Chicken (from Happy Planet / North Star Games) See our Facebook live video of our family playing Funky Chicken. It is ridiculous, but

March 13, 2018
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This past weekend, The Family Gamers attended Granite Game Summit in Nashua, NH. We give you an overview of what we played, plus three interviews with designers and publishers! Giveaway But first, congratulations to the winners of our survey giveaway! The Ecret Family (CA) The Nelson Family (OR) Elena in Southern California The Mercer Family (GA) The DeVries Family (central

March 5, 2018
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Special guests join us this week – our children Claire and Asher! We talk about some of the games they’ve been playing, and a little bit about self-control in losing. What We’ve Been Playing: Sushi Go Party! Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Rolling America Welcome to DinoWorld – a print and play game available here. What’s Up – still delightful. Pocket

February 26, 2018
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We’re talking this week with Ryan & Erin Gutowski and Ric White, the people behind One Board Family website. Why do they play games? What are a few of their (and our) favorites? This podcast episode happened because of a football bet. Andrew bet Ryan that the New England Patriots would beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the playoffs. We’re glad

February 20, 2018
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We’re revisiting the topic of two player gaming. Plus, two items of news that will affect board gamers across the United States. What we’ve been playing: Brew Dice Silly Street Zitternix Quoridor Gobblet Gobblers Smash Up The Grimm Forest Dinomals Kingdomino Keyflower Video games: Claire finally beat The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and has started playing The Legend

February 12, 2018
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We interview Josh Patton, Josh Wegner, and Theresa Wegner. The three friends created Animo, a card game currently on Kickstarter. Animo was born out of a desire to create something beneficial for their kids. They were especially interested in trading cards (baseball, football, Pokemon, etc.) and even memorized many of the attributes. These parents wanted to turn this around to

February 6, 2018
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Welcome to the Family Gamers Podcast! This week, we talk about a few of our favorite role-playing games, as well as what we’ve been playing, backtalk, and Andrew’s most recent “for science!” adventure. What we’ve been playing: Bärenpark Magic Maze Sticky Chameleons “Strike a Pose” prototype Cursed Court – by Andrew Hansen, published by Atlas Games Stroop Crosstalk Ancestree Viral

January 29, 2018
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This week, we are talking to Chris Leder (Director of Fun at Calliope Games) and Ken Franklin (designer of The Mansky Caper). Listen in on our discussion of their new game The Mansky Caper as well as what both of their families do for fun. They’re going to make you an offer you can’t defuse. The Mansky Caper is set

January 22, 2018
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What makes a game fun? Andrew and Anitra explore this topic. Although many games are enjoyable, we are trying to call out games that are fun in the moment. What we’ve been playing: Sticky Chameleons (We had a ton of fun with this. See our Facebook live video.) Match Madness – a neat but hard puzzle game. It contains five

January 16, 2018
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David Wilkinson is the designer of Castles of Caladale, a unique tile-laying game, designed with family play in mind. Castles of Caladale was published last March by Renegade Games. We were first introduced to it at PAX Unplugged. The original design was inspired by Dave’s youngest son, who was using big chunky wooden blocks to build towers and castles while

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