Contributor: Anitra Smith

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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

December 18, 2017
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This week, we talk to Isaac Shalev, co-designer of one of our new favorite games: Seikatsu. Isaac co-designed Seikatsu with Matt Loomis, with art from Peter Wocken. “All the players will score all the tiles, but they will do it differently.” Isaac and Matt played around with this mechanism for a while before settling on the 3-axes, different perspectives idea

December 11, 2017
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On the road again… just can’t wait to get on the road again… We’ve talked before about screen time and setting limits. (All the way back in episodes 3 and 4!) But we’ve been doing a lot of traveling over the past month, and wanted to acknowledge that the rules change when we are away from home. Stay tuned for

December 4, 2017
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This week, we’re bringing you all the interviews we recorded at PAX Unplugged. There are a lot of interviews, so it’s another extra-long show. But first, some special guests – Asher and Claire! Asher’s favorites: Lazer Ryderz, The Grimm Forest, Sentinels of the Multiverse RPG Claire’s favorites: Sumer and BLANK * correction: The art for The Grimm Forest was done

November 27, 2017
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We have a jam-packed podcast for you this week! Tons of information about PAX Unplugged, plus a few extra games from before and after the convention. We mostly followed our own advice from episode 70, especially about following up with our kids about what worked and what didn’t at the end of Friday. This allowed us to back off on

November 20, 2017
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This week’s podcast, we talk to Brian and Jill Bollinger from Wild East Games. We have mentioned their games Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm and Pitman in previous episodes. They have a new expansion for Pie Rats, out on Kickstarter now. Newest Wild East Games Pie Rats: Curse of the Farmer’s Wife, expansion with new characters and poison

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