Contributor: Anitra Smith

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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

November 14, 2017
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for board game presents! If you’re wondering what to get the gamer(s) in your life, we can help. We recently put together our holiday gift guide. For this year’s complete list, go to thefamilygamers.com/holiday2017 But first! Anitra shares a random math fact she just learned regarding factorials and prime numbers.

November 6, 2017
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It’s time for another interview! This week, we’re talking to Jason Kotarski from Green Couch Games. Their new game Best Treehouse Ever: Forest of Fun is on Kickstarter now. The new game is a stand alone game, but it can be combined with the original Best Treehouse Ever to play with up to 8 players. Green Couch Games has made

October 31, 2017
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You love gaming so much that you want to go to a convention. Your kids love gaming, and you want to bring them too. What should you know? A good convention experience starts with good preparation, and that goes double when there are children involved. What we’ve been playing NMBR 9 Showed BOO to friends (see our review) Pairs, Pirate

October 24, 2017
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Welcome Stephen Duetzmann from Engaged Family Gaming this week! Since EFG has already released their holiday gift guide, we decided that Stephen would be an excellent resource for our listeners. We present our top ten(ish) video game purchases for your family this holiday season. What We’ve Been Playing Stephen has been really enjoying Tail Feathers with his older son (11

October 16, 2017
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We’ve been looking for games that capture some of the spooky feeling of the Halloween season, without being too scary or too difficult for younger children. We cover four of our favorites, recommendations from our listeners, and give the run-down of what we’ve been playing. What we’ve been playing: Scythe – a beautiful, elegant game. We spent the first 12

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