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
Contributor: Anitra Smith
All Content With Anitra Smith
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
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
In honor of Mother’s Day, we talk about games to play with your mom. What do our own kids think Mom (Anitra) would like to play? Last week, we had Asher on the show. This week, Claire is our co-host as we talk about games for mom. Whether your mom is a gamer or not, we have a recommendation for
On this show, we have a special guest interviewer, our son Asher! We talk to Sam Bryant and Gwen Ruelle, also known as Runaway Parade Games, about their game Fire Tower, on Kickstarter now. As we’ve mentioned, Asher played Fire Tower at Granite Game Summit. He loved it, and not only because he took out all his opponents. Fire Tower
House rules! Love them or hate them, everybody has played some games not quite as written. When done well, house rules can help equalize skill levels or make a game more fun. We ask our listeners for some of their favorites. What We’ve Been Playing POW! from Gigamic. Build a stable of comic-book villains and heroes, primarily through dice rolls.
On this week’s podcast, we interview Darryl Jones about his game Dobbers: Quest for the Key. Dobbers: Quest for the Key is an encounter-building adventure game, based on a comic book Darryl drew over 15 years ago. The world of the Dobbers is the “Alwaysgreen Forest”. The “Quest for the Key” is an adventure based on the original story: save
Spring is here, but that doesn’t always mean great weather. We look at some tabletop games that can get your family moving, even if you’re stuck inside. What We’ve Been Playing We didn’t go to PAX East, but Andrew did try out Fireball Island at a special event at The Castle in Beverly Massachusetts. You might also want to check
Today we’re speaking with Max Davie, a paediatrician in the UK who treats a lot of kids with ADHD or autism. He sees a lot of kids who use screens A LOT and wants to share some common-sense advice on screen time. Max’s video we keep referring to: Should parents reduce screen time, and are board games a good alternative?
Happy Easter! Did you come up short looking for games that would work for your whole family this holiday weekend? Andrew and Anitra suggest 8 games (or types of games) that can work well across several generations. What we’ve been playing: Funky Chicken (see our video) Sundae Split Fairy Tile Justice League: Road Trip (we won’t link to it. You