Contributor: Anitra Smith

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October 9, 2017
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We have a great Halloween-themed game to share with you this week. Dennis Michael Sawyers from Amber Palace Games joins us. His game Scream or Die is a family-friendly dice game for 2-8 players.Each player plays as a cute monster attempting to collect the most candy on Halloween. Rolling the dice is done by one player at a time, but

October 2, 2017
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We’ve been doing dice game reviews, and we’ve got dice on the brain this week! Listen as Andrew and Anitra each list their top 3 dice games. What we’ve been playing Dairyman (review here) Scream or Die (currently on Kickstarter). Dr. Eureka Connect 4, Go Away Monster, etc. are common games for the kids to pull out and play together.

September 25, 2017
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It’s our favorite time of year! We discuss our favorite games from Boston FIG, with special guest, Corey Lagunowich. Then, listen to interviews from the show floor with Andrew. Notable tabletop games Pitman by Wild East Games (in progress) Baon: The Game of Leftovers by Brainstein Games Cake Duel by Sizigi Studios (Kickstarter completed, should be shipping by December. $25)

September 19, 2017
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It’s been quite a week! We define a handful of board game terms (what’s a meeple?) and talk about lots of games we’ve been playing. Andrew describes his recent cooking experiment “FOR SCIENCE” and we share a big announcement! We talked about some common video game terms back in episode 46. This week, we’ll define a few common tabletop game

September 11, 2017
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Aditya Batura is co-founder and CEO of Codomo Inc., a technology education group based in Singapore. They teach children about programming at an age-appropriate level, and wanted to bring that to a larger community. Enter Potato Pirates, the game that “teaches 10 hours of programming in 30 minutes”.

September 4, 2017
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Sometimes you just need to buy a game in person, whether it’s because you don’t want to buy online or because you need to pick up a last-minute present. We share with you our top games that we found at our local Target store. What We’ve Been Playing: Dairyman from Tasty Minstrel Games Flip City from Tasty Minstrel Games –

August 28, 2017
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This time we have a special guest in the studio! Our friend Liz Kelley is a staff writer for The Family Gamers website, but she’s also a teacher. Since school starts this time of year, we wanted to talk to her about something special: she coaches the board game club at her school. What Has Liz Been Playing? Liz learned

August 22, 2017
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What We’ve Been Playing: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Robo Diner Purrrlock Holmes Set Windup War Qwingo Roll Player Batman Fluxx H.I.D.E. Potion Explosion Silly Street   GenCon: Whistle Stop Our listener Nick M (@ShredDemon) tweeted us a selfie with Andy Geremia! His highlights include: Fireball island from Restoration Games was the most exciting news for me. (Remake of Fireball

August 14, 2017
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This week’s interview is with Chris Anderson, a board game designer (Blue Cube Board Games) and host of The Board Game Workshop podcast. The board game design community is full of great people who really want designers to succeed. Shout out to the chapter of the Game Maker’s Guild based on Boston. There’s very little competition; rather, everyone wins because

August 7, 2017
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As we mentioned last week, we’ve been camping! We talk about several camping-themed games from Education Outdoors. We discuss how we set parameters for personal screen time for our oldest on trips: she can only use it in appropriate circumstances, without recharging. Now that she has had the same rules a few times, she’s figured out how to stretch out

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