How do gamers raise the next generation of geeks? How do you play games with your children without drowning in the monotony of CandyLand? How do you introduce your children to video games responsibly? Join Andrew and Anitra as they discuss gaming as a family with their three children. Listen to stories of their past, their successes and failures, and learn from their experiences. Mix this in with some giveaways, commentary about new stuff on the market, and a couple of interviews and you have The Family Gamers Podcast! If you're enjoying the show, please don't forget to leave a review, share with yoru friends, and subscribe!
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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
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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
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
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
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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.
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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)
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
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”. Listen to the podcast, and check out their Kickstarter at http://potatopirates.game Coding
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 –
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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
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