Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Family Gamers

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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The Family Gamers Episodes

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MMO and RTS and FPS, oh my! What is a platformer? Should my toddler play a sandbox game? We define a few common video game terms and abbreviations. What we’ve been playing T.I.M.E. Stories – We enjoyed this RPG, although we haven’t beaten the base game yet. We can understand why it tends to be a love-it-or-hate it game. There

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On this short podcast, Andrew talks to Tucker Smedes at CardLords, the creator of the game BattleGoats and their new game, Take the Gold. We have previously reviewed BattleGoats – it’s a combination of War and Memory. Interestingly, BattleGoats was originally conceived as a computer game. Take the Gold is designed to be even more accessible and casual than BattleGoats.

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What do you do if you have been trying to get a group together to play boardgames, and suddenly you have more players than one game can fit? Host a game night, of course! Video games we’ve been playing: Zelda, Zelda, Zelda… also Disney Infinity and Pokemon. We are excited to start playing some more couch co-op soon: Lovers in

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Jeff Johnston designs games as a hobby. He is the mind behind Pair of Jacks Games, and Anitra sat down with him at Granite Game Summit 2017 to talk about 3 of his published games: MoonQuake Escape , Flashlights & Fireflies, and Toasted or Roasted.   MoonQuake Escape is published by Breaking Games. Plot your escape from an alien prison.

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This past weekend, Anitra attended Granite Game Summit 2017 in Nashua, NH. It was a lot of fun, but also very different from the type of events we normally attend as The Family Gamers. We discuss what G2S was like, highlights of the show, and what else happened in our family the past two weeks.The Grimm Forest Kickstarter is almost

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This week’s podcast is a compilation of interviews from the show floor at PAX East 2017. Andrew talks to Zoink Games, Andrew Innes (creator of Anomia), Jammed Up Studios, and GameWright. Flipping Death Flipping Death is a colorful platformer video game from Zoink Games. Michael gives us some information about this game: it begins with the main character’s death. Now

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We were inspired by our recent experiences playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild to talk about playing games collaboratively or cooperatively. We often talk about cooperative board games, but did you know there are many options for playing together with video games, too? What we’ve done in the last two weeks: Andrew went to PAX East. We played Fight for

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We interview James Hudson of Druid City Games, designer of Barnyard Roundup and publisher of The Grimm Forest. You’ll never believe what game introduced him to modern board gaming! James started playing board games with his family because he was tired of them burying their noses in smartphones and other screen-based games. The first modern game he bought was Power

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This week, we have special guests! Spencer & Lara Williams, of Married with Board Games, co-host the show with us and talk about their favorite games to play as a couple. What we played (MwBG) Clank, the deckbuilding adventure game (see their episode 11) from Renegade Games. They found it much more balanced with two players than with four. (MwBG)

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Andrew went to NY Toy Fair last week. He saw more than we could possibly talk about! We try to give you the highlights in this extended edition of The Family Gamers Podcast. What we played this week: Ark & Noah (review coming soon) Duple and Anomia some games Andrew brought home from NY – more on that later. Our

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