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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It's our final show of 2015, and we're back with a look at the year in review. We'll talk about some of the more interesting stories from December, the games we wanted most in our Acquisition Disorder review, the best gaming experiences we had all year at the table, and then four special best of categories as selected by the BGA hosts:

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We really love LEGOs. A lot. So, imagine our excitement when a friend of the show released a new app for Windows that allows you to gather all of your LEGO set building instructions together! We were so excited we invited him on the show to guest host this week. Join us as we talk with Matthias Shapiro about his

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Did you play video games with your family when you were a kid? Anitra didn’t… the closest was “Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive VCR Board Game”. With her friends, a lot of Mario and Zelda. Andrew played a lot of Goldeneye (N64) and Mario Kart. His mom introduced him to Infocom games like Zork. Anitra mentions a game set

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Thanksgiving weekend allowed a lot of time for gaming! We talk about what makes a good game to play with “non-gamers”, or at least to family members who think they only like traditional big-name games. Santa’s Little Helpers and the Ice Cube Jam Portal game Machi Koro the kids played a bunch of classic card games with their grandma: Old

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What we played this week: Dragonwood Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small Fallout 4 Cards & Castles (iOS) Santa’s Little Helpers and the Ice Cube Jam! See the review on our website. Deal going on right now, the creator (Matt Worden) has a few copies that are packaged in a drawstring bag (no box) for $10, but supplies are limited!

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This week we're back with a special holiday shopping guide edition of Board Gamers Anonymous, featuring all the many things that will fill your own acquisition disorder list this year. We also have a new schedule and will be talking about Thanksgiving games and some interesting stories in the world of board gaming. 

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Thanksgiving is next week, yikes! So let’s talk gifts. This week, we’re talking non-digital gifts – board games, card games, and non-electronic toys. But first, what we played this week! Power Grid Santa’s Little Helpers and the Ice Cube Jam Fallout 4 Fallout Shelter (iOS or Android) We are big fans of Kiwi Crate! With 4 different subscriptions and dozens

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We're talking about Splendor and 12 games you might like if you also like this one (or just want to grow beyond it as a gateway game). In addition, we have three new reviews, three new acquisition disorders and a whole bunch of great news from Drew. 
 
Intro: Extra Life Charity: Board Game Geek List Auction! LAST DAY!​
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On this week’s episode, we’re looking forward to the holidays and talking travel! But first, what we did this week: More Batman: Arkham City Machi Koro with the family Chip Chain (iOS & Android) eagerly looking forward to Fallout 4 You should join Best Buy “Gamers Club Unlocked” if you buy new video games. And now, on to the games!

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This week on Episode 94, we're comparing two of our favorite Ted Alspach games to determine once and for all (probably) which is better - Suburbia or The Castles of Mad King Ludwig.

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