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

We have an extra special episode this week with Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games joining us to discuss acquisition disorders, news, recent playthroughs, and his soon to be launched Kickstarter project, Scythe. 
  • Intro: Special Co-Host Jamey Stegmaier
  • ​Shout it From the Tabletop​

Thanks for tuning in! We added a new segment this week, FOR SCIENCE! Andrew and Anitra try some gross(great!) potato chips and live to tell the tale. Also on this show: Mushroom 11 Maze Racers (again) Marvel PuzzleQuest More Project Rocket Golfing! Andrew obsesses over the Deepwater Organizer from Broken Token An interview with Andy Geremia, the creator of Maze

This week, we're talking about Essen! Listen for a whole bunch of games we'd love to be able to pick up there next week.

Thanks for tuning in! This week, we get creative. Story-based and creativity games! What we played this week: Maze Racers Blink What we talked about this week: Balderdash Paranoia Dixit Superfight Rory’s Story Cubes Don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes and check us out on Facebook and Twitter! Stay tuned next week when we announce our contest

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This week on Episode 89, join Chris, Anthony, Drew and Daniel as we discuss some of the recent stories in board gaming, three big (some quite literally) games we're eager to pick up, three recent (euros!) we got to the table and our feature - how we rate our games on Board Game Geek:
  • ​Shout it From the Tabletop: 
  • Acquisition Disorder: Epic, Mega Civilization, ...and then we held hands
  • At the Table:  The Princes of Florence, Shipyard, Caylus
  • Feature: Gamer FAQ: How Do You Rate Your Games?
  • Final Round: What other ratings would you like to s

Thanks for tuning in! This week, we talk about the Boston Festival of Indie Games, with some special guests – our kids! What we played this week: Numberbots (“Not a game, Mommy”) Project Rocket Golfing Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique (discontinued iPad game) Slideways More information about the games we saw at Boston FIG: Project Rocket Golfing (iOS, by Morgan McGuire)


This week, Anthony, Chris and Daniel sit down and discuss one of the hottest games of the last 12 months, Dead of Winter, and 9 games you might like if you also like this instant classic. We're also reviewing Tides of Time, Telestrations After Dark, and Daniel's new favorite obsession - Heroes of the Storm, plus in our Acquisition Disorder Corner this week, some new Star Wars, more Arcadia Quest, and a fun (and pretty) new take on time travel:


You’ve done it! You’re here, getting ready to listen to The Family Gamers! Episode 5 is coming to your ears momentarily, where Andrew and Anitra reveal the game they’ve finally beaten together after months of effort! Also, The Family Gamers are proud to have had the opportunity to interview Justin Halliday, the creator of Hero Kids, a tabletop role playing

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This wseek, Chris and Daniel discuss the top 10 games that our listeners noted as their favorites in our recent survey. Learn which games hit the top of the list - there were some expected and a few surprises on the list. We also discuss a couple of games we got to the table recently, two hot new games we're interested in picking up and much more on this week's new episode:


Thanks for tuning in to Episode 4 of the newly rebranded Family Gamers Podcast! On this week’s episode, we, Andrew and Anitra, talk about a bunch of stuff we played (Campaign Trail once again, Ragnaroll, Most Glorious Comrade) Our topic this week is Screen Time. How do we manage screen time with our children? What is appropriate for our children