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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Is resource management more than a business term? Do you take that? Or would you rather use worker placement to gain area control? We dissect some common terms from the board game world, and give examples of games that use these mechanics. What we’ve been playing Senshi by Arcane Wonders – recommended to us by Ryan and Erin Gutowski of

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We’re turning this episode up to 11! We’re joined by Marc Specter, the Grand Poobah of the Grand Gamers Guild. We’ve had Marc on the show before to talk about Pocket Ops, but this time we’re talking about a brand new Kickstarter, The Artemis Project. The Artemis Project The Artemis Project is a bit different from the games we normally

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We love games that tell a story. Whether the stories are driving the game, or encourage players to get into character and make their own story, these games are fun. Enhance your game-playing experience with some of these. What We’ve Been Playing: Scarabya (coming in October from Blue Orange). A multi-player-solitaire polyomino game. Fun, even though we can’t figure out

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Today we interview two special guests: Hannah Schauer and Karen Cleveland from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Why are we interviewing employees of the Department of Natural Resources? Because they made a game! What in the Wild? is a game system with 120 cards and instructions to play five different games, using common wildlife and plant species across the

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Sometimes, you just want to play with your kids instead of playing against them. We discuss our favorite cooperative board games to play with children. What We’ve Been Playing: Dicey Peaks Fight for Olympus (see our review) Katamino Tempus Imperium (find it here) My First Stone Age Sports Dice: Football (from FoxMind / FunWiz) – Andrew likes this even more

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Let’s talk to Nick and Izzy about their Gen Con experience! 107 is a prime number: A great way to introduce Optimus Prime super-fan, Nick Martinelli! Nick writes for TFG and most recently wrote a review for Let Them Eat Shrimp! Nick has been gaming for about 10 years. Carcasonne & Catan were his gateway into boardgaming; he actually started

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We all experience burn out sometimes. Netflix and chill turning into “stare into space”?  Wish you were playing a game, but can’t wrap your head around your usual fare? Sometimes we still want the social experience of games, even when our brains are fried. We discuss some of our favorite light strategy games that are good for relaxing. Parents, is this

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It’s that time again – Gen Con is the largest gaming convention in the USA. If it seems like we’ve done this before, it’s because we have! We covered Gen Con (and Gen Can’t) last year (episode 60). Warning: this episode includes 2 hours of interviews from Gen Con, recorded by our man on the ground, Nick Martinelli. Our Gen

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Why play games with your kids? No, really – why should you play games? We asked our community and a few other friends. What We’ve Been Playing Tokaido (in preparation for Super Saturday Board Game Serial episode 33) Jetpack Joyride (on Kickstarter now – stay tuned for our snap review!) Andrew “accidentally” bought Dice Forge on sale at Gamestop. We’ve

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We’re joined this week by Stephen Duetzmann, who tells us about his favorite moments from E3 (which we previewed in episode 99) and CTFIG. Contest But first, contest winners! Congratulations to: Laura Prickett Donald Highley Will Griesmer And thanks to all of the people who donated towards our prizes. What we’ve been playing: Stephen is (finally) trying Fortnite. Although it’s

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