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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This week’s podcast, we talk to Brian and Jill Bollinger from Wild East Games. We have mentioned their games Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm and Pitman in previous episodes. They have a new expansion for Pie Rats, out on Kickstarter now. Newest Wild East Games Pie Rats: Curse of the Farmer’s Wife, expansion with new characters and poison

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for board game presents! If you’re wondering what to get the gamer(s) in your life, we can help. We recently put together our holiday gift guide. For this year’s complete list, go to thefamilygamers.com/holiday2017 But first! Anitra shares a random math fact she just learned regarding factorials and prime numbers.

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It’s time for another interview! This week, we’re talking to Jason Kotarski from Green Couch Games. Their new game Best Treehouse Ever: Forest of Fun is on Kickstarter now. The new game is a stand alone game, but it can be combined with the original Best Treehouse Ever to play with up to 8 players. Green Couch Games has made

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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