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The Family Gamers

All Episodes for this Podcast

Episode 352 – Top 5 Simultaneous Play Games

We are NOT at GenCon this week. Instead, let's talk about games where everyone plays at the same time!

Episode 351 – SAHM Reviews with the Bradys

Nicole and Scott have been doing family-friendly review content since 2008 with their site SAHM Reviews. But they're tied into the board game industry in many other ways...

Episode 350 – Right-Sizing Your Game Collection

What does right-sizing your game collection mean in terms of size and maintenance? How do you determine what's best for you?

Episode 348 – Our 5 Favorite Magical Games!

Each member of the family talks about their favorite game(s) with a magical theme!

Episode 347 – Board Games with BoardGamingMama!

Welcome to Heather, the Board Gaming Mama! 347 Fact There’s evidence oil wells going back to 347 AD! Chinese drills made of bamboo got to over 200 meters deep. Sponsor One of the first concerns from prospective clients is whether they can afford to work with us. 

Episode 346 – Room to Grow: Word Games Edition

If you want to play word games with your kids, you're going to have to wait a LONG time for them to be ready. We suggest a few games that can help your family work their way up to "adult" word games.

Episode 345 – Game Design with Emma Larkins

This week we talk to Emma Larkins, designer of Abandon All Artichokes, Starry Night Sky, and Squabblin' Goblins.

Episode 344 – Top Games for Six Years Old

It's time for lists again! We review our top recommendations for six year olds, after talking about the great games we've been playing this week.

Episode 343 – Talking Games with Jeremy Howard

Welcome back to Jeremy Howard - we discuss all kinds of games that have crossed our radar recently.

Episode 342 – Games for Five Year Olds

Lists! Lists! We move on to our top recommended games for 5 year old children.

Episode 341 – GAMA and Skybound Update with Matt Faulisi

Welcome Matt Faulisi from Skybound Tabletop! We talk about a few games he saw at GAMA and what's coming from Skybound this year.

Episode 340 – Top Games for Four Year Olds

We're continuing our lists with our top recommended games for four year olds. What game do (or did) your kids love at this age?

Episode 339 – with James Hudson

We talk with James about Wonderland's War, Tidal Blades 2, and what else is coming for Druid City Games.

Episode 338 – Top 10 Games for 3 Year Olds

There's a huge difference between what kids can play at 36 months old and what they can do at 47 months. Our top picks for 3 year olds.

Episode 337 – PAX East Interviews

This week, we've got interviews from PAX East 2023, with Amigo, Gem Blenders, Resonym, Pocket Paragons, and Phase Shift Games

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Episode 334 – Noisy Games: Extra Fun or Parents’ Nightmare?

This week’s topic is polarizing! Every parent has some LOUD game that their kids love. Do you buy into the fun factor of noisy games, or do they drive you crazy? Maybe you just barely tolerate them…

Board Game Cruises, Cons, and More, with Monica Rasso

You Ask, We Answer