83 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Animo The Card Game

Animo The Card Game

We interview Josh Patton, Josh Wegner, and Theresa Wegner. The three friends created Animo, a card game currently on Kickstarter.

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82 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Role Playing Games For the Family

Episode 82 - Role Playing Games

Welcome to the Family Gamers Podcast! This week, we talk about a few of our favorite role-playing games, as well as what we’ve been playing, backtalk, and Andrew’s most recent “for science!” adventure. » Read more

Match Madness: Parallel Puzzling for All Ages

Match Madness blocks

Playing puzzle games with children can be frustrating. If it’s mildly challenging for me, it may be impossible for my 7-year-old; but if it’s the right level for him, it’s far too easy for me. I don’t want to hold back: I want to beat my children fair and square. What to do? Match Madness gives us a possible solution.

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81 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The Mansky Caper

Characters from The Mansky Caper

This week, we are talking to Chris Leder (Director of Fun at Calliope Games) and Ken Franklin (designer of The Mansky Caper). Listen in on our discussion of their new game The Mansky Caper as well as what both of their families do for fun.

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80 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Fun and Games

Episode 80 - Fun and Games

What makes a game fun? Andrew and Anitra explore this topic. Although many games are enjoyable, we are trying to call out games that are fun in the moment.

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79 – The Family Gamers Podcast – David Wilkinson

Dave Wilkinson

David Wilkinson is the designer of Castles of Caladale, a unique tile-laying game, designed with family play in mind.

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You Like Us! You Really Like Us!

We are thrilled that we have surpassed 500 likes on our Facebook page. In honor of that, we want to know what you like about The Family Gamers (so we can do more of that) and what you don’t (so we can change it).

Would you take 5 minutes and fill out our survey? We’d really appreciate your feedback.

Let’s make it a little sweeter: we’ll bribe you to help us! Enter your email address at the end of the survey to be entered for a chance to win one of five games from our personal collection.

78.5 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Announcements!


No interview this week, but we have some announcements we wanted to get out, so this is a very short episode.

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78 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top 10 (or so) Games of 2017

2017 Top 10 Games

We’re back! As the first show of 2018, we wanted to share our top games from 2017. Return of special guests Claire and Asher, who share their favorites as well. Note: These games are our favorites of the year, not necessarily the most critically-acclaimed.

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77 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Isaac Shalev, Seikatsu designer

Isaac Shalev

This week, we talk to Isaac Shalev, co-designer of one of our new favorite games: Seikatsu.

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76 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Screen Time, Travel Edition

On the road again… just can’t wait to get on the road again…

We’ve talked before about screen time and setting limits. (All the way back in episodes 3 and 4!) But we’ve been doing a lot of traveling over the past month, and wanted to acknowledge that the rules change when we are away from home. Stay tuned for our thoughts on how we handle screen time when we’re traveling.

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75 – The Family Gamers Podcast – PAX Unplugged Interviews

PAX Unpulgged 2017, Philly PA

This week, we’re bringing you all the interviews we recorded at PAX Unplugged. There are a lot of interviews, so it’s another extra-long show.

But first, some special guests – Asher and Claire!

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74 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Super PAX U Super Show

We have a jam-packed podcast for you this week! Tons of information about PAX Unplugged, plus a few extra games from before and after the convention.

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