64 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Meeples Like Me!

Meeples Like Me!

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!

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63 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Potato Pirates with Aditya Batura

Potato Pirates

Aditya Batura is co-founder and CEO of Codomo Inc., a technology education group based in Singapore. They teach children about programming at an age-appropriate level, and wanted to bring that to a larger community.

Enter Potato Pirates, the game that “teaches 10 hours of programming in 30 minutes”.

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62 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top 5 Games from Target

Top 5 Games From Target

Sometimes you just need to buy a game in person, whether it’s because you don’t want to buy online or because you need to pick up a last-minute present. We share with you our top games that we found at our local Target store.

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61 – The Family Gamers Podcast – After School Board Game Club with Liz

After School Board Game Club

This time we have a special guest in the studio! Our friend Liz Kelley is a staff writer for The Family Gamers website, but she’s also a teacher. Since school starts this time of year, we wanted to talk to her about something special: she coaches the board game club at her school.

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Number Ninjas: The Ancient Art of Arithmetic

Number Ninjas!

The Dicecapades® franchise continues to grow. First there was Dicecapades® classic, then Dicecapades® Word Pirates, and now we have Dicecapades® Number Ninjas.

Add, subtract, and multiply your way to victory with Number Ninjas, a Dicecapades® educational game from Haywire Group. You and your fellow players are ninjas, competing to collect four quest items and race to the Golden Dragon.

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60 – The Family Gamers Podcast – GenCon, or GenCan’t?

What We’ve Been Playing:

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Robo Diner

Purrrlock Holmes


Windup War


Roll Player

Batman Fluxx


Potion Explosion

Silly Street



Whistle Stop

Our listener Nick M (@ShredDemon) tweeted us a selfie with Andy Geremia!

His highlights include:

Fireball island from Restoration Games was the most exciting news for me. (Remake of Fireball Island circa 1986. Molded plastic board with tiki idol in the raised middle. Periodically spits out “fireball” marbles that roll down the mountain, knocking over pawns or destroying bridges.)

Santorini & 5 Minute Dungeon both sold out on the first day at GenCon.

(5 Minute Dungeon: cooperatively escape a randomized dungeon – in under 5 minutes. Use the cards in your hand to fight monsters and the final boss.)

Century: Golem Edition – Plan B’s popular Century: Spice Road, re-themed. Manga-like illustrations, beautiful crystals as currency.

Stuffed Fables

Tiny Park photo from Nick M.

HABA Tiny Park – basically Barenpark for kids!

Slide Blast photo from Nick M.

Slide Blast (FoxMind) looks fun.

Everyone was tweeting about Clank! In! Space! Still a deckbuilder, still traverse the board trying not to make too much noise. Board fits together like a puzzle. More compact than the original Clank!





Welcome to Dino World – PnP roll and write game. Build a dinosaur theme park, and try to avoid having too many “incidents”. James O’Connor (Stellaris Games), illustrated by Beth Sobel (Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, World’s Fair, Coldwater Crown, Viticulture, etc.)

Photo contest – http://www.gencant.com/2017-photo-contest-winners/

59 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson on Game Design

This week’s interview is with Chris Anderson, a board game designer (Blue Cube Board Games) and host of The Board Game Workshop podcast.

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58 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Camping Games

Camping Games

As we mentioned last week, we’ve been camping! We talk about several camping-themed games from Education Outdoors.

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57.5 – The Family Gamers NOTcast

We are not here. We are camping! No electricity means no computers, no microphones, no podcast. We will be back next week with a great episode centered around games to play when camping, of course.

57 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Andy Geremia Redux

Andy Geremia

We’ve brought Andy back on the show to talk about two new games he has coming out now from FunWiz (a division of FoxMind), Brew Dice and Sports Dice: Baseball.

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Giveaway! Brew Dice and Sports Dice: Baseball

Brew Dice Sports Dice: Baseball - Roll it out of the park!It’s time for another giveaway! Andy Geremia and FunWiz are partnering with us to give away Andy’s newest games.

Sports Dice: Baseball is a 2-player game that pits a batter vs. a pitcher using dice to determine what happens in each at-bat.

Brew Dice is a 2-4 player game of speed rolling. Roll your 3 dice to be the first to match the shapes (coaster, snack, beer container) on the current card. Snatch the card before someone else can match it, too!

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56 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top 5 Games To Teach How To Play Games

We are all about teaching our kids (and others) to play games. But how do you teach skills that are integral to good game-playing: concepts like logical deduction, planning ahead, and making strategic choices? With games, of course! We highlight our top 5 games to teach game-playing skills.

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