153 – Ann Losito, TWIST Gaming – The Family Gamers Podcast
Our special guest for this episode is Ann Losito. She runs the TWIST Gaming channel with her c0-hosts Matt and Josh. TWIST was the first ever Twitch partnered channel that is focused on board games.
Andrew met Ann at last year’s PAX Unplugged. They played Deep Sea Adventure together, with Claire, and had a great time.
TWIST is best known for their “Play With Us” campaigns, pulling the viewers into the game. While playing games like Kingdom Death Monster and Middara, they encourage audience members to control characters in the game.
TWIST has a Kickstarter up right now to help support their next season. Support them and get some awesome promos for some of the crew’s favorite games – pick Team Ann, Team Josh, or Team Matt… or Team TWIST to get everything.
Ann refuses to tell us her favorite convention, but she gives us reasons she likes each one differently. Ann and Andrew discuss the child room at Dice Tower Con.
Not her proudest moment, Ann shares how she and Matt ended up getting in a kiddie pool with 40 pounds of peanut butter. And somehow this leads into a discussion of homemade peanut butter? (It’s easier than you’d think!)
Ann’s favorite moments in streaming have been the large events they’re able to run at conventions. “We had the tables running the game with us in the room, and people at home… playing along as well.”
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