38 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Twice Married
This week, we have special guests! Spencer & Lara Williams, of Married with Board Games, co-host the show with us and talk about their favorite games to play as a couple.
What we played
(MwBG) Sigil – coming to Kickstarter this week. Similar to Magic: The Gathering, but more of a boardgame/wargame.
Andrew and Anitra have both been playing plenty of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Our church had a game night, so our family played lots of games!
OutFoxed! (with kids)
Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm (with kids, one of whom quit halfway through.)
Zitternix (Keep it Steady) – with a group of about 4 very young kids (2 & 3s). Fun!
The kids also played some games without adults, like: Mall Madness (Littlest Pet Shop Edition), Hi Ho Cherry-O
Funny to see an 8 year old teaching three adults how to play Battle Sheep.
Games to play as a couple
Spencer and Lara have younger kids than we do, so they don’t play much with their kids (yet!) We discuss a few favorite games to chill out after the house is quiet:
Tides of Madness – a 2 player drafting game from Portal Games
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle – co-op deck-building, moves through the 7 books
Beyond Baker Street – deduction/clue giving game similar to Hanabi
Above and Below – exploration & building with a storybook for encounters
Lara and Spencer love co-operative games, building on each other’s strengths.
Potion Explosion! A key component is a marble dispenser – the marbles are potion ingredients. Pull marbles in certain orders to get combos (“explosions”).
We also share some of our favorites:
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (the two-player-only Agricola variant). Will be reprinted soon by Mayfair Games!
Patchwork is another great one published by Mayfair. A little discussion of the cross-shaped piece in Patchwork (cost:0, income:3).
Fight for Olympus, a new game from Mayfair that we will be reviewing in the future.
Find more from Spencer and Lara at www.marriedwithbg.com – podcast, video reviews, etc.