171 – ChiTAG Interviews – The Family Gamers Podcast

Chicago Toy & Game Group

Nick Martinelli went to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair before Thanksgiving, and came back with a gaggle of interviews! We’ll tell you about what we’ve been playing lately, then get to the interviews after the break.

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170 – Holiday Gift Guide – The Family Gamers Podcast

Holiday Gift Guide

At least our number fact is game-related this week: 170 is the maximum “check out” score in a game of darts. This week, we’re going to recap our entire gift recommendation list. We have something for any age, any skill level, and tons of different special interests. What We’ve Been Playing Viral from Arcane Wonders (our review) Paper Tales from

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169 – Dances with Dragons – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 169 - Dances with Dragons

This week, our special guest is our oldest child, Claire! We’re going to talk about a theme that is near and dear to her heart: DRAGONS! We recommend dragon games for all ages and abilities. First, Claire tells us about some of her favorite dragon books, especially the Wings of Fire series. If you want to talk dragons, you can

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168 – Favorite Gamewright Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

Gamewright

We have been playing Gamewright games for years, but they’re on our mind because we just participated in a Game Night fundraiser (listen to episode 88 if you’re curious how the fundraisers work). What We’ve Been Playing Brainwaves: The Brilliant Boar – examine a card, then add it to your hand, facing away from you. Play cards from your hand

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162 – Your Game Collection – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 162 - Your Game Collection

Apparently, there are 162 games in a season of Major League Baseball. So, we’ve reached that milestone now – yay? We’re going to talk about collecting (kids are natural collectors – or maybe hoarders) and “improving” your collection in various ways. What We’ve Been Playing Brainwaves: The Astute Goose – a memory game that actually improves your memory! Spy Club

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161 – Boston FIG Fest 2019 – The Family Gamers Podcast

Boston FIG Fest 2019

We’re here with interviews from this year’s Boston FIG Fest! We’ll tell you about a few of our favorites, have a SNAP review, then get right into the interviews. What surprised us about Boston FIG this year? How much less crowded it felt at the new location. Harvard Athletic Center had a lot more room than MIT. Andrew was surprised

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157 – Gen Con wrap up with Izzy, Jace, and Nick – The Family Gamers Podcast

kids playing a game

We’re back with even more Gen Con coverage! Let’s wrap up our con season with the Martinellis’ impressions of Gen Con. Isabelle and Jace both attended with their parents. What’s Gen Con like from 3 feet off the ground? Jace liked “playing games”. His favorite was Rhino Hero Super Battle. Izzy’s favorite was Food Fighters from Kids Table Board Gaming

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155 – Gen Con and Gen Can’t 2019 (part 1) – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 155: Gen Con and Gen Can't

Much like last year, we went camping and then did Gen Can’t, while Nick and Izzy were able to attend Gen Con. So, instead of having a special guest, we’ve got some of the interviews that Nick recorded.

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153 – Ann Losito, TWIST Gaming – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 153 - Ann Losito, TWIST Gaming

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

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