Dicey Peaks: Not High Enough

Dicey Peaks by Scott Almes

Day 34: We have reached the final camp before the summit. The storm slowed our progress. The mountain itself seems to rise higher with each step. Neville’s oxygen ran out just before sunset; we must press on without him. After whatever rest we can manage tonight, at first light I will select mostly clear dice and make the final roll.

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SNAP Review: Squeezamals Freeze N Squeeze Game

Let’s go get some ice cream, with the Squeezamals Freeze ‘N’ Squeeze game from Big G Creative. Whether your kids already love Squeezamals or have never heard of them, they’ll have squeezy, freezy, frantic fun with this fast-moving game. Hear Nick & Izzy’s thoughts in less than 4 minutes, or read on below.

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Fruit Ninja Combo Party

Fruit Ninja: Combo Party from Lucky Duck Games

You are young apprentices, in training to legendary Fruit Ninjas. Now that you’ve learned the basics of slicing fruit, you need to master the art of combos.  Sharpen your blades and reflexes to slice the best possible combos to earn maximum each round. Perfect these skills and Honorable Sensei will name you the Master of Combos.

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Mini DiverCity: A Race Save The Reef

Mini DiverCity Game

Your team of Divers are on a mission to save the fragile ecosystem of DiverCity by convincing the government to turn it into a national park. It’s a beautiful archipelago with multitudes of species coexisting in a vibrant tapestry of life. Not everyone can appreciate this place for its beauty alone. Multitudes of corporations attempt to exploit its natural resources

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2018 Holiday Board Game Shopping Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Once again, the holiday shopping season is upon us. The Family Gamers present our recommendations for your family: gifts of new games for all ages and abilities! We’ve got everything here from games for toddlers and preschoolers, to adult games, to large groups or two players. No matter what age you’re shopping for or what the occasion is, our family

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The Mansky Caper – An Offer You Can’t Defuse!

Ken Franklin's The Mansky Caper

It was a big night for our family – the night we finally showed the world we were deserving of respect. We were tired of Al Mansky (the richest mobster in the country) getting all the glory – and hogging all the loot. Al was out of town, and had left all his loot stashed in his mansion. No guards,

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Anomia Kids: Sounds Like Fun!

Anomia Kids

Anomia is a word from a Latin root and means “without name”. It’s the term for being unable to come up with the name of an object. Anomia is also a game (from Anomia Press), in which players race to come up with a word that fits a certain category, ranging from “color” to “rock opera” to “shampoo brand”.

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Zooscape: Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Zooscape

I’m going to do my best to explain Hisashi Hayashi’s Zooscape, but I’m going to fail. And the first time you play, I predict you’re not going to get it, either. But play it a second time. Then maybe a third. Somewhere in there, the elegance of the game design is going to reveal itself to you. The ugly duckling

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Classic Reviews – Dixit: What Art They Thinking?

Dixit Cover

Some games, in my opinion, fall into the category of “must have” in your collection. There are some games which I seem to never get tired of playing. Some games that are good “gateway” games; games that are great for helping introduce inexperienced gamers to (post-Catan) games & gaming. Dixit is an incredible game that fulfills all these categories.

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Sticky Chameleons: More sticky or more karma?

Sticky Chameleons

In episode 80, The Family Gamers explored games that are pure fun. Not necessarily the “best” or “most mechanically sound” game, but games that are just plain fun to play. This week we have a game that absolutely fits that mold. We will look at a new game designed by Théo Riviére and published by Iello, Sticky Chameleons.

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Downforce: The Best Racing Game of the Eighties and Nineties is Back

Downforce setup

Re-makes are not really my thing. The Ben-Hur movie of 2016? Woof. Crystal Pepsi? Trying too hard. Every Disney animated movie ever now coming back as live action? NO. So when I heard that there was now an entire tabletop game company, Restoration Games, devoted to remaking* classic games, I was … skeptical. Then I heard about Downforce.  And my inner

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