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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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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SNAP Review – Dragon’s Breath

Dragon Dad and ice rings

Dragon’s Breath from HABA is fun, easy to learn, and beautiful. You and your fellow players are little dragons, hoarding sparkling stones. But the stones are all stuck in a column of ice! Dragon Dad can melt the ice with his fiery breath, but who can grab the most stones as they fall?

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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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