Xtronaut – The Game of Solar System Exploration

Xtronaut - the Game of Solar System Exploration

3… 2… 1… Blast off! Let’s explore space. Build a rocket to carry the payload that’s just right to complete your mission. Xtronaut was designed by Dante Lauretta, a real NASA scientist, to introduce kids to how rockets work. Setup Each player gets a gameboard, with space for several different kinds of rocket parts. Their gameboard also contains a score

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129 – Daniel Zayas, Tangled Timelines – The Family Gamers Podcast

Tangled Timelines

Daniel Zayas is well-known in boardgaming circles, especially on Facebook. We talk to him about snow and football… but then get to the real reason we’re here: his new game! Tangled Timelines Tangled Timelines is a card game, on Kickstarter starting January 22nd. Tangled Timelines is a strongly thematic set-collection game. Start with a hand of 4 cards, representing different

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SNAP Review: Simon’s Cat Card Game

Simon's Cat Card Game

“You are a cat. Do cat things. Don’t get caught. Blame everyone else. Match cards to make mischief and pass the blame, but don’t let Simon catch you!” Simon’s Cat Card Game is a simple shedding game with a minor twist. Listen to our thoughts in under 4 minutes, or read on below.

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Go Away Monster! – Introduction to Gaming for Your Little Monsters

Go Away Monster! The game where little kids get rid of the monsters for good!

Friends ask me on a regular basis about good games for very young children or children who have learning impairments. How can you have a game that’s fun without counting or even color matching? Go Away Monster from Gamewright shows us how to have a game that’s engaging for little ones, without being too lengthy or difficult. Learning how to

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122 – PAX Unplugged 2018 Post-Show – The Family Gamers Podcast

PAX Unplugged

We just returned from this year’s PAX Unplugged. We’re exhausted, but ready to share with you our favorite moments and interviews from the show!

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Untold: The Best Stories are in your Mind

Untold: Adventures Await - all components

At The Family Gamers, we’re always looking for a game we can tuck into a pocket or a purse, ready to be whipped out at a moment’s notice while waiting for food at a restaurant or stuck waiting for someone unexpectedly. Rory’s Story Cubes is the perfect example of this kind of game. However, as much as our family enjoys

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120 – Top 5 Games for Five Players – The Family Gamers Podcast

Top 5 games for Five Players

Did you know the average family has 1.8 kids? What do you do with the extra .8? Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are upon us. Even if you normally play with 2 or 3 players, you’ll probably want to accommodate more family in your games!

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SNAP Review – Chupacabra: Survive the Night

Chupacabra: Survive the Night

In Chupacabra: Survive the Night, you use your chupacabra dice to steal other players’ animals. Listen to our snap review in less than 5 minutes, or read on below. This review is of the second edition of Chupacabra: Survive the Night, published by Steve Jackson Games. The game was designed by David Blanchard, Brian Frodema, and John Jacobsen.

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Viral: Sick Fun

Viral by MESAboardgames and Arcane Wonders

Ever thought about the viruses and bacteria that get you sick? They’re fighting back against your body’s immune system to grow and reproduce. In Viral, you play as a species of virus, spreading out to infect as many organs as you can. This unique area control game from MESAboardgames and Arcane Wonders is a Dice Tower Essentials pick, and it’s

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