SNAP Review – Hex Roller

Hex Roller box

Roll dice, write down numbers. Simple? Yes. Easy? Not hardly. Enjoy an abstract roll and write puzzle with Hex Roller, designed by Rustan Håkansson and published by Renegade Game Studios. Listen to why Anitra loves it in just a few minutes, or read on below. Gameplay Hex Roller plays exactly the same no matter how many players you have. (The

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Dice Throne: Throwin’ Dice and Takin’ Names

Dice Throne boxes

Dice Throne is an easy game to pick up and learn. The core of the game is manipulating your dice to get the best result, leading some people to call it “battle Yahtzee”. However, the wide variety present in the cards and characters keeps games feeling fresh and allows for many different overall strategies.

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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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SNAP Review – Dirty Pig Card Game

Dirty Pig case sitting in dirt

“Dirty pigs are happy pigs!” That’s the driving idea behind Dirty Pig, a silly quick card game by Frank Bebenroth. Asher and Anitra tell us about this fast-moving game for 2-6 players. Give it a listen in less than 4 minutes or read on below. How to Play Dirty Pig Your goal: get all your pigs dirty first! Each player

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148 – FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 148: Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

We all have experiences in life we don’t want to miss. FOMO, or fear of missing out, seems to hit particularly hard when it comes to hot new boardgames. Between Kickstarter and conventions constantly hyped on social media, how can we deal with this irrational response?

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147 – Isaac Villa, Gaming with Sidekicks – The Family Gamers Podcast

Eric Lang and Isaac Villa

This week we’re happy to welcome Isaac Villa. He runs a site similar to ours, called Gaming with Sidekicks. We first met at PAX Unplugged, and we’re always happy to talk with other family-focused gamers. Gaming with Sidekicks branched off from a different website; the founders met while playing Dice Masters competitively. At one point, they had four different podcasts!

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SNAP Review – Shadows in Kyoto

Shadows in Kyoto

A strategy game of hidden identities, based on true historic events, Shadows in Kyoto was designed by Emperor S4, and is published in the US by Deepwater Games. Listen to our thoughts, or read on below. About Shadows in Kyoto A game for two players that plays in under 30 minutes, Shadows in Kyoto is set in Japan in the

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SNAP Review – The Stars Align

The Stars Align - bag and pieces

Who doesn’t like shooting stars – and laid-back puzzley gameplay? That’s the premise behind The Stars Align from Breaking Games. The Stars Align is a quick, portable game for two players, suitable for ages 6 and up. We’ll tell you our thoughts in about five minutes, or in the summary below. Your goal in The Stars Align is to create

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