It’s Okay to Fail

Shoot Again

But something I’ve learned as an adult is that when we fail, when we strive for something and it doesn’t work out, when we’ve fallen face-down in the mud and aren’t sure we can get back up again (let alone try again)—those are the real opportunities. The opportunities to grow, to get better, to learn from our mistakes and try again.

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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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Mini DiverCity: A Race to Save the Reef

Mini DiverCity Game

In Mini DiverCity, divers work together against corporations to save archipelago from ecological ruin. All players win together by saving a set amount of species.

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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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SNAP Review – 10 Essentials

10 Essentials cards: Dangers and Essentials

A simple take-that game, 10 Essentials aims to to introduce kids to the standard “ten essential items” for backcountry hiking. Remedy dangers like dehydration or snow while playing similar dangers on the other players! What did Asher and Anitra think of this game? Listen to their review in 6 minutes, or read on below.

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Top Trumps: War Without Politics

Top Trumps boxes

Sometimes, you just want a simple game to pass the time. It’s even better if you can learn a little bit while you’re playing. For decades, Top Trumps has been doing its part to fill this need in the UK, but after being acquired by Winning Moves, they are now available in the US. With hundreds of different decks, did

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63 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Potato Pirates with Aditya Batura

Potato Pirates

Aditya Batura is co-founder and CEO of Codomo Inc., a technology education group based in Singapore. They teach children about programming at an age-appropriate level, and wanted to bring that to a larger community. Enter Potato Pirates, the game that “teaches 10 hours of programming in 30 minutes”.

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61 – The Family Gamers Podcast – After School Board Game Club with Liz

After School Board Game Club

This time we have a special guest in the studio! Our friend Liz Kelley is a staff writer for The Family Gamers website, but she’s also a teacher. Since school starts this time of year, we wanted to talk to her about something special: she coaches the board game club at her school.

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Number Ninjas: The Ancient Art of Arithmetic

Number Ninjas!

The Dicecapades® franchise continues to grow. First there was Dicecapades® classic, then Dicecapades® Word Pirates, and now we have Dicecapades® Number Ninjas. Add, subtract, and multiply your way to victory with Number Ninjas, a Dicecapades® educational game from Haywire Group. You and your fellow players are ninjas, competing to collect four quest items and race to the Golden Dragon.

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CAMP: The Family Pastime

CAMP Box

We went camping this past weekend, and what better way to celebrate camping than to play camping themed board games? This week we take a look at CAMP: The Game that Grows With You, the Dr. Toy award winning game from Education Outdoors. CAMP has a lot of features that are really appealing, but do they come together to make

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56 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top 5 Games To Teach How To Play Games

We are all about teaching our kids (and others) to play games. But how do you teach skills that are integral to good game-playing: concepts like logical deduction, planning ahead, and making strategic choices? With games, of course! We highlight our top 5 games to teach game-playing skills.

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