144 – All Filled Up! Top 10 Filler Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 144 - Top 10 Filler Games

We’ve got a top 10 today – yes, actually 10! Inspired by some filler games we recently received in the mail, and looking forward to hanging out with One Board Family (because we talked filler games when we had them on the podcast), we decided we’d talk about our favorite filler games today. First we thank Breaking Games, whose game

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Visitor in Blackwood Grove – An Alien Assumption

Visitor in Blackwood Grove: box

An alien ship has crash-landed in the forest outside of town. Agents have been tracking the craft and rush to the scene, hoping to dissect the Visitor and seize its craft. But a local Kid has also ridden her bike out to the wreck to save the Visitor. Who will make it through the ship’s force field first?

If you’re up for an unusual deduction game with asymmetric roles that accommodate many skill levels, we highly recommend Visitor in Blackwood Grove.

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Scarabya: Excavations that Missed the Beet(le)

Scarabya Cover

It is up to you to find the most Scarab relics! From the desert to the rain forest, from the Bermuda Triangle to Antarctica, these golden beetles are scattered across the world. Set up camps and mark Excavation Areas. Can you find the most Scarabs and uncover the mystery of Scarabya?

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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: Robots & Rockets LIGHTSPEED

Robots and Rockets LIGHTSPEED

Robots & Rockets: LIGHTSPEED is the second entry in the Robots & Rockets series from designer Sye Robertson. Now that you’ve mastered robot tourism, you must practice the art of building rockets. Did our rockets launch to lightspeed, or did this game fizzle out? Listen to our thoughts in under 5 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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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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118 – Top Picks from Essen 2018

Internationale Spieltage SPIEL '18

Essen Game Fair (Internationale Spieltage SPIEL) is the world’s largest boardgame trade show. No one could hope to cover everything (and we won’t try!) We brought Nick on to help us with our top picks from Essen Spiel, accumulated through BoardGameGeek and other media. Did you know that in Germany, 118 is the directory inquiry phone number? We’re going to

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Dinosaur Tea Party – Delightful Dino Deduction

Dinosaur Tea Party: dinosaurs, teacup, board game

You’ve been invited to Dinoton Abbey for high tea; one of the most exclusive invites in all of Britain. Adorned in your finest attire, you stroll into the party and survey the room. Everyone is catching up on all the latest gossip and worldly affairs, while sipping tea and eating glorious cakes. Suddenly panic strikes you, you forgot everyone’s name!

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Gen Con 2018: Allen Chang – Rule & Make Games

We got a chance to talk to Allen Chang, creative director of Rule & Make Games, about a few of the games they have currently available, and what is coming out soon. Rule & Make is a publisher based in Australia. They make a variety of games: from family-weight to heavier hobbyist games. Family Games Robots and Rockets – a

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