Trash Pandas:  Hot Garbage or Good Garbage?

Trash Pandas

Trash Pandas is a press-your-luck, dice-rolling game designed by Michael Esuke of Red Rook Games. Trash Pandas is getting its first major release by Gamewright Games this summer. Players become raccoons digging through trash. I hesitantly delved into this one because neither of these genres are favorites of mine. Did I find the game itself deserved to be thrown into the trash or

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82 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Role Playing Games For the Family

Episode 82 - Role Playing Games

Welcome to the Family Gamers Podcast! This week, we talk about a few of our favorite role-playing games, as well as what we’ve been playing, backtalk, and Andrew’s most recent “for science!” adventure.

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Loot: Piratical Plundering Cards

Loot card game - deluxe 2017 tin

Arr, mateys! We be pirates, sailing the high seas in search of Loot. We play cards to capture or defend merchant ships. Loot is one of the earliest games from designer Reiner Knizia. It’s been available in the United States since 2005 from publisher GameWright, but the newest version has updated artwork and comes in a metal tin.

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Outfoxed! – Cooperative Logic for the Littles in your Life

Outfoxed!

The clue-scouring gumshoe has always been a role masked in mystery and intrigue. Hardly a role for kids usually, mysterious detective tales filled with riddles and enigmas are designed to confound even the brightest observer. Enter Outfoxed, a lighthearted cooperative whodunit game from GameWright aimed squarely at a younger generation. Somebody stole Mrs Plumpert’s pot pie and it’s up to the team

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43 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Jeff Johnston Interview

Jeff Johston

Jeff Johnston designs games as a hobby. He is the mind behind Pair of Jacks Games, and Anitra sat down with him at Granite Game Summit 2017 to talk about 3 of his published games: MoonQuake Escape , Flashlights & Fireflies, and Toasted or Roasted.   MoonQuake Escape is published by Breaking Games. Plot your escape from an alien prison.

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Dragonwood: A Game of Dice and Daring

Dragonwood box

Dragonwood is a dice and card based game designed by Darren Kisgen and published by GameWright Games. A “game of dice and daring” with a medieval fantasy theme, it is designed for two to four players age 8+, but any child who can read can play. With some minor rule shifting, Dragonwood was playable by our four-year-old.

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Cardventures: Stowaway 52 and Jump Ship!

Cardventures

Stowaway 52 and Jump Ship! inaugurate the new Cardventures series from GameWright. Do these solitaire, choose-your-own-adventure story games live up to their promise? In Stowaway 52, you have stowed away on an alien spaceship. You’re trying to escape, but first will you spy on the aliens to discover their plans for earth, or sabotage their spaceship on your way out?

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28 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG Tabletop games

We saw more digital games aimed towards kids than kid-friendly tabletop games this year. Weird! But we still had quite a few favorites.

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