51 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Donovan Eberling and Jeff James

Donovan and Jeff

Donovan Eberling and Jeff James are the founders of Iron Hippo Games and co-creators (or maybe “architects”) of Tournament of Towers, a dexterity game now on Kickstarter. » Read more

45 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Tucker Smedes – CardLords


On this short podcast, Andrew talks to Tucker Smedes at CardLords, the creator of the game BattleGoats and their new game, Take the Gold. » Read more

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. Bluff your fellow players and use special powers to uncover their character card, but beware! If your character card is uncovered, you’ll be stuck back with the rest of the prisoners, too!

Flashlights & Fireflies, published by Gamewright, has a similar bluffing mechanic, in a much simpler game for children. You and your fellow players are playing flashlight freeze-tag and racing to get to home base first.

Toasted or Roasted is published by Education Outdoors. Toast your marshmallows and get your fellow players to “roast” (burn) theirs.

41 – The Family Gamers Podcast – PAX East Interviews

Family Gamers Dinosaur at PAX East

This week’s podcast is a compilation of interviews from the show floor at PAX East 2017. Andrew talks to Zoink Games, Andrew Innes (creator of Anomia), Jammed Up Studios, and GameWright.

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PAX East 2017 – Jammed Up Studios

Jammed Up Studios Logo

We met up with Adric Polkinghorne of Jammed Up Studios who was showing off their soon-to-be-released game Think of the Children! – a cooperative parenting simulator. Think of the Children is a hilarious, and perhaps a little too-close-to-home look at the zany life of parenting multiple children. Check it out!


39 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Druid City Games Interview

Druid City Games

We interview James Hudson of Druid City Games, designer of Barnyard Roundup and publisher of The Grimm Forest. You’ll never believe what game introduced him to modern board gaming! » Read more

PAX East 2017 – Gamewright

We caught up with Nora Meiners of Gamewright Games at PAX East 2017 and talked about some of their big games at the show.

Sushi Go Party
Dragonwood (Check out our review too!)
Forbidden Island
Forbidden Desert
Bring Your Own Book

Check it out!



34 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Dennis Hoyle from Bellwether Games

Bellwether Games

We talk this week to Dennis Hoyle, one of the founders of Bellwether Games. We discuss a few of the games Bellwether Games publishes:

The Princess and the Goblin – a maze-building, path-discovery game based on the George MacDonald story of the same name.

Coldwater Crown – a fishing puzzle game. Figure out how to catch the right fish at the right time.

Windup War – the Family Gamers reviewed this game and we also backed it on Kickstarter. Should be shipping by July! You can pre-order it if you missed the Kickstarter campaign.

Antidote and the expansion, Antidote: Lab Alliance which is coming to Kickstarter in March.

Since Bellwether publishes a variety of games, Dennis talks about his philosophy of game publishing. “Release and produce the best games possible.”

Dennis even gives some tips to first-time game designers, starting around 22:00.

You can find more information about Bellwether Games at their website, bellwethergames.com. Also on Twitter @bellwethergames, Facebook and Instagram.

Stay tuned for a giveaway coming soon sponsored by Bellwether Games, and don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes and check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

29 – The Family Gamers Podcast – with Kevin Craine

Kevin Craine

We talk new games for us, old games for our kids, and fast food advertising. Then we interview the creator of Robit Riddle, Kevin Craine! » Read more

16 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Brick Instructions – Saving your LEGO Christmas!

We really love LEGOs. A lot. So, imagine our excitement when a friend of the show released a new app for Windows that allows you to gather all of your LEGO set building instructions together! We were so excited we invited him on the show to guest host this week. » Read more

08 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Maze Racers!

Thanks for tuning in! We added a new segment this week, FOR SCIENCE!

Andrew and Anitra try some gross(great!) potato chips and live to tell the tale. » Read more