129 – Daniel Zayas, Tangled Timelines – The Family Gamers Podcast

Tangled Timelines

Daniel Zayas is well-known in boardgaming circles, especially on Facebook. We talk to him about snow and football… but then get to the real reason we’re here: his new game! Tangled Timelines Tangled Timelines is a card game, on Kickstarter starting January 22nd. Tangled Timelines is a strongly thematic set-collection game. Start with a hand of 4 cards, representing different

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124 – PAX Unplugged 2018 Part 2 – The Family Gamers Podcast

PAX Unplugged

We’re here with another hour of interviews from PAX Unplugged. But we’ll also talk about our highlights in gaming from the last few weeks, and a little bit of Backtalk!

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122 – PAX Unplugged 2018 Post-Show – The Family Gamers Podcast

PAX Unplugged

We just returned from this year’s PAX Unplugged. We’re exhausted, but ready to share with you our favorite moments and interviews from the show!

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119 – Boardgames in Libraries – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 119 - Boardgames in Libraries

Our guest this week is Jenn Bartlett, “The Boardgame Librarian”. Jenn works at a public library in Connecticut, and part of her job is to “cultivate a boardgame collection, run a boardgame program, and do a lot of outreach and education too. I get to be an awesome librarian who works with awesome boardgames!”

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Gen Con 2018: Chris Leder – Calliope Games – The Mansky Caper

Calliope Games

Chris Leder sat down with our roving reporter, Nick, to talk about Calliope’s big hit of Gen Con: The Mansky Caper. Ken Franklin is finally seeing his dream come true: The Mansky Caper, which he designed, is finally seeing the light of day. This is definitely not a cooperative game. Big Al Mansky is the biggest, meanest mobster in the

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Gen Con 2018: Randy Hoyt – Foxtrot Games

Foxtrot Games

Randy Hoyt from Foxtrot Games was kind enough to talk to Nick at Gen Con. Foxtrot Games big hit this year is Spy Club. Nick also asked about his first-ever trick-taking game, The Fox in the Forest. Spy Club This is a cooperative game for 2-4 “junior detectives”. Hand management and set collection to solve a mystery. You can play

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Gen Con 2018: Jon Mietling – Portal Dragon Games

Portal Dragon

Jon Mietling from Portal Dragon Games talked to our roving reporter, Nick, at Gen Con. Palm Island Palm Island is a unique game that plays completely in the palm of your hand. Play solo, cooperatively, or competitively. Each card has 4 states (top & bottom on each side of the card), and there are only 17 cards in the entire

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Gen Con 2018: Maxime Tardif – Sphere Games

Sphere Games

At Gen Con, we talked to Maxime Tardif of Sphere Games. Sphere Games is a small publisher based in Quebec, Canada. Mini Diver City – in pre-release (will be available in October). 1-7 players are divers that save species from extinction. Plays in 15-20 minutes and only costs $20. Twist: you hold your cards face-out. You cannot see what is

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