83 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Animo The Card Game

Animo The Card Game

We interview Josh Patton, Josh Wegner, and Theresa Wegner. The three friends created Animo, a card game currently on Kickstarter.

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81 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The Mansky Caper

Characters from The Mansky Caper

This week, we are talking to Chris Leder (Director of Fun at Calliope Games) and Ken Franklin (designer of The Mansky Caper). Listen in on our discussion of their new game The Mansky Caper as well as what both of their families do for fun.

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71 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Jason Kotarski from Green Couch Games

Jason Kotarski

It’s time for another interview! This week, we’re talking to Jason Kotarski from Green Couch Games. Their new game Best Treehouse Ever: Forest of Fun is on Kickstarter now.

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53 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Marc Specter of Grand Gamers Guild

Grand Gamers Guild

We interview Marc Specter, the man behind Grand Gamers Guild, and their games Pocket Ops, Unreal Estate, and Stroop.

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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

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

Crazier Eights: Camelot – How will it end? Good fun while you try to win or not lose!

Crazier Eights Camelot box

Crazier Eights: Camelot is the sequel to Crazier Eights from creator James Gray, this time with a King Arthur theme. The basis of the game is Crazy Eights, but getting rid of your cards isn’t the only way to win; and anyone can lose if they aren’t paying attention. Between discarding to reduce your hand or playing action cards for power-ups and attacks like Dominion, each turn is full of variety and unexpected developments. » Read more

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. » Read more

26 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Extended Play (Gotta Catch ‘Em All!)

pokemonThe games that keep on giving! We’re talking about expansions, collectibles, toys-to-life, and other game add-ons. » Read more

21 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The #TeamCap Show

What we played this week:

Ascension
Bring Your Own Book
Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm

Kickstarters we’re excited about:

Pie Rats is fully funded and in production!
Campaign Trail
Tesla vs. Edison expansion

SeaFall, which is not a Kickstarter, but available for preorder (get fancy coins) (or pre-order it cheaper here)

Video games this week:
Rocket League
Ratchet and Clank
WarioWare Smooth Moves was a breakout hit with our kids (we recommend buying it from GameStop or eBay)

Also… some spoiler-free discussion of Captain America: Civil War. Are you #teamCap or #teamIronMan?

Still 1 day left to enter the giveaway!

19 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The Pre-PAX Show!

We’re baaaaack! We’re finally back from our longer-than-desired hiatus and we’re super excited. We talk about what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking forward to at PAX East and in 2016!

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