Scuttle! A Card Game of High Seas Pirate Adventure

Scuttle! by Jellybean Games is a card game full of pirate adventure, attacks, conquest, and fun, for 1-5 players. Manage the shifting seas of cards like an old salt, be the first to collect enough treasure, and you’ll win the title of master pirate captain.

Arrrrre you ready to find out what makes Scuttle! so interesting and different every time you play? Hop aboard, and you’ll earn your sea legs as we explore this great game and sail to capture the most doubloons!

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50 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Reflections, the meta-podcast


Welcome to episode 50! We’ve been doing The Family Gamers Podcast for quite a while, and thought we would take an opportunity to look back, especially at a few of our early episodes.

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Fight for Olympus: An Epic Battle!

Fight for Olympus Cover

Unbelievable tales of legend filled with debauchery, treachery, and heroism make the stories of the Greek gods fascinating to anyone who enjoys a good adventure. From the snakes of Medusa to the rippling muscles of Hercules, to the near invincibility of Achilles, every hero and villain captures our imagination with their epic tales of adventure, victory, and heartbreak.

With virtually countless characters to draw from, it’s a small wonder we don’t see more games in this setting. Fight for Olympus, released last year by MayFair Games and Lookout Games, puts the Greek roster to good use. One of the gods has died and you are fighting to ascend Mount Olympus and assume their recently vacated post. But will Fight for Olympus yield a mountaintop experience?

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42 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Granite Game Summit

Granite Game Summit

This past weekend, Anitra attended Granite Game Summit 2017 in Nashua, NH. It was a lot of fun, but also very different from the type of events we normally attend as The Family Gamers. We discuss what G2S was like, highlights of the show, and what else happened in our family the past two weeks. » Read more

40 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Gaming Cooperatively or Collaboratively

We were inspired by our recent experiences playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild to talk about playing games collaboratively or cooperatively. We often talk about cooperative board games, but did you know there are many options for playing together with video games, too? » Read more

38 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Twice Married

married with board games

This week, we have special guests! Spencer & Lara Williams, of Married with Board Games, co-host the show with us and talk about their favorite games to play as a couple. » Read more

33 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Best of 2016

2016 fireworks

Welcome to the first show of 2017! We did a lot of gaming over the holiday season. What were your favorite games of 2016? » Read more

32 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Anticipation!

new year

We talked this week about gifts (’tis the season, after all), new games, and games we are looking forward to in 2017. » 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

27 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG Digital

Boston FIG

We played a LOT of games over Labor Day weekend, and then we went to Boston FIG! We have so much to talk about from BFIG that we decided to cover only the digital games in this episode.
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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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17 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The Best of 2015

Games received for Christmas:

  • Patchwork
  • Pandemic: Legacy
  • Kindle (not a game, but hearkens back to our screen time episodes)
  • Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker

Favorite new games of 2015?

  • Santa’s Little Helpers & the Ice Cube Jam
  • 5 Minute Delivery
  • Project Rocket Golfing
  • Rocket League
  • Maze Racers
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout Shelter
  • SolForge
  • World’s Fair 1893
  • Campaign Trail (honorable mention – coming back in 2016!)

In 2016, we’re looking forward to:

  • playing Patchwork
  • eventually playing Tesla vs. Edison
  • Lost Woods
  • Pandemic: Legacy
  • Star Wars Rebellion board game
  • Amplitude remake

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a pair of Little Hands card holders! Go to our facebook page, or enter on our website.

14 – The Family Gamers Podcast – A Thanksgiving Stuffing of Games!

Thanksgiving weekend allowed a lot of time for gaming! We talk about what makes a good game to play with “non-gamers”, or at least to family members who think they only like traditional big-name games. » Read more

Santa’s Little Helpers and the Ice Cube Jam

Despite the name, Santa’s Little Helpers and the Ice Cube Jam is not a rap group that only does Christmas songs. No! It’s a cute, holiday-themed game, appropriate for all ages. You are an elf, one of “Santa’s Little Helpers”. You are collecting sets of blue, green, and clear “ice cubes” that Santa uses to make jam. The first player to deliver 3 complete sets (2 sets for 5-6 players), wins!

Ice Cube Jam is billed as a short, quick-to-learn game that is fun and engaging for everyone. The point may be to deliver supplies for jam, but does Ice Cube Jam deliver on fun? Let’s take a look! » Read more

12 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The “Crate-y” Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is next week, yikes! So let’s talk gifts. This week, we’re talking non-digital gifts – board games, card games, and non-electronic toys. » Read more

11 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Travel Games

On this week’s episode, we’re looking forward to the holidays and talking travel!

But first, what we did this week:

  • More Batman: Arkham City
  • Machi Koro with the family
  • Chip Chain (iOS & Android)
  • eagerly looking forward to Fallout 4
  • You should join Best Buy “Gamers Club Unlocked” if you buy new video games.

And now, on to the games!

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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

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