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

Reflections

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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46 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Video Game Vocabulary

mario, end of world 1-3

MMO and RTS and FPS, oh my! What is a platformer? Should my toddler play a sandbox game? We define a few common video game terms and abbreviations.

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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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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

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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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?

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20 – The Family Gamers Podcast – So Much PAX

Wow, Andrew saw a lot of games at PAX East! And our first thoughts on a few games we received recently, plus a giveaway. » Read more

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

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15 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Families Playing Video Games

Did you play video games with your family when you were a kid?

Anitra didn’t… the closest was “Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive VCR Board Game”. With her friends, a lot of Mario and Zelda.

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06- The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG

Thanks for tuning in! This week, we talk about the Boston Festival of Indie Games, with some special guests – our kids! » Read more

04 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Scream Time (Part Duh!)

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 4 of the newly rebranded Family Gamers Podcast!

On this week’s episode, we, Andrew and Anitra, talk about a bunch of stuff we played (Campaign Trail once again, Ragnaroll, Most Glorious Comrade)

Our topic this week is Screen Time. How do we manage screen time with our children? What is appropriate for our children to view, and how should we manage content in the home?

We’ll give you some really great tips to think about as you construct a home environment safe for your children’s media consumption.

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03 – A New Challenger Approaches! – Scream Time!

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 3 of A New Challenger Approaches!

On this week’s episode, we, Andrew and Anitra, talk about a bunch of stuff we played (Campaign Trail, Dragonwood, Quoridor, Super Mario 3D World…)

Our topic this week is Screen Time. What does the AAP recommend for screen time? How do we work through the AAP’s recommendations as a family of five?

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02 – A New Challenger Approaches! – Don’t get Board of Video Games!

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 2 of A New Challenger Approaches!

On this week’s episode, we, Andrew and Anitra, talk about a bunch of stuff we played (Cabaret and Alhambra)

Our topic this week was both video games and board games and how to expose our kids to both without overdoing it.

We’ll also talk about a few more games we recommend you consider if you need a break and your kids want to play a board game together without you.

Come check us out and let us know what you think of the show!

 

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