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.
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.
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.
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
Stories: The Path of Destinies is a video game that blends traditional action-RPG with choose-your-own-adventure style. This makes for a game that you must play through multiple times in order to “win”. » Read more
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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We played a few games this week, and we discuss a billboard we saw… for Minecraft. Wait, what? » Read more
What we played this week:
Kickstarters we’re excited about:
Also… some spoiler-free discussion of Captain America: Civil War. Are you #teamCap or #teamIronMan?
Still 1 day left to enter the giveaway!
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
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!
Games received for Christmas:
- 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
- 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.
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.
Andrew played a lot of Goldeneye (N64) and Mario Kart. » Read more
Thanks for tuning in! This week, we talk about the Boston Festival of Indie Games, with some special guests – our kids! » Read more
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.
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?
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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