222 – 2020 Holiday Game Gift Guide – The Family Gamers Podcast

Holiday Gift Guide

We’ll give you the run down for this year’s recommendations in our holiday gift guide.

Number fact! 222 is a “strobogrammatic number” (at least on an old-school calculator). This means it has rotational symmetry (it forms the same number when turned upside down).

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What We’ve Been Playing

Codenames Harry Potter (The OP) – best for superfans of the Harry Potter series.

Tussie Mussie (Button Shy)

Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Restoration Games)

EXIT: The Enchanted Forest (KOSMOS) – listen to the SNAP review later in the show.

Kingswood (25th Century Games)

PARKS (Keymaster Games)

Starlink (Blue Orange Games)

Harry Potter: House Cup Competition (The OP) – the opposite of Codenames HP. This is a “gamer” game, but you don’t need to know anything about HP to enjoy it.

Yacht Rock (Funko Games) – a very laid back game.

Wingspan (Stonemaier Games) – we suggest reducing the points per egg at the end of the game (1 point per 2 eggs). It made the game a lot closer and the decisions more interesting near the end of the game.

The holiday season is shaping up to be good for time to play games this year. Games-mas? Thanks-gaming? Winter-een-mas? We’re here for it!

EXIT: The Enchanted Forest

SNAP Review – EXIT: The Enchanted Forest

Can you find a way to cross the river and escape the enchanted forest? We tell you about this family-friendly EXIT box with no spoilers.

See the SNAP review page for a transcript and more pictures.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

See the list on our website for more information.

Note: We’re giving away our copy of My First Castle Panic, which is great game for your littlest gamers (US only).

Although we have Amazon affiliate links, please support your local game store, if you have one, or buy directly from publishers.

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