263 – Chris Leder – The Family Gamers Podcast
Welcome Chris Leder to the show! Chris is a board game designer and the Director of Fun for Calliope Games.
Fact – The standard range of the Tesla Model 3 (their most popular car)? 263 miles.
What We’ve Been Playing
Super Mega Lucky Box (Gamewright)
The Living Infinite (Chronicle Books)
Grove (Mark Tuck, Side Room Games)
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age (Eagle-Gryphon)
Unmatched – Little Red vs. the Jurassic Park raptors (Restoration Games) – did you know that Chris designed some of the Unmatched characters?
Tranquility (Lucky Duck Games)
Castles of Caladale (Renegade Games)
SNAP Review – Chicken Chicken
Chicken Chicken is a fast-moving memory game that’s great for a group. Watch the video or read the transcript.
Fun with Chris Leder
I have no idea how we got talking about Jurassic Park.
Chris reminds us that Calliope Games has a specific mission – easy-to-learn games for 2-6 players – and a very small team.
The peacock game – Enchanted Plumes.
Mass Transit is out of stock, but we highly recommend it when it comes back.
We really like the games like Ship Shape where you understand how to play almost immediately – another of these is Ancestree.
Andrew on sleeving card games: “Games are designed to be played… if you play Mass Transit so much that you’ve damaged the cards, Calliope deserves your money for another copy of the game.”
Chris Leder has co-designed games that are published by other companies, too! He’s worked on Unmatched, City of Gears, and Back to the Future: Dice through Time.
“Everyone has a game in them.” Let’s encourage our kids to get those ideas fleshed out! Some will work and some won’t, and that’s ok.
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