272 – PAX Unplugged Recap – The Family Gamers Podcast

PAX Unplugged

We’re joined by staff writer Corey this week. Andrew and Corey attended PAX Unplugged 2021 and they’re going to tell us about the games (and food!) they experienced there.

272 Fact! The tallest human in recorded history (according to the Guinness World Records), was Robert Wadlow, at 272cm (8ft 11.1in) tall.

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What We’ve Been Playing

Canopy (Weird City Games)
Pandemic Legacy: Season 0
Land vs. Sea (Good Games)
Merchants of Magick (Rock Manor Games – our review)
Paperback (Fowers Games) – deck-building word game
Big Easy Busking (Weird Giraffe Games – our review)
Ice Duo (Looney Labs)
Galaxy Trucker (CGE) – the new edition is a big hit for Corey’s family – listen to last week’s interview.
Bat Flip (Scorelander/Game Crafter)
Riftforce – 2 player card-based dueling game

The Family Gamers Community

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SNAP Review – Canopy

Andrew & Anitra review this unusual card drafting game. Watch the video or read the transcript.

PAX Unplugged 2021

Our highlights from this year’s PAX Unplugged:

Skull Canyon Ski Fest – a ski-resort themed game

That Time You Killed Me – 3 boards (past/present/future) and time only flows one way!

Cape May – check our interview with Tim Virnig for more on this relaxing beachy game.

Familiar Tales – new from Plaid Hat Games. Protect the baby princess as she grows.

Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nubar – a really big game.

Arch Ravels – available now from XYZ Games

Bigfoot: Roll and Smash – control monster trucks around a course. Plan your path and do tricks. Awesome dice that look like monster truck tires.

Dinner at Butcher Bar Philly

Meeples and Monsters – bag building worker placement

Tidal Blades 2 – a tactical skirmish game. Completely different play style than Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef.

Under Falling Skies – feels very much like Space Invaders or XCOM.

Lost Cities: Roll and Write

EXIT from KOSMOS – some kind of Lord of the Rings EXIT box?!?

Monk’s Café (and beer emporium)

Lost Kingdoms – in the Animal Kingdoms series from Galactic Raptor Games

Word Heist – a word-making and word-guessing game that has a few twists to work well for everyone in the family. Much easier than Letter Jam.

Block & Key

Corey highly recommends “Nina’s Banana Pudding” – a tiny little stand in Reading Terminal Market.

If you haven’t already, check out our try of spicy nuts (FOR SCIENCE!) with Little Darlin Games and their game Race to Stupida video in our Facebook group.

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