285 – GAMA with Marc Specter – The Family Gamers Podcast

The Game Manufacturers Association

285 Fact! Andrew tells us two fun stories about I-285, the interstate that surrounds Atlanta Georgia.

What We’ve Been Playing

Wizard Kittens – clear the curses before the librarian finds you! A fairly simple game with an odd way to win.
Dice Miner
Three Sisters
7 Wonders Duel (using the discussion guide and subject-builder from The Game Schooler – very helpful!)
Curious Cargo
Meeples and Monsters
Skulls of Sedlec
Magic Mountain
Sherlock: Case Connection (not yet available)

SNAP Review – Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street Irregulars

Solve mysteries and puzzles like Sherlock Holmes in this kid-friendly, but very challenging, set of cooperative graphic novels.

Read the transcript or watch the video of this SNAP review.

GAMA Expo with Marc Specter

Marc joins Andrew to talk about the show.

GAMA Expo is a trade show rather than a consumer show. This means that everyone there is connected to the board game industry as something more than just a gamer and customer.

Andrew is excited for Magic Mountain (mentioned in the first half).

Both Marc & Andrew enjoyed Curious Cargo. Get the cargo out your dock and over to your opponent – try to get it there before they can receive it correctly! But Marc liked Three Sisters better.

Andrew describes the media and publisher “speed dating” event and what he learned about the refresh and new expansions to Castle Panic.

Grand Gamers Guild will have a new Holiday Hijinks game coming out soon: Birthday Burglary

New Artemis Project expansion Satellites & Commanders coming to Kickstarter, late April.

If you’re a fan of Endangered, you can check out a new Ukranian ambassador promo card – proceeds will go to a relief organization.

Find what Marc is up to with the Grand Gamers Guild. Email him at marc@grandgamersguild.com or subscribe to the Grand Gamers Guild e-newsletter.

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