294 – Super-Short Games – The Family Gamers Podcast

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Episode 294 – Super Short Games

We’ve run out of time for games lately! So what better to talk about than games that only take a few minutes to play?

294 Fact – Dodger blue is Pantone color 294 – this fact inspired the name of a Dodgers fan organization.

What We’ve Been Playing

Sunny Day Sardines (25th Century Games)
Tussie Mussie (Button Shy Games)
Top Trumps Match (Top Trumps – SNAP review coming soon)
Unmatched: Jurassic Park (Restoration Games) – trying some new combinations against the T-Rex.
Mountains out of Molehills (The Op – our review)

For Science!

We try “Chili Peppah” Macadamia Nuts from Hawaii.

Welcome – and a sneak peek at giveaways

Join the community and say hi!

Stay tuned for giveaways, coming in time for episode 300!

Giveaways will include: CoraQuest, Blank Slate, Unmatched: Battle of Legends Vol 2, and more!

Super Short Games

Why? Sometimes you only have a few minutes or you’re just not ready for a long, deep experience (especially with kids!) This doesn’t mean you need a “travel” game, but one that only takes 10-15 minutes.

Suggested by our kids: Onitama, Abandon All Artichokes

We discuss the concept that a short game doesn’t need to feel rushed.

Co-op: If you want super-short, it will probably involve a timer. Panic Island, 60 Second City, Cupcake Academy

2 player: 60 Second City (again), Tussie Mussie (although can be played 3 or 4 player), maybe Drop It or Onitama, Deblockle

Family Games: In Vino Morte, Love Letter, 5er Finden, Stroop (from Grand Gamers Guild), Spot It, Flip-Pix

Strategic (ish): Cinco Linko, Happy City

Solo: Sprawlopolis (but maybe not if you’re Anitra), Grove (or Orchard), A Gentle Rain, Roll Player (but only in digital form, according to Andrew), many roll-and-writes also fit this category.

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