295 – with Little Big Thumbs, JP Decosse – The Family Gamers Podcast

JP and daughters
JP and daughters

Episode 295
JP Decosse, Little Big Thumbs

This week we welcome JP Decosse, also known as “Big Papa Thumbs” from Little Big Thumbs.

Fact(s) – We have 3 ridiculous Guinness World records this week: The longest jump on a unicycle (295 cm), the most handheld lasers lit simultaneously (295 lasers), and the most people filling in their eyebrows simultaneously (295 people, organized in the shape of two giant eyebrows).

Listeners! Do you prefer the interesting facts or the absurd facts? Let us know!

What We’ve Been Playing

Voltage
Sobek: 2 Players (JP’s review)
Spot It
Gutenberg
Go Pop! Presto (JP’s review)
Top Trumps Match (review below)
Batman: Everybody Lies
Suspects
Ouch (JP’s How to Play video)

Top Trumps Match

SNAP Review – Top Trumps Match

Andrew and Anitra review this five-in-a-row game that’s slightly more complex than you’d expect, but still great for all ages.

Watch the video or read the transcript on the SNAP review page.

Little Big Thumbs

Their tag line is “Whether you’re playing with little players or big ones, make sure you’re playing games that make your thumbs go waaaay up!”

But the name came first, because JP was writing pieces for the Daily Worker Placement, with a “thumbs up” analysis from both little players and big players.

When the pandemic hit, JP started thinking about doing some videos with his kids, too!

We love that the emphasis is always a family perspective (little people & big people), without focusing on just “kids” games or just “hobby” games.

We first became aware of JP’s content with “Tuneful Tuesdays” on Instagram. But there’s been less of that lately because he has a job now as editorial manager with Off Duty Ninja, helping all sorts of board game publishers with their marketing.

Themes for LBT videos: Dexterrrific, Fab 5, reviews.

We loved the video where Big Bean paired books and games (and it inspired an episode of our podcast!)

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Twitter: @LittleBigThumbs
Instagram: @LittleBigThumbs
Youtube: @LittleBigThumbs
Facebook: @LittleBigThumbs
TikTok: @LittleBigThumbs

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