298 – Looking Forward to Summer – The Family Gamers Podcast

Episode 298 – Looking Forward to Summer

This week, we’re looking forward to summer, with resources for playing games with kids, and a short discussion of what we’re looking forward to playing with our extra time.

Fact – have you ever heard of the Inklings? They were an informal literary group associated with J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Tolkien gives the scoop on how The Inklings were formed in letter #298 of The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien. (Want more? Find the book of published letters on Amazon with our affiliate link.)

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What We’ve Been Playing

So Clover (Repos Productions)
Master Word (IELLO)
Unmatched: Jurassic Park – Dr. Sattler vs. T. Rex (Restoration Games – review below)
Freight Cars (Quick Simple Fun)
Point Salad (AEG)
Kingdom Hearts Perilous Pursuits (The Op – our review)
The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance (Twogether Studios)
Trekking the World (Underdog Games)
Raccoon Robbers (Pegasus Spiele)
Micro Macro Crime City (Pegasus Spiele)
First Rat (Pegasus Spiele)

Unmatched Jurassic Park

SNAP Review – Unmatched Jurassic Park Dr. Sattler vs. T.Rex

Who doesn’t want to play as a ruthless, enormous dinosaur that can bite people’s heads off? But Dr. Sattler and Dr. Malcolm are pretty great if you’re a fan of the original Jurassic Park movie.

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

Welcome new community members

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Summer Time!

We highly recommend the Gameschool Coop Summer challenges and resources. Find them at gameschoolcoop.com/summer/ or check the Gameschool Adventures Meeple Badges for more challenges.

Andrew and Anitra both pick 3 games they’re really looking forward to playing this summer.

Games to play outside in the summer:

Draftosaurus (even our review has some pictures taken outside)

Sorcerer City (takes up a lot of space, but we don’t think it has any components that will blow away)

Games we just really want to play (or play more):

Three Sisters

Marvel Dice Throne

Games that make us think summer:

Juicy Fruits

Cape May (Thunderworks – probably won’t appeal to our kids)

(Creature Comforts almost made the list, but that seems more like a fall game.)

What games are YOU going to play this summer?

Maybe one of the ones we are giving away?

Check out the episode 300 giveaway!

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