31 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Gift Guide 2016

Meeple with a bow

It’s that time of year again. If you are wondering what games make good gifts, we are here to help! We also played a few new-to-us and new-to-the-show games this week.We have recommendations for all ages and ability levels, as well as two-player and party games. See the full list at thefamilygamers.com/holiday2016

One of our perpetual favorites is Maze Racers. We interviewed the creator of Maze Racers, Andy Geremia, all the way back in episode 8.


Here’s what our family played this week:

Shadows over Camelot


Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Monty Python Fluxx

Andrew expresses his disappointment at this year’s Black Friday sales, although Codenames was a fantastic deal on Amazon – just $7. Now back up to $14 (still worth it!)

Anitra has discovered BoardGameArena.com, which is a good place to play turn-based board games online against real (non-AI) opponents.

We’re all enjoying the new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the kids have also gotten back into Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Do you like Machi Koro? Check out our review of Petting Zoo!

Please subscribe to our podcast, and leave a review on iTunes, so more people can find us. That’s it for this week. Have a happy holiday and don’t forget to play games with your kids!