317 – Derek Bruff, First Player Token Podcast

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Welcome Derek Bruff to the podcast! Derek is active in our Family Gamers Community and also hosts his own podcast, First Player Token.

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What We’ve Been Playing

Obsession (try it on Board Game Arena)
Suspects: Claire Harper Takes the Stage (review coming soon)
Draftosaurus as part of the family 10×10 (our review)

A discussion of H-index and tracking Board Game Arena plays… what do you think?

Bloc by Bloc
Zombie Life Insurance
Three Sisters
Deep Sea Adventure – a Family Gamers favorite. (Listen to Derek’s podcast episode)
Insert Coin to Play (review linked below)
Super Mega Lucky Box
Samurai Spirit

Insert Coin to Play

SNAP Review – Insert Coin to Play

Find out more about this arcade-inspired game. Fill in your chosen “levels” and get the new high score!

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

First Player Token Podcast – Derek Bruff

The audience for the First Player Token podcast is people who don’t know much about modern board games and are looking for games to play with their kids or their spouses. Short (10-20 minutes) and without using too much board game jargon.

Each podcast episode always includes an interview with either a kid or Derek’s wife about the game.

It’s great to avoid board game jargon… but it can also be helpful. Comparing games (“if you like this, you might also like this”) is the goal behind our series “Room to Grow”.

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