65 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG 2017
It’s our favorite time of year! We discuss our favorite games from Boston FIG, with special guest, Corey Lagunowich. Then, listen to interviews from the show floor with Andrew.
Notable tabletop games
Pitman by Wild East Games (in progress)
Baon: The Game of Leftovers by Brainstein Games
Cake Duel by Sizigi Studios (Kickstarter completed, should be shipping by December. $25)
Prom – a protoype still in the playtesting stage by Oxford Street Games
Takeout – a set collection game
Pinball Showdown from Shoot Again Games – Andrew liked this game so much, he bought it as soon as he played it.
Shiki by Alex Garens – a haiku-building word game. Very relaxing and chill. Corey: “The Bob Ross card game… Happy little poems repair frienships”.
Rainbow Octopus by Cray Cray Games – A card game to build an octopus with each tentacle a different color. Notable because of the multiple difficulty levels – easiest is playable by a 4-year-old, but hardest becomes a fun game for 12+. Still in development.
Gut Instinct by Best Coast Games – in early playtesting. Play as white blood cells in the gut, destroying bad bacteria and using good bacteria to boost your power.
Biome Builder by Killer Snails – winner of FIG Best Family Tabletop Game (Kickstarter completed. Review coming soon?)
Notable digital games
Exposure: A Game of Camouflage from The Sheep’s Meow – an abstract game, coming soon to Steam and Xbox ONE.
Splats from Unruly Studios – a toy that can teach kids coding (with Scratch) so they can make their own active games (jumping, racing, whack-a-mole inspired games). Coming soon to Kickstarter; we expect to spend quite a lot of money on these.
Battery Boy – an endless runner game tied to the battery level of your mobile device. Difficulty level increases as your (real) battery level decreases.
Rainbow Octopus with Josh Degregorio
Breaking Games / AdMagic with Shari Spiro (Sparkle Kitty, Letter Tycoon, Game of 49 Gold Rush Edition, Moonquake Escape, Rise of Tribes, Billionaire Banshee, Game of Phones, Boomtown Bandits)
Pinball Showdown with Diane Sauer
King of the HAT with Ben Palevsky
Pollywog Pond with Bill Culbertson
Unruly Splats with Bryanne Leeming
That’s it for this week. Did we forget your favorite game from Boston FIG? Tell us in the comment section. Until next time, play games with your kids!