72 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Holiday Gift Guide

Episode 72: Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for board game presents! If you’re wondering what to get the gamer(s) in your life, we can help.

We recently put together our holiday gift guide. For this year’s complete list, go to thefamilygamers.com/holiday2017

But first! Anitra shares a random math fact she just learned regarding factorials and prime numbers.

What we’ve been playing:

We’ve actually been playing a lot of video games! We give you a quick run-down.

Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Trivia Murder Party, Tee K.O., Guesspionage, Quiplash 2) We love the ease of play – instead of needing extra controllers, each player uses an internet-connected device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) that syncs up with the game seamlessly.

Super Beat Sports (Nintendo Switch only) from one of our favorite video game publishers, Harmonix.

SNES classic: Mario Kart, Yoshi’s Island, Donkey Kong Country

iOS Colt Express

Leo’s Fortune (available for iOS and Android)

Cuphead – Andrew loves the soundtrack; you can buy it on Bandcamp for $10

Zelda: Breath of the Wild

But of course, we’re also getting ready for PAX Unplugged, by playing more board games!

Match Madness


Macroscope (Here’s our review)

Mars Open: Tabletop Golf (here’s the Facebook video Andrew mentioned) – plenty of time left on the Kickstarter!

Magic Maze

Kids are playing some games without input from Mom & Dad as well: Kingdomino, Monopoly Jr, Chicken Cha Cha Cha, and Silly Street.

Gift ideas

We quickly run through all the games on our holiday gift guide; most of the list is new since last year, but there are a few evergreen recommendations as well. Check it out on our website at thefamilygamers.com/holiday2017


Happy holiday shopping, and play games with your kids!