96 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top Games for Mom
In honor of Mother’s Day, we talk about games to play with your mom. What do our own kids think Mom (Anitra) would like to play?
Last week, we had Asher on the show. This week, Claire is our co-host as we talk about games for mom. Whether your mom is a gamer or not, we have a recommendation for you!
What we’ve Been Playing:
Sagrada from Floodgate Games
Cosmic Encounter from Fantasy Flight Games
Magic Maze from Dude Games & Sit Down! & Pegasus Spiele
Troke (out of print – see Board Game Geek) Claire says “I like that you move the individual pieces to move all the pieces.”
With the preschooler, some games that are good at equalizing skill levels: Maze Racers & Gobblet Gobblers
Robo Diner (see our review)
Claire tells us about what she does to celebrate victories when playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
We ask Elliot (3 1/2) and Asher (7) and ask them: “What games would mom really like to play with you?”
Music for this segment is “Magellan” by You Bred Raptors? from Astoria, NY.
Games to play with Mom
We tried really hard to limit this to a top 5, but we can’t. Instead, we came up with five categories of games, with one or two suggestions in each category:
For a large family gathering: Party Game
For the mom who wants something simple: Intro Game
For the mom who wants everyone to win: Cooperative Game
Calm and Beautiful Games
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