I love fantasy animals and mythology. How about a game that is all about saving the animals and providing them a safe home?» Read more
Use the 8 “mouth” to eat all the number cards in this fast and portable card game.» Read more
Players’ choices really matter in solo or cooperative legacy games – what you do changes aspects of the game permanently!
So how on earth can Button Shy Games make a legacy game with just 18 cards and a few stickers?
Andrew and Anitra each pick their top five games that are nearly pocket-sized.» Read more
The Results Oriented Versatile Explorer (ROVE) has crash-landed on an alien planet. It must reconfigure its modules to navigate the planet and report back! Game ROVE is a game for one player, age 8+. It was designed (and illustrated!) by Dustin Dobson & Milan Zivkovic and it’s published by Button Shy. Art The art uses some familiar sci-fi and robot» Read more
This week, we welcome Bruce Voge to the show! You may have seen Bruce before from our cricket-eating videos. We have a 209 fact that is baseball-related. As of recording time (8/28), the top 5 hitters in the major leagues have combined for 209 hits. Thanks as always to our sponsor, First Move Financial – they can help you with» Read more
How can you add variety to your family game library without breaking the bank? We’ve got a few unusual games for under $20.» Read more
We share valentines themed around a few of our favorite board games.» Read more
We’re here with our impressions and our first batch of interviews from PAX Unplugged! News from AEG, Deep Water Games, HABA, Oink Games, and The OP.» Read more
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… a skyscraper! Build the tallest and best buildings in Supertall, a micro game designed by Nat Levan and published by Button Shy Games.» Read more
Mix potions faster than your opponent in this micro-game from Button Shy. Potions Class sits at a low simmer for us; with just a few changes, it could hit a rolling boil.» Read more
I love science fiction and I love games; but I hate waiting around. Unfortunately, whether it’s a music class, sports practice, or just school pickup, I do a lot of waiting. Why not play a game? Twin Stars is a solo wallet-sized game from Button Shy, played with only 3 cards at a time.» Read more
Button Shy is a micro-publisher dealing exclusively in micro-games. All of their games are small enough to fit in a wallet. Although some of these games are quite involved despite the small number of cards, we’ll be looking at two of their lightest games: a travel game and a fast deduction party game. Cow, Tiger, Santa Claus As a child,» Read more
This past weekend, The Family Gamers attended Granite Game Summit in Nashua, NH. We give you an overview of what we played, plus three interviews with designers and publishers!» Read more
This week’s interview is with Chris Anderson, a board game designer (Blue Cube Board Games) and host of The Board Game Workshop podcast.» Read more