Welcome to The Family Gamers

We strive to provide family-friendly content on board games, producing a bi-weekly podcast, two weekly reviews, and occasional articles. We have reviews of new games to play (instead of Candy Land), ideas on how to keep things fair at different skill levels, train your kids in good sportsmanship, and use games to promote learning.

Play games with your kids!

Two smiling adults holding a boy lying sidewise on their arms. A younger boy holds up his brother's arms and an older girl holds up his legs.
The Smith family

Contributing Writers

Our team of parents (and kids) working to bring you reviews that help you find games that will be a great fit for your family:

Andrew Smith, Executive Editor and Podcast Co-Host
I’ve been a gamer for my entire life. My mom’s career was based around computers and I’ve been glued to screens and tabletop games since I was little! I’ve been writing about games for nearly a decade now, spanning everything from mobile video games to tabletop board games. I love everything from heavy Euros to casual games, from Uncharted to Final Fantasy. We’re super excited to bring that love for games to our own family now. I can’t wait to enjoy the adventure to come!

Anitra Smith, Managing Editor and Podcast Co-Host
I have been a stay-at-home mom since 2008, but I used to be a software engineer and a giant nerd. Well, I’m still a nerd, and along with Andrew, we are raising our kids to be nerds, too. I played board games as a kid, but very few video games until college… where I tried to remedy that lack immediately. I’m mostly drawn to casual games that are easy to learn and fast to play.

Nick Martinelli, Staff Writer and Roving Reporter

Corey Lagunowich, Staff Writer

Dave Smith, Staff Writer

Stephanie Nye, Contributing Writer

Jeremy Pike, Staff Writer

Mark Krans, Contributing Writer

Ryan Smoker, Contributing Writer

Claire Smith, Game Tester, Photographer, and SNAP reviewer

Asher Smith, Game Tester and SNAP reviewer

Elliot Smith, Game Tester and SNAP reviewer

Izzy Martinelli, Game Tester and SNAP reviewer

Jace Martinelli, Game Tester and SNAP reviewer