Episode 375 – Origins with Stephanie!
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Andrew Smith
1w ago
Welcome Stephanie Nye this week, to talk about the games we’ve been playing lately and the Origins Game Fair. 375 Fact A fact about gold Sponsor Message First Move Financial gives us tips about repayment plans and student loan debt. Go to FirstMoveFinancial.com/FamilyGamers to set up a free call. What We’ve Been Playing In the Footsteps of Darwin – Spiel des Jahres nominee! Captain Flip – another nominee! Lords of Waterdeep – a classic worker placement game. Should we try Champions of Midgard? Sequoia – this doesn’t need to be as big on the table as the instructions say. Jinxx (and Hijinks) f ..read more
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Episode 374 – Top 5 Games to Beat the Summer Slide
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
3w ago
What are some games we can play to keep our kids’ skills fresh over the summer? 374 Fact 374 years ago on June 9, 1650, the Harvard Corporation is established as the first legal corporation in the American colonies. Sponsor Message To get help moving towards your financial goals, go to FirstMoveFinancial.com/familygamers and set up a free call with First Move today. What We’ve Been Playing Super Snipers Donuts Compile (our review) Tournament of Towers (our review) Pyramidice Captain Flip – a nominee for Spiel des Jahres! Jinxx Welcome New Members Stop in and say hi! Backtalk Last episode, we ..read more
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Episode 373 – Top Convention Tips for Families
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Andrew Smith
1M ago
It’s June, kicking off “convention season” for a lot of people. So, we’re sharing our best tips for navigating conventions with your family. 373 Fact Apparently, 373 is a “sexy prime“. (It’s 6 away from another prime number.) Sponsor Message If you want to see an estimate of what your fee would be to work with First Move Financial, you can go to FirstMoveFinancial.com/FamilyGamers: there’s a fee calculator on that page, as well as a way to set up a quick (free) phone call to see if they’re a good fit for you. What We’ve Been Playing Ogre Under – off the shelf of opportunity! Cape May – also o ..read more
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Episode 371 – Why Play Games?
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
2M ago
It’s been six years since we devoted a podcast to this topic. So let’s revisit: Why should you play games with your kids? Why do we (still) play games with our kids? 371 fact Frank Rubio – 371 consecutive days in space! Sponsor Message If you want to talk about ways to teach your children to manage their personal finances, set up a time to talk by going to firstmovefinancial.com / familygamers. What We’ve Been Playing Unmatched: Slings and Arrows – Hamlet doesn’t feel great. Ultimatch Jinxx Amun-Re Paper App Dungeon Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age April Monthly Report Andrew: 41 plays ..read more
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Episode 370 – Bouba/Kiki with Marc Specter
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
3M ago
We’re excited to welcome back our friend Marc Specter! We’ll talk about his current Kickstarter and lots of other games coming soon. 370 fact – Abell 370 See images here: https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/2017/20/4024-Image.html Sponsor message Did you know there’s a U.S. Law that allows every American to check their credit reports with each of the three major credit bureaus each year, for free? You don’t have to sign up for a service or pay a monthly fee, just go to annualcreditreport.com. It’s important to check your credit reports so you know if someone has opened accounts in yo ..read more
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Episode 369 – Slider Games – Bite-Sized Fun in 10 Minutes or Less!
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
3M ago
This week, we’re talking “slider games”. These are bite-sized, ultra-fast games that you can play in 10 minutes or less! 369 Fact Nikolai Tesla’s obsession with the numbers 3,6,9! Did you know that all multiples of 3 add to 3, 6, or 9 if you add the digits together? Sponsor Message If you want to talk to First Move about other habits you can build to take that next step toward your goals, go to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers to schedule a call. What We’ve Been Playing Kiri-ai: The Duel Sherlock Solitaire Time’s Up! Family Edition – this is like Celebrity, which we talked about in episode ..read more
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Episode 367 – Mr. Smith Goes to GAMA Expo
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
4M ago
Andrew is back home from GAMA Expo! GAMA was kind enough to select The Family Gamers as Hosted Media for this year’s Expo, and we thank them for their support! GAMA is a growing and changing organization and we commend them for their hard work! 367 Fact We learn about the Model 367 Bipod hybrid flying car. https://newatlas.com/bipod-hybrid-flying-car/19258/ Sponsor Message To schedule a time to talk to First Move about other ways to take control of your finances, head over to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers to set up an initial 15 minute call. What We’ve Been Playing Compile – “like a cro ..read more
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Episode 366 – Year of the Dragon! Top 5 Dragon Games
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
5M ago
Lunar New Year was not to long ago, and now we are in the year of the dragon! Sounds like a perfect excuse to give you our top 5 dragon-themed games. 366 Fact There were 366 Episodes of the anime BLEACH (not counting the “Thousand-Year Blood War” arc which came after the main series). 366 is also the world record for most lemmings saved in a single playthrough of the arcade game Lemmings. Sponsor Message For expert help applying some of the same principles that help you take down your friends in Agricola, head over to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers today to schedule a call. What We’ve Be ..read more
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Episode 364 – Look Back: How Did 2023 Predictions Fare?
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
6M ago
We often talk about new games. But let’s look back a little bit. We were excited for a lot of new games at the beginning of 2023 – how did they fare? Were all of them as great as we hoped? 364 fact Guinness World Record: 364 people simultaneously playing Rock-Paper-Scissors online. Sponsor message Have you heard of the fun ratio? This idea comes from The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber, if you want to talk about other ways to equip your children for their future, go to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers to schedule a time to talk to First Move today. What We’ve Been Playing Calypso – becau ..read more
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Episode 363 – Happy Camper Games with Jason Schneider
The Family Gamers Podcast
by Anitra Smith
6M ago
Episode 363 Happy Camper Games with Jason Schneider This week, we are joined by the “Head Camper” at Happy Camper Games – Jason Schneider! 363 Fact Do you like Wingspan? The largest wingspan for a bird species is 3.63 meters, measured on a Wandering Albatross. Sponsor message How do you know if you’re ready to retire? If you want help reviewing the financial part of preparing for retirement set up a time to talk to First Move by going to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers today. What We’ve Been Playing Green Team Wins (a Family Gamers favorite) Mah-jong Trio Pocket Paragons Camel Up Skyrock ..read more
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