Tabletop Gaming Magazine Podcast

Tabletop Gaming Magazine has resurrected their podcast and episode 1 is… “Family Games with Ellie Dix”. Hooray!

In the interview we cover: 

  • Teaching new games to your family
  • Choosing the right games for the people
  • Aspects of gaming that younger people struggle with
  • Cooperating for cooperative games
  • The advantage of playing on your own player board
  • Why house rules are great for families
  • The parent’s most important job when playing games
  • My top 10 family games

I’m really pleased with how the podcast has come out and I’d love to hear your comments about the episode.  Have a listen!

Coaster Games

Many of you will have seen Sleuth Box and Letter Market – our games on coasters. But this week, we received delivery of another four designs from the printers. So now we have a full range of six coaster games! 

  • Alien Farm – an action-selection game for 2-4 players.
  • Ice Cream Truck – a risk-management game for 2+ players.
  • Treasure Split – a cooperative game for 2 players.
  • Free the Frog – a party game for 2+ players.
  • Letter Market – a word game for 2+ players.
  • Sleuth Box – a deduction game for 2 players.

Right now, these games are available to buy in stacks of 120 coasters for £16.99 + postage. We’re also working on an envelope-style holder to hold a single set of six coasters. These will be available in the next few weeks in the shop too. 

These coasters are great for schools. The games can be played at a social distance and the coasters are cheap enough for each learner to have one of their own! We’re even working with schools on coaster game design challenges, so maybe the next set of designs will be created by young people!  Get in touch if you’d like to chat about something similar in your school.

More Video Content

Regular followers will know that we release a new video on our YouTube channel every Monday. Videos cover tips for your board game family, board game reviews for families, Dark Imp games and stuff and Top 10 lists

But now we are ramping up the production schedule and we’ll have even more content for you to enjoy!

Every Wednesday we’ll release a new time lapse video of The Dark Imp family playing a board game together. The first time lapse was released on Wednesday. Have a watch of us playing Carcassonne! Following the video’s launch, we received a few comments from families who don’t play with the farmers. So the following day we followed up with an explainer video about How the Farmers Work in Carcassonne

Every Friday we’ll release a new ‘How to Play’ video. These videos will cover game you can play at home with a basic kit of playing cards, dominos and dice. On Friday we released a video on how to play the patience game Next Door or Over Two

To make sure you don’t miss new content, please subscribe to us on YouTube.

Unboxing Video

The Board Games in Bed team has honoured the BuzzleBox by uploading a BuzzleBox unboxing video as the first ever video on their YouTube channel. Board Games in Bed produce a podcast where they review board games in bed! You can expect to hear a review of the BuzzleBox on the podcast soon. We’ll keep you updated.

UK EdChat Online Conference Talk 

This week the huge UK EdChat online conference took place. Over 70 speakers gave talks across 3 days. On Thursday, I spoke on The Benefits of Playing Board Games for Parents and Teachers

All the talks are available to watch online now.  

My talk is the 10th talk in the Day 3-Session 5 section. Click the circles on the play bar to skip to different sessions. Hovering over the circles will show you the name of each presenter.

In case you missed it…

On Monday, we released a new video about MiniTown, the game subscribers get for free when they join our mailing list
On Wednesday, we released a time lapse video of The Dark Imp family playing Carcassonne
On Thursday, we published a new blog about Board Games in Lockdown
On Friday, we released a video about How to Play Next Door or Over Two.

Coming this week…

New video: Building your games collection
New blog: Play along: Word Mastermind