BedtimeGamers

BedtimeGamers

We're Shawn and Emily--parents by day, gamers by night (okay we're parents by night too but that's besides the point). We love all things gaming from video games to tabletop, so we decided to talk about them! Each week, we'll talk about what we're playing, trends we see, important news and events, and the occasional sprinkle of our experience as gamer parents. So put the kids to bed (or your cats, we're not judging) and enjoy the show!... Show More

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February 13, 2020 73 min

Welcome to BedtimeGamer’s newest addition to our podcast content, Night School, where we dive into everything you need to know about a specific topic in the nerd world. Our first series is all about getting started with RPGs, focusing specifically on Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition.

In this episode of Night School: D&D series, Shawn, Emily, Austin, and Drew are joined by Shawn's brother, Kevin, to discuss th... Read more

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Shawn and Emily discuss what’s been on their mind (and table) recently, including the fable-filled Grimm Forest game and their thoughts on Sony once again not planning to appear at E3. Emily shares her update on Luigi’s Mansion 3. Shawn opens up about wanting to DM a new D&D campaign.

  • Harper Update - :44
  • Grimm Forest - 3:00
  • Sony Out of E3 - 10:50
  • Luigi's Mansion 3 Update - 22:10
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  • January 15, 2020 64 min

    Shawn and Emily discuss what they've been playing recently, Nintendo's Pokemon Direct, their experience at PAX: Unplugged, and what they are looking forward to at the first ever Escape Winter Con. 

  • Harper Update - 0:47
  • What We've Been Playing - 2:49
  • Nintendo's Pokemon Direct Review - 31:04
  • PAX: Unplugged Recap - 39:06
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  • January 1, 2020 86 min

    Shawn and Emily reflect on this past year in gaming. They share their favorite video game and tabletop experiences from 2019, their top video games and board games of the decade, and their goals for 2020! 

  • Harper Update - :59
  • Favorite Video Game Experiences of 2019 - 5:25
  • Top Five Video Games of the Decade - 18:12
  • Favorite Tabletop Experiences of 2019 - 41:34
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  • December 4, 2019 57 min

    Tis' the season for some epic gaming gift-giving! Emily and Shawn share some of their favorite gift recommendations for the board gamer, video gamer, and tabletop RPG-er in your life. Links to all items mentioned are posted below for your convenience. DISCLAIMER: This episode and links are not sponsored.

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  • In this episode, Shawn and Emily share their first impressions of the long-awaited Pokémon: Sword and Shield. Emily spends too much time in the Wild Area and Shawn is wondering where TF Squirtle is. *insert angry emoji* But that's not all! They also discuss the unique co-op gameplay of Between Two Cities, have mixed reactions from Patchwork Doodle, and share what game they'll be bringing to the Thanksgiving table.

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    Welcome to BedtimeGamer’s newest addition to our podcast content, Night School, where we dive into everything you need to know about a specific topic in the nerd world. Our first series is all about getting started with RPGs, focusing specifically on Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition.

    In this episode of Night School: D&D series, Shawn, Emily, Austin, and Drew discuss building a character in Dungeons and Dragons, i... Read more

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    Emily is joined by Jacob, Jeff, and Eric from the Geekundspiel podcast and website to discuss their experiences from this year's Extra Life game day! Together they raised almost $5,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by playing games for 24 hours straight. The squad discusses games they played, what worked, what didn’t work, and why the theme of the year turned out to be “birds.”

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    November 13, 2019 51 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss their first experiences with some of this season’s most hyped games. Shawn becomes one with Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding and Emily embraces her inner grandma with Wingspan and Cat Lady. 

  • Harper Update - 00:45
  • Extra Life Recap? - 3:30
  • Death Stranding First Impressions - 5:25
  • Wingspan - 27:40
  • Wingspan vs. Tapestry - 36:40
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  • November 7, 2019 52 min

    Welcome to BedtimeGamer’s newest addition to our podcast content, Night School, where we dive into everything you need to know about a specific topic in the nerd world. Our first series will be all about RPGs, focusing specifically on Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition.

    In this episode of Night School: D&D series, Shawn, Emily, Austin, and Drew share their first experiences with tabletop role-playing games. They d... Read more

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    October 31, 2019 51 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily share what games they played this week, including Last Night on Earth and Takenoko as part of their first board game night at a friendly local game store and Undertale on the Switch!  They also share all of the details for this year's Extra Life event, from what's new to the schedule to what they're most excited for. 

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  • October 29, 2019 92 min

    In this special BedtimeGamers "Spoilercast" episode, Emily, Shawn, and their friend Jeff share their experiences with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. They discuss each house's storyline, how tactical turn-based combat and relationship building set this game apart from other RPGs, and their final ratings on the game. Who did they choose as relationship partners? What happened to Rhea and who the heck is your mom? Why is Em... Read more

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    October 25, 2019 58 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily give some updates on what they've been playing recently, including their Betrayal Legacy campaign, Gloomhaven, a festive D&D One Shot, and more! Emily finally finished Fire Emblem: Three Houses and struggles to find what to play next. Shawn jumps back into God of War after a long time away. 

  • Housekeeping - 00:45
  • Harper Update - 2:00
  • Escape Room Nightmare - 3:30
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    October 16, 2019 59 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily share their favorite spooky tabletop and video games, perfect for your Halloween game night!

    Donate to our Extra Life page and help us raise money for sick kids: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/370073. There are NEW fundraising tiers AND t-shirts available, so check them out and give what you can. Then,... Read more

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    October 1, 2019 64 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss their first impression of Stonemaier Games' latest release, Tapestry, a civilization game. They also share their final thoughts on Link's Awakening (hint: Shawn was not a fan).

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    September 24, 2019 61 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss what they've been playing this week, including some marble appreciation from Potion Explosion. They share some thoughts on tabletop games that play well with large groups (6+ people) and why Shawn gives terrible clues as the ghost in Mysterium. They conclude with a reveal of which Nintendo Switch game they picked up this last weekend and some first impressions.

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    September 16, 2019 44 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily talk about their reactions to September 4th's Nintendo Direct, including a blast from the past as they share their favorite consoles growing up (Gamecube or bust -Emily). They also talk about their adventures in the underground in a quick overview of Clank. They wrap up the episode by discussing the many ways to play a crowd favorite, King of Tokyo.

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    In this episode, Emily and Shawn talk all about vacation gaming, including what they played on their most recent family vacation, including Super Mario Party, Sushi Go Party, and Villainous. They also shared some tips for listeners wanting to game on their next trip!

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    August 27, 2019 63 min

    In this episode, Shawn and Emily discuss all the preparations that went into their first live stream to celebrate Extra Life's Tabletop Appreciation Weekend. They also give an update on their playthrough of Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Emily is the worst professor, ever). They wrap up the episode discussing one of their favorite tabletop games, Scythe, including some strategies and play styles they have experimented with since... Read more

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    August 19, 2019 52 min

    Shawn and Emily discuss legacy tabletop gaming with Clank Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated coming out next month. The pair also debates whether they should replace their Switches with either the new Switch Lite or revised Switch model. They wrap-up by sharing their top five most anticipated video games for the rest of 2019, and Emily cannot believe what is missing from Shawn's list.

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