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Episode 286: Ancestree


Release Date: March 1, 2018

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Running Time:   68 min.

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Genealogists are a curious and squinty lot. They spend much of their lives buried in the archives doing research, trying to uncover hidden branches of their family trees.

All those late nights are about to pay off. If all goes well you’ll have enough information to prove your lineage is historically significant - a family tree for the ages!

Ancestree is a tile drafting game where each player cultivates a family tree over three rounds. You'll build dynasties, marriages, and wealth to score points. 

The game is wonderfully simple to learn but the scoring system makes each decision matter and each decision fun. 

Ancestree is also inclusive. It celebrates diversity and allows us to play with the idea of family.  Allowing more people to find themselves in the game is a powerful and playful idea. Inviting more people to the table helps open a door to the wider world of games and (we hope) allows even more people to share the joy and fun we find through play.

Listen in for a full review and discover why Ancestree is Major Fun!

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Ancestree      Calliope Games  |  BGG  |  Buy

Designer: Eric M. Lang

Artist: Larry Elmore & Adelheid Zimmerman

Publisher: Calliope Games

2-6 players  20-40 min   ages 8+   MSRP $30

Truckloads of Goober

Anachrony   Mindclash Games  |  BGG  |  Buy

Doppel X       Schmidt Spiele  |  BGG  |  Buy


Music credits include:

We Are Family   By Deborah Dixon & Nova Bossa  |  the song

We Are Family (Adam Clarke Club Funk Mix)  |  the song




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