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Going Analog Podcast

Dec 18, 2019

BoardGameGeek's Scott Alden (owner) and Lincoln Damerst (host of GameNight!) stops by to offer their thoughts on all three Azul games, the monsterous Abomination, and our favorite popular and under-the-radar games from BGGCON.

Games discussed:


  • Abomination
  • Azul
  • Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
  • Azul: Summer...

Dec 4, 2019

John D. Clair (Ecos, Mystic Vale) talks us through his mechanics-first approach to game design. And the group discusses our favorite Star Wars, deckbuilding, and engine-building games.

Games discussed:


  • Mystic Vale
  • Custom Heroes
  • Space Base
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Ecos: The First Continent
  • Ascension
  • Ascension: Skulls &...

Nov 20, 2019

Rob Manuel (Indie Megabooth, ex-G4TV/Geek & Sundry) discusses what it takes to be a successful board game content creator, plus how to talk to non-gamers about board games over the holidays, why there aren't more negative game reviews, and some Ravensburger appreciation

Games we mentioned:


Age of...

Nov 7, 2019

Jerry Hawthorne (Mice and Mystics, Stuffed Fables) talks about how he world-builds for his story-rich adventure games. Also: kid-friendly family games, dopamine (and how game design taps into it), and what we do with the content we never see in adventure/legacy games.


Mice & Mystics

Oct 23, 2019

Bebo (Be Bold Games) brings the strangest/coolest topic to date. Also: most anticipated Essen releases, the biggest problems in the industry, and games that are/aren't worth the setup time.

Games we discussed:

Bebo's topic: Which 3 games in a trench coat are you?

  • Caverna
  • Battleline
  • Junk Orbit
  • Rebel Nox
  • Wingspan
  • Flamme...