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Jul 7, 2022

Since you can download the fantastic and completely free Sunshine City from Coffee Bean Games, we invited designer Peter C. Hayward to talk some of our favorite lighter and heavier games in the roll & write genre. Shoe tries to articulate the idea of "hybrid" games of multiple ideas coming together to form one new...


Jun 23, 2022

Johnny O'Neal, one of the brother cofounders of Brotherwise Games (publisher of Unearth, Call to Adventure, and the recently successfully funded Castles by the Sea), drops by Going Analog to discuss his design philosophy and asserts that every game needs to be shorter. We're pretty sure that's the takeaway.

We also...


Jun 9, 2022

Tim Fowers, indie designer and publisher at Fowers Games, intrigues Christina and Shoe with the concept of "anticipation" and how it plays into dopamine-filled play. And because Tim is such a marketing mastermind, he drops a Fugitive 2 tease about...46 minutes into this episode.

Christina talks to Tim about Paperback...


May 27, 2022

Matt from YouTube's Board Game Bollocks drops by to (somehow successfully!) not swear while chatting about his gaming lifestyle, nihilism, and how Americans are so "happy and bouncy." Our topics this week:

  • Christina (host): Our favorite animal-themed games (10:36)
  • Mike (editor): Board gaming as a lifestyle (19:59)
  • Matt...


Apr 28, 2022

It's rematch time! Amanda Panda, board game Twitch streamer and content creator, returns to argue over three fresh new matchups -- and we're throwing hands!

Our matchups for this sequel:

  • Christina (host): Namiji vs. Tokaido (12:27)
  • Shoe (producer): G.I. Joe Deck-Building Game vs. Transformers Deck-Building Game...