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Going Analog Podcast

Apr 8, 2020

The world has changed. How are we playing games now? How has coronavirus impacted the game-publishing business? And why is community more important than ever?

We cover these big topics with Nolan Nasser (CEO) and Jacob Way (COO) of Deep Water Games (Welcome To..., Hanamikoji).

In lighter news, we go on and on about one of our favorite games of 2020 so far: The Crew. It's so amazing, we guaranteed our guests their money back if they bought it and didn't like it.

Here's a full list of games discussed on the show:


  • Hanamikoji
  • Realm of Sand
  • Welcome to...
  • Fantastic Factories
  • Spirit Island
  • New Bedford
  • Fleet: The Dice Game
  • The Crew

Jacob's topic: Importance of community during COVID-19

  • Monstrosity
  • Diplomacy
  • Gloomhaven

Christina's topic: What do our board gaming lives look like during shelter-in-place?

  • Ascension
  • Shards of Infinity
  • Patchwork
  • Tang Garden
  • Sagrada
  • Ganz Schon Clever/That's So Clever
  • Doppelt So Clever/Twice as Clever
  • Chronicles of Crime
  • Aftermath
  • Clank! Legacy
  • Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Glaaxy
  • Hive Mind
  • Codenames
  • Wavelength
  • Time's Up
  • Time's Up: Title Recall
  • Monikers

Nolan's topic: How has COVID-19 affected Deep Water as a company?

  • Floor Plan
  • Jixia Academic

Shoe's topic: The Crew

  • Claim

Final thoughts

  • Welcome to New Las Vegas