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Going Analog Podcast

May 27, 2020

We talk about Plaid Hat's new storytelling adventure game Forgotten Waters, our other favorite pirate-themed games, and some of the most memorable characters in board gaming. quarantining slowly killing our love for board games?

We have three special guests! Video game designer Tim Schafer (whose work on The Secret of Monkey Island influenced Forgotten Waters), and Forgotten Waters co-designers Isaac Vega and Joe Ellis.

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


  • Forgotten Waters
  • Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
  • City of Remnants
  • Dead of Winter
  • Crystal Clans
  • Raxxon

Christina's topic: What are our favorite pirate-y games?

  • Forgotten Waters
  • Sea of Legends
  • Tiny Epic Pirates
  • Sea of Nadia
  • Jamaica
  • Sea of Clouds
  • Libertalia
  • Citadels
  • Merchants and Marauders
  • Pirate's Cove
  • Loot
  • Xia: Legends of a Drift System

Joe's topic: Inspirations behind Forgotten Waters

  • Forgotten Waters

Isaac's topic: What are the most memorable characters you've enjoyed in board games?

  • Scythe
  • Scythe: The Rise of Fenris
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Dead of Winter
  • Mice and Mystics
  • Tales of the Arabian Nights
  • Camp Grizzly
  • T.I.M.E Stories
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Dune
  • Aftermath
  • Abomination
  • Takenoko
  • Forgotten Waters

Tim's topic: How has quarantine affected how we think about board games?

  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark
  • The 7th Continent
  • Sea of Nadia
  • Smartphone Inc.
  • Santa Monica
  • Forgotten Waters

Final thoughts

  • Forgotten Waters