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Going Analog Podcast

Nov 25, 2020

Plaid Hat Marketing Manager Niki Shults and Multimedia Director Donald Shults talk board games -- and tons of D&D -- with us. Our topics: 

1. What are some new party games you can play over Zoom or within one average household?

2. Is Catan still the perfect gateway game? If not, what is?

3. What are your best childhood memories of playing board games?

4. House rules: How do you feel about them?

Here are the games covered on the show:


  • Forgotten Waters
  • The Settlers of Catan

Shoe’s topic: Great party games for quarantine or households

  • Telestrations
  • Telestrations: Upside Drawn
  • P for Pizza
  • Herd Mentality
  • Forgotten Waters
  • Wavelength
  • Just One
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Mastermind
  • Master Word
  • Corinth

Donald’s topic: Is Settlers of Catan still the best gateway game?

  • Monopoly
  • Magic the Gathering 
  • Clue
  • The Settlers of Catan
  • Pandemic
  • Dungeon Twister
  • Dungeons and Dragons 
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Azul
  • Wingspan
  • Hanabi
  • Starfarers of Catan
  • Tokaido
  • Megaland
  • King of Tokyo
  • Welcome to
  • Yahtzee
  • Dominion

Niki’s topic: Your first boardgame memories

  • Uno
  • Fireball Island
  • Mouse Trap
  • Dungeons and Dragons 
  • HeroQuest
  • Big 2/Deuce
  • Go to the Head of the Class
  • Dungeons and Dragons

Christina’s topic: Do you use house rules?

  • Bye, Felicia
  • Starfarers of Catan

Final thoughts: 

  • Forgotten Waters