Back in early August, the industry converged in Indianapolis, IN for a chance to meet the staff of Going Analog. Or was it to be a part of Gen Con, tabletop gaming's biggest show in North America? Listen, the whys aren't important -- we were all there together, having too much fun on too little sleep, checking out the latest and greatest.
Earlier, we wrote about our staff best (and worst) experiences from Gen Con 2016. This time, we asked our friends in the biz to offer their opinions on the mega convention. (Oddly enough, no one listed "meeting the Going Analog gang" as one of their faves.) Read on to see what Geek & Sundry, Board with Life, Polygon, and others have to say.
Yes, we know it's been a while, but here ya go: the second episode (confusingly numbered "1") of Going Analog.
This time, the crew discusses whether War of Indines is a good card-game representation of the one-on-one fighting games we all grew up with.
Some of us Going Analog reviewers just got back from Gen Con, the annual big-deal convention for all things tabletop gaming. We played a ton of board games -- some so brand-spanking new that they're not even out in retail stores yet and some older ones that the show helped us discover.
Read on to see what we liked and didn’t like! And also check out what other experts in the industry thought of Gen Con, with commentary by Board with Life, Geek and Sundry, Polygon, and more.
Our pilot episode is finally live for everyone to see! We hope you enjoy it.
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What's Going Analog?
A news video series about great board games for video gamers. From game-industry veterans (and ex-EGM alums) Dan "Shoe" Hsu, Seanbaby, and more.
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Covered in Episode 1, War of Indines simulates one-on-one fighting games.
The subject of our pilot episode! Great for fans of X-Com's tactical battles.
Our current favorite party game. Everyone we show this to ends up buying it, so you might as well, too. (Don't pay more than $20 for a copy, though.)
An incredible head-to-head card game that pits Corporations vs. Hackers, from the guy who created Magic the Gathering.
Like Risk except good. Mix different races and powers to create unique armies for every match.
Your dice are spaceships. Roll 'em and place 'em to gather resources, get alien tech, and build colonies.