Our second episode of the Going Analog Podcast is live!
Four gamers arrive with four new topics:
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We're excited to announce that our new podcast is live and ready for your ears.
In the Going Analog Podcast, four gamers come together every two weeks, each bringing a topic of his or her choice. It could literally be about anything in the tabletop world: something old, something new, something weird something cool.... The four take turns presenting their topics then discussing them as a group, leading to new and different conversations from show to show.
In episode #1, Shoe announces his top games of Gen Con 2018; Christina brings everyone back to reality by talking about the dark side of convention and gamer culture; Mike discusses the new Choose Your Own Adventure game (based on the books!); and Nick gushes over Oink , the Japanese publisher of beautiful, minimalist games.
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We love board games. And we love video games. It could be that we’re surrounded by some pretty nerdy folks, but it seems most gamers we talk to enjoy both in abundance.
The two seem to go hand-in-hand on the industry side as well. If you watch Going Analog, then you’ve already met a ton of video game industry people who are avid board gamers. And when we talk to board game designers at conventions like Gen Con, we learn a lot of them simply love video games.
Over the past year, starting at Gen Con 2017, we interviewed several high-profile tabletop game designers to get their thoughts on our digital hobby. In part one of this two-part series, we ask them what three video games most influenced and impacted their creative design work.
Here's what they had to say, though please note: Some of these quotes are from about a year ago, in case why you're wondering why certain games (like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) are coming up now as recent plays.
(Check back soon for Part 2: The top 3 favorite video games for these famous board game designers.)
We review our first "legacy" game! After finishing a 12-game campaign of Stonemaier Games's Charterstone, we're ready to give our non-spoilery thoughts. Seanbaby, on the other hand, is ready to spoil the hell out of the Furby Adventure Game for you. Consider yourself warned!
We played a board game that reminds us of the classic arcade shooters: Space Invaders, Galaga...even Phoenix, if any of you remember that one. See what three video game industry veterans (including Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions) think of this unique tabletop experience.
And on a totally related note, Seanbaby shows us the New Kids on the Block game. Another classic!
We're back! Three video-game-industry veterans (including a guest host) take over to discuss Mansions of Madness by Fantasy Flight Games, an app-driven, cooperative board game that gives off a strong Resident Evil vibe.
Plus: Seanbaby gives a quick demo of BibleQuest. Holy crap!
Starring: Hilary Goldstein (former head of IGN), Stephanie Palermo (Capcom), and Matthew Hickman (Oculus).
Finally, we wrap up our reviews of SimCity-like board games by comparing Days of Wonder's Quadropolis (plus its Public Services expansion) directly to Stonemaier Games's Between Two Cities (and Capitals expansion). Plus, the return of Seanbaby with his review of The A-Team!
We're back with another SimCity-like board game, Between Two Cities. Our video game people review it (and its expansion Capitals) in part two of this miniseries.
Three SimCity fans sit down and give their thoughts on Quadropolis (and its expansion, Public Services), the SimCity-like board game from Days of Wonder. (Told you we're going monthly!)
This is the first of a three-part "SimCity" series. Next up: We'll review Between Two Cities then we'll have a wrap-up episode where we compare that one vs. Quadropolis.
Guess what? Our new editor is forcing us to put out episodes at a once-a-month rate (vs. the previous whenever-we-want cadence). We'll see if we can stay disciplined enough to do this for 2018.
This month, three first-person-shooter fans tackle Adrenaline, a board game that simulates arena-based multiplayer shooters like Quake or Unreal Tournament. Does the constant fragging and respawning and fragging again work on the tabletop? The reviewers don't quite agree....
Also, Seanbaby spends a lot of time mocking The Dr. Laura Game. He has a lot to say about this gem!
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Veterans of the video game industry (and EGM/1UP alums) getting together to talk board games
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Episode 11's Charterstone is a village-building legacy game that permanently changes as you play it.
Episode 10's Flip Ships brings back classic arcade shoot-em-up action to your tabletop.
Episode 9's Mansions of Madness is an app-driven, cooperative board game that is very Resident Evil-y.
Episode 7 and 8's Between Two Cities has a unique co-op + competitive setup, where you must work with each of your neighbors.
Episode 6 and 8's Quadropolis lets you build out the perfect city, like in the SimCity video games.
Episode 5's Adrenaline simulates multiplayer arena shooters like Quake or Unreal Tournament.
Episode 4's The Pursuit of Happiness lets you play out a full, hopefully happy life, a la The Sims.
Episode 3's T.I.M.E. Stories features cooperative time-traveling adventures for up to four players.
Episode 2's Scythe features bad-ass mechs and some of the most gorgeous art ever seen in a board game.
Episode 1's War of Indines simulates one-on-one fighting games.
The subject of our pilot episode! Great for fans of X-Com's tactical battles.
One of our faves from Gen Con 2017, Secrets is a fantastic hidden-roles game for small groups (4-8P).
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.