Going Analog

Where video game industry veterans introduce great board games to video gamers

Podcast #58: Fave things to do w/ board games (besides play 'em), best components, and...jigsaws??

This episode features our biggest argument yet: Why are we discussing jigsaw puzzles on a board game podcast?

Most of the original Going Analog Podcast crew reunite to discuss...well, things around/near/adjacent to board games.

Here are the topics the crew brought to this episode:

  1. Christina (host): What are the best board game components we've seen? (1:58)
  2. Shoe (producer): Besides playing them, what are your favorite things to do with board games? (18:54)
  3. Nick: Jigsaw puzzles! Yup, jigsaw puzzles. (27:11) 

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The board games we discuss on this episode:

Christina’s topic: your favorite game components

  • Everdell
  • Tidal Blades
  • Honey Buzz
  • Wingspan
  • Wavelength
  • Blockbuster
  • Potion Explosion
  • Portal
  • Dragoon
  • Ascension
  • Life Siphon
  • Guts of Glory
  • Mouse Trap
  • Trouble
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • HeroQuest
  • Scrabble
  • Jenga
  • Junk Art
  • Fireball Island
  • Crokinole
  • Pinnacle
  • The Climbers
  • Riff Raff

Shoe’s topic: What do you like doing with board games...outside of playing them?

  • The Castles of Burgundy
  • Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  • Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun

Final thoughts: 

  • P for Pizza
  • Scapegoat
  • Air, Land, and Sea
  • Viscounts of the West Kingdom
  • Grifters