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Podcast #61: Board games that get us HYPED, our shelves of "opportunity" (guest: Paula Deming)

Listen to us talk about the games that really get us riled up (in good and bad ways).

The always fun, always funny Paula Deming from Things Get Dicey joins the podcast this week! You want our topics? You got our topics:

  • Christina (host): Board games that really get us riled up (in good and bad ways) (4:13)
  • Shoe (producer): The games in our "shelf of opportunity" that we're most excited to get to (23:23)
  • Paula (guest): Why we livestream playthroughs (or not) (44:00)

(Also, watch Paula on The Going Analog Quiz Show! Can she shoot to the top the leaderboard as our final guest of Season 1?)

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The games discussed on this episode:


  • Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef
  • Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time

Christina’s topic: Games that get you hyped

  • Dominant Species
  • Targi
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Draw Your Own Conclusions
  • Telestrations
  • Escape: The Curse of the Temple
  • Dungeon Fighter
  • Flip Ships
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Wonderland’s War
  • Libertalia
  • Modern Art

Shoe’s topic: What are the games in your backlog that you're most excited to get to (and why haven't you yet)?

  • Too Many Bones
  • Sleeping Gods
  • Near and Far
  • Above and Below
  • Adventure Tactics: Domianne’s Tower
  • Space Base
  • Space Base: The Emergence of Shy Pluto
  • Machi Koro
  • Lisboa
  • Gallerist
  • Formosa Tea
  • Great Western Trail
  • Viticulture
  • CloudAge
  • Pandemic Legacy: Season 0
  • Clank Legacy
  • Cutthroat Caverns
  • Space Park
  • Herd Mentality
  • P for Pizza
  • Gentes
  • Pioneer Days
  • Happy Salmon
  • Power Grid
  • Blockbuster
  • MTV: The Throwback Music Party Game

Paula: Playing and live-streaming games online

  • Hallertau 
  • Fort
  • Coatl 
  • Targi
  • Carcassonne 
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • Lisboa
  • Modern Art
  • Blank Slate
  • Wavelength

Final thoughts:

  • The Lost Expedition
  • Praga Caput Regni 
  • City of the Big Shoulders