Going Analog

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Podcast #62: Upgrading games, games we've changed our minds on (guests: Before You Play)

Plus...what games do we have so much trouble getting to the table for whatever reason?

Busy board game duo Monique and Naveen from  Before You Play (newly a part of the Watch It Played family) join Christina to talk about how we need to play games together! Our tasty topics this week:

  • Christina (host): Board games we've invested the most in (2:06)
  • Naveen (guest): The games we've changed our minds about ater a second play (12:52)
  • Monique (guest): Games that are hardest to get to the table (31:53)

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The games discussed in this episode:

Christina’s topic: Games you’ve invested the most in

  • Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein
  • Killer Bunnies
  • Dead of Winter
  • Scythe
  • Scythe: Rise of Fenris
  • Wingspan
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Innovation
  • Grand Austria Hotel
  • Kanban EV

Naveen’s topic: Games you’ve changed your mind about after a second play

  • Root
  • Medium
  • Just One
  • Hansa Teutonica
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Loot of Lima
  • The Search for Planet X
  • Cryptid
  • Alchemists

Monique’s topic: The hardest games to get to the table

  • The Gallerist
  • Lisboa
  • Vinhos
  • On Mars
  • Pandemic Legacy
  • Sleeping Gods
  • King’s Dilemma
  • Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Two Rooms and a Boom
  • Witness

Final thoughts:

  • Root
  • Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef