Going Analog

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Podcast #73: Partner swap! Two-player gaming with 1 Minute Board Games

Shoe and Christina partner-swap with Raina and Phil from 1 Minute Board Games -- it's not what you think! Or...since you listen to board game podcasts, maybe it is.

Have a bunch of two-player games you want to play? You and your partner can't agree on which ones to play? Try a Partner Swap (trademark forthcoming, and get your mind out of the gutter)!

Board game TikTok champions Raina and Phil from 1 Minute Board Games took a random Wednesday off and swapped partners with Going Analog: Phil and Shoe played head-to-head two-player card games, and Christina and Raina played twice as many games together in the same amount of time.

Were we still all friends afterward? Did we leave our partners for the new and shiny? Listen and find out!

Topics for this episode:

  • Phil (guest): What can two-player games bring to the table that higher player-count games can't? (11:51)
  • Raina (guest): Gaming with your significant other versus with friends (20:30)
  • Shoe (producer): Thoughts on booster-less customizable card games (Keyforge, Summoner Wars, Ashes Reborn) (30:36)

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Games mentioned this episode:


  • Android: Netrunner
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • War of the Ring
  • The Night Cage
  • Riftforce
  • Lucky Numbers
  • Café

Phil's topic: What do 2P games bring to the table that higher-player-count games can't?

  • Watergate
  • 7 Wonders Duel
  • Riftforce
  • Air, Land, and Sea
  • The Fox in the Forest
  • Stellar

Raina's topic: Gaming with your significant other versus with friends

  • Watergate
  • Shards of Infinity
  • Ascension

Shoe's topic: Thoughts on booster-less collectible card games

  • War of the Ring
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Ashes Reborn: Rise of the Phoenixborn
  • Summoner Wars
  • Android: Netrunner
  • Keyforge
  • Fields of Arle
  • Marvel Champions
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
  • Star Wars: Destiny