Going Analog

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

Going Analog Podcast #5: The Scary Games Episode

Scary board games, games we hate (but others seem to love), emergent experiences through design, and gaming sommeliers.

We're back with a special guest and four new gaming topics! Board game designer Jonathan Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island) of Pandasaurus Games joins us this week to offer his views. Here's what we jabber on about:

  1. Mike wants to know what are the scariest board games we've all played.
  2. Christina talks about being a "board game sommelier" and how we hand-pick games to play for different groups.
  3. Shoe asks what games we hate that everyone else seems to love.
  4. Jon talks about how unique gaming experiences can come from great design work.

Show notes: Here are the games mentioned on the show this episode.

  • Dead of Winter
  • Dinosaur Island
  • Kids on Bikes
  • Fury of Dracula
  • Nuns on the Run
  • Mansions of Madness
  • Level 7: Omega Protocol
  • Arkham Horror
  • Eldritch Horror
  • Formula D
  • Terra Mystica
  • Dominion
  • Ascension
  • Munchkin
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Summoner Wars
  • Battlelore
  • Onitama
  • Too Many Bones
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Letters from Whitechapel
  • Nyctophobia
  • Agricola
  • Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
  • Near & Far
  • Tales of Arabian Nights

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