Going Analog

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

Podcast #85: Hidden gems, makeovers, themes our guest should illustrate (guest: Kwanchai Moriya)

Let's have Kwanchai Moriya illustrate everything!

The Going Analog Podcast hosts our first full-time board game illustrator, and it's KWANCHAI MORIYA. He even showed up to our house with beef jerky! (It's all downhill from here, folks.) The prolific and versatile illustrator of many of your favorite games (including Dinosaur Island, Capital Lux, Pret-a-Porter, In the Hall of the Mountain King) recently commemorated his 100th piece of board game art, so we had to celebrate with him on our show.

We talk hidden-gem board games and ALL THE THINGS we want Kwanchai to illustrate. (We can wish, right?)

Topics this week:

  • Kwanchai Moriya (guest): What are some board games that you consider hidden gems? (12:42)
  • Christina (host): What themes would we want Kwanchai to illustrate? (32:55)
  • Shoe (producer): Which games would we like to give an art or graphic-design makeover to? (44:31)

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Games mentioned this episode:


  • Empire's End
  • Dinosaur Island
  • Cryptid
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • The Game
  • Pret-a-Porter
  • Capital Lux
  • Marco Polo II
  • Vagrantsong
  • Catan
  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Namiji
  • Tokaido
  • T.I.M.E. Stories

Kwanchai's topic: Hidden-gem games

  • Vagrantsong
  • Home on Lagrange
  • Kabuto Sumo
  • Hive Mind
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Medieval Academy
  • La Boca
  • Exit: The Game
  • Village
  • SpaceCorp: 2025-2300AD
  • Stellar
  • Subastral
  • Startups
  • Formosa Tea
  • Merv
  • Guts of Glory

Christina's topic: Themes we'd love to have Kwanchai illustrate

  • Suburbia
  • High Rise
  • Rolling Heights
  • Pret-a-Porter
  • Rococo
  • Caylus
  • Capital Lux
  • Galaxy Trucker

Shoe's topic: Games we'd like to give a makeover to

  • Caylus
  • Caylus 1303
  • Caverna: The Cave Farmers
  • Agricola
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Mystic Paths
  • Suburbia
  • Wiz-War
  • Homesteaders
  • Tyrants of the Underdark