Going Analog

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Podcast #86: Libertalia: old vs. new, Dice Tower West, our fave board game cons

What should everyone know before attending a board game convention?

The Going Analog gang (with contributor Jess Yi) has recovered from their Vegas trip to Dice Tower West. So how does this convention stack up to their other faves? What did they play? And how's the new remake of one of their fave board games?

Topics this week:

  • Christina (host): Our highlights from Dice Tower West and our tips for attending a convention (11:01)
  • Jess (contributor): Comparing our favorite board game cons (23:35)
  • Shoe (producer): Libertalia vs. Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest (37:57)

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Games mentioned this episode:


  • Creature Comforts
  • Tidal Blades 2: Rise of the Unfolders
  • Gloomhaven
  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark
  • Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest
  • Libertalia
  • The Red Cathedral

Christina's topic: Highlights from Dice Tower West, convention tips

  • The Red Cathedral
  • Mysterium Park
  • Mystic Paths
  • Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest
  • Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
  • Race for the Galaxy
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Picture Perfect

Jess's topic: Comparing our fave board game cons

  • Codenames
  • Capital Lux
  • Mage Knight
  • Kingdomino
  • Scarabya

Shoe's topic: Libertalia vs. Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest

  • Libertalia
  • Libertalia: Winds of Galecrest
  • Ethnos
  • Dogs of War
  • Jamaica
  • Merchants and Marauders