Going Analog

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

Going Analog Podcast #6: Tim Schafer

Video game devs and players getting into board gaming, innovative components, and life as a parent gamer.

Tim Schafer, president and CEO of Double Fine (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, Brutal Legend, Broken Age) and big-time board gamer, joins the podcast this week! Our new topics:

  1. Tim, as a video game developer himself, talks about why so many of his peers are intrigued by the tabletop gaming space.
  2. Shoe then asks the group what are the best board games to introduce to a video gamer.
  3. Christina discusses what are the most innovative components we've seen.
  4. Mike brings up the subject of trying to balance a healthy gaming life with little children to worry about.

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

  • Mystic Vale
  • Photosynthesis
  • Planets
  • Flip Ships
  • Potion Explosion
  • Brass: Lancashire
  • LIE (from Pack o' Games)
  • Adrenaline
  • King of Tokyo
  • Critical Mass
  • Puerto Rico
  • Patchwork
  • Spring Meadow
  • Indian Summer
  • Cottage Garden
  • T.I.M.E. Stories
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger
  • Above and Below
  • Forbidden Island
  • Custom Heroes
  • Gloom
  • Amerigo
  • Shogun
  • Dice Forge
  • Rattlebones
  • Princess Jing
  • Shadows in the Forest
  • Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
  • My First Orchard
  • Loopin' Louie
  • Bugs in the Kitchen
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Mice & Mystics
  • Sushi Go!
  • Animal on Animal
  • Gobblet Gobblers
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Labyrinth
  • Exploding Kittens
  • Deep Sea Adventure
  • Schotten Totten
  • Little Prince: Make Me a Planet
  • Love Letter
  • The Stygian Society

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