Going Analog

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

Going Analog Podcast #15: Jordan Draper

Great travel games, how games changed our lives, diverse themes in design, and game length.

Designer Jordan Draper (Tokyo Series, Import/Export) of Jordan Draper Games stops by to talk about his innovative and quirky games -- and where he draws their inspirations from.

Here are the topics everyone brought to the show this week:

  1. Nick: Our favorite board/card games for traveling.
  2. Shoe: How games have changed our lives.
  3. Jordan: Integrating diverse themes into games.
  4. Christina: What are our expectations when it comes to short or long games?

See a full list of games mentioned on the show below.


  • Tokyo Jutaku
  • Tokyo Metro
  • Tokyo Jidohanbaiki
  • Tokyo Game Show
  • Tokyo Tsukiji Market
  • Tokyo Coin Laundry
  • Metal
  • Tribe
  • Cactus
  • Import/Export
  • Glory to Rome
  • Container

Nick's topic: Travel games

  • Celestia
  • A Fake Artist Goes to New York
  • Kobayakawa
  • Modern Art
  • Nine Tiles
  • Masked Men
  • Troll
  • The Game
  • The Mind
  • This Is It
  • Praise
  • Startups
  • Turin Market
  • Rights
  • Hanabi
  • Love Letter
  • Lost Legacy
  • Pack O Game
  • R (BraveRats)
  • Campy Creatures
  • Pickomino Sushizock im Gockelwok

Shoe: How board games changed our lives

  • Perfect Hotel
  • Kamakura Collection

Jordan: Integrating themes

  • Archipelago

Christina: Long vs. short games

  • Antiquity
  • Hab & Gut
  • 18XX
  • Monopoly

Final thoughts

  • Scythe
  • Castles of Burgundy
  • Nothing to Talk About

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