Going Analog

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Going Analog Podcast #17: Personalities

Great "pub" games, gamer personalities (and how they alter how we play), and how our video game careers have changed board gaming habits.

Anna Kipnis joins us this week! As a former designer/programmer at Double Fine Productions (Broken Age), she brings a fresh perspective to all things tabletop gaming.

Our four new topics:

  1. Nick: Small, easy-to-play games that are great for a night out at the bar.
  2. Christina: What playing board games reveals about our friends' personalities.
  3. Anna: How our personalities intertwine (or conflict with) with game rules.
  4. Shoe: How working in the video game industry has affected how we play board games.

See a full list of games mentioned on the show below


  • Orleans
  • Yokohama
  • Scoville
  • Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done
  • Small World

Nick's topic: Great pub games

  • Skull
  • Liar's Dice
  • Kobayakawa
  • Lie
  • The Mind
  • Illusion
  • A Fake Artist Goes to New York
  • Dead Last
  • Just One
  • A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

Christina's topic: Games that reveal people's personalities

  • Pandemic Legacy
  • Pandemic
  • Ascension
  • Lost Cities
  • Werewolf
  • Shadows Over Camelot
  • Coup
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Secret Hitler
  • The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31

Anna's topic: Human nature intersecting with game rules

  • Codenames
  • Dead of Winter

Shoe's topic: The influence of video games on board gaming preferences

  • Gloomhaven
  • TIME Stories
  • Puerto Rico

Final thoughts

  • Hanabi
  • Rising Sun
  • Doro-Doko

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