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Going Analog Podcast #21: Awards Predictions

Origins Game Fair, 2019 (Kenner) spiel des Jahres, and growing up with Steve Jackson Games.

Pandasaurus Games's Hunter Shelburne drops some serious industry knowledge as the latest guest on our show!

Our four new topics:

  1. Hunter: Previewing the big Origins show.
  2. Christina: Dissecting this year's nominees for gaming's most prestigious awards, the Spiel des Jahres.
  3. Mike: Dissecting this year's nominees for gaming's other most prestigious awards, the Kennerspiel des Jahres.
  4. Shoe: Reminiscing over how we grew up with Steve Jackson Games (Hunter used to work there).

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


  • The Castles of Burgundy

Hunter's topic: Origins hotness

  • Arraial
  • Dead Man's Cabal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Draftosaurus
  • 7 Wonders
  • Sushi Go
  • Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period
  • Mississippi Queen
  • Detective: City of Angels
  • Machi Koro
  • The Mind
  • Machi Koro Legacy
  • Century: New World
  • Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky
  • Set a Watch
  • Second Chance
  • Escape Plan
  • Pipeline

Mike and Christina's topics: 2019 Spiels des Jahres & Kennerspiel des Jahres

  • Azul
  • Just One
  • L.A.M.A.
  • Werewords
  • Keltis
  • El Grande
  • Hanabi
  • Taboo
  • Chronicles of Crime
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Camel Up
  • Kingdomino
  • Codenames
  • Colt Express
  • Kingdom Builder
  • Carpe Diem
  • Detective
  • Wingspan
  • Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
  • Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

Shoe's topic: Steve Jackson Games

  • Illuminati
  • Munchkin
  • Car Wars
  • Ogre

Final thoughts:

  • Naga Raja
  • Small World
  • Yokohama
  • Carcassone
  • Alhambra
  • Thurn and Taxis
  • Liar's Dice
  • Rummikub
  • Broom Service
  • Istanbul

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