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Podcast #35: The 2019 Games of the Year...and looking ahead at 2020

The best of 2019 (and what we think will be the best of 2020).

It's time for Going Analog's 2019 Games of the Year! True to the spirit of the show (where everyone brings his or her own topic for the group to discuss), all four Going Analog staffers picked their best of 2019 in their own unique way. We go over a LOT of games on this episode, so hold onto your wallets. Our full topics list:

  1. Shoe: Our 2019 Games of the Year
  2. Mike: The current state of our board game collections
  3. Nick: Our 2020 New Year's Day gaming resolutions
  4. Christina: What we're most looking forward to in 2020

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Here's a full list of the games mentioned on the show:

Shoe's topic: Best games of 2019

  • Medium
  • Silver: Bullet
  • Letter Jam
  • Ecos: First Continent
  • Sorcerer City
  • Paladins of the West Kingdom
  • Maracaibo
  • Egizia: Shifting Sands
  • Klask
  • Pipeline
  • Q.E.
  • Wavelength
  • 5211
  • In Front of the Elevators
  • Remember our Trip
  • Let's Make a Bus Route
  • Painter Detective
  • Portrait Robot
  • Nine Tiles Panic!
  • Point Salad

Mike's topic: Current state of our gaming shelves

  • Acquire
  • Murano
  • The Palaces of Carrara
  • L.L.A.M.A.
  • Set & Match
  • Team3
  • Tuki

Nick's topic: Gaming resolutions

  • Calimala

Christina's topic: Games we're looking forward to in 2020

  • Loot of Lima
  • Honey Buzz
  • Calico
  • Isle of Cats
  • Grand Carnival
  • Nouvelle-France
  • Mariposas
  • Die Crew/The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • Rallyman: GT
  • Smartphone Inc.
  • Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
  • Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers
  • Inhuman Conditions
  • Unsettled
  • Wonderland's War
  • Foundations of Rome
  • Namiji
  • Ankh: Gods of Egypt

Final thoughts:

  • T-Rex's Holiday
  • Nokosu Dice
  • Food Chain Magnate
  • Bus
  • Kobe
  • Abomination: Heir of Frankenstein