#94: Wingspan

Draft Mechanic Episode # 94: Wingspan Six Pack Review and On Tap, Carcassonne: Star Wars, Doppelt So Clever, Twin It!, Low Carb Craft Options, and a Con Recap of Whose Turn Is It Anyway

Kickstarters: 
High Rise (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launches 2/4)
1001 Odysseys (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Reunification (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Twin It!
2018, Gamewright
Designer: Nathalie Saunier, Rémi Saunier, Thomas Vuarchex
Artist: Thomas Vuarchex (We misstated that the artists were the same as the designers in the episode.)

Carcassonne: Star Wars
2015, Hans im Glück
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

Doppelt So Clever
2019, Schmidt Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

Six Pack Review:
Wingspan
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave
Artist: Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas, Beth Sobel

On Tap:
Wingspan
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave
Artist: Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas, Beth Sobel
Stigbergets Bryggeri "Bird in Hand"; Göteborg, Sweden
    8% ABV, 65 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

    •Birdsong Brewing Co. "Lazy Bird Brown Ale; Charlotte, NC, USA
    6.5% ABV, 45 IBU.
    American brown ale.

    •Het Uiltje "Bird of Prey IPA"; Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
    5.8% ABV, 50 IBU.
    International IPA brewed with Citra, Chinook, & Mosaic hops.

    •Lamplighter Brewing Co. "Birds of a Feather"; Cambridge, MA, USA
    6.8% ABV.
    Double dry-hopped New England IPA.

    •Trillium Brewing Company Pipsqueak Penguin"; Canton, MA, USA
    4.9% ABV.
    American pale ale. Representative of their low ABV Small Birds Series.

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:57 Alea 20th Anniversary Editions of Castles of Burgundy and Las Vegas

08:19 T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution: A Midsummer Night

13:30 Kickstarter Updates

15:13 Kickstarter: High Rise

19:58 Kickstarter: 1001 Odysseys

22:42 Kickstarter: Reunification

25:33 Recent Plays: Twin It!

31:40 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Star Wars

40:20 Recent Plays: Doppelt So Clever

50:15 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

51:14 Six Pack Review: Wingspan

52:00 Wingspan: Gameplay Overview

58:06 Wingspan: Discussion

77:08 Wingspan: Final Thoughts

80:29 On Tap: Wingspan

85:20 Low Carb Craft Options

92:56 Con Overview: Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

101:52 Outro

#93: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

Draft Mechanic Episode # 93: The Quacks of Quedlinburg Six Pack Review and On Tap, Carcassonne: Safari, Junk Orbit, Beer Primer: Baltic Porters, and Final Round: Looking Forward to 2019

Kickstarters: 
War of the Worlds: The New Wave (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Suburbia: Collector’s Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Rival Restaurants (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Tiny Dice Buddies Apparel (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Junk Orbit
2018, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Daniel Solis
Artist: Csaba Bernáth, Michelle Garrett, Eric Hibbeler, Jeanne Torres

Carcassonne: Safari
2018, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Six Pack Review:
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen, Wolfgang Warsch

On Tap:
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen, Wolfgang Warsch
Maplewood Brewing Company "Charlatan"; Chicago, IL, USA
    6.1% ABV, 35 IBU.
    American pale ale.

    •Blake’s Hard Cider Company "The Tonic; Armada, MI, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Cider with ginger root and cucumber.

    •Catskill Brewery "Eye of Newt"; Livingston Manor, NY, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Oak aged Flanders Red.

    •Bar Hop "Miracle Cure"; Toronto, ON, Canada
    5.3% ABV, 20 IBU.
    Saison with pear, white pepper, & citrus notes.

    •Lord Hobo Brewing Co. "Boomsauce"; Woburn, MA, USA
    7.8% ABV, 78 IBU.
    New England IPA.

Beer Primer- Baltic Porters:
Episode #38 (Porter Beer Primer is at 68:17)
Baltic Porter - All About Beer
Baltic Porter: The ‘Robust’ Beer of the 18th Century Working Man
Baltic Porter: Lager’s Answer to Imperial Stout
Examples I Mentioned:
Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co. (Munster, IN, USA)
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Framinghammer from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers (Framingham, MA, USA)
Öö from Põhjala Brewery (Tallinn, Harjuma, Estonia)
Ulfberht Baltic Porter from Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, NC, USA)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

05:46 Direwolf Digital Announces Games

07:44 Roll For The Galaxy Expansion

12:15 Kickstarter Updates

13:54 Kickstarter: War of the Worlds: The New Wave

14:27 Kickstarter: Suburbia: Collector’s Edition

18:28 Kickstarter: Rival Restaurants

21:50 Kickstarter: Tiny Dice Buddies Apparel

23:53 Recent Plays: Junk Orbit

33:00 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Safari

51:01 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:18 Six Pack Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

53:01 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Gameplay Overview

58:16 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Discussion

86:26 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Final Thoughts

89:00 On Tap: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

92:47 The Beer Primer: Baltic Porter

102:54 The Final Round: Looking Forward to In 2019

107:46 Outro

#92: 2018 In Review

Draft Mechanic Episode # 92: 2018 In Review, our 2018 Superlatives, Six Packs of our Favorite Beers and Board Games of 2018, a quick MetaMechanic, and biggest gaming surprises of 2018.

Kickstarter: 
Vital Lacerda’s Railways of Portugal (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Folded Space Board Game Inserts - Campaign 3 (Kickstarter)

2018 Superlatives:
Best Artwork:

Danielle: Root (Leder Games)
Jake: Everdell (Starling Games)

Best Non-mini Components:
Jake: the Mars Open: Tabletop Golf ball (Bellwether Games)
Danielle: The Expancity stacking skyscrapers (Breaking Games)

Biggest Disappointment:
Danielle: T.I.M.E. Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast (Space Cowboys)
Jake: Rising Sun (CMON Limited)

Game I Wish I'd Played in 2018:
Danielle: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game (Portal Games)
Jake: Root (Leder Games)

Game I Wish I'd Played More of in 2018:
Danielle: The Quacks of Quedlinburg (North Star Games)
Jake: Star Realms: Frontiers (White Wizard Games)

Best Older Game I Played for the First Time in 2018:
Danielle: Ponzi Scheme (Tasty Minstrel Games)
Jake: Vinhos Deluxe Edition (Eagle-Gryphon Games)

Best Party Game:
Danielle: Monster Match (North Star Games)
Jake: Mars Open: Tabletop Golf (Bellwether Games)

Best App:
Danielle: Ganz Schön Clever (Schmidt Spiele, Developer: BrettspielWelt GMBH)
Jake: Noch Mal! (Schmidt Spiele, Developer: Outline Development)

Most Innovative Game:
Danielle: Nychtofobia (Pandasaurus Games)
Jake: KeyForge: Call of the Archons/Discover: Lands Unknown (Fantasy Flight Games)


Favorite Beers of 2018 Six-Packs:

Jake:

Danielle:

Favorite Games of 2018 Six-Packs:

Jake's Picks:

6. Mars Open: Tabletop Golf
Bellwether Games
Designer:  Dennis Hoyle

5. Pasaraya: Supermarket Manager
BoxFox Games
Designer: Seh Hui Leong

3. Decrypto
Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance

Danielle's Picks:

6. Monster Match
North Star Games
Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir

3. Welcome To…
Deep Water Games / Blue Cocker Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin

2. Ganz Schön Clever
Schmidt Spiele
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

We Both Picked:

The Quacks of Quedlinburg (Danielle’s 5, Jake’s 4)
North Star Games
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

Cryptid (Danielle’s 4, Jake’s 2)
Osprey Games
Designer:  Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers

Escape Tales: The Awakening (Danielle & Jake’s 1)
Board&Dice
Designer:  Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:42 Kickstarter Updates

05:46 Kickstarter: Railways of Portugal

07:58 Kickstarter: Folded Space Inserts

10:56 Meta Mechanic: 2018 Podcast Stats

15:40 2018 In Review

20:24 2018 Superlative Categories

53:19 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Beers

65:52 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:11 2018 Six Pack: Honorable Mentions

69:45 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Games

102:03 The Final Round: Your 2018 Moments

111:53 Outro

#91: City of Gears

Draft Mechanic Episode # 91: City of Gears Six Pack Review and On Tap, Songbirds, Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra, Gizmos, Biere de Champagne, and Gaming Resolutions

Kickstarter: 
Stonehenge and the Sun (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Songbirds
2018, Daily Magic Games
Designer: Yuo
Artist: Kotori Neiko, Claire Donaldson

Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
2018, Next Move Games
Designer: Michael Kiesling
Artist: Chris Quilliams

Gizmos
2018, CMON Limited
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Hannah Cardoso, Júlia Ferrari, Giovanna BC Guimarães, Mathieu Harlaut, Saeed Jalabi

Six Pack Review:
City of Gears
2018, Grey Fox Games
Designer: Chris Leder, Daryl Andrews
Artist: Anthony Cournoyer, Chris Leder, Tyler Myatt

On Tap:
City of Gears
2018, Grey Fox Games
Designer: Chris Leder, Daryl Andrews
Artist: Anthony Cournoyer, Chris Leder, Tyler Myatt
Hopworks Urban Brewery "Gear Up IPA"; Portland, OR, USA
    6.6% ABV, 76 IBU.
    Northwest style IPA.

    •GearTooth AleWerks "Father Cog Imperial Stout; San Jose, CA, USA
    9.5% ABV, 50 IBU.
    Imperial Stout.

    •Foam Brothers "…Like Clockwork"; Burlington, VT, USA
    8.2% ABV.
    Double IPA.

    •Snitz Creek Brewery "Opening Day IPA"; Lebanon, PA, USA
    6% ABV, 98 IBU.
    West coast style IPA dry hopped with Citra hops.

Biere de Champagne:
The Champagne of Beers: How Bière Brut Is Redefining Bubbly

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:53 Games news bites

06:29 Kickstarter Updates

07:56 Kickstarter: Stonehenge and the Sun

13:19 Recent Plays: Songbirds

21:58 Recent Plays: Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

34:35 Recent Plays: Gizmos

42:56 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

43:44 Six Pack Review: City of Gears

45:07 City of Gears: Gameplay Overview

50:45 City of Gears: Discussion

68:24 City of Gears: Final Thoughts

74:40 On Tap: City of Gears

78:00 The Beer Primer: Biere de Champagne

82:24 The Final Round: 2019 Gaming Resolutions

88:16 Next Episode’s Final Round

89:02 Outro

#90: PAX Unplugged / Trellis

Draft Mechanic Episode #90: Jake and Eric Buscemi of The Cardboard Hoard talk about PAX Unplugged, Trellis On Tap, The Stars Align, Drop It, Beer Bottle Dating, and Game Interactivity and Determinism

Kickstarter: 
Roll To The Top! Laminate (BGG) (Kickstarter)
The Final Flicktier (BGG) (Kickstarter)
The ART of De Architecturart (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
The Stars Align
2018, Breaking Games
Designer: Sean Fenemore, Matt Radcliffe
Artist: Ian Reed

Drop It
2018, KOSMOS
Designer: Bernhard Lach, Uwe Rapp

Trellis
2018, Breaking Games
Designer: Teale Fristoe
Artist: Vikki Chu

On Tap:
Trellis
2018, Breaking Games
Designer: Teale Fristoe
Artist: Vikki Chu
    •Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project "Trellis Buster"; Denver, CO, USA
    8% ABV.
    Double IPA brewed with Azacca, Citra, Motueka, & Simcoe hops.

    •Verdant Brewing Co. "Bloom; Falmouth, Cornwall, England
    6.5% ABV.
    New England IPA brewed with Mosaic & Columbus hops.

    •Cascade Brewing Company "The Vine"; Portland, Oregon, USA
    8.3% ABV.
    Blend of soured tripel, golden & blonde ales fermented with white wine grape juice.

    •Fieldwork Brewing Company "In Bloom"; Berkeley, CA, USA
    8.2% ABV.
    Imperial IPA brewed with Citra & Lemondrop hops
.
    •Boundary Brewing "Gift"; Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Varying ABV.
    Rotating imperial stout.

    •Show Notes Exclusive-
Parish Brewing Co. 
"Bloom"; Broussard, LA, USA
    6.7% ABV.
    Hazy IPA brewed with Simcoe & Citra Nugget hops.

Where to Find Eric Buscemi from the PAX Unplugged Discussion:
The Cardboard Hoard
Twitter

Bottle Dating:
Some questionable sources explaining Julian dating- Source 1, Source 2

Final Round - The Many Graphs of Interactivity and Determinism:

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:13 The End of Con Season

05:01 Kickstarter Updates

08:01 Kickstarter: Roll to the Top! Laminate

12:18 Kickstarter: The Final Flicktier

17:11 Kickstarter: The Art of De Architecturart

20:35 Recent Plays: The Stars Align

30:03 Recent Plays: Drop It!

37:39 Recent Plays: Trellis

48:36 On Tap: Trellis

55:30 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

56:18 PAX Unplugged Recap w/Eric Buscemi

93:10 Bottle/Can Dating for Beer

106:42 The Final Round: Jake Makes a Graph

116:33 Outro