#59: Spooky Games

Draft Mechanic Episode #59: 6(ish) Spooky Games for the Halloween Season , Summit: The Board Game On Tap, Blood Bowl: Team Manager, Flamme Rouge, Insider, and the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

Kickstarters:
Near and Far: Amber Mines (BGG Page)
Zero Hour (BGG Page)
7th Continent: What Goes Up, Must Come Down (Base Game BGG Page)

Recent Plays:
Blood Bowl: Team Manager - The Card Game
2011, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Jason Little
Artist: 31 listed

Flamme Rouge
2016, Lautapelit/2017, Stronghold Games
Designer: Asger Harding Granerud
Artists: Ossi Hiekkala, Jere Kasanen

Insider
2016, Oink Games
Designer: Akihiro Itoh, Kwaji, Daichi Okano, Kito Shinma
Artist: Jun Sasaki

6 Spooky Games for the Halloween Season:
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
2014, Plaid Hat Games
Designer: Jonathan Gilmour, Isaac Vega
Artists: David Richards, Fernanda Suárez, Peter Wocken

Gloom (second edition)
2014, Atlas Games
Designer: Keith Baker
Artist: Michelle Nephew, J. Scott Reeves

Mysterium
2015, Libellud
Designer: Oleksandr Nevskiy, Oleg Sidorenko
Artists: Igor Burlakov, Xavier Collette, Oleksandr Nevskiy, Oleg Sidorenko

Betrayal at House on the Hill
2004, Avalon Hill Games, Inc.
Designer: Rob Daviau, Bruce Glassco, Bill McQuillan, Mike Selinker, Teeuwynn Woodruff
Artist: Dennis Crabapple McClain, Christopher Moeller, Peter Whitley

The Bloody Inn
2015, Pearl Games
Designer: Nicolas Robert
Artists: Luis Francisco, Weberson Santiago

T.I.M.E. Stories: Asylum
2015, Space Cowboys
Designer: Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy
Artist: Ben Carre, Vincent Dutrait, David Lecossu, Pascal Quidault
Afterward check out our SPOILER FILLED DISCUSSION

On Tap:
Summit: The Board Game
2017, Inside Up Games
Designer: Conor McGoey
Artist: Jordan Danielsson

2017 Great American Beer Festival:
GABF Site
2017 Winners List

Section Timestamps:

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

02:18 FBGL Week 4 Recap

05:30 [Essen Intensifies]

07:03 Kickstarter: Near & Far: Amber Mines

09:15 Kickstarter: Zero Hour

11:16 Kickstarter: The 7th Continent follow-up

15:29 Recent Plays: Blood Bowl: Team Manager

21:43 Recent Plays: Flamme Rouge

33:03 Recent Plays: Insider

41:03 Grey Fox Games sponsorship spot

42:12 Six Spooky Games for the Season

66:28 On Tap: Summit, The Board Game

75:57 Quick notes on Summit hops

78:19 2017 Great American Beer Festival

86:48 Outro

#58: The 7th Continent

Draft Mechanic Episode #58: The 7th Continent Review & On Tap, Photosynthesis, Lazer Ryderz, Raiders of the North Sea, and how we came to understand yeast in brewing

Kickstarter:
Stellar Leap! from Weird Giraffe Games

Recent Plays:
Photosynthesis
2017, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Hjalmar Hach
Artist: Sabrina Miramon

Lazer Ryderz
2017, Greater Than Games/Fabled Nexus
Designer: Nicole Kline, Anthony Amato
Artists: Blood & Chrome

Raiders of the North Sea
2015/2017, Garp Hill/Renegade Games
Designer: Shem Phillips
Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski

Review:
The 7th Continent
2017, Serious Poulp
Designer: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter
Artist: Ludovic Roudy

On Tap:
The 7th Continent
2017, Serious Poulp
Designer: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter
Artist: Ludovic Roudy

  • Grand Teton Brewing Company "Lost Continent"; Victor, ID, USA
    8.0% ABV, 117 IBU
    Imperial IPA with Bravo, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, & Columbus hops.
  • TRVE Brewing Co. "Cursed"; Denver, CO, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Mixed culture sour pale ale.
  • The Orkney Brewery "Dark Island"; Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland
    4.6% ABV
    Scottish ale with flavors of dark chocolate, dried fruits, figs and nuts.
  • Bell's Brewery "Expedition Stout"; Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    10.5% ABV, 78 IBU
    Russian Imperial Stout brewed with aging in mind.
  • Brew Gentlemen "Exploration & Discovery Series"; Braddock, PA, USA
    "Exploration & Discovery No. 1"
    6.9% ABV
    Saison aged in white wine barrels with Brettanomyces & Lactobacillus.

    "Exploration & Discovery No. 2"
    7.3% ABV
    American wild ale aged in red wine barrels.

Yeast:
Article: A Short History of Yeast
Article: Louis Pasteur Did Not Discover Yeast

Section Timestamps:

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

02:57 Kickstarter: Stellar Leap

05:43 Fantasy Board Game League Update

12:40 Recent Plays: Photosynthesis

23:12 Recent Plays: Lazer Ryder

29:13 Recent Plays: Raiders of the North Sea

38:59 Review: The 7th Continent (Part 1)

40:05 The 7th Continent: Gameplay Run-through

44:29 The 7th Continent: Discussion

84:46 The 7th Continent: Final Thoughts… for now

85:55 On Tap: The 7th Continent

91:49 Understanding Yeast in Beer

96:31 Outro

#57: FBGL 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode #57: The 2017 Fantasy Board Game League, Indulgence On Tap, The Networks: The Executives, Magic Maze, Eminent Domain, Illimat, the State of the Podcast, and a brief history of Oktoberfest  

Preorder:
Agra from Quined Games

Kickstarter:
The Networks: The Executives 

Recent Plays:
Magic Maze
2017, Sit Down!
Designer: Kasper Lapp
Artist: Gyom

Eminent Domain
2011, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Seth Jaffe
Artists: Gavan Brown, Eric J. Carter, Christine Conrad, Jeremy Deveraturda, Ryan Johnson, Patrick McEvoy, Hans-Georg Schneider, James Wolf Strehle

Illimat
2017, Twogether Studios
Designer: Keith Baker
Artist: Carson Ellis

Fantasy Board Game League:
FBGL Homepage 

On Tap:
Indulgence

2017, Restoration Games
Designer: G. W. "Jerry" D'Arcey, Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson
Artist: Chelsea Harper

Oktoberfest:
oktoberfest.de
Munich Event Page for Oktoberfest 2017

Section Timestamps:

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping & happy 2nd Podiversary!

04:35 Games news: Essen buzz & Conventions

09:35 Kickstarter Preview: The Networks: The Executives

23:10 Recent Plays: Magic Maze

31:50 Recent Plays: Eminent Domain

39:03 Recent Plays: Illimat

47:37 Grey Fox Games sponsor break

48:41 The 2017 Fantasy Board Game League!

72:44 2017 State of the Podcast

77:55 On Tap: Indulgence

85:52 Oktoberfest!

93:32 Outro

 

 

#56: Ex Libris

Draft Mechanic Episode #56: Ex Libris Six-pack Review and On Tap, Codenames Duet, Custom Heroes, Seikatsu, and Beer Primer: Cream Ales

Kickstarter:
Now Boarding

Recent Plays: 
Codenames Duet
2017, Czech Games Edition
Designers:   Vlaada Chvátil, Scot Eaton
Artist:  Tomáš Kučerovský

Custom Heroes   
2017, AEG
Designer:  John D. Clair
Artist:  Matt Paquette 

Seikatsu
2017, IDW Games
Designers:   Matt Loomis, Isaac Shalev
Artist: Peter Wocken

Review:
Ex Libris
2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer:   Adam P. McIver
Artist:   Jacqui Davis 

On Tap:

Ex Libris
2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer:   Adam P. McIver
Artist:   Jacqui Davis 

Beer Primer: Cream Ales
-  New Glarus Brewing Co. "Spotted Cow"; New Glarus, WI, USA. The brewery calls it a farmhouse, however, it is generally categorized as a cream ale.
-  Sun King Brewing "Sunlight Cream Ale"; Indianapolis, IN, USA.
-  Trophy Brewing Co. "Yard of the Month"; Raleigh, NC, USA.
-  Sixpoint Brewery "C.R.E.A.M."; Brooklyn, NY, USA

Section Timestamps:
 

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

03:51 Gen Con 50 Wrap-Up

12:44 Kickstarter: “Now Boarding” from Tim Fowers

15:10 Recent Plays: Codenames Duet

24:40 Recent Plays: Custom Heroes

34:16 Recent Plays: Seikatsu

42:05 Six Pack Review: Ex Libris

44:14 Ex Libris: Gameplay overview

50:27 Ex Libris: Discussion and review

75:12 Ex Libris: Final Thoughts

76:09 On Tap: Ex Libris

80:53 The Beer Primer: Cream Ale

86:20 Outro

#55: Gen Con 50 Wrapup!

#55: Gen Con 50 Wrap-up!

Hey all! Episode 55 is going to be a little different! Each day during Gen Con 50, we sat down with our buds (Shane, Tamara, Steven, Dan) and talked about what we saw at the biggest con of the year (and the biggest Gen Con in history). I’ve assembled those recordings chronologically just like last year for over an hour of extra content! We really hope you enjoy our wrap-ups, and we’ll be back next Monday for another episode and a more in-depth look at some of the hottest games of the year, fresh from Gen Con 50!