#102: PolyominUwe

Draft Mechanic Episode #102: Variants and On Tap: Cottage Garden, Indian Summer, and Spring Meadow, Reef, Lotus, Scoville, Homebrew Legalization, and Final Round: What makes a great boardgame app?

Kickstarters:
Fickle (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Remarkable Shops & Their Wares (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Reef
2018, Next Move Games
Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi
Artist: Chris Quilliams

Lotus
2016, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Jordan Goddard, Mandy Goddard
Artist: Anita Osburn, Chris Ostrowski

Scoville
2014, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Ed Marriott
Artist: Josh Cappel

Variants:
Cottage Garden
2016,  Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Andrea Boekhoff

Indian Summer
2017,  Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist:  Andrea Boekhoff

Spring Meadow
2018,  Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Andrea Boekhoff

On Tap:
Cottage Garden
2016,  Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Andrea Boekhoff

•Central State Brewing Company "Garden"; Indianapolis, IN, USA
    3.6% ABV, 12 IBU.
    Gose brewed with lemon peel & Cascade hops.

    •The Veil Brewing Co. "Cat Cat Nap Nap"; Richmond, VA, USA
    6% ABV.
    Double dry-hopped IPA with Galaxy, Citra, Nelson, & Mosaic hops.

Indian Summer
2017,  Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist:  Andrea Boekhoff

•The Bruery "Autumn Maple"; Placentia, CA, USA
    10% ABV, 15 IBU.
    Yam beer with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, & maple syrup.

    •New Glarus Brewing Company "Fat Squirrel Ale"; New Glarus, WI, USA
    5.8% ABV, 30 IBU.
    Bottle-conditioned brown ale.

Spring Meadow
2018,  Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Andrea Boekhoff

•Finnriver Farm & Cidery "Honey Meadow"; Chimacum, WA, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Cider with honey and syrup made from  local burdock & dandelion roots dried in their wood-fired oven.

    •Marmota Brewery "Marmota IPA"; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    6% ABV, 67 IBU.
    IPA brewed with California hops.

    •River City Brewing "Midnight Marmot Imperial Stout"; Spokane, WA, USA
    8.7% ABV, 78 IBU.
    Imperial stout.

Homebrew Legalization:
American Homebrewers Association: The Long Journey to Homebrew Legalization
Brewers Association: Homebrewing Officially Legal in All 50 States
KegWorks: How Jimmy Carter Sparked the Craft Beer Revolution
VinePair: The Secret History of Presidents and Beer
The White House: Ale to the Chief: White House Beer Recipe

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:39 Games News: Mystic Vale app, Cities: Skylines

08:46 Kickstarter Updates

11:03 Kickstarter: Fickle

13:44 Kickstarter: Remarkable Shops & their Wares

16:37 Recent Plays: Reef

22:16 Recent Plays: Lotus

29:55 Recent Plays: Scoville

38:00 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

38:48 Variants: Uwe Rosenberg’s Puzzle Trilogy

41:18 Variants: Cottage Garden overview

48:17 Variants: Indian Summer overview

57:21 Variants: Spring Meadow overview

68:08 Variants Discussion

86:23 On Tap: Those Three Games

93:02 Beer Segment: Homebrew Legalization

97:24 Final Round: What Makes a Game App Great?

110:25 Outro

#101: Geekway to the West 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #101: New World: A Carcassonne Game On Tap, 3 Laws of Robotics, Tiny Towns, Second Chance, Kodama Duo, The River, Carcassonne: Winter Edition, Ginkgopolis, Men At Work, Fuji, Fire In The Library, CABO 2nd Edition, and Nitrogen Widgets

News:
Spiel Des Jahres Nominees & Honorable Mentions
Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Agree to Merge in $300 Million Deal

Kickstarters:
Matryoshka (BGG) (Kickstarter)
CliniC Deluxe Edition (BGG) (Expansion BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Hex Roller
2019, Pegasus Spiele/Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Rustan Håkansson
Artist: Christian Fiore

6 Nimmt!
1994, AMIGO
Designer: Wolfgang Kramer

Pot de Vin
2017, ThunderGryph Games
Designer: Fel Barros, Warny Marçano
Artist: Luis Francisco, Weberson Santiago

KeyForge: Call of the Archons
2018, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Tiny Towns
2019, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: Peter McPherson
Artist: Gong Studios, Matt Paquette

Second Chance
2019, Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Max Prentis

Kodama Duo
2018, Indie Boards & Cards
Designer: Nick Little, Daniel Solis
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya

The River
2018, Days of Wonder
Designer: Sébastien Pauchon, Ismaël Perrin
Artist: Andrew Bosley

Darwinauts
2019, Green Couch Games
Designer: Chris Bryan
Artist: Vincent Dutrait

Carcassonne: Winter Edition
2012, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Pätzke

Ginkgopolis
2012, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Xavier Georges
Artist: Gaël Lannurien

Men At Work
2019, Pretzel Games
Designer: Rita Modl
Artist: Chris Quilliams

Agra
2017, Quined Games
Designer: Michael Keller
Artist: Michael Menzel

Fuji
2018, Feuerland Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Weberson Santiago

On Tap:
New World: A Carcassonne Game
2008, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
•Mayflower Brewing Company "New World IPA"; Plymouth, MA, USA
    6% ABV.
   Unfiltered IPA with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Citra.

    •Northern Monk "New World"; Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    6.2% ABV, 60 IBU.
    IPA brewed with hops form the U.S., Australia, & Britain.

    •Avery Brewing Co. "New World Porter"; Boulder, CO, USA
    6.7% ABV, 48 IBU.
    Porter dry-hopped with Centennial & Simcoe hops.

    •Coast Mountain Brewing "The Surveyor IPA"; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    7% ABV, 68 IBU.
    Pacific North West IPA.

More Recent Plays:
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
2018, NSKN Games/Board&Dice
Designer: Daniele Tascini
Artist: Odysseas Stamoglou

Fire In The Library
2019, Weird Giraffe Games
Designer: Tony Miller, John Prather
Artist: Katie Khau, Beth Sobel

CABO (Second Edition)
2019, Bézier Games
Designer: Mandy Henning, Melissa Limes
Artist: Agus Muqith

3 Laws of Robotics
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Benjamin Kanelos
Artist: Matt Paquette, Tristam Rossin

Nitro Widgets:
HowStuffWorks: How does the widget in a beer can work?
Ball: This graphic about how widgets work that for some reason really amuses me
The Future? - Packaging Digest: Nitro Can delivers widget-less pub-style beer

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:51 We survived Geekway to the West!

03:43 Games News! The Spiel des Jahres!

09:30 I’m playing Terraforming Mars on my Phone

12:30 Beer’s Big Merger: Sam (Adams) and Sam (Dogfish)

18:37 Kickstarter Updates

21:20 Kickstarter: Matryoshka

23:37 Kickstarter: CliniC Deluxe Edition

26:03 Geekway begins on Wednesday if you show up early!

26:53 HexRoller, 6 Nimmt, Pot de Vin, Keyforge

28:36 Thursday!

30:36 Tiny Towns

37:56 Second Chance

42:03 Kodama Duo

50:39 The River

57:58 Other Thursday notes & the bottle share!

62:36 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

63:40 Friday! Geekway’s awesome library

65:20 Carcassonne: Winter Edition

66:59 Ginkgopolis

73:54 Men at Work

80:50 More Friday: Agra, Weird Stories

83:00 Fuji

93:45 New World: A Carcassonne Game

104:56 On Tap: New World: A Carcassonne Game

107:20Saturday! Teotihuacan

108:08 Fire in the Library

116:29 CABO

123:23 Saturday Night!

124:51 3 Laws of Robotics

133:13 Sunday is about saying goodbye

134:41 Nitrogen Widgets in your beer can

142:33 Outro

#100: Top 10 Games

Draft Mechanic Episode #100: Jake & Danielle’s Top 10 Games, Belgian Trappist Beers, Hex Roller, Fae, Just One, Twixt, Bargain Quest, My Little Scythe, and Listener Q & A

Kickstarters: 
Cleopatra & The Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Crystallo (BGG) (Kickstarter) (What’s Eric Playing Preview)

Recent Plays:
Hex Roller
2019, Pegasus Spiele/Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Rustan Håkansson
Artist: Christian Fiore

Fae
2018, Z-Man Games
Designer: Leo Colovini
Artist: Atha Kanaani, Bree Lindsoe, Samuel R. Shimota, Dan Gerlach, Paul Kluka

Just One
2018, Repos Productions
Designer: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter
Artist: Éric Azagury

TWIXT
1962, 3M
Designer: Alex Randolph

Bargain Quest
2017, Self Published / 2019, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Jonathan Ying
Artist: Victoria Ying

My Little Scythe
2018, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Hoby & Vienna Chou
Artist: Katie Khau & Noah Adelman

Top 10 Games Lists:
Jake:

10. Near and Far
2017, Red Raven Games
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

9. Star Trek: Ascendancy
2016, Gale Force Nine, LLC
Designer: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart
Artist: Katie Dillon, Charles Woods

8. Carcassonne: The City
2004, Hans im Glück
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich, Marco Primo

7. Matryoshka
2016, White Goblin Games
Designer: Sérgio Halaban
Artist: Eduardo Bera

6. Escape Tales: The Awakening
2018, Board&Dice
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski
Artist: Magdalena Klepacz, Paweł Niziołek

5. Agra
2017, Quined Games
Designer: Michael Keller
Artist: Michael Menzel

4. Terraforming Mars
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius

3. Scythe
2016, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier
Artist: Jakub Rozalski

2. Among The Stars
2012, Artipia Games
Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artist: Antonis Papantoniou, Odysseas Stamoglou

1. T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei
2017, Space Cowboys
Designer: Ulric Maes
Artist: Pascal Quidault

Danielle:
10. Bohnanza
1997, AMIGO
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Björn Pertoft

9. Race For The Galaxy
2007, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Thomas Lehmann
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan, Mirko Suzuki

8. Citrus
2013, dlp games/2018, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Jeffrey D. Allers
Artist: Klemens Franz, Scott Hartman

7. Codenames
2015, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Artist: Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovský, Filip Murmak

6. Escape Tales: The Awakening
2018, Board&Dice
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski
Artist: Magdalena Klepacz, Paweł Niziołek

5. Altiplano
2017, dlp games, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Andrea Kattnig, Jeff Oglesby

4. Sagrada
2017, Floodgate Games
Designer: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews
Artist: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews, Peter Wocken

3. Patchwork
2014, Mayfair Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Klemens Franz

2. T.I.M.E. Stories
2015, Space Cowboys
Designer: Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy
Artist: Ben Carre, David Lecossu, Pascal Quidault

1. Terraforming Mars
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius

Beer (Mini) Traveler: Hubbard’s Cave/Une Annee:
(Website)
Fresh IIPA v30
El Zacaton
Chocolate & Cinnamon Pot de Creme
Le Grand Monde 2019-2
Le Grand Monde 2019-3
Le Grand Monde 2019-1

Beer Primer - Trappist Beers:
BLCP 2015 Guidelines
- Section 26. Trappist Ales
American Homebrewers Association -
A Brief History of the Trappists
International Trappist Association
Beer Advocate -
Belgian Dubbel
All About Beer Magazine - Belgian Tripel
Kegerator.com - Belgian Tripel: Style Characteristics, Brewing Tips & History
All About Beer Magazine - Belgian Quadrupel and Strong Dark

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:27 Geekway to the West!

04:16 New Draft Mechanic pins!

05:12 Kickstarter Updates

06:47 Kickstarter: Cleopatra & The Society of Architects

09:29 Kickstarter: Crystallo

12:24 Recent Plays: Hex Roller

20:03 Recent Plays: Fae

25:21 Recent Plays: Just One

30:12 Jake at the Gaming Hoopla

31:55 Hoopla: TWIXT

35:35 Hoopla: Bargain Quest

42:48 Hoopla: My Little Scythe

45:49 Hoopla Wrap-up

47:40 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

48:45 Our Top Ten Games of All Time (Honorable mentions)

52:00 Our Top Ten Games of All Time

103:55 Beer Traveler: Une Année / Hubbard’s Cave

110:55 The Beer Primer: Trappist Beer

122:03 Listener Q&A!

154:07 Outro

#99: Hero Realms

Draft Mechanic Episode # 99: Variants - Hero Realms vs. Star Realms, Hero Realms On Tap, Bosk, St. Petersburg, Carcassonne: Gold Rush, and Spent Grain

Kickstarters: 
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil (BGG) (Kickstarter)
On Mars (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Anachrony: Fractures of Time (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Doublesix Dice (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Bosk
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Daryl Andrews, Erica Bouyouris
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya, Matt Paquette

St. Petersburg
2004, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Bernd Brunnhofer
Artist: Doris Matthäus

Carcassonne: Gold Rush
2014, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Claus Stephan

Variants:
Hero Realms
2016,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Antonis Papantoniou

Star Realms
2014,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist:  Vito Gesualdi

Hero Realms: The Ruin of Thandar Campaign Deck
2017,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Ben Cichoski, Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle, Daniel Mandel
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Adam Lachmanski, Antonis Papantoniou

On Tap:
Hero Realms
2016,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Antonis Papantoniou
    •Saranac Brewery "Hoppy Hour Hero, Moe.saic IPA"; Utica, NY, USA
    7.8% ABV, 90 IBU.
    Imperial IPA with Citra, Mosaic, & Simcoe hops.

    •Cambridge Brewing Company "Working Class Hero"; Cambridge, MA, USA
    4.5% ABV, 75 IBU.
    American Saison with Citrus Peel  .

    •TrimTab Brewing Co. "Breakfast Hero"; Birmingham, AL, USA
    8.5% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Doughnut stout.

    •101 North Brewing Co. "Heroine"; Petaluma, CA, USA
    7.2% ABV, 64 IBU.
    NorCal IPA.

    •Revolution Brewing Co. "Anti-Hero"; Chicago, IL, USA
    6.7% ABV, 65 IBU.
    IPA brewed with Citra, Crystal, Centennial, and Chinook hops
Hero Series/League of Heroes

Spent Grain:
CraftBeer.com - Sustainable Uses of Spent Grain
Inc.com - Beer Production Powered by...Beer? It's a Sobering Idea!
Entrepreneur.com - ReGrained Markets Food Made From Upcycled Brewery 'Spent' Grain

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:49 Episode 100 Plans!

04:53 Kickstarter Updates

07:01 Kickstarter: Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

15:44 Kickstarter: On Mars

20:28 Kickstarter: Anachrony: Fractures of Time

23:44 Kickstarter: Doublesix Dice

25:31 Recent Plays: Bosk

37:18 Recent Plays: St. Petersburg

45:52 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Gold Rush

65:59 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

66:52 Variants: Hero Realms v. Star Realms

67:53 Variants Gameplay Overview

71:06 Variants Discussion

90:47 Variants Final Thoughts

92:58 On Tap: Hero Realms

98:21 Using Spent Grain

95:47 Outro


#98: Otys

Draft Mechanic Episode # 98: Otys Six Pack Review & On Tap, Freshwater Fly Kickstarter Preview, Pikoko, The Ark of the Covenant, Beer Traveler: Augusta, Georgia, & a guest con report from Unpub 9

News:
Stone Brewing’s Lawsuit Against MillerCoors Moves Forward

Kickstarters: 
Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down (BGG) (Kickstarter) (Mile High Game Guys Review)
Gartenbau (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Handsome (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Freshwater Fly
2019, Bellwether Games
Designer: Brian Suhre
Artist: Darryl T. Jones
(Kickstarter)

The Ark of the Covenant
2003, Inspiration Games
Designer: Ursula Stephan, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Alvin Madden, Imelda Vohwinkel

Pikoko
2018, Brain Games
Designer: Adam Porter
Artist: Reinis Pētersons

Six Pack Review:
Otys
2018, Libellud/Pearl Games
Designer: Claude Lucchini
Artist: Paul Mafayon

On Tap:
Otys
2018, Libellud/Pearl Games
Designer: Claude Lucchini
Artist: Paul Mafayon
    •Brokreacja "Deep Dark Sea";Krakow, Poland
    10.1% ABV, 50 IBU.
    Baltic Porter.

    •Kindred Brewing "Salvage Porter"; Gahanna, OH, USA
    5.8% ABV.
    Porter.

    •Verdant Brewing Co. "Even Sharks Need Water"; Falmouth, Cornwall, England
    6.5% ABV.
    New England IPA.

    •vandeStreek bier "Deep Dive"; Utrecht, Netherlands
    13% ABV, 130 IBU.
    Auchentoshan Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

    •Ninkasi Brewing Company "Vanilla Oatis"; Eugene, OR, USA
    7% ABV, 50 IBU.
    Oatmeal Stout brewed with Whole Vanilla Beans.

Beer Traveler: Augusta, GA:
River Watch Brewery
Savannah River Brewing Co.
The Hive
Arsenal Taproom
(Cardboard Castle Games)

Con Report (from Will Foy): Unpub 9
Raising Chicago from Matt Wolfe
Aloha Earth from 9th Level Games
Foliage from Catherine Stippell
Tank Robbers from Anthony & Nicole Amato
Schedule Simulator from Adi Slepack and Liz Lebowski

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:06 The Geekway Bottle Share

04:30 Stone v Keystone

06:51 Kickstarter Updates

08:07 Kickstarter: Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down

10:40 Kickstarter: Gartenbau

14:39 Kickstarter: TC Petty III’s Handsome

17:45 Kickstarter Preview: Freshwater Fly

28:36 Recent Plays: Ark of the Covenant

38:01 Recent Plays: Pikoko

46:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

47:33 Six Pack Review: Otys

47:55 Otys: Gameplay Overview

54:00 Otys: Discussion

73:16 Otys: Final Thoughts

75:21 On Tap: Otys

79:10 The Beer Traveler: Augusta GA

92:10 Will’s Unpub Report

117:39 Outro