#12: New Dawn / The Manhattan Project

Draft Mechanic Episode #12: Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy, Bloody Inn, Six-pack review of New Dawn, The Manhattan Project on tap.

BOOOM! It’s a new Draft Mechanic, coming in hot! Today we talk about recent plays of Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy and the Bloody Inn. We blast off into deep space with a six-pack review of New Dawn from Artipia and Stronghold Games. Our on-tap game this week is The Manhattan Project and we’ve got four explosively excellent brews to pair it up with. We’ll round this episode with a discussion of the eruption of flavored variants of beers and games. So sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy
2013, Portal Games. 1-4 players. 60 minutes.
Designers: Michiel Hendricks
Card drafting, hand management, worker placement, generational family making

The Bloody Inn
2015, Pearl Games. 1-4 players. 30-60 minutes.
Designers: Nicholas Robert. Art by Weberson Santiago
Hand management, cards with multiple uses, murderin'

New Dawn
2014, Artipia Games/Stronghold Games (2015). 2-4 players. 90-120 minutes.
Designers: Konstantinos Kokkinis & Sotirios Tsantilas
Area control, tile placement, variable player powers, 4X-lite

The Manhattan Project
2012, Minion Games. 2-5 players. 120 minutes.
Designer: Brandon Tibettes
Worker placement, resource collection, card drafting, boomin'   

If you are looking for The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction kickstarter we mentioned, there's a link to check it out. It is funding through Thu, Feb 4 2016 11:00 PM EST.

Love Letter
2012. AEG. 2-4 players. 20 minutes.
Designer: Seiji Kanai
Bluffing, hand management, deduction.

Ballast Point Brewing "Sculpin" IPA. San Diego, CA. 7.0% ABV, 70 IBU.

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