Draft Mechanic Episode #24: GenCon 2016, Among the Stars on tap, Rocky Road a la Mode, Puerto Rico, Star Trek: Frontiers, and beer in space!
Rocky Road a la Mode
2016, Green Couch Games
Designer: Joshua J. Mills
2002, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Andreas Seyfarth
Star Trek: Frontiers
2016, WizKids Games
Designers: Vlaada Chvátil, Andrew Parks
Want a look at the list of games coming out at GenCon next month that we discussed this episode? Here you go:
Darker colors mean we were, collectively, less hyped. Bold items had a 2 point spread between our ratings.
If you want to check out the Board Game Geek list of "all" the GenCon releases go here.
On Tap Beer Pairings:
Among the Stars
2012, Artipia Games/Stronghold Games
Designers: Vangelis Bagiartakis
- 3 Floyds Brewing "Space Station Middle Finger", Muenster, IN
6% ABV, 50 IBU, American Pale Ale
Pale ale with azacco hops
- Ninkasi Brewing Company "Ground Control", Eugene, OR
10% ABV, 80 IBU, Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise, cocoa nibs, and yeast that literally went into space and came back.
- Green Flash Brewing Company "Cosmic Ristretto", San Diego, CA
8.2% ABV, 45 IBU, Baltic Porter
Baltic porter brewed with Belgian candi sugar and lactose and blended with cold-pressed espresso.
- WiseAcre Brewing "Astronaut Status", Memphis, TN
10.5% ABV, Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
Imperial stout aged for 11 months in Woodford Reserve barrels with cinnamon and vanilla.
02:09 Gen Con on the horizon!
04:27 Kickstarter: Scott King’s 2017 Gaming Calendar
06:10 Indiegogo: Watch it Played Season 6
09:40 Kickstarter Game Preview: Rocky Road a la Mode
20:22 Recent Plays: Puerto Rico
23:51 Recent Plays: Star Trek: Frontiers
32:28 The Hype! Get Con 2016 Games Preview
88:48 On Tap: Among the Stars
95:02 Brewing a beer to go to space