#24: Gen Con 2016 / Among the Stars

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!

2017 Gaming Calendar
Watch It Played: Season 6
Rocky Road a la Mode

Recent Plays:

Rocky Road a la Mode
2016, Green Couch Games
Designer: Joshua J. Mills

Puerto Rico
2002, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Andreas Seyfarth

Star Trek: Frontiers
2016, WizKids Games
Designers:  Vlaada Chvátil, Andrew Parks

GenCon 2016:

Want a look at the list of games coming out at GenCon next month that we discussed this episode? Here you go:

GenCon Hype List


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.

Beer News:

Vostok Space Beer Official Site
4 Pines Beer Page for Vostok Space Beer
Vostok Space Beer on Facebook

Section Timestamps:

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
98:41 Outro


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