#25: Scythe / Coldwater Crown

Draft Mechanic Episode #25: Scythe, Brian Suhre designer of Coldwater Crown, Happy Salmon, Roll Through the Ages, and mergers and acquisitions in beer and board games

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Asmodee in Exclusive talks to Acquire F2Z

DOJ approves Anheuser-Busch $107 billion Acquisition of SAB Miller

Terrapin Sells Majority Interest to MillerCoors

A more accurate description of our feelings on the Terrapin deal


Coldwater Crown
2017, Bellwether Games. 2-4 players, 40-90 minutes.
Designers: Brian Suhre (Twitter, BGG)

GenCon Events

Recent Plays:

Happy Salmon
2016, North Star Games. 3-6 players, 2-5 minutes.
Designers: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir

Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
2008, Eagle-Gryphon. 1-4 players, 30-45 minutes.
Designer: Matt Leacock

Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age
2014, Eagle-Gryphon. 1-4 players, 40-60 minutes.
Designers:  Matt Leacock, Thomas Lehmann

Six Pack Review & On-Tap Beer Pairings:

2016, Stonemaier Games. 1-5 players, 90-115 minutes.
Designers: Jamey Stegmaier

Character profiles for all the leaders of Scythe's factions

  • Overall: Burial Beer Co. “Scythe” Rye IPA.
    Asheville, NC
    7% ABV, 65 IBU.
  • Saxony (Black) Faction: 3 Floyds “Arctic Panzer Wolf” Imperial IPA.
    Muenster, IN
    9% ABV, 100 IBU.
  • Nordic (Blue) Faction: Hill Farmstead/Kissmeyer/Cambridge Brewing “Nordic Saison” Farmhouse ale.
    Greensboro, VT
    7.4% ABV.
  • Polania (White) Faction: Bear Republic Brewing Company “Grandpa’s Homegrown” American IPA.
    Healdsburg, CA
    7.5% ABV, 75 IBU.
  • Rusviet (Red) Faction: Bell’s Brewery “Expedition Stout” Russian imperial stout.
    Kalamazoo, MI
    10.5% ABV.
  • Crimean (Yellow) Faction: Birds Fly South Ale Project “Brand New Eyes” Saison.
    Greenville, SC
    5.5% ABV. 632 IBU.

Section Timestamps:

02:08 Two weeks until Gen Con!
02:50 Discussion: Buyouts & Mergers in beer and games
14:13 Interview: Brian Suhre, designer of Coldwater Crown
26:28 Recent Plays: Happy Salmon
28:39 Recent Plays: Roll Through the Ages, Bronze & Iron
36:45 Six-Pack Review: Scythe - Gameplay Overview
43:16 Six-Pack Review: Scythe - Discussion
69:32 Six-Pack Review: Scythe - Final Thoughts
76:00 On Tap: Scythe
88:45 Outro

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