#27: The Networks / Friday

Draft Mechanic Episode #27: The Networks Six Pack Review, Friday On Tap, Arboretum, Imagine, Junk Art,  and The Beer Traveler: Asheville, NC

Watch it Played IndieGoGo
Unfair Kickstarter

Recent Plays:

2015, Z-Man Games
Designer: Dan Cassar

2015, Gamewright
Designer: Shintaro Ono

Junk Art
2016, Pretzel Games
Designers: Jay Cormier & Sen-Foong Lim

Six-pack Review:

The Networks
2016, Formal Ferret Games
Designers: Gil Hova

On Tap Beer Pairings:

2011, Rio Grande Games
Designers: Friedmann Friese

  • Wicked Weed Brewing "Tropicmost", Asheville, NC
    4.1% ABV, 45 IBU. Passionfruit Gose
    Old-world inspired gose with sea salt and passionfruit.
  • Carton Brewing "Shipwreck", Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    10% ABV, 26 IBU, Porter
    Rum barrel aged wildflower honey porter.
  • Kona Brewing Co. "Castaway IPA", Kona, HI
    6.0% ABV, 65 IBU. American IPA
    IPA brewed with citrusy hops and caramel malts.
  • Modern Times Beer "Fortunate Islands", San Diego, CA
    5% ABV, 46 IBU. Pale Wheat Ale
    Session beer brewed with citra & amarillo hops and 60% wheat malt.

The Beer Traveler: Asheville, NC (map)


South Slope

  • Burial Beer Co.
  • Wicked Weed Funkatorium
  • Twin Leaf Brewing


  • Wicked Weed Brewpub
  • Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing

Farther Out

  • Upcountry (formerly Altamont Brewing) - West Asheville
  • Noble Cider - West Asheville
  • Zebulon Artisan Ales - Weaverville, NC

The Big Boys

  • Sierra Nevada - Fletcher, NC
  • Oskar Blues - Brevard, NC
  • New Belgium


  • Thirsty Monk
  • Barley's Taproom & Pizzaria

Bottle Shops

  • Tasty Beverage
  • Appalachian Vintner
  • Bruisin' Ales

Section timestamps:

01:00 Gen Con wrap-up, games to play
03:37 Show housekeeping
04:44 Kickstarter: Unfair
08:23 Demos at conventions
12:18 Indiegogo: Watch it Played Season 6
13:04 BGG Rankings Shakeup
15:02 Recent Plays: Arboretum
20:37 Recent Plays: Imagine
30:55 Recent Plays: Junk Art
36:38 Six Pack Review: The Networks - Rules Breakdown
43:13 Six Pack Review: The Networks - Discussion
64:56 Six Pack Review: The Networks - Final Thoughts
67:21 On Tap: Friday
71:11 The Beer Traveler: Asheville
94:13 Outro

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