#109: Slide Quest / Sessionable Games

Draft Mechanic Episode #109: Sessionable Games for When you have 30 Minutes or Less, Slide Quest On Tap, LOTS Kickstarter Preview, Calico Kickstarter Preview, BA Member Diversity Data, & Final Round: Board Gaming Burnout

Kickstarters:
After the Empire (BGG) (Kickstarter)
YEDO Deluxe Master Set (BGG) (Kickstarter)
LOTS: A Competitive Tower Building Game (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
LOTS: A Competitive Tower Building Game
2019, Royal N. Games
Designer: Zachary Connelly
Artist: Claire Donaldson
(Kickstarter)

Calico
2020, Flatout Games
Designer: Kevin Russ
Artist: Beth Sobel
(Coming to Kickstarter in October)

Slide Quest
2019, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Nicolas Bourgoin, Jean-François Rochas
Artist: Stéphane Escapa

On Tap:
Slide Quest
2019, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Nicolas Bourgoin, Jean-François Rochas
Artist: Stéphane Escapa
    •Southern Barrel Brewing Co. "Slippery Slope";Bluffton, SC, USA
    8.5% ABV, 80 IBU.
    Double IPA with Nugget, Columbus, & Cluster hops.

    •Lake Placid Pub & Brewery "Big Slide IPA"; Lake Placid, NY, USA
    7% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Slightly piney IPA.

    •Martin House Brewing Company "Bockslider"; Forth Worth, TX, USA
    5.6% ABV, 18 IBU.
    Bock that is the official beer of Toadies.

    •Arbor Brewing Company "Tilted Earth Summer IPA"; Ypsilanti, MI, USA
    5% ABV, 43 IBU.
    Session IPA with Amarillo, Huell Melon, & Cashmere hops. Part of the Tilted Earth seasonal IPA series.

Sixpacks of Sessionable Games:
These are games that play in 30 minutes or less from opening the box to game end.

Jake:
Imhotep
2016, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Michaela Kienle

Las Vegas Royale
2019, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Rüdiger Dorn
Artist: Antje Stephan, Claus Stephan

Scarabya
2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc
Artist: Sylvain Aublin

Catch the Moon
2017, Bombyx
Designer: Fabien Riffaud, Juan Rodriguez
Artist: Emmanuel Malin

Custom Heroes
2017, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: John D. Clair
Artist: Matt Paquette

Insider
2020, Oink Games
Designer: Kwaji, Daichi Okano, Kito Shinma, Akihiro Itoh
Artist: Jun Sasaki

Danielle:
Keyforge: Call of the Archons
2018, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Patchwork
2014, Lookout Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Klemens Franz

Monster Match
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir
Artist: Linda DeSantis, Ben Goldman

Welcome To…
2018, Blue Cocker Games/Deep Water Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Seikatsu
2017, IDW Games
Designer: Matt Loomis, Isaac Shalev
Artist: Peter Wocken

Harvest Dice
2017, Grey Fox Games
Designer: Danny Devine
Artist: Danny Devine, Tyler Myatt

BA Member Diversity Reporting:
The Diversity Data Is In: Craft Breweries Have Room and Resources for Improvement
Brewers Association Releases Brewery Employee Diversity Data for the First Time

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:27 Game News: Stonemaier Games’ “Tapestry” sells in a flash

07:05 Kickstarter Updates

10:20 Kickstarter: After the Empire

12:40 Kickstarter: YEDO Deluxe

17:07 KS Preview: LOTS

26:22 KS Preview: Calico

39:10 Recent Plays: Slide Quest

45:49 On Tap: Slide Quest

48:32 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

49:31 Six Pack List: Sessionable Games

79:16 BA Member Diversity

96:32 Final Round: Board Game Burnout

85:06 Outro


#108 Imhotep: The Duel

Draft Mechanic Episode #108: Imhotep: The Duel Six Pack Review, Dragon’s Breath On Tap, Blokus Puzzle, Moon Base, Wobble King, and Hop Cultivation

Kickstarters:
Fiasco In A Box (RPGG) (Kickstarter)
Sleeping Gods (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Blokus Puzzle

2019, Mattel
Designer: Uncredited (Blokus was designed by Bernard Tavitian)

Moon Base
2019, itten
Designer: Naotaka Shimamoto
Artist: Yoshiaki Tomioka

Wobble King
2018, HABA
Designer: Heinz Meister
Artist: Pascal Nöldner

Dragon’s Breath
2017, HABA
Designer: Günter Burkhardt, Lena Burkhardt
Artist: Daniel Döbner

On Tap:
Dragon’s Breath
2017, HABA
Designer: Günter Burkhardt, Lena Burkhardt
Artist: Daniel Döbner
    450 North Brewing Company "SLUSHY Dragon’s Breath"; Columbus, IN, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Sour with dragonfruit, passionfruit, and guava.

    •Bayern Brewing "Dragon’s Breath"; Missoula, MT, USA
    6% ABV, 18 IBU.
    Dunkelweizen.

    •Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery "Dragon’s Breath"; Nellysford, VA, USA
    14% ABV.
    Hickory-smoked hot pepper mead.

    •Taxman Brewing Company "Frozen Assets"; Bargersville, IN, USA
    6.2% ABV, 42 IBU.
    Belgian chocolate milk stout.

    •True Vine Brewing Company "Daddy’s Juice Box"; Tyler, TX, USA
    8.5% ABV, 25 IBU.
    Double IPA brewed with Simcoe, Citra, & Mosaic hops.

Six Pack Review:
Imhotep: The Duel
2019, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Michaela Kienle, Claus Stephan

Hop Cultivation:
Adventures in Homebrewing: Hop Growing Guide
American Homebrewers Association: How To Grow Hops At Home

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:20 Beer News: ABInBev is shopping again

05:52 Kickstarter Updates

09:28 Kickstarter: Fiasco in a Box

12:20 Kickstarter: Sleeping Gods

22:06 Recent Plays: Blokus Puzzle

29:45 Recent Plays: Moon Base

38:58 Recent Plays: Wobble King

44:49 Recent Plays: Dragon’s Breath

52:11 On Tap: Dragon’s Breath

58:28 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

59:22 Six Pack Review: Imhotep The Duel

59:42 Imhotep The Duel: Gameplay Overview

65:26 Imhotep The Duel: Discussion

75:47 Imhotep The Duel: Final Thoughts

77:06 Hop Cultivation

85:06 Outro

#107: Gen Con 2019 Recap

Regular show notes coming soon! In the meantime, here’s the timestamps for what we talk about!

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Thursday Recap Intro w/Shane!

04:11 Thundergryph Games - Hats, Rolling Ranch

06:46 Adam’s Apple Games - Thrive, Truck Off Roll-and-Write

11:24 Fowers Games - Burgle Bros 2

12:54 XYZ labs - Arch Ravelry

16:11 Funforge - Namiji

18:10 Junk Spirit Games - Battle of the Bards

19:35 Brain Games - Iron Forest, Pigasus

23:42 Karen Twelves’ Improv for Roleplayers class

26:17 Storm Chaser / Greater Than Games - Medium

31:05 HABA - Miyabi, Club der Tatzen

37:22 Blue Orange - Detective Club

41:05 Helvetiq - Kawaii

42:36 IDW - Tonari

45:00 RDTN strike tournament

46:15 Elf Creek Games - Honey Buzz

53:20 Friday Recap intro

55:17 Asmadi Games - 1001 Odysseys

59:44 Space Cowboys - T.I.M.E Stories Revolution ‘Damien’

69:42 Portal Games - Imperial Settlers Roll-and-Write

71:06 Good Games - Fluttering Souls

74:01 Resonym - Mechanica

69:33 Dire wolf digital - Raiders of the North Sea, Root, Sagrada digital, Clank Legacy

84:15 Board&Dice - Yedo Deluxe, Trismegistus, Escape Tales Low Memory

91:32 North Star Games’ Wits & Wagers Vegas Game Show

92:30 Renegade Games Studios Rally

95:12 Foxtrot - the Search for Planet X

97:22 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

98:26 Saturday Recap Intro w/Gates!

100:44 Z-Man Games - Noctiluca

102:35 HeidelBAR Games - Wordsmith, Decipher

106:24 HUB Games - Megacity: Oceania, Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

111:35 Libellud - One Key

114:11 HUB Games - Flip Over Frog

115:35 Sizigi Studios - Cake Duel

117:10 Pandasaurus - Wayfinders

119:09 Gather Round Games - Schedule Simulator

122:05 Pandasaurus - Dead Man’s Cabal

128:08 Kuma’s Corner Burger Trip

130:34 Sunday Recap Intro

131:17 HUB Games - Flip Over Frog

133:48 HABA - Wobble King

135:55 Wrap-up and The Trip Home

138:29 Outro

140:12 Punchboard Media show ads

143:21 Level check

#106: The Gen Con 2019 Hype List

Draft Mechanic Episode #106: What We Are Excited To See at Gen Con 2019

Kickstarters:
Chain Mail (Kickstarter)
Chiseled: A Deck-Sculpting Game (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Smartphone Inc. (BGG) (Kickstarter)

The Hype List Part 1:
Las Vegas Royale
2019, alea/Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Rüdiger Dorn
Artist: Antje Stephan, Claus Stephan

The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
2019, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen

Black Angel
2019, Pearl Games
Designer: Sébastien Dujardin, Xavier Georges, Alain Orban
Artist: Ian O'Toole

1001 Odysseys
2019, Asmadi Games
Designer: Chris Cieslik, Alys Dutton, Sarah Farooqi, Julia Urquhart
Artist: Alanna Cervenak, Cari Corene, Sarah Farooqi

Bargain Quest
2019, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Jonathan Ying
Artist: Victoria Ying

Sagrada - The Great Facades - Passion
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews
Artist: Matt Paquette, Peter Wocken

Imhotep: The Duel
2018, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Michaela Kienle, Claus Stephan

Mechanica
2019, Resonym
Designer: Mary Flanagan, Emma Hobday, Max Seidman
Artist: Cisco Garrido, Spring Yu, Ann-Sophie De Steur

The Artemis Project
2019, Grand Gamers Guild
Designer: Daryl Chow, Daniel Rocchi
Artist: Josh Cappel, Dominik Mayer

Shikoku
2019, Grand Gamers Guild
Designer: Eloi Pujadas
Artist: Amelia Sales

Decrypto: Expansion #01 – Laserdrive
2019, Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Artist: Fabien Fulchiron, NILS, Manuel Sanchez

Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period
2019, Board&Dice
Designer: Rainer Ahlfors, Andrei Novac, Daniele Tascini
Artist: Magdalena Klepacz, Paulina Wach

Sierra West
2019, Board&Dice
Designer: Jonny Pac Cantin
Artist: Jakub Fajtanowski, Michał Długaj

Rolling Ranch
2019, ThunderGryph Games
Designer: Jordy Adan
Artist: Weberson Santiago

Hats
2019, ThunderGryph Games
Designer: Gabriele Bubola
Artist: Paolo Voto

The Hype List Part 2:
Sleeping Gods
2020, Red Raven Games
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

Roam
2019, Red Raven Games
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

Downforce: Wild Ride
2019, Restoration Games
Designer: Rob Daviau, JR Honeycutt, Justin D. Jacobson
Artist: Tavis Coburn

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising
2019, Calliope Games
Designer: Tom McMurchie
Artist: Andrew Hepworth

Brainwaves: The Astute Goose
2018, KOSMOS
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Artist: Marc Margielsky

Brainwaves: The Wise Whale
2018, KOSMOS
Designer: Maureen Hiron
Artist: Marc Margielsky

Brainwaves: The Brilliant Boar
2018, KOSMOS
Designer: Dirk Baumann
Artist: Marc Margielsky

Adventure Games: Monochrome Inc.
2019, KOSMOS
Designer: Matthew Dunstan, Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Maximilian Schiller

Adventure Games: The Dungeon
2019, KOSMOS
Designer: Matthew Dunstan, Phil Walker-Harding

Roll for Adventure
2019, KOSMOS
Designer: Matthew Dunstan, Brett J. Gilbert
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel

Medium
2019, Greater Than Games
Designer: Danielle Deley, Lindsey Sherwood, Nathan Thornton

Legends of Sleepy Hollow
2020, Dice Hate Me Studio
Designer: Ben Pinchback, Matt Riddle
Artist: Colin Chan, Abigail Larson, Darrell Louder, Francesco Orrù, Ksenia Svincova

Homebrewers
2019, Greater Than Games
Designer:Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset
Artist: SaRae Henderson, Adam Rebottaro

Atelier: The Painter’s Studio
2019, ThunderGryph Games
Designer: Nicolas Bongiu?
Artist: Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Thomas Cole, Gustave Courbet, Honoré Daumier, Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Caspar David Friedrich, Henry Fuseli, Paul Gauguin, Francisco Goya, Winslow Homer, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Vincent van Gogh

Colors of Paris
2019, Super Meeple
Designer: Nicolas De Oliveira
Artist: Fabrice Weiss

Atlantis Rising
2019, Elf Creek Games
Designer: Galen Ciscell, Brent Dickman
Artist: Vincent Dutrait, Peter Gifford

Honey Buzz
2019, Elf Creek Games
Designer: Paul Salomon
Artist: Anne Heidsieck, Jason D. Kingsley

Reavers of Midgard
2019, Grey Fox Games
Designer: J.B. Howell
Artist: Yaroslav Radeckyi

Gem Hens
2019, Social Sloth Games
Designer: Jim DiCamillo, Patrick Marino

Slide Quest
2019, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Nicolas Bourgoin, Jean-François Rochas
Artist: Stéphane Escapa

Planet
2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Urtis Šulinskas
Artist: Sabrina Miramon

Letter Jam
2019, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Ondra Skoupý

Bärenpark: The Bad News Bears
2019, Lookout Games
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Klemens Franz

High Rise
2019, Formal Ferret Games
Designer: Gil Hova
Artist: Heiko Günther, Kwanchai Moriya

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:05 Gen Con Meetup Plans

07:02 Games News: Raiders of the North Sea digital!

08:10 Kickstarter Updates

10:36 Kickstarter: Chain Mail

13:32 Kickstarter: Chiseled: A Deck-Sculpting Game

16:11 Kickstarter: Smartphone, Inc

18:21 Initial Thoughts about Gen Con 2019

22:53 The Hype List 2019, Part One

51:33 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:40 The Hype List 2019, Part Two

72:41 Final Round & Outro

#105: Blue Lagoon

Draft Mechanic Episode # 105: Blue Lagoon Six Pack & On Tap, Proving Grounds, Aerion, Beer Traveler: Michigan, Chicago, & North Atlanta

Kickstarters:
Pret-A-Porter 3rd Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Dice Hospital: Community Care (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Rush M.D. (BGG) (Kickstarter)
One Small Step (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Dice Throne Adventures (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Proving Grounds
2019, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Kane Klenko
Artist: Csaba Bernáth, Matthew Dobrich

Aerion
2019, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Shadi Torbey
Artist: Élise Plessis

Six Pack Review:
Blue Lagoon
2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Artist: Tomasz Larek

On Tap:
Blue Lagoon
2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Artist: Tomasz Larek
    •Modern Times Beer "Fortunate Islands";San Diego, CA, USA
    5% ABV, 46 IBU.
    Tropical Pale Ale.

    •Villages Brewery "Lagoon"; Deptford, London, England
    4.3% ABV.
    Red Ale.

    •Solorio Brewing Company "Blue Lagoon"; Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA
    5.3% ABV.
    Blueberry Blonde Ale.

    •Maui Brewing Company "Coconut Hiwa Porter"; Kihei, HI, USA
    6% ABV, 30 IBU.
    Toasted Coconut Porter.

    •Coronado Brewing Company "Leisure Lagoon"; San Diego, CA, USA
    5.5% ABV, 55 IBU.
    Hazy Pale Ale.

Beer Traveler:
Ann Arbor, MI:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Ann Arbor
The Grotto Watering Hole

Grand Rapids, MI:
Founders Brewing Co.
Speciation Artisan Ales
Brewery Vivant

Southern Chicago:
Marz Community Brewing Co.
Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
Off Color Brewing - Mousetrap
Alulu Brewery & Pub

Northern “Atlanta”:
Reformation Brewery (Woodstock, GA)
Orpheus Brewing (Not in northern “atlanta”, in ATL proper)
Variant Brewing Company (Roswell, GA)
Gate City Brewing Company (Roswell, GA)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:40 Games News: Gen Con is HERE!

07:12 Games News: Gloomhaven Digital Edition

09:00 Games News: Luckyhammers gets the axe

10:23 Games News: Even More Villainous

11:30 Games News: Diana Jones Award Nods

13:34 Kickstarter Updates

16:22 Kickstarter: Pret-a-Porter 3E

18:32 Kickstarter: Dice Hospital Community Care

19:52 Kickstarter: Rush MD

22:32 Kickstarter: One Small Step

24:37 Kickstarter: Dice Throne Adventures

29:13 Recent Plays: Proving Grounds

43:01 Recent Plays: Aerion

52:58 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

54:03 Six Pack Review: Blue Lagoon

54:28 Blue Lagoon: Gameplay Overview

58:47 Blue Lagoon: Discussion

70:07 Blue Lagoon: Final Thoughts

72:05 On Tap: Blue Lagoon

75:56 Jake’s Beer Odyssey

101:05 Final Round & Outro