#101: Geekway to the West 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #101: New World: A Carcassonne Game On Tap, 3 Laws of Robotics, Tiny Towns, Second Chance, Kodama Duo, The River, Carcassonne: Winter Edition, Ginkgopolis, Men At Work, Fuji, Fire In The Library, CABO 2nd Edition, and Nitrogen Widgets

Spiel Des Jahres Nominees & Honorable Mentions
Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Agree to Merge in $300 Million Deal

Matryoshka (BGG) (Kickstarter)
CliniC Deluxe Edition (BGG) (Expansion BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Hex Roller
2019, Pegasus Spiele/Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Rustan Håkansson
Artist: Christian Fiore

6 Nimmt!
1994, AMIGO
Designer: Wolfgang Kramer

Pot de Vin
2017, ThunderGryph Games
Designer: Fel Barros, Warny Marçano
Artist: Luis Francisco, Weberson Santiago

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

Tiny Towns
2019, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: Peter McPherson
Artist: Gong Studios, Matt Paquette

Second Chance
2019, Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Max Prentis

Kodama Duo
2018, Indie Boards & Cards
Designer: Nick Little, Daniel Solis
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya

The River
2018, Days of Wonder
Designer: Sébastien Pauchon, Ismaël Perrin
Artist: Andrew Bosley

2019, Green Couch Games
Designer: Chris Bryan
Artist: Vincent Dutrait

Carcassonne: Winter Edition
2012, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Pätzke

2012, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Xavier Georges
Artist: Gaël Lannurien

Men At Work
2019, Pretzel Games
Designer: Rita Modl
Artist: Chris Quilliams

2017, Quined Games
Designer: Michael Keller
Artist: Michael Menzel

2018, Feuerland Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Weberson Santiago

On Tap:
New World: A Carcassonne Game
2008, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
•Mayflower Brewing Company "New World IPA"; Plymouth, MA, USA
    6% ABV.
   Unfiltered IPA with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Citra.

    •Northern Monk "New World"; Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    6.2% ABV, 60 IBU.
    IPA brewed with hops form the U.S., Australia, & Britain.

    •Avery Brewing Co. "New World Porter"; Boulder, CO, USA
    6.7% ABV, 48 IBU.
    Porter dry-hopped with Centennial & Simcoe hops.

    •Coast Mountain Brewing "The Surveyor IPA"; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    7% ABV, 68 IBU.
    Pacific North West IPA.

More Recent Plays:
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
2018, NSKN Games/Board&Dice
Designer: Daniele Tascini
Artist: Odysseas Stamoglou

Fire In The Library
2019, Weird Giraffe Games
Designer: Tony Miller, John Prather
Artist: Katie Khau, Beth Sobel

CABO (Second Edition)
2019, Bézier Games
Designer: Mandy Henning, Melissa Limes
Artist: Agus Muqith

3 Laws of Robotics
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Benjamin Kanelos
Artist: Matt Paquette, Tristam Rossin

Nitro Widgets:
HowStuffWorks: How does the widget in a beer can work?
Ball: This graphic about how widgets work that for some reason really amuses me
The Future? - Packaging Digest: Nitro Can delivers widget-less pub-style beer

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:51 We survived Geekway to the West!

03:43 Games News! The Spiel des Jahres!

09:30 I’m playing Terraforming Mars on my Phone

12:30 Beer’s Big Merger: Sam (Adams) and Sam (Dogfish)

18:37 Kickstarter Updates

21:20 Kickstarter: Matryoshka

23:37 Kickstarter: CliniC Deluxe Edition

26:03 Geekway begins on Wednesday if you show up early!

26:53 HexRoller, 6 Nimmt, Pot de Vin, Keyforge

28:36 Thursday!

30:36 Tiny Towns

37:56 Second Chance

42:03 Kodama Duo

50:39 The River

57:58 Other Thursday notes & the bottle share!

62:36 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

63:40 Friday! Geekway’s awesome library

65:20 Carcassonne: Winter Edition

66:59 Ginkgopolis

73:54 Men at Work

80:50 More Friday: Agra, Weird Stories

83:00 Fuji

93:45 New World: A Carcassonne Game

104:56 On Tap: New World: A Carcassonne Game

107:20Saturday! Teotihuacan

108:08 Fire in the Library

116:29 CABO

123:23 Saturday Night!

124:51 3 Laws of Robotics

133:13 Sunday is about saying goodbye

134:41 Nitrogen Widgets in your beer can

142:33 Outro

#99: Hero Realms

Draft Mechanic Episode # 99: Variants - Hero Realms vs. Star Realms, Hero Realms On Tap, Bosk, St. Petersburg, Carcassonne: Gold Rush, and Spent Grain

Terraforming Mars: Turmoil (BGG) (Kickstarter)
On Mars (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Anachrony: Fractures of Time (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Doublesix Dice (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Daryl Andrews, Erica Bouyouris
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya, Matt Paquette

St. Petersburg
2004, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Bernd Brunnhofer
Artist: Doris Matthäus

Carcassonne: Gold Rush
2014, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Claus Stephan

Hero Realms
2016,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Antonis Papantoniou

Star Realms
2014,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist:  Vito Gesualdi

Hero Realms: The Ruin of Thandar Campaign Deck
2017,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Ben Cichoski, Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle, Daniel Mandel
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Adam Lachmanski, Antonis Papantoniou

On Tap:
Hero Realms
2016,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Antonis Papantoniou
    •Saranac Brewery "Hoppy Hour Hero, Moe.saic IPA"; Utica, NY, USA
    7.8% ABV, 90 IBU.
    Imperial IPA with Citra, Mosaic, & Simcoe hops.

    •Cambridge Brewing Company "Working Class Hero"; Cambridge, MA, USA
    4.5% ABV, 75 IBU.
    American Saison with Citrus Peel  .

    •TrimTab Brewing Co. "Breakfast Hero"; Birmingham, AL, USA
    8.5% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Doughnut stout.

    •101 North Brewing Co. "Heroine"; Petaluma, CA, USA
    7.2% ABV, 64 IBU.
    NorCal IPA.

    •Revolution Brewing Co. "Anti-Hero"; Chicago, IL, USA
    6.7% ABV, 65 IBU.
    IPA brewed with Citra, Crystal, Centennial, and Chinook hops
Hero Series/League of Heroes

Spent Grain: - Sustainable Uses of Spent Grain - Beer Production Powered by...Beer? It's a Sobering Idea! - ReGrained Markets Food Made From Upcycled Brewery 'Spent' Grain

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:49 Episode 100 Plans!

04:53 Kickstarter Updates

07:01 Kickstarter: Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

15:44 Kickstarter: On Mars

20:28 Kickstarter: Anachrony: Fractures of Time

23:44 Kickstarter: Doublesix Dice

25:31 Recent Plays: Bosk

37:18 Recent Plays: St. Petersburg

45:52 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Gold Rush

65:59 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

66:52 Variants: Hero Realms v. Star Realms

67:53 Variants Gameplay Overview

71:06 Variants Discussion

90:47 Variants Final Thoughts

92:58 On Tap: Hero Realms

98:21 Using Spent Grain

95:47 Outro

#96: Expandapalooza 2

Draft Mechanic Episode #96: Expandapalooza 2 featuring Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss, Imhotep: A New Dynasty, 5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!, Altiplano: The Traveler, and Terraforming Mars: Prelude and Colonies, and a discussion of Beer Variants

High Rise - Relaunches 3/4 (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Winterborne (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Expandapalooza 2:
Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Morten Monrad Pedersen, Nick Shaw, David J. Studley
Artist: Jacqui Davis
    •Lupulin Brewing "Blissful Ignorance; Big Lake, MN, USA
    9% ABV, 70 IBU.
    New England double IPA.

Imhotep: A New Dynasty
2017, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Martin Hoffmann, Michaela Kienle, Claus Stephan
    •Night Shift Brewing "Dynasty; Everett, MA, USA
    10.6% ABV.
    Imperial stout.

5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!
2018, Wiggles 3D
Designer: Connor Reid
Artist: Alex Diochon
    •TRVE Brewing Co. "Cursed; Denver, CO, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Mixed culture sour pale ale.

Altiplano: The Traveler
2018, Renegade Game Studio/dlp games
Designer: Louis Malz, Stefan Malz, Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Jeff Oglesby
    •Adelbert’s Brewery "Travelin’ Man; Austin, TX, USA
    6.2% ABV, 55 IBU.
    American IPA.

Terraforming Mars: Prelude
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Honey Pot Meadery "Prelude; Anaheim, CA, USA
    12% ABV.
    Dry-hopped saison with Enigma hops.

Terraforming Mars: Colonies
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius, Jonathan Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Kabinet Brewery "To The Moon and Back”; Nemenikuce, Belgrade, Serbia
    7.6% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

Beer Variants:
One Conversation: Variants: A new marketing strategy in craft beer?

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:24 Ananchrony: Fractures in Time

05:15 Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

07:18 Quacks of Quedlinburg: Krauterhexen

07:57 Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic

09:09 Kickstarter Updates

11:14 Kickstarter: High Rise (Relaunch)

13:01 Kickstarter: Winterborne

14:52 Expandapalooza - Euphoria: Ignorance Is Bliss

29:08 Expandapalooza - Imhotep: A New Dynasty

36:20 Expandapalooza - 5 Minute Dungeon - Curses! Foiled Again!

45:04 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

46:00 Expandapalooza - Altiplano: The Traveler

64:45 Expandapalooza - Terraforming Mars: Prelude & Terraforming Mars: Colonies

81:58 Beer Variants

89:14 Outro

#44: Anachrony

Draft Mechanic Episode #44: Anachrony Six-Pack Review and On Tap, Fugitive, Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Veggie Garden, and changing beer tastes

Brass: Lancashire & Birmingham

Recent Plays:

2017, Self-published
Designer: Tim Fowers
Artist: Ryan Goldsberry

Valeria: Card Kingdoms
2016, Daily Magic Games
Designer: Isaias Vallejo
Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski

Veggie Garden
2017, Quick Simple Fun Games
Designer:  Kelly North Adams
Artist: Andre Garcia

Six-Pack Review:

2017, Mindclash Games
Designers: Richard Amann, Viktor Peter, Dävid Turczi
Artists:  Villő Farkas, László Fejes, Laslo Forgach, Márton Gyula Kiss, Péter Meszlényi 

On Tap:

2017, Mindclash Games
Designers: Richard Amann, Viktor Peter, Dávid Turczi
Artists:  Villő Farkas, László Fejes, Laslo Forgach, Márton Gyula Kiss, Péter Meszlényi

Section Timestamps:
01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
02:40 International Tabletop Day
03:45 App Gaming: Terra Mystica
05:27 App Gaming: Race for the Galaxy
09:01 Upcoming: Super Mario Level Up!
11:09 Kickstarter: Brass, Lancashire & Birmingham
14:28 Recent Plays: Fugitive
20:35 Recent Plays: Valeria Card Kingdoms
27:23 Recent Plays: Veggie Garden
33:26 Six Pack Review: Anachrony
33:53 Anachrony: Rules Walkthrough
41:55 Anachrony: Discussion
65:49 Anachrony: Final Thoughts
68:10 On Tap: Anachrony
73:37 Changing Tastes over time
81:12 Outro