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#100: Top 10 Games

Draft Mechanic Episode #100: Jake & Danielle’s Top 10 Games, Belgian Trappist Beers, Hex Roller, Fae, Just One, Twixt, Bargain Quest, My Little Scythe, and Listener Q & A

Kickstarters: 
Cleopatra & The Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Crystallo (BGG) (Kickstarter) (What’s Eric Playing Preview)

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

Fae
2018, Z-Man Games
Designer: Leo Colovini
Artist: Atha Kanaani, Bree Lindsoe, Samuel R. Shimota, Dan Gerlach, Paul Kluka

Just One
2018, Repos Productions
Designer: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter
Artist: Éric Azagury

TWIXT
1962, 3M
Designer: Alex Randolph

Bargain Quest
2017, Self Published / 2019, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Jonathan Ying
Artist: Victoria Ying

My Little Scythe
2018, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Hoby & Vienna Chou
Artist: Katie Khau & Noah Adelman

Top 10 Games Lists:
Jake:

10. Near and Far
2017, Red Raven Games
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

9. Star Trek: Ascendancy
2016, Gale Force Nine, LLC
Designer: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart
Artist: Katie Dillon, Charles Woods

8. Carcassonne: The City
2004, Hans im Glück
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich, Marco Primo

7. Matryoshka
2016, White Goblin Games
Designer: Sérgio Halaban
Artist: Eduardo Bera

6. Escape Tales: The Awakening
2018, Board&Dice
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski
Artist: Magdalena Klepacz, Paweł Niziołek

5. Agra
2017, Quined Games
Designer: Michael Keller
Artist: Michael Menzel

4. Terraforming Mars
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius

3. Scythe
2016, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier
Artist: Jakub Rozalski

2. Among The Stars
2012, Artipia Games
Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artist: Antonis Papantoniou, Odysseas Stamoglou

1. T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei
2017, Space Cowboys
Designer: Ulric Maes
Artist: Pascal Quidault

Danielle:
10. Bohnanza
1997, AMIGO
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Björn Pertoft

9. Race For The Galaxy
2007, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Thomas Lehmann
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan, Mirko Suzuki

8. Citrus
2013, dlp games/2018, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Jeffrey D. Allers
Artist: Klemens Franz, Scott Hartman

7. Codenames
2015, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Artist: Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovský, Filip Murmak

6. Escape Tales: The Awakening
2018, Board&Dice
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski
Artist: Magdalena Klepacz, Paweł Niziołek

5. Altiplano
2017, dlp games, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Andrea Kattnig, Jeff Oglesby

4. Sagrada
2017, Floodgate Games
Designer: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews
Artist: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews, Peter Wocken

3. Patchwork
2014, Mayfair Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Klemens Franz

2. T.I.M.E. Stories
2015, Space Cowboys
Designer: Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy
Artist: Ben Carre, David Lecossu, Pascal Quidault

1. Terraforming Mars
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius

Beer (Mini) Traveler: Hubbard’s Cave/Une Annee:
(Website)
Fresh IIPA v30
El Zacaton
Chocolate & Cinnamon Pot de Creme
Le Grand Monde 2019-2
Le Grand Monde 2019-3
Le Grand Monde 2019-1

Beer Primer - Trappist Beers:
BLCP 2015 Guidelines
- Section 26. Trappist Ales
American Homebrewers Association -
A Brief History of the Trappists
International Trappist Association
Beer Advocate -
Belgian Dubbel
All About Beer Magazine - Belgian Tripel
Kegerator.com - Belgian Tripel: Style Characteristics, Brewing Tips & History
All About Beer Magazine - Belgian Quadrupel and Strong Dark

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:27 Geekway to the West!

04:16 New Draft Mechanic pins!

05:12 Kickstarter Updates

06:47 Kickstarter: Cleopatra & The Society of Architects

09:29 Kickstarter: Crystallo

12:24 Recent Plays: Hex Roller

20:03 Recent Plays: Fae

25:21 Recent Plays: Just One

30:12 Jake at the Gaming Hoopla

31:55 Hoopla: TWIXT

35:35 Hoopla: Bargain Quest

42:48 Hoopla: My Little Scythe

45:49 Hoopla Wrap-up

47:40 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

48:45 Our Top Ten Games of All Time (Honorable mentions)

52:00 Our Top Ten Games of All Time

103:55 Beer Traveler: Une Année / Hubbard’s Cave

110:55 The Beer Primer: Trappist Beer

122:03 Listener Q&A!

154:07 Outro

#84: Three Years / The Ultimate CarcaZone

Draft Mechanic #84: Three Year Anniversary!, The Ultimate CarcaZone, Into the Black Forest, Spirits of the Wild, Carcassonne Expansions on Tap, Favorite Games from the Last 3 Years

Kickstarter: 
The Artemis Project (BGG) (Kickstarter)
The Jasper Board Gaming Table (Kickstarter)
Homebrewers (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launches 9/18)

Recent Plays:
Into the Black Forest
2018, Green Couch Games
Designer: Jason Slingerland
Artist: Darryl Jones
(Kickstarter)

Spirits of the Wild
2018, mattel
Designer: Nick Hayes
Artist: Syd Weiler

The Ultimate CarcaZONE (in that it’s cool, not that it’s the last one):

Carcassonne
2000, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games (Z-Man Games is now the English publisher for all)
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 1: Inns & Cathedrals
2002, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 2: Traders & Builders
2003, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 3: The Princess & The Dragon
2005, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 4: The Tower
2006, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 5: Abbey & Mayor
2007, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 6: Count, King, & Robber
2007, Hans im Glück/2008, Rio Grande Games (as part of Big Box 2)/2013, Z-Man Games (English Standalone)
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 8: Bridges, Castles, & Bazaars
2010, Hans im Glück/2011, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 9: Hills & Sheep
2014, Hans im Glück/Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Manfred Keller, Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 10: Under the Big Top
2017, Hans im Glück/Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

On Tap:
Inns & Cathedrals
    •Plain Ales "Inncognito"; Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England
    4.8% ABV.
    Port stout.

    •Holy Mountain Brewing "Cathedral"; Seattle, WA, USA
    5.2% ABV.
    Kolsch-style ale with Hallertau Blanc & Nelson Sauvin hops.
Traders & Builders
    •Unibroue "Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale"; Chambly, QC, Canada
    9.2% ABV.
    Belgian strong dark ale.

    •Mikkeller Brewing San Diego "Building Blocks"; San Diego, CA, USA
    5.4% ABV.
    Unfiltered kellerbier brewed with Saaz & Hallertau hops.
Princess & Dragon
    •Denver Beer Co. "Princess Yum Yum Raspberry"; Denver, CO, USA
    4.8% ABV.
    Kolsch-style ale fermented with raspberries

    •Dogfish Head Craft Brewing "Dragons & YumYums"; Milton, DE, USA
    6.5% ABV, 25 IBU.
    Tart pale ale w/dragonfruit, yumberry, passion fruit, pear juice, and black carrot juice.
The Tower
    •Off Grid Ales "High Tower Double IPA"; Harvey, NB, Canada
    7.8% ABV, 60 IBU.
    Double IPA with honey.
Abbey & Mayor
    •Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren "Trappist Westvleteren 12"; Westvleteren, West-Vlaanderen Belgium
    10.2% ABV, 38 IBU.
    Belgian quad.

    •Citizen Cider "The Dirty Mayor"; Burlington, VT, USA
    5.2% ABV.
    Cider with ginger and lemon.
Count, King, & Robber
    •Grimm Brothers Brewhouse "The Count"; Loveland, CO, USA
    12% ABV.
    Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.

    •Jester King Brewery "Noble King"; Austin, TX, USA
    5.9% ABV.
    Unspiced farmhouse ale brewed with organic noble hops and wild yeast.

    •Blue Blood Brewing Company "Robbers Cave Series"; Lincoln, NE, USA
    Variable ABV & IBU.
    Monthly special release series.
The Catapult
    •Mortalis Brewing Company "Catapult"; Avon, NY, USA
    6.9% ABV.
    American IPA with very little information.
Bridges, Castles, & Bazaars
    •16 Mile Brewing Company "Bridge Brown IPA"; Georgetown, DE, USA
    6% ABV.
    Brown IPA.

    •Castle Danger Brewery "Castle Cream Ale"; Two Harbors, MN, USA
    5.5% ABV.
    Sessionable cream ale.

    •Brekeriet Beer AB "Bazar Special"; Landskrona, Skane, Sweden
    5.3% ABV.
    Berliner weisse with passion fruit and dry hopped with Mosaic hops.
Hills & Sheep
    •Steel String Brewery "Up On the Hill"; Carrboro, NC, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Hazy session IPA.

    •Braukollektiv "Dolly IPA"; Freiberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    6.9% ABV, 52 IBU.
    American IPA brewed with Amarillo & Simcoe Hops.
Under the Big Top
    •Big Top Brewing Company "Circus City IPA"; Sarasota, FL, USA
    6.8% ABV, 68 IBU.
    Hazy English IPA.

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:45 News: Renegade picks up another Kickstarter

05:52 Kickstarter Updates

07:09 Kickstarter: The Artemis Project

08:52 Kickstarter: The Jasper Board Gaming Table

13:09 Kickstarter: Homebrewers

15:31 KS Preview: Into the Black Forest

25:17 Recent Plays: Spirits of the Wild

39:38 Grey Fox Games Spot: A year of GFG

40:25 Feature: The Ultimate CarcaZone

41:54 CarcaZone: Base & River I

44:32 CarcaZone: #1: Inns & Cathedrals

47:57 CarcaZone: #2: Traders & Builders

53:16 CarcaZone: #3: The Princess & The Dragon

61:20 CarcaZone: #4: The Tower

67:22 CarcaZone: #5: Abbey and Mayor

76:08 CarcaZone: #6: Count, King & Robber

85:29 CarcaZone: #8: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars

92:45 CarcaZone: #9: Hills & Sheep

96:33 CarcaZone: #10: Under the Big Top

107:47 On Tap: Carcassonne Expansions

123:56 State of the Podcast, Year 3 Recap

126:20 Final Round: Favorite games from the last 3 years

132:08 Outro

#82: Randowriters

Draft Mechanic Episode #82: Qwinto, Dice Stars, Can't Stop Express, Roll To The Top!, Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition, Ganz Schön Clever, La Granja: No Siesta!, Welcome To... On Tap, Beer Primer: Kölsch, and Quick Games for New Board Game Meetup Attendees

MegaMooseCon 2018! August 24th - 26th at the Gateway Conference Center, Richburg SC

Kickstarter: 
Adrift: Lost At Sea (Kickstarter)
Bargain Quest 2nd Printing & Black Market Expansion (BGG) (Expansion BGG) (Kickstarter)

Randowriters:
Qwinto

2015, Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag /2018, Pandasaurus Games
Designer: Bernhard Lach, Uwe Rapp
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich 

Dice Stars
2016, Matagot / 2017, WizKids
Designer: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc
Artist: Sabrina Tobal 

Can't Stop Express
2017, Eagle-Gryphon Games
Designer: Sid Sackson

Roll To The Top!
2018, Cwali
Designer: Peter Joustra, Corné van Moorsel
Artist:  Steven Tu
www.rolltothetop.com

Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
2018, Horrible Games/CMON Limited
Designer: Hjalmar Hach, Lorenzo Silva
Artist: Marta Tranquilli 

Ganz Schön Clever
2018, Schmidt Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Leon Schiffer

La Granja: No Siesta
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Andreas "ode." Odendahl
Artist: Harald Lieske

On Tap:
Welcome To...
2018, Deep Water Games/Blue Cocker Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck
    Perennial Artisan Ales "Suburban Beverage"; St. Louis, MO, USA
    4.2% ABV.
    Gose with Valencia oranges, Key limes, and Meyer lemons.

    •Simple Roots Brewing Company "Good Neighbor IPA"; Burlington, VT, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    IPA brewed with Mosaic & Citra hops.

    •5 Paddles Brewing Company "Home Sweet Home"; Whitby, ON, Canada
    5.5% ABV, 29 IBU.
    Wheat beer brewed with vanilla and honey malt.

    •Bellwoods Brewery "White Picket Fence"; Toronto, ON, Canada
    6.4% ABV.
    Foeder-aged saison.

    •Bell's Brewery "Pooltime Ale"; Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    5% ABV.
    Wheat alre brewed with Michigan cherry juice.

Beer Primer: Kölsch:
All About Beer Magazine - Stylistically Speaking: Kölsch

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

06:11 News: Discover: Lands Unknown

13:38 Kickstarter Updates

14:55 Kickstarter: Adrift, Lost at Sea

17:55 Kickstarter: Bargain Quest

20:48 About Randowriters

22:34 Randowriters: Qwinto

32:30 Randowriters: Dice Stars

42:15 Randowriters: Can’t Stop Express

54:31 Randowriters: Roll to the Top

66:29 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:17 Randowriters: Railroad Ink (Blazing Red Edition)

79:59 Randowriters: Ganz Schon Clever

95:09 Randowriters: La Granja No Siesta!

110:37 Randowriters: Welcome to…

128:05 On Tap: Welcome to…

130:52 Beer Primer: Kolsch

136:36 Final Round: Quick-playing games for new game night attendees

141:06 Outro