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#104: 2018 Redux

Draft Mechanic Episode #104: 2018 Superlatives and Top Games Redux, The Alwaysgreen Garden Kickstarter Preview, Shikoku, Navegador, The Hearmees, and Recent Beer Legislation

Classy Dice Buddies (Part 1) (Kickstarter)
Board game Bag & Calendar (Kickstarter)
The Isle of Cats (BGG) (Kickstarter)
The Alwaysgreen Garden (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
The Alwaysgreen Garden
2019, Splattered Ink Games
Designer: Darryl T. Jones
Artist: Darryl T. Jones

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

2010, PD-Verlag/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Mac Gerdts
Artist: Marina Fahrenbach, Mac Gerdts

The Hearmees
2017, HABA
Designer: Wolfgang A. Lehmann

2018 Superlatives Redux:
Best Artwork:

Danielle: Root (Leder Games)
Jake: Everdell (Starling Games)

Best Non-mini Components:
Jake: the Mars Open: Tabletop Golf ball (Bellwether Games)
Danielle: The Expancity stacking skyscrapers (Breaking Games)

Biggest Disappointment:
Danielle: T.I.M.E. Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast (Space Cowboys)
Jake: Rising Sun (CMON Limited)

Game I Wish I'd Played in 2018:
Danielle: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game (Portal Games)
Jake: Root (Leder Games)

Game I Wish I'd Played More of in 2018:
Danielle: The Quacks of Quedlinburg (North Star Games)
Change: Jake: Underwater Cities (Delicious Games)

Best Older Game I Played for the First Time in 2018:
Danielle: Ponzi Scheme (Tasty Minstrel Games)
Jake: Vinhos Deluxe Edition (Eagle-Gryphon Games)

Best Party Game:
Change: Danielle: Just One (Repos Production)
Change: Jake: Just One (Repos Production)

Best App:
Danielle: Ganz Schön Clever (Schmidt Spiele, Developer: BrettspielWelt GMBH)
Jake: Noch Mal! (Schmidt Spiele, Developer: Outline Development)

Most Innovative Game:
Danielle: Nychtofobia (Pandasaurus Games)
Jake: KeyForge: Call of the Archons/Discover: Lands Unknown (Fantasy Flight Games)

Favorite Games of 2018:
Jake's Picks:
10. Decrypto
Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance

9. Star Realms : Frontiers
White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle

8. Teotihuacan: City of Gods
NSKN Games
Designer: Daniele Tascini

7. Blue Lagoon
Blue Orange
Designer: Reiner Knizia

6. Keyforge: Call of the Archons
Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

5. Mars Open: Tabletop Golf
Bellwether Games
Designer:  Dennis Hoyle

4. The Quacks of Quedlinburg
North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

3. Cryptid
Osprey Games
Designer: Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers

2. Coimbra
Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli

1. Escape Tales: The Awakening
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski

Danielle's Picks:
10. Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Stonemaier Games
Desinger: Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset

9. Spring Meadow
Stronghold Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

8. Coimbra
Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli

7. Dice Hospital
Alley Cat Games
Designer: Stan Kordonskiy, Mike Nudd

6. Ganz Schön Clever
Schmidt Spiele
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

5. Keyforge: Call of the Archons
Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

4. The Quacks of Quedlinburg
North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

3. Welcome To…
Deep Water Games / Blue Cocker Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin

2. Just One
Repos Productions
Designer: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter

1. Escape Tales: The Awakening
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski

Beer Legislation:
CNN: Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee residency requirement for liquor licenses
Brewbound: US Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Residency Requirement
Brewbound: Maine Governor Signs Self-Distribution, Franchise Reform into Law

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:00 Games News: BGG’s Convention Tools

04:52 Kickstarter Updates

07:13 Kickstarter: Classy Dice Buddies Part 1

08:20 Kickstarter: Bags & Calendar

12:51 Kickstarter: The Isle of Cats

14:53 Kickstarter: The Alwaysgreen Garden

26:45 Recent Plays: Shikoku

38:05 Recent Plays: Navegador

51:23 Recent Plays: The Hearmees

59:32 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

60:35 2018 Redux: Superlative Categories

67:27 2018 Redux: Top 10 Games Re-Lists

96:00 Recent Beer Legislation News

104:18 Outro

#83: Space Base

Draft Mechanic Episode #83: Space Base Six Pack Review, Team UP! On Tap, Bad Maps Kickstarter Preview, Carcassonne: The Dice Game, Scarabya, Tea in Beer, and Games that Took Over Your Life.

Infamous (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Bad Maps (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Carcassonne: The Dice Game

2011, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Olivier Lamontagne, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Olivier Lamontagne, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

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

On Tap:
Team UP!
2018, Helvetiq
Designer: Hadi Barkat, Sébastien Pauchon
    Otto's Pub & Brewery "Pallet Jack Pale Ale"; State College, PA, USA
    6.1% ABV.
    Pale ale brewed with Belgian yeast and Northern Brewer & Simcoe hops.

    •Charles Towne Fermentory "Pallet Rider"; Charleston, SC, USA
    8.2% ABV, 81 IBU.
    Double IPA with notes of cantaloupe,melon, peach and resin.

    •Door County Brewing Co. "Pallet Jack Cruiser"; Baileys Harbour, WI,  USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Unfiltered session IPA with Azacca & Citra Hops.

    •Barley Brown's Beer "Pallet Jack IPA"; Baker City, OR, USA
    7.2% ABV, 72 IBU.
    Northwest-style IPA with citrus/tropical and pine flavors.

    •Barley Brown's Beer "Forklift IIPA"; Baker City, OR, USA
    9% ABV, 90 IBU.
    Imperial Pallet Jack brewed w/Simcoe, Columbus, Citra, Chinook, Amarillo & Ahtanum hops.

    • Show Notes Exclusive (ie: I could have sworn this was in the On Tap but nope):
    Drygate Brewing Co. "Disco Forklift Truck"; Glasgow, Scotland
    5.1% ABV.
    Pale ale brewed with Mango.

Six Pack Review:
Space Base
2018, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: John D. Clair
Artist: Chris Walton

Tea In Beer:
All About Beer Magazine: Tea: An Untapped Beer Ingredient?
Beer Advocate: Reading the Leaves: Do Tea Beers Have a Bright Future?
-Meghan's Recommendations:

-Danielle's Additional Recommendations:

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:19 News: Stonemaier Games’ BtCoMKL

06:59 Kickstarter Updates

08:16 Kickstarter: Infamous (Eagle-Gryphon)

13:11 KS Preview: Bad Maps (Floodgate)

23:15 Recent Plays: Carcassonne The Dice Game

29:47 Recent Plays: Scarabya

41:24 Recent Plays: Team UP!

47:27 On Tap: Team UP!

50:19 Grey Fox Games Spot: Gunnar Goes to Mars

51:27 Six Pack Review: Space Base

51:55 Space Base: Gameplay Rundown

56:37 Space Base: Discussion

80:22 Space Base: Final Thoughts

83:06 Brewing Beer with Tea

93:41 Final Round: Games that Take Over your Life

97:56 New WDYPTW podcasts The Shuffle / Patrick & Eric

98:57 Outro