#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

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

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

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:

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

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:
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 - 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

#45: Six-Player Games / Las Vegas

Draft Mechanic Episode #45: Six pack of six-player games, Las Vegas On Tap, Barcelona: The Rose of Fire, Mystic Vale, Orleans, and recent beer buyout news

On The Horizon:

Five Tribes: Whims of the Sultan
Onitama: Sensei's Path
Century: Spice Road
Bohnanza: The Duel
Fields of Green

Recent Plays:

Barcelona: The Rose of Fire
2016, Devir
Designer: Marco Maggi, Francesco Nepitello
Artist: David Parcerisa

Mystic Vale
2016, AEG
Designer: John D. Clair

2014, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer:  Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz

Six-pack of Six-player Games:

2012, Asmodee
Designer: Paolo Mori
Artist: Ben Carre, Stephane Gantiez

2015, Libellud
Designer: Oleg Sidorenko, Oleksandr Nevskiy
Artist: Igor Burlakov, Xavier Collette

2014, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer:  Ed Marriott
Artist: Josh Cappel

Viticulture (Essential Edition)
2015, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier, Alan Stone
Artist: Beth Sobel

7 Wonders
2010, Repos/Asmodee
Designer: Antoine Bauza
Artist: Miguel Coimbra

2017, CMON
Designer:  Paolo Mori
Artist: John Howe

On Tap:

Las Vegas
2012, Ravensburger
Designer:  Rudiger Dorn
Artist:  Harald Lieske, Markus Schmuck, Mia Steingräber

  • Sin City Brewing Co.The Dark Side of Sin”, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Irish Dry Stout, 6% ABV
    Dry Irish stout with chocolate and coffee notes.

  • BrewDogCasino Rye Ale”, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Rye Ale, 5.1% ABV, 60 IBU
    Ale brewed with barley and rye malts and single hopped with Equinox hops.

  • Pair O’ Dice BrewingThe Pit Boss Triple IPA” Clearwater, FL, USA
    Triple IPA, 10% ABV, 125 IBU
    Triple IPA hopped with Apollo, Chinook, Amarillo, & Simcoe hops.

  • Lucky Town Brewing Company Gose Gamblin’” Jackson, MS, USA
    Gose, 4% ABV, 8 IBU
    Sour ale brewed with salt and coriander.

  • Indeed Brewing CompanyLet It Ride IPA” Minneapolis, MN, USA
    American IPA, 6.8 % ABV, 90 IBU
    IPA brewed with Mosaic, Calypso & Eldorado hops for blueberry, pear and tropical fruit notes.

  • Karben4 Brewing Lady Luck” Madison, WI, USA
    Irish Red Ale, 7.5% ABV, 18 IBU
    Red ale brewed as an interpretation of Bordeaux wine in beer form.

Beer Sellout News:

Wicked Weed to be purchased by Anheuser-Busch
Lagunitas selling remaining stake to Heineken as founder Magee seeks growth for brand

Section Timestamps:

02:15 CMON Expo this weekend!
03:45 Upcoming: Five Tribes, Whims of the Sultan
05:20 Upcoming: Onitama, Sensei’s Path
06:15 Upcoming: Century: Spice Road
07:47 Upcoming: Flatline
08:36 Upcoming: Fields of Green
10:28 Upcoming: Bohnanza: The Duel
12:43 Kickstarter: Gloomhaven finishes #24 of all time
14:01 Recent Plays: Barcelona, The Rose of Fire
26:46 Recent Plays: Mystic Vale
34:18 Recent Plays: Orleans
39:55 Six Pack: Six Player Games
53:44 On Tap: Las Vegas
59:04 The Betrayal at the Brewery on the Hill
69:00 Outro

#35: Fabled Fruit

Draft Mechanic Episode #35: A Six-pack of Games to Play with Family over the Holidays, Fabled Fruit On-Tap, Raiders of the North Sea, Imhotep, and proper beer serving temperatures (maybe even some served warm).

Recent Plays:

Fabled Fruit
2016, Stronghold Games.
Designers: Friedemann Friese

Raiders of the North Sea
2015, Garphill Games.
Designers: Shem Phillips
2016, Kosmos.
Designers:  Phil Walker-Harding

Family Fun! A Six-Pack of Games to Play with your Family this Holiday:

Fuji Flush
2016, Stronghold Games.
Designers: Friedemann Friese

Wits & Wagers Party
2012, North Star Games.
Designers: Dominic Crapuchettes
2012, Gamewright.
Designers:  Steffen Benndorf

1997, Rio Grande Games.
Designers: Uwe Rosenberg

Codenames: Pictures
2016, Czech Games Edition.
Designers: Vlaada Chvatil
Letter Tycoon
2015, Breaking Games.
Designers:  Brad Brooks


Fabled Fruit
2016, Stronghold Games.
Designers: Friedemann Friese

  • Pineapple:
    Evil Genius Beer Company.
    I Love Lamp” Philadelphia, PA, USA
    5.5% ABV, 12 IBU.
    Hefeweisen brewed with pineapple.
  • Strawberry:
    Short's Brewing Company.
    Strawberry Short's Cake” Bellaire , MI , USA
    6.3% ABV, 10 IBU.
    Golden ale with strawberries and milk sugar.
  • Banana:
    Charles Wells Brewery.
    Wells Banana Bread Beer” Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
    5.2% ABV, 18 IBU.
    It says it's an amber ale but I think it's just a bottle full of banana bread.
  • Grape:
    Dogfish Head Brewing.
    Red & White” Milton, DE, USA
    10% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Belgian witbier with coriander, orange peel, and fermented with Pinot Noir juice.
  • Coconut:
    Oskar Blues Brewery.
    Death by Coconut” Longmont, CO, USA
    6.5% ABV, 45 IBU.
    Irish porter with chocolate and coconut.

Proper Serving Temperature:

-Aim for between 38°-55°F
-Lagers (including pilsners), lighter beers, creamy/blonde ales, and those lower in alcohol should be served towards the colder end of that range.
-Stonger, darker beers (including stouts, porters, bengian dubbles and strong ales) should be served towards the warmer end of that range.
-IPA should be served right in the middle of the range (45-50°).
-Is there such a thing as a hot beer? Well, sort of...check out these beer Flip Cocktails.

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Housekeeping
03:03 iOS Gaming update
05:55 Kickstarter: Quodd Heroes
10:40 Recent Plays: Fabled Fruit
20:00 Recent Plays: Raiders of the North Sea
26:23 Recent Plays: Imhotep
34:25 Six Pack: Games to play this holiday season
60:44 On Tap: Fabled Fruit
66:54 Proper beer serving temperatures
73:41 Outro