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#92: 2018 In Review

Draft Mechanic Episode # 92: 2018 In Review, our 2018 Superlatives, Six Packs of our Favorite Beers and Board Games of 2018, a quick MetaMechanic, and biggest gaming surprises of 2018.

Kickstarter: 
Vital Lacerda’s Railways of Portugal (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Folded Space Board Game Inserts - Campaign 3 (Kickstarter)

2018 Superlatives:
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)
Jake: Star Realms: Frontiers (White Wizard 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:
Danielle: Monster Match (North Star Games)
Jake: Mars Open: Tabletop Golf (Bellwether Games)

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 Beers of 2018 Six-Packs:

Jake:

Danielle:

Favorite Games of 2018 Six-Packs:

Jake's Picks:

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

5. Pasaraya: Supermarket Manager
BoxFox Games
Designer: Seh Hui Leong

3. Decrypto
Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance

Danielle's Picks:

6. Monster Match
North Star Games
Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir

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

2. Ganz Schön Clever
Schmidt Spiele
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

We Both Picked:

The Quacks of Quedlinburg (Danielle’s 5, Jake’s 4)
North Star Games
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

Cryptid (Danielle’s 4, Jake’s 2)
Osprey Games
Designer:  Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers

Escape Tales: The Awakening (Danielle & Jake’s 1)
Board&Dice
Designer:  Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:42 Kickstarter Updates

05:46 Kickstarter: Railways of Portugal

07:58 Kickstarter: Folded Space Inserts

10:56 Meta Mechanic: 2018 Podcast Stats

15:40 2018 In Review

20:24 2018 Superlative Categories

53:19 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Beers

65:52 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:11 2018 Six Pack: Honorable Mentions

69:45 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Games

102:03 The Final Round: Your 2018 Moments

111:53 Outro

#74: Decrypto

Draft Mechanic Episode #74: Variants: Decrypto vs. Codenames, Dice Throne, Hive, Biblios, Wonderland, Decrypto On Tap, World Beer Cup 2018, and What Game Would You Like to See "Kiddified"

Events:
Geekway to the West Meetup at Urban Chestnut - May 18
Salud Cerveceria Meetup - May 15

Kickstarter: 
Overlight (RPG Geek) (Kickstarter)
Gravity Warfare (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Journal 29 Revelation (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Dice Throne: Season One
2018, Mind Bottling Games/Roxley Games
Designer: Nate Chatellier, Manny Trembley
Artist: Manny Trembley

Hive
2001, Gen42 Games
Designer: John Yianni
Artist: John Yianni 

Biblios
2007,  Dr. Finn's Games/iello
Designer: Steve Finn
Artist: Steve Finn, David Palumbo 

Wonderland
2018,  Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Daniel Solis
Artist: Anita Osburn, Beth Sobel 

Variants:
Decrypto
2018,  Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Artist: Fabien Fulchiron, NILS, Manuel Sanchez

Codenames
2015,  Czech Games Edition
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Artist:  Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovský 

On Tap:
Decrypto
2018,  Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Artist: Fabien Fulchiron, NILS, Manuel Sanchez
    Ohana Brewing Company "Encrypted Data IPA"; Los Angeles, CA, USA
    7.6% ABV.
    American IPA.

    •The Dayton Beer Company "Codebreaker"; Dayton, OH, USA
    10.2% ABV, 98 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

    •Twisted Pine Brewing Company "Intercept"; Boulder, CO, USA
    7.4% ABV, 85 IBU.
    American IPA.

    •Bunker Brewing Company "Cypher"; Portland, ME, USA
    6.4% ABV.
    India Pale Lager with Eureka hops.

    •New Glarus Brewing Company "Enigma"; New Glarus, WI, USA
    5.5% ABV, 12 IBU.
    Sour ale with malted barley and cherries aged in unlined oak casks.

World Beer Cup 2018:
Cool Sortable Website Winners List
PDF Winners List
Stats Page

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:21 Geekway to the West meetup!

03:10 News: Asmodee for Sale?

08:37 News: My Little Scythe

11:24 Kickstarter Updates

13:32 Kickstarter: Overlight RPG

17:29 Kickstarter: Gravity Warfare

19:32 Kickstarter: Journal 29 Revelation

22:42 Recent Plays: Dice Throne

31:29 Recent Plays: Hive

36:21 Recent Plays: Biblios

44:11 Recent Plays: Wonderland

52:31 Recent Plays: Among the Stars app

54:34 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

55:43 Variants: Decrypto v Codenames

78:05 On Tap: Decrypto

81:52 World Beer Cup 2018 Results

91:00 Final Round: Retheming for Kids

94:15 Outro