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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

#88: Gamers For Cures / Burnpile 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #88: Gamers For Cures Recent Plays, Burial Beer Co. Burnpile 2018, Atlantis Rising Kickstarter Preview, and Final Round: Charity Gaming Marathons

Kickstarter: 
Pipeline (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Imagineers (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Atlantis Rising (Second Edition) (BGG) (Kickstarter)
2019, Elf Creek Games
Designer: Galen Ciscell
Artist: Vincent Dutrait, Peter Gifford

Gamers For Cures Recent Plays:
Citrus
2013, dlp games/2018, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Jeffrey D. Allers
Artist: Klemens Franz, Scott Hartman

CONEX
2017, HABA
Designer: Prospero Hall

Fortune City
2018, Big Fun Games
Designer: Chih-Fan Chen

Dice Town
2009, Matagot
Designer: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc
Artist: Pierô

Betrayal at House on the Hill
2004, Avalon Hill Games, Inc.
Designer: Rob Daviau, Bruce Glassco, Bill McQuillan, Mike Selinker, Teeuwynn Woodruff
Artist: Dennis Crabapple McClain, Christopher Moeller, Peter Whitley

Catch the Moon
2017, Bombyx
Designer: Fabien Riffaud, Juan Rodriguez
Artist: Emmanuel Malin

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

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

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

KOI
2018, Smirk & Laughter Games
Designer: Bill Lasek
Artist: Christy Freeman

Underwater Cities
2018, Delicious Games
Designer: Vladimír Suchý
Artist: Milan Vavroň

Burnpile 2018 Off Topic Breweries:
-Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX)
-Forest & Main Brewing Co. (Ambler, PA)
-Weldwerks Brewing (Greeley, CO)
-Other Half Brewing (Brooklyn, NY)
-Cascade Brewing (Portland, OR)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:55 Kickstarter Updates

07:09 Kickstarter: Pipeline

11:00 Kickstarter: Imagineers

13:59 Kickstarter Preview: Atlantis Rising

24:44 Gamers for Cures 2018

26:07 GFC: Citrus

31:47 GFC: CONEX

35:51 GFC: Fortune City

44:36 GFC: Dice Town

47:25 GFC: Betrayal at House on the Hill

53:08 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

53:58 GFC: Agra

61:42 GFC: Race for the Galaxy

65:17 GFC: Escape Tales: The Awakening

78:34 GFC: Koi

84:45 GFC: Underwater Cities

95:14 Gamers for Cures wrap-up

96:07 Burial Beer Co’s Burnpile Festival

113:37 The Final Round: A quick word about Marathons

115:38 Outro