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#78: Best of 2017 Redux

Draft Mechanic Episode #78: Best Games of 2017 Redux, Circle the Wagons On Tap, Carcassonne: Amazonas, Tokyo Highway, and What the British CO2 Shortage Means for the Beer Industry

Kickstarter: 
So Long, My World (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Wreck Raiders (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Carcassonne: Amazonas

2016, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist:  Vicki Dalton

Tokyo Highway
2016, itten
Designer: Naotaka Shimamoto, Yoshiaki Tomioka
Artist: Yoshiaki Tomioka 

Circle the Wagons
2017, Button Shy
Designer:  Steven Aramini, Danny Devine, Paul Kluka
Artist:  Bryan Fischer, Beth Sobel 

On Tap:
Circle the Wagons
2017, Button Shy
Designer:  Steven Aramini, Danny Devine, Paul Kluka
Artist:  Bryan Fischer, Beth Sobel
    Bauhaus Brew Labs "Wagon Party"; Minneapolis, MN, USA
    5.4% ABV, 55 IBU.
    California Common.

    •BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. "Revolver"; Santee, CA, USA
    6.5% ABV, 62 IBU.
    IPA brewed with revolving hop profile.

    •D9 Brewing Company "Brown Sugar Brown Cow"; Cornelius, NC, USA
    6.9% ABV, 15IBU.
    Mocha brown ale.

    •Brouwerji De Ranke "XXX-Bitter"; Dottignies, Hainaut, Belgium
    6% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Belgian IPA.

    Silver Gulch Brewing Company "Pick Axe Porter"; Fox, AK, USA
    4.8% ABV, 25 IBU.
    Sweet porter brewed with Cascade hops.

    •Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Fort"; Milton, DE, USA
    18% ABV, 49 IBU.
    Strong ale brewed with raspberry puree.
    Fruit-Full Fort

British CO2 Shortage:
This is the video I was talking about.

Best Games of 2017 Redux:
Here is our original lists from back in January

Changes/Additions:
Best Artwork:

Danielle: Pot de Vin (ThunderGryph Games)
Jake: Charterstone (Stonemaier Games) - Honorable Mention

Game I Wish I'd Played More from 2017:
Jake: The 7th Continent (Serious Poulp)

Best Party Game:
Danielle: Pitch Deck (Palm Court) - Honorable Mention

Best Card Game:
Danielle: Illimat (Twogether Studios)

New Top 10 Lists:
Jake:
1. Near and Far
2. Sagrada
3. Matryoshka
4. Azul
5. Agra
6. The 7th Continent
7. Charterstone
8. Coldwater Crown
9. Downforce
10. Vegas Wits & Wagers

Danielle:
1. Near and Far
2. Sagrada
3. The 7th Continent
4. Azul
5. Harvest Dice
6. Illimat
7. Charterstone
8. Agra
9. Seikatsu
10. Altiplano

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:20 Draft Mechanic BGG microbadge!

04:45 Games News: Terraforming Mars’ 4th Expansion

07:52 Games News: BGG Gen Con GeekPreview

09:34 Kickstarter Updates

11:11 Kickstarter: So Long, My World

15:41 Kickstarter: Wreck Raiders

18:27 Recent Plays: Carcassonne Amazonas

38:17 Recent Plays: Tokyo Highway

47:37 Recent Plays: Circle the Wagons

55:28 On Tap: Circle the Wagons

61:45 No CO2? Yes Problem!

68:14 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

69:24 2017 Superlatives Redux

78:36 2017 Top 10 Games Redux

105:13 Final Round: New Favorites from 2017

110:00 Outro

Section Timestamps:

#77: Vinhos

Draft Mechanic Episode # 77: Vinhos High Gravity Review & On Tap, Alhambra, Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale, Cleopatra & the Society of Architects, Beer Primer: Hefeweizens, and Pointing Out Other Player's Options

Kickstarter: 
Creatures & Cupcakes (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Fantastic Factories (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Coldwater Crown: The Sea (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launches June 20)

Recent Plays:
Carcassonne: Over Hill and Dale

2015, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist:  Doris Matthäus

Alhambra: Big Box
2009, Queen Games
Designer:  Jo Hartwig, Dirk Henn, Wolfgang Panning
Artist:  Hans-Jörg Brehm, Jo Hartwig, Christof Tisch 

Cleopatra and the Society of Architects
2006, Days of Wonder
Designer:  Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc
Artist:  Cyrille Daujean, Julien Delval  

High Gravity Review:
Vinhos Deluxe Edition
2016, Eagle-Gryphon Games
Designer: Vital Lacerda
Artist: Ian O'Toole

On Tap:
Vinhos Deluxe Edition
2016, Eagle-Gryphon Games
Designer: Vital Lacerda
Artist: Ian O'Toole
    •Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. "Estate"; Chico, CA, USA
    6.7% ABV, 67 IBU.
    IPA brewed with ingredients grown on the Sierra Nevada estate.

    •Argus Cidery "Vinho Pearde"; Austin. TX, USA
    6.8% ABV.
    Perry cider.

    •Odd Side Ales "Vinho Tinto"; Grand Haven, MI, USA
    11% ABV.
    Imperial red ale aged in ruby red port barrels.

    •Trillium Brewing Company/Monkish Brewing Co. "Oenobier"; Canton, MA, USA
    9.3% ABV.
    American wild ale aged on muscat grapes.

Beer Primer: Hefeweizens
A Brief History of  Hefeweizens
Bavarian Wheat Beers

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:26 News: Origins awards

08:00 Kickstarter Updates

11:46 Kickstarter: Creatures & Cupcakes

13:30 Kickstarter: Fantastic Factories

15:19 Kickstarter: Coldwater Crown “The Sea” expansion!

19:15 Recent Plays: Carcassonne Over Hill and Dale

28:57 Recent Plays: Alhambra

34:57 Recent Plays: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects

44:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

45:48 High Gravity Review: Vinhos

46:42 Vinhos Gameplay Overview

51:41 Vinhos Discussion

92:32 Vinhos Final Thoughts

94:39 On Tap: Vinhos

98:39 The Beer Primer: Hefeweizen

108:46 Final Round: Helping Other Players

117:23 Outro