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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

Kickstarter:
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

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

Navegador
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
eggertspiele
Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli

1. Escape Tales: The Awakening
Board&Dice
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
eggertspiele
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
Board&Dice
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: BoardGameTables.com 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

#101: Geekway to the West 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #101: New World: A Carcassonne Game On Tap, 3 Laws of Robotics, Tiny Towns, Second Chance, Kodama Duo, The River, Carcassonne: Winter Edition, Ginkgopolis, Men At Work, Fuji, Fire In The Library, CABO 2nd Edition, and Nitrogen Widgets

News:
Spiel Des Jahres Nominees & Honorable Mentions
Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Agree to Merge in $300 Million Deal

Kickstarters:
Matryoshka (BGG) (Kickstarter)
CliniC Deluxe Edition (BGG) (Expansion BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Hex Roller
2019, Pegasus Spiele/Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Rustan Håkansson
Artist: Christian Fiore

6 Nimmt!
1994, AMIGO
Designer: Wolfgang Kramer

Pot de Vin
2017, ThunderGryph Games
Designer: Fel Barros, Warny Marçano
Artist: Luis Francisco, Weberson Santiago

KeyForge: Call of the Archons
2018, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Tiny Towns
2019, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: Peter McPherson
Artist: Gong Studios, Matt Paquette

Second Chance
2019, Stronghold Games/Edition Spielwiese
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Max Prentis

Kodama Duo
2018, Indie Boards & Cards
Designer: Nick Little, Daniel Solis
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya

The River
2018, Days of Wonder
Designer: Sébastien Pauchon, Ismaël Perrin
Artist: Andrew Bosley

Darwinauts
2019, Green Couch Games
Designer: Chris Bryan
Artist: Vincent Dutrait

Carcassonne: Winter Edition
2012, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Pätzke

Ginkgopolis
2012, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Xavier Georges
Artist: Gaël Lannurien

Men At Work
2019, Pretzel Games
Designer: Rita Modl
Artist: Chris Quilliams

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

Fuji
2018, Feuerland Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Weberson Santiago

On Tap:
New World: A Carcassonne Game
2008, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
•Mayflower Brewing Company "New World IPA"; Plymouth, MA, USA
    6% ABV.
   Unfiltered IPA with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Citra.

    •Northern Monk "New World"; Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
    6.2% ABV, 60 IBU.
    IPA brewed with hops form the U.S., Australia, & Britain.

    •Avery Brewing Co. "New World Porter"; Boulder, CO, USA
    6.7% ABV, 48 IBU.
    Porter dry-hopped with Centennial & Simcoe hops.

    •Coast Mountain Brewing "The Surveyor IPA"; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    7% ABV, 68 IBU.
    Pacific North West IPA.

More Recent Plays:
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
2018, NSKN Games/Board&Dice
Designer: Daniele Tascini
Artist: Odysseas Stamoglou

Fire In The Library
2019, Weird Giraffe Games
Designer: Tony Miller, John Prather
Artist: Katie Khau, Beth Sobel

CABO (Second Edition)
2019, Bézier Games
Designer: Mandy Henning, Melissa Limes
Artist: Agus Muqith

3 Laws of Robotics
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Benjamin Kanelos
Artist: Matt Paquette, Tristam Rossin

Nitro Widgets:
HowStuffWorks: How does the widget in a beer can work?
Ball: This graphic about how widgets work that for some reason really amuses me
The Future? - Packaging Digest: Nitro Can delivers widget-less pub-style beer

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:51 We survived Geekway to the West!

03:43 Games News! The Spiel des Jahres!

09:30 I’m playing Terraforming Mars on my Phone

12:30 Beer’s Big Merger: Sam (Adams) and Sam (Dogfish)

18:37 Kickstarter Updates

21:20 Kickstarter: Matryoshka

23:37 Kickstarter: CliniC Deluxe Edition

26:03 Geekway begins on Wednesday if you show up early!

26:53 HexRoller, 6 Nimmt, Pot de Vin, Keyforge

28:36 Thursday!

30:36 Tiny Towns

37:56 Second Chance

42:03 Kodama Duo

50:39 The River

57:58 Other Thursday notes & the bottle share!

62:36 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

63:40 Friday! Geekway’s awesome library

65:20 Carcassonne: Winter Edition

66:59 Ginkgopolis

73:54 Men at Work

80:50 More Friday: Agra, Weird Stories

83:00 Fuji

93:45 New World: A Carcassonne Game

104:56 On Tap: New World: A Carcassonne Game

107:20Saturday! Teotihuacan

108:08 Fire in the Library

116:29 CABO

123:23 Saturday Night!

124:51 3 Laws of Robotics

133:13 Sunday is about saying goodbye

134:41 Nitrogen Widgets in your beer can

142:33 Outro

#95: Keyforge

Draft Mechanic Episode # 95: Wingspan Six Pack Review, On Tour On Tap, Cardcassonne, Herbaceous Sprouts, Brewers Association Diversity & Inclusion Grant, Fresh Fest 2019, and Games We Were Wrong About

Recycling Game

Kickstarters: 
Wavelength (BGG) (Kickstarter)
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Cardcassonne
2009, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka
Artist: Benjamin Shulman, Beth Sobel

Herbaceous Sprouts
2019, Pencil First Games
Designer: Karl-Heinz Schmiel, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Claus Stephan

On Tour
2019, BoardGameTables.com
Designer: Chad DeShon
Artist: Anca Gavril

On Tap:
On Tour
2019, BoardGameTables.com
Designer: Chad DeShon
Artist: Anca Gavril
Vagabond Brewing "On the Road Red"; Salem, OR, USA
    5.4% ABV, 30 IBU.
    English style amber with West Coast hops.

    •Mikerphone Brewing "On The Road Again; Elk Grove Village, USA
    6% ABV.
    Dry-hopped saison with Enigma hops.

    •Peace Tree Brewing Company "Soundcheck"; Knoxville, IA, USA
    4.9% ABV.
    Session IPA.

    •HOMES Brewery "LAZER LIGHT SHOW"; Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    8% ABV.
    Double IPA with Citra & Galaxy hops.

    •Southern Tier Brewing Company Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale"; Lakewood, NY, USA
    5.5% ABV, 37 IBU.
    American pale ale.

Six Pack Review:
Keyforge: Call of the Archons
2018, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Beer Segment:
Brewers Association Diversity and Inclusion Event Grant Proposal Submissions (Open through 3/15/19)

Fresh Fest 2019 - 8/10/19, Pittsburgh, PA
-Tickets
-Brewery Application -Open Through 3/31/19
-Vendor/Artist/Food Truck Application - Open Through 3/31/19

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:46 Circular Charlotte and Gaming

09:49 Keyforge: Age of Ascension

12:53 Kickstarter Updates

16:45 Kickstarter: Wavelength

20:33 Kickstarter: In the Hall of the Mountain King

24:41 Recent Plays: Cardcassonne

38:15 Recent Plays: Herbaceous Sprouts

48:14 Recent Plays: On Tour

58:27 On Tap: On Tour

62:08 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

63:05 Six Pack Review: Keyforge

63:50 Keyforge: Gameplay Overview

67:28 Keyforge: Discussion

82:12 Keyforge: Final Thoughts

85:35 Brewer’s Association Diversity & Inclusion Grant

87:18 Fresh Fest 2019

88:59 Final Round: Games we were wrong about

92:56 Outro

#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