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#107: Gen Con 2019 Recap

Regular show notes coming soon! In the meantime, here’s the timestamps for what we talk about!

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Thursday Recap Intro w/Shane!

04:11 Thundergryph Games - Hats, Rolling Ranch

06:46 Adam’s Apple Games - Thrive, Truck Off Roll-and-Write

11:24 Fowers Games - Burgle Bros 2

12:54 XYZ labs - Arch Ravelry

16:11 Funforge - Namiji

18:10 Junk Spirit Games - Battle of the Bards

19:35 Brain Games - Iron Forest, Pigasus

23:42 Karen Twelves’ Improv for Roleplayers class

26:17 Storm Chaser / Greater Than Games - Medium

31:05 HABA - Miyabi, Club der Tatzen

37:22 Blue Orange - Detective Club

41:05 Helvetiq - Kawaii

42:36 IDW - Tonari

45:00 RDTN strike tournament

46:15 Elf Creek Games - Honey Buzz

53:20 Friday Recap intro

55:17 Asmadi Games - 1001 Odysseys

59:44 Space Cowboys - T.I.M.E Stories Revolution ‘Damien’

69:42 Portal Games - Imperial Settlers Roll-and-Write

71:06 Good Games - Fluttering Souls

74:01 Resonym - Mechanica

69:33 Dire wolf digital - Raiders of the North Sea, Root, Sagrada digital, Clank Legacy

84:15 Board&Dice - Yedo Deluxe, Trismegistus, Escape Tales Low Memory

91:32 North Star Games’ Wits & Wagers Vegas Game Show

92:30 Renegade Games Studios Rally

95:12 Foxtrot - the Search for Planet X

97:22 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

98:26 Saturday Recap Intro w/Gates!

100:44 Z-Man Games - Noctiluca

102:35 HeidelBAR Games - Wordsmith, Decipher

106:24 HUB Games - Megacity: Oceania, Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

111:35 Libellud - One Key

114:11 HUB Games - Flip Over Frog

115:35 Sizigi Studios - Cake Duel

117:10 Pandasaurus - Wayfinders

119:09 Gather Round Games - Schedule Simulator

122:05 Pandasaurus - Dead Man’s Cabal

128:08 Kuma’s Corner Burger Trip

130:34 Sunday Recap Intro

131:17 HUB Games - Flip Over Frog

133:48 HABA - Wobble King

135:55 Wrap-up and The Trip Home

138:29 Outro

140:12 Punchboard Media show ads

143:21 Level check

#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