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#100: Top 10 Games

Draft Mechanic Episode #100: Jake & Danielle’s Top 10 Games, Belgian Trappist Beers, Hex Roller, Fae, Just One, Twixt, Bargain Quest, My Little Scythe, and Listener Q & A

Kickstarters: 
Cleopatra & The Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Crystallo (BGG) (Kickstarter) (What’s Eric Playing Preview)

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

Fae
2018, Z-Man Games
Designer: Leo Colovini
Artist: Atha Kanaani, Bree Lindsoe, Samuel R. Shimota, Dan Gerlach, Paul Kluka

Just One
2018, Repos Productions
Designer: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter
Artist: Éric Azagury

TWIXT
1962, 3M
Designer: Alex Randolph

Bargain Quest
2017, Self Published / 2019, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Jonathan Ying
Artist: Victoria Ying

My Little Scythe
2018, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Hoby & Vienna Chou
Artist: Katie Khau & Noah Adelman

Top 10 Games Lists:
Jake:

10. Near and Far
2017, Red Raven Games
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

9. Star Trek: Ascendancy
2016, Gale Force Nine, LLC
Designer: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart
Artist: Katie Dillon, Charles Woods

8. Carcassonne: The City
2004, Hans im Glück
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich, Marco Primo

7. Matryoshka
2016, White Goblin Games
Designer: Sérgio Halaban
Artist: Eduardo Bera

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

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

4. Terraforming Mars
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius

3. Scythe
2016, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier
Artist: Jakub Rozalski

2. Among The Stars
2012, Artipia Games
Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artist: Antonis Papantoniou, Odysseas Stamoglou

1. T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei
2017, Space Cowboys
Designer: Ulric Maes
Artist: Pascal Quidault

Danielle:
10. Bohnanza
1997, AMIGO
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Björn Pertoft

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

8. Citrus
2013, dlp games/2018, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Jeffrey D. Allers
Artist: Klemens Franz, Scott Hartman

7. Codenames
2015, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Artist: Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovský, Filip Murmak

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

5. Altiplano
2017, dlp games, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Andrea Kattnig, Jeff Oglesby

4. Sagrada
2017, Floodgate Games
Designer: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews
Artist: Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews, Peter Wocken

3. Patchwork
2014, Mayfair Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Klemens Franz

2. T.I.M.E. Stories
2015, Space Cowboys
Designer: Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy
Artist: Ben Carre, David Lecossu, Pascal Quidault

1. Terraforming Mars
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius

Beer (Mini) Traveler: Hubbard’s Cave/Une Annee:
(Website)
Fresh IIPA v30
El Zacaton
Chocolate & Cinnamon Pot de Creme
Le Grand Monde 2019-2
Le Grand Monde 2019-3
Le Grand Monde 2019-1

Beer Primer - Trappist Beers:
BLCP 2015 Guidelines
- Section 26. Trappist Ales
American Homebrewers Association -
A Brief History of the Trappists
International Trappist Association
Beer Advocate -
Belgian Dubbel
All About Beer Magazine - Belgian Tripel
Kegerator.com - Belgian Tripel: Style Characteristics, Brewing Tips & History
All About Beer Magazine - Belgian Quadrupel and Strong Dark

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:27 Geekway to the West!

04:16 New Draft Mechanic pins!

05:12 Kickstarter Updates

06:47 Kickstarter: Cleopatra & The Society of Architects

09:29 Kickstarter: Crystallo

12:24 Recent Plays: Hex Roller

20:03 Recent Plays: Fae

25:21 Recent Plays: Just One

30:12 Jake at the Gaming Hoopla

31:55 Hoopla: TWIXT

35:35 Hoopla: Bargain Quest

42:48 Hoopla: My Little Scythe

45:49 Hoopla Wrap-up

47:40 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

48:45 Our Top Ten Games of All Time (Honorable mentions)

52:00 Our Top Ten Games of All Time

103:55 Beer Traveler: Une Année / Hubbard’s Cave

110:55 The Beer Primer: Trappist Beer

122:03 Listener Q&A!

154:07 Outro

#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:

#65: 2017 In Review

Happy New Year! We’re back once again with our first episode of the year and our customary recap of the year that was. We take a look back at the biggest news stories in gaming and beer in 2017, share our favorites in a pile of categories, discuss our six favorite beers of 2017, and of course our top six games of last year as well. We’re tying this episode up with responses from our new DM Slack channel’s “Final Round” topic: What was the biggest surprise in gaming for you in 2017? Enjoy!

2017 Superlatives:
Best Artwork:

Danielle: Near and Far (Red Raven Games)
Jake: Flipships (Renegade Game Studios)

Best Non-mini Components:
Jake: Dice Forge (Libellud)
Danielle: Photosynthesis (Blue Orange Games)

Biggest Disappointment:
Danielle: Photosynthesis (Blue Orange Games)
Jake: Yamatai (Days of Wonder)

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

Best Older Game I Played for the First Time in 2017:
Danielle: Bora Bora (Ravensburger)
Jake: Rococo (Eagle-Gryphon Games)

Best Party Game:
Vegas Wits & Wagers (North Star Games)

Best Card Game:
Danielle: Herbaceous (Pencil First Games/Dr. Finn Games)
Jake: Matryoshka (White Goblin Games/Terra Nova Games)

Most Innovative Game:
Danielle: The 7th Continent (Serious Poulp)
Jake: Magic Maze (Sit Down!)

Favorite Beers of 2017 Six-Packs:
Jake:

  • Burial Beer Co. “Houtenhamer” Double-Barrel Imperial Stout. Asheville, NC. 10% ABV, 60 IBU.
  • Perennial Artisan AlesMaman” Barrel-aged Imperial Stout. St. Louis, MO. 11.5% ABV.
  • Side Project BrewingSaison du Blé” Imperial Stout. St. Louis, MO. 6% ABV.
  • Bearded Iris Brewing “Chasing Rainbows Three” New England IPA. Nashville, TN. 5.8% ABV.
  • B. Nektar Meadery “#DragonsAreReal” Cherry chipotle mead aged in New Holland Brewing - Dragon's Milk barrels with cacao nibs. Ferndale, MI. 14.0% ABV.
  • Burial & Interboro & Run the Jewels “Stay G-O-L-D” IPA. Asheville, NC. 6.0% ABV, 50 IBU.

Danielle:

  • Boiler BrewingQuintuple Dog Dare” Imperial IPA. Lincoln, NE. 18.4% ABV.
  • Good Road Cider WorksAvogadro's Trail” Semi-sweet Mead. Charlotte, NC. 7.8% ABV.
  • Epic Brewing CompanyBig Bad Baptista” Mexican Coffee inspired Imperial Stout. Salt Lake City, UT. 12% ABV, 65 IBU.
  • B. Nektar Meadery#DragonsAreReal” Cherry chipotle mead aged in New Holland Brewing - Dragon's Milk barrels with cacao nibs. Ferndale, MI. 14.0% ABV.
  • Edmund's OastKvass” Kvass. Charlotte, NC. 2.6% ABV.
  • Founders BrewingFrootwood” Barrel-aged cherry ale. Grand Rapids, MI. 8.0% ABV.

 

Favorite Games of 2017 Six-Packs:

Jake's Picks:

Downforce
Restoration Games
Designer:  Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, Wolfgang Kramer

Matryoshka
Terra Nova Games/White Goblin Games
Designer: Aaron Dill, Sean Sweigart, John Kovaleski

Flipships
Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Kane Klenko

Danielle's Picks:

5-Minute Dungeon
Wiggles 3D
Designer: Connor Reid

Azul
Plan B Games
Designer: Jun Sasaki

Seikatsu
IDW Games
Designer:  Matt Loomis, Isaac Shalev

We Both Picked:

The 7th Continent
Serious Poulp
Designer:  Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter

Sagrada
Floodgate Games
Designer:  Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews

Near and Far
Red Raven Games
Designer:  Ryan Laukat

Section Timestamps:

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

02:32 Announcing the Draft Mechanic Slack Channel!

05:27 Meta Mechanic, 2017 by the numbers

08:27 Preface to the Superlatives

11:43 Biggest News Stories of 2017

25:10 Superlative Categories

55:34 Our Top Six Beers of 2017

71:20 Grey Fox Games sponsorship spot

72:08 Our Top Six Games of 2017

96:48 Final Round: Biggest game surprises

103:41 Outro

#43: Coldwater Crown / Sagrada

Draft Mechanic Episode # 43: Coldwater Crown, Sagrada, Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, 30 Rails, 5-Minute Dungeon, and a Beer Primer on Saisons

News:

Chicagoland Dice Dojo
Bock's Games
Scythe: The Wind Gambit

Kickstarters:

The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast is Goin' Wild in 2017!
Matryoshka

Recent Plays:

The Mysterious Package Company

30 Rails
2016, Self-published print & play
Designer: Julian Anstey

Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
2016, Devir
Designer: Diego Ibanez
Artist: Pedro Soto

5-Minute Dungeon
2017, Wiggles3D
Designer:  Conner Reid
Artist: Alex Diochon

Six-Pack Review:

Coldwater Crown
2017, Bellwether Games
Designer: Brian Suhre
Artist: Beth Sobel & Ryan Coleman

On Tap Beer Pairings:

Sagrada
2017, Floodgate Games
Designer: Daryl Andrews & Adrian Adamescu
Artist: Peter Wocken

Beer Primer- Saisons:

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
02:30 Travel: Chicagoland Dice Dojo
03:57 News: Scythe, The Wind Gambit
06:30 Kickstarter: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
08:51 Kickstarter: Matryoshka
12:21 Recent Plays: The Mysterious Package Company
17:26 Recent Plays: 30 Rails
22:04 Recent Plays: Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
31:25 Recent Plays: 5-Minute Dungeon
37:24 Six Pack Review: Coldwater Crown
38:13 Coldwater Crown: Rules Walkthrough
44:33 Coldwater Crown: Discussion
57:50 Coldwater Crown: Final Thoughts
61:11 On Tap: Sagrada
73:00 The Beer Primer: Saisons
81:12 Outro