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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

#96: Expandapalooza 2

Draft Mechanic Episode #96: Expandapalooza 2 featuring Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss, Imhotep: A New Dynasty, 5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!, Altiplano: The Traveler, and Terraforming Mars: Prelude and Colonies, and a discussion of Beer Variants

Kickstarters: 
High Rise - Relaunches 3/4 (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Winterborne (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Expandapalooza 2:
Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Morten Monrad Pedersen, Nick Shaw, David J. Studley
Artist: Jacqui Davis
    •Lupulin Brewing "Blissful Ignorance; Big Lake, MN, USA
    9% ABV, 70 IBU.
    New England double IPA.

Imhotep: A New Dynasty
2017, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Martin Hoffmann, Michaela Kienle, Claus Stephan
    •Night Shift Brewing "Dynasty; Everett, MA, USA
    10.6% ABV.
    Imperial stout.

5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!
2018, Wiggles 3D
Designer: Connor Reid
Artist: Alex Diochon
    •TRVE Brewing Co. "Cursed; Denver, CO, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Mixed culture sour pale ale.

Altiplano: The Traveler
2018, Renegade Game Studio/dlp games
Designer: Louis Malz, Stefan Malz, Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Jeff Oglesby
    •Adelbert’s Brewery "Travelin’ Man; Austin, TX, USA
    6.2% ABV, 55 IBU.
    American IPA.

Terraforming Mars: Prelude
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Honey Pot Meadery "Prelude; Anaheim, CA, USA
    12% ABV.
    Dry-hopped saison with Enigma hops.

Terraforming Mars: Colonies
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius, Jonathan Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Kabinet Brewery "To The Moon and Back”; Nemenikuce, Belgrade, Serbia
    7.6% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

Beer Variants:
One Conversation: Variants: A new marketing strategy in craft beer?

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:24 Ananchrony: Fractures in Time

05:15 Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

07:18 Quacks of Quedlinburg: Krauterhexen

07:57 Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic

09:09 Kickstarter Updates

11:14 Kickstarter: High Rise (Relaunch)

13:01 Kickstarter: Winterborne

14:52 Expandapalooza - Euphoria: Ignorance Is Bliss

29:08 Expandapalooza - Imhotep: A New Dynasty

36:20 Expandapalooza - 5 Minute Dungeon - Curses! Foiled Again!

45:04 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

46:00 Expandapalooza - Altiplano: The Traveler

64:45 Expandapalooza - Terraforming Mars: Prelude & Terraforming Mars: Colonies

81:58 Beer Variants

89:14 Outro




#93: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

Draft Mechanic Episode # 93: The Quacks of Quedlinburg Six Pack Review and On Tap, Carcassonne: Safari, Junk Orbit, Beer Primer: Baltic Porters, and Final Round: Looking Forward to 2019

Kickstarters: 
War of the Worlds: The New Wave (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Suburbia: Collector’s Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Rival Restaurants (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Tiny Dice Buddies Apparel (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Junk Orbit
2018, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Daniel Solis
Artist: Csaba Bernáth, Michelle Garrett, Eric Hibbeler, Jeanne Torres

Carcassonne: Safari
2018, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Six Pack Review:
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen, Wolfgang Warsch

On Tap:
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen, Wolfgang Warsch
Maplewood Brewing Company "Charlatan"; Chicago, IL, USA
    6.1% ABV, 35 IBU.
    American pale ale.

    •Blake’s Hard Cider Company "The Tonic; Armada, MI, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Cider with ginger root and cucumber.

    •Catskill Brewery "Eye of Newt"; Livingston Manor, NY, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Oak aged Flanders Red.

    •Bar Hop "Miracle Cure"; Toronto, ON, Canada
    5.3% ABV, 20 IBU.
    Saison with pear, white pepper, & citrus notes.

    •Lord Hobo Brewing Co. "Boomsauce"; Woburn, MA, USA
    7.8% ABV, 78 IBU.
    New England IPA.

Beer Primer- Baltic Porters:
Episode #38 (Porter Beer Primer is at 68:17)
Baltic Porter - All About Beer
Baltic Porter: The ‘Robust’ Beer of the 18th Century Working Man
Baltic Porter: Lager’s Answer to Imperial Stout
Examples I Mentioned:
Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co. (Munster, IN, USA)
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Framinghammer from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers (Framingham, MA, USA)
Öö from Põhjala Brewery (Tallinn, Harjuma, Estonia)
Ulfberht Baltic Porter from Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, NC, USA)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

05:46 Direwolf Digital Announces Games

07:44 Roll For The Galaxy Expansion

12:15 Kickstarter Updates

13:54 Kickstarter: War of the Worlds: The New Wave

14:27 Kickstarter: Suburbia: Collector’s Edition

18:28 Kickstarter: Rival Restaurants

21:50 Kickstarter: Tiny Dice Buddies Apparel

23:53 Recent Plays: Junk Orbit

33:00 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Safari

51:01 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:18 Six Pack Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

53:01 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Gameplay Overview

58:16 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Discussion

86:26 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Final Thoughts

89:00 On Tap: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

92:47 The Beer Primer: Baltic Porter

102:54 The Final Round: Looking Forward to In 2019

107:46 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