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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

#70: Kitchen Rush

Draft Mechanic Episode #70: Kitchen Rush Six Pack Review and  On Tap, T.I.M.E. Stories: Santo Tomas de Aquino, Clank!: Sunken Treasures, Crossfire, 13 Chefs, the Cicerone certification program, and job simulation games

2017 BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Winners

Kickstarter:
Bad Medicine: Second Opinion (Kickstarter) (BGG)
Robin Hood and the Merry Men (Kickstarter) (BGG)

Recent Plays:
T.I.M.E. Stories: Santo Tomas de Aquino
2017, Space Cowboys
Designer: Ulric Maes
Artist: Pascal Quidault

Clank!: Sunken Treasures
2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Paul Dennen
Artists:  Ralph Beisner, Raul Ramos, Nate Storm

Crossfire
2017, Plaid Hat Games
Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi
Artist: Jen Zee

13 Chefs
2017, Artipia Games
Designer: Victor Amanatidis
Artists:  Gong Studios

Six-Pack Review:
Kitchen Rush
2017, Artipia Games
Designer:  Vangelis Bagiartakis, Dávid Turczi
Artist: Gong Studios 

On Tap:
Kitchen Rush
2017, Artipia Games
Designer:  Vangelis Bagiartakis, Dávid Turczi
Artist: Gong Studios 

    Big Spruce Brewing "Kitchen Party Pale Ale"; Nyanza, NS, Canada
    5.8% ABV, 33 IBU
    Dry hopped pale ale.

    •Brewheadz "Kitchen Porter"; London, England
    5.2% ABV, 30 IBU.
    American robust porter.

    •Maine Beer Company "Dinner"; Freeport, ME, USA
    8.2% ABV, 70 IBU
    Double dry hopped double IPA.

    •Brokreacja "The Waiter"; Krakow, Poland
    5.2% ABV, 30 IBU
    Chocolate milk stout.

    •Bootstrap Brewing "Insane Rush IPA"; Niwot, CO, USA
    7.2% ABV, 51 IBU.
    American IPA.

    •Beer'd Brewing Company "Too Many Cooks"; Stonington, CT, USA
    9.6% ABV, 68 IBU
    Fruity double IPA.

Cicerone Certification Program:
Cicerone.org
US Certified Beer Server Syllabus

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro

02:43 News: Plan B buys Tric Trac

05:58 News: BGG Golden Geek Awards

11:32 Kickstarter Updates

12:14 Kickstarter: Bad Medicine

13:31 Kickstarter: Robin Hood and the Merry Men

15:35 Recent Plays: TIME Stories: Santo Tomas de Aquino

22:45 Recent Plays: Clank! Sunken Treasures

28:31 Recent Plays: Crossfire

33:00 Recent Plays: 13 Chefs

36:33 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

37:32 Six Pack Review: Kitchen Rush

38:12 Kitchen Rush: Gameplay Overview

40:58 Kitchen Rush: Discussion

66:55 Kitchen Rush: Final Thoughts

67:51 On Tap: Kitchen Rush

72:25 The Cicerone program

79:15 The Final Round: Job Simulator board games

82:35 Outro

#63: Azul

Draft Mechanic Episode #63: 6 Azul Six Pack Review & On Tap, Alien Frontiers, Go Nuts for Donuts!, Harvest Dice, Beer Primer: Barleywines, and a few listener questions

Cult of the News

Kickstarters:
Roll To The Top! (BGG Page)(Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Alien Frontiers
2010,  Clever Mojo Games
Designer:  Tory Niemann
Artist:   Piotr Burzykowski, Karim Chakroun, Mark Maxwell

Go Nuts for Donuts!
2017, Gamewright
Designer:  Zachary Eagle
Artists: Claire Donaldson

Harvest Dice
2017, Harvest Dice
Designer:  Danny Devine
Artist:   Danny Devine, Tyler Myatt 

Review:
Azul
2017, Plan B Games
Designer: Michael Kiesling
Artist:  Philippe Guérin, Chris Quilliams 

On Tap:
Azul
2017, Plan B Games
Designer: Michael Kiesling
Artist:  Philippe Guérin, Chris Quilliams

Beer Primer: Barleywines
-J.W. Lees and Co. "Harvest Ale"; Middleton, Greater Manchester, England
-Anchor Brewing Company "Old Foghorn"; San Francisco, CA, USA
-Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. "Bigfoot"; Chico , CA, USA
-English Style: Lost Abbey "Angel's Share", Deschutes "Mirror Mirror", Wild Heaven "Civilization"
-American Style: Dogfish Head "Olde School", Stone "Old Guardian", 3 Floyds "Behemoth"

Section Timestamps:

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

02:30 FBGL Championship & Wrap-up

04:58 Games News

07:42 TIME Stories News

13:24 TIME Stories: A note about Estrella Drive

16:41 Kickstarter Updates & New Projects

21:48 Recent Plays: Alien Frontiers

31:44 Recent Plays: Go Nuts for Donuts!

36:47 Recent Plays: Harvest Dice

46:10 Grey Fox Games sponsorship spot

47:20 Six Pack Review: Azul

48:06 Azul: Gameplay Description

53:25 Azul: Discussion

71:50 Azul: Final Thoughts

73:23 On Tap: Azul

79:28 The Beer Primer: Barleywine

88:13 Listener Q&A

96:59 Outro

#54: The Hype List 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode #54: The Hype List 2017: Gen Con 50; Vegas Wits & Wagers preview & on-tap

The Hype List is here! The Summer of Hot Games wouldn’t be complete without our exhaustive look at a big pile of games we’re excited to learn more about at Gen Con 50 this week in Indianapolis. In addition to that big feature, we’re also busting out our Kickstarter preview of the upcoming Vegas Wits & Wagers from North Star Games! But one feature isn’t enough for an episode this big - we’re also putting Vegas Wits & Wagers on tap, we’ve got a special guest popping in to talk about Fantasy Flight Games’ big announcement, and we’ve got a discussion with two of our game group about their plans for their first trip to Gen Con. I hope you’ve got a long drive, because this super-stuffed episode is just brimming with HYPE!

Vegas Wits & Wagers
North Star Games, 2017. 5-21 players. Hits Kickstarter on August 19th, 2017!

On Tap:

Gen Con Events

Sun King Brewing Kickoff Party (Facebook Event Page)
Wednesday, 5pm, Georgia Street Beer Garden

Punchboard Media meet & greet event with prizes! (Facebook Event Page)
Friday, 5-7pm, Georgia Street Beer Garden

Games Announcements & Hype

Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition - Fantasy Flight Games

Renegade Games teases... something?

And of course, here's the complete Hype List that we worked off for this show. Using the Gen Con 50 Geek Preview on Board Game Geek, we ranked all items as Must Have / Interested / Undecided / Not Interested and then ranked it accordingly. Enjoy!

Section Timestamps:

00:00 Show Housekeeping
03:20 Corrections from Episode 53
05:19 Kickstarter Preview: Vegas Wits & Wagers!
16:48 Gen Con events roundup! Punchboard Media meet up!
18:47 Sun King Brewery events at Gen Con
20:09 The mystery of HYPE
21:12 Twilight Imperiul, 4th Ed. (special guest Chris Kirkman)
37:48 Getting into the hype list!
1:00:54 Checking in with Tamara and Steven
1:23:32 Back to the hype list!
2:13:22 On Tap: Vegas Wits & Wagers
2:17:37 Wrap-up

#49: Yamatai v. Five Tribes

  

Draft Mechanic Episode #49: Variants: Yamataï vs Five Tribes, Five Tribes On Tap, Parade, The Lost Expedition, T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei, and America beers.

 News: 

Brewers Association Launches New Seal to Designate Independent Beers
Asmodee North America Moves to MAP  

Recent Plays: 

  Parade 

2007, Z-man Games
Designer: Naoki Homma
Artists: Philippe Guérin, Carsten Meil, Chris Quilliams, Yuka Saitoh

  The Lost Expedition   

2017, Osprey Games
Designer: Peer Sylvester
Artist: Garen Ewing

   T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei

2017, Space Cowboys
Designer: Ulric Maes  
Artist: Pascal Quidault

 Variants:  

  Yamataï  

2017, Days of Wonder
Designers: Bruno Cathala, Marc Paquien  
Artist: Jérémie Fleury

  Five Tribes  

2014, Days of Wonder
Designer: Bruno Cathala
Artist: Clement Masson

On Tap: 

 Five Tribes

2014, Days of Wonder
Designer: Bruno Cathala
Artist: Clement Masson

  • Elders: Epic Brewing Co. Elder Brett; Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    9.4% ABV.
    Collaboration with Crooked Stave. Golden saison barreled with brettanomyces.
    Builders: Left Field Brewery Bricks + Mortar; Toronto, ON, Canada
    6.0% ABV, 40 IBU.
    Coffee porter brewed with Pilot Coffee Roasters coffee.
  • Assassins: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.“Assassin”; Decorah, IA, USA
    12.8% ABV.
    Barrel-aged imperial stout.
    •Viziers: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Sound Advice 4.0; Loveland, CO, USA
    6.0% ABV, 100 IBU.
    Rotating IPA series.
  • Merchants: Platform Beer Co. “Speed Merchant”; Cleveland, OH, USA
    6.6% ABV, 66 IBU.
    White IPA.
     

America Beer (which is not all from America, but that's fine, right, Budweiser): 

-  Prairie Artisan Ales " 'Merica " ; Tulsa, OK, USA. Farmhouse ale conditioned on Brett and wine yeast.

-    Behemoth Brewing Company  " 'Murcia" ; Auckland, New Zealand. American pale ale.

-   Dogfish Head Craft Brewey  " American Beauty" ; Milton, DE, USA. American strong ale with organic granola.

-    Mikkeller  " American Dream" ; Copenhagen, Denmark. Lager with American hops.

-  Rogue Ales & Spirits  " American Amber Ale "; Newport, OR, USA. American amber, duh.

- Stillwater  Artisanal Ales  " Stateside Saison "; Baltimore, MD, USA. Farmhouse ale.

Section Timestamps: 

Intro
01:00 Show housekeeping, upcoming events
04:12 Beer News: “Independent Brewer” seal
08:11 Games News: MAP Policies expand
10:25 Games News: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
13:06 Recent Plays: Parade
19:43 Recent Plays: The Lost Expedition
26:26 Recent Plays: TIME Stories “Lumen Fidei” and TIME Stories overall discussion
36:20 Variants: Yamatai v Five Tribes
61:43 On Tap: Five Tribes
66:30 America-themed beers for Independence Day
72:18 Outro