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#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

#82: Randowriters

Draft Mechanic Episode #82: Qwinto, Dice Stars, Can't Stop Express, Roll To The Top!, Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition, Ganz Schön Clever, La Granja: No Siesta!, Welcome To... On Tap, Beer Primer: Kölsch, and Quick Games for New Board Game Meetup Attendees

MegaMooseCon 2018! August 24th - 26th at the Gateway Conference Center, Richburg SC

Kickstarter: 
Adrift: Lost At Sea (Kickstarter)
Bargain Quest 2nd Printing & Black Market Expansion (BGG) (Expansion BGG) (Kickstarter)

Randowriters:
Qwinto

2015, Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag /2018, Pandasaurus Games
Designer: Bernhard Lach, Uwe Rapp
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich 

Dice Stars
2016, Matagot / 2017, WizKids
Designer: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc
Artist: Sabrina Tobal 

Can't Stop Express
2017, Eagle-Gryphon Games
Designer: Sid Sackson

Roll To The Top!
2018, Cwali
Designer: Peter Joustra, Corné van Moorsel
Artist:  Steven Tu
www.rolltothetop.com

Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
2018, Horrible Games/CMON Limited
Designer: Hjalmar Hach, Lorenzo Silva
Artist: Marta Tranquilli 

Ganz Schön Clever
2018, Schmidt Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Leon Schiffer

La Granja: No Siesta
2016, Stronghold Games
Designer: Andreas "ode." Odendahl
Artist: Harald Lieske

On Tap:
Welcome To...
2018, Deep Water Games/Blue Cocker Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck
    Perennial Artisan Ales "Suburban Beverage"; St. Louis, MO, USA
    4.2% ABV.
    Gose with Valencia oranges, Key limes, and Meyer lemons.

    •Simple Roots Brewing Company "Good Neighbor IPA"; Burlington, VT, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    IPA brewed with Mosaic & Citra hops.

    •5 Paddles Brewing Company "Home Sweet Home"; Whitby, ON, Canada
    5.5% ABV, 29 IBU.
    Wheat beer brewed with vanilla and honey malt.

    •Bellwoods Brewery "White Picket Fence"; Toronto, ON, Canada
    6.4% ABV.
    Foeder-aged saison.

    •Bell's Brewery "Pooltime Ale"; Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    5% ABV.
    Wheat alre brewed with Michigan cherry juice.

Beer Primer: Kölsch:
All About Beer Magazine - Stylistically Speaking: Kölsch

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

06:11 News: Discover: Lands Unknown

13:38 Kickstarter Updates

14:55 Kickstarter: Adrift, Lost at Sea

17:55 Kickstarter: Bargain Quest

20:48 About Randowriters

22:34 Randowriters: Qwinto

32:30 Randowriters: Dice Stars

42:15 Randowriters: Can’t Stop Express

54:31 Randowriters: Roll to the Top

66:29 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:17 Randowriters: Railroad Ink (Blazing Red Edition)

79:59 Randowriters: Ganz Schon Clever

95:09 Randowriters: La Granja No Siesta!

110:37 Randowriters: Welcome to…

128:05 On Tap: Welcome to…

130:52 Beer Primer: Kolsch

136:36 Final Round: Quick-playing games for new game night attendees

141:06 Outro