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Draft Mechanic

Jake and Danielle talk about their latest board gaming experiences, delicious craft beer, and find any opportunity to join the two together.
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Oct 31, 2016

Draft Mechanic Episode 32: Windup War preview & designers interview; Puerto Rico on tap; SeaFall; 51st State; Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widows Walk

Hello! Welcome back to another episode of Draft Mechanic! Today we’ve got an interview with designers Jessica Chu & Katie Khau and we’re taking a look at their upcoming game Windup War, being published by Bellwether Games - and it’s on Kickstarter now for another two weeks! We’re digging into the classics as well today with Puerto Rico on tap. We’ve also got some cool recent plays: 51st State; the new “Widows Walk” expansion for Betrayal at House on the Hill; and we’re also going over our first impressions of SeaFall after two games. Finally, we’re going to discuss the news out of Massachusetts where a craft brewery is looking to help out the little guys by starting their own distribution company. We hope you enjoy today’s episode, so sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

01:50 Local events (Extra Life / MACE)

04:30 FBGL Update

05:31 Upcoming: UNLOCK!

10:31 First Impressions: SeaFall

16:49 Recent Plays: 51st State Master Set

20:38 Recent Plays: Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk

26:27 Kickstarter Preview: Windup War

31:05 Interview with Jess Chu & Katie Khau, cow&duck Studios

43:48 On Tap: Puerto Rico

52:47 Night Shift Brewing launches distribution company

60:11 Outro

We hope you enjoyed today's episode! Send us some feedback at draftmechanic@gmail.com and visit us on the web at draftmechanic.net!

Check out our Fantasy Board Game League and vote weekly for your chance to win $100 to Cool Stuff Inc!

Join us at the local, our BGG Guild (#2470)!

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram - follow us at @draftmechanic! Also, Like us on Facebook!

Our theme music is “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to Drew and Jeff for making it happen!

Thanks for listening! Please game responsibly and we’ll see you back here again soon for another round!

Oct 17, 2016

Draft Mechanic Episode 31: Terraforming Mars; Dan, Live from Essen; GABF 2016 Results

Space. The next frontier. Well, hopefully, anyway - we should really get going! I think the first place we should start is Mars. Maybe we should consider terraforming it, building it to our needs as a launchpad to the unknown? What better way to prepare for that endeavor than playing the new release from Stronghold Games, Terraforming Mars! We’re giving this new hotness the double-feature treatment with a full review as well as an on-tap beer pairing. We’ve also got alliterative titles galore with recent plays of Potion Explosion and Schotten-Totten! For the first time, we’ve also got a guest star as Dan from our TIME Stories team went overseas for work and coincidentally ended up at Essen Spiel 2016. Dan shares his experience after his first day in the Essen hall and talks about the sights and games. We round it up today with a look at the news from the Great American Beer Festival that just took place in Colorado. Enjoy!

Intro

01:30 Show Housekeeping / FBGL Update

04:24 Kickstarter: ILLIMAT

07:06 Kickstarter: Lazer Ryderz

10:00 Recent Plays: Potion Explosion

13:37 Recent Plays: Schotten-Totten

22:10 Dan, Live from Essen

36:50 Six-Pack Review: Terraforming Mars

37:49 Terraforming Mars: Gameplay rundown

40:40 Terraforming Mars: Review discussion

69:23 Terraforming Mars: Final Thoughts

71:35 On Tap: Terraforming Mars

78:25 Great American Beer Festival 2016

86:28 Outro

We hope you enjoyed today's episode! Send us some feedback at draftmechanic@gmail.com and visit us on the web at draftmechanic.net!

Check out our Fantasy Board Game League and vote weekly for your chance to win $100 to Cool Stuff Inc!

Join us at the local, our BGG Guild (#2470)!

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram - follow us at @draftmechanic! Also, Like us on Facebook!

Our theme music is “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to Drew and Jeff for making it happen!

Thanks for listening! Please game responsibly and we’ll see you back here again soon for another round!

Oct 3, 2016

Draft Mechanic Episode 30: Stephen Buonocore interview, Dragon & Flagon on tap, Dice City & Viticulture

Time to storm the castle! Today we’ve got the Podfather, the founder and president of Stronghold Games, Stephen Buonocore joining us to talk games and beer! Stephen talks about his fall lineup, games he’s taking to Essen, talks about the Stronghold origin story, how he started working with the Engelsteins, and also we get to hear about Buonocore’s beer history as he’s a big craft beer fan as well. A match made in heaven! Or at least, a match made at the tavern! Speaking of taverns (great segue, I know, I’m very proud of it) - we’re putting the new Stronghold release The Dragon & Flagon on tap! We’re also going to talk about a few Kickstarter oddities as well as discuss our recent plays of Dice City and Viticulture. It’s a podcast you can’t refuse!

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

03:00 News: Mechs vs Minions

07:04 Kickstarter: Skyward

08:45 Kickstarter: Skyways

11:21 Fantasy Board Game League Update

17:15 Recent Plays: Dice City

25:47 Recent Plays: Viticulture (Essential Edition)

34:07 The Stephen Buonocore interview

62:54 Stephen Buonocore talks beer

86:11 On Tap: The Dragon & Flagon

95:17 Outro

We hope you enjoyed today's episode! Send us some feedback at draftmechanic@gmail.com and visit us on the web at draftmechanic.net!

Check out our Fantasy Board Game League and vote weekly for your chance to win $100 to Cool Stuff Inc!

Join us at the local, our BGG Guild (#2470)!

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram - follow us at @draftmechanic! Also, Like us on Facebook!

Our theme music is “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to Drew and Jeff for making it happen!

Thanks for listening! Please game responsibly and we’ll see you back here again soon for another round!

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