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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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Jan 30, 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode 38: Masmorra six-pack review; SUPERHOT preview; Blood of an Englishman on tap

Hello again! Let’s go dungeoning! Today we’re taking a look at the new dungeon diving, treasure collecting, monster bashing game Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia from CMON Limited. We’ve also got a preview of a hot new game - SUPER HOT, even - as we take a look at SUPERHOT the Card Game in advance of its Kickstarter, launching this Tuesday (01/31). And just like in the video game, the cards move only when you move! For our on-tap game today we’ve chosen the recent Renegade games release Blood of an Englishman. Complete with the golden goose! To wrap up this episode, Danielle has put together a primer for the Porter style of beer. So sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

02:32 News: Conventions / PAX Unplugged

06:53 Kickstarter Preview: SUPERHOT Card Game

16:42 Recent Plays: Hanamikoji

23:54 Six Pack Review: Masmorra, Dungeons of Arcadia

24:27 Masmorra: Rules Walkthrough

29:46 Masmorra: Discussion

56:14 Masmorra: Final Thoughts

58:15 On Tap: Blood of an Englishman

68:17 The Beer Primer: Porters

79:05 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!

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!

Jan 16, 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode 37: Santorini six-pack review; Evolution: Climate on tap; Unlock!

Welcome back to another episode! The following events take place between 11:00am and 12:00pm (or at least they did when we recorded). There’s an abnormal amount of real-time games in today’s episode (two) as we talk about the Unlock! demo kit and FUSE. We’ve got a few other neat recent plays to talk about too: Favor of the Pharaoh for rolling fistfuls of dice, and Ascending Empires for flicking discs throughout space. Our big feature today is the just released (or upcoming) Santorini from Roxley games. Abstract strategy, but dripping with theme? Say no more! Well, we’ll say some more - that’s the reason you’re listening to us in the first place! We’re rounding out this episode by putting Evolution Climate on tap with five great thematic craft beer pairings. So sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

02:58 Upcoming: First Martians

08:54 Kickstarter: Save Crash Games!

11:16 IndieGoGo: The Dice Tower, Season 13

12:07 First Impressions: Unlock! (Demo kit)

20:00 Recent Plays: Fuse

26:32 Recent Plays: Favor of the Pharaoh

31:20 Recent Plays: Ascending Empires

37:09 Six Pack Review: Santorini

38:01 Santorini: Rules Walkthrough

40:01 Santorini: Discussion

55:59 Santorini: Final Thoughts

58:25 On Tap: Evolution Climate

68:32 The Magic Beer Portal

75:20 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!

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!

Jan 2, 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode 36: 2016, A Year in Review

We made it! Welcome to the new year, 2017! As is the tradition, for our first episode of the year we’re going to look back at the year that was with our superlative categories, favorite beers, and favorite games of 2016. Nope, that’s it - no more fluff in the intro paragraph. We’re really excited to do this one! Let’s get to the festivities!!!!

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

02:28 Upcoming: SuperHot Card Game

05:10 2016 in review for Draft Mechanic

09:33 The 2016 Superlative Categories

10:09 Top News Stories

15:40 Best Artwork

18:51 Best Components

23:34 Biggest Disappointment

27:15 2016 Game I Wish I’d Played

29:12 Game I Wish I’d Played More in 2016

31:04 Best “New to Me in 2016” Older Game

33:36 Best Party Game

39:25 Best Card Game

41:58 Most Innovative

46:28 Best Dexterity Game

48:36 2016 Six-pack: Our Favorite Beer of 2016

68:00 2016 Six-pack: Our Favorite Games of 2016

73:41 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!

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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