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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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Feb 26, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #69: Gaming on the Go! Travel Games & Gaming Apps; Island Hopper on tap; The Palace of Mad King Ludwig; Ponzi Scheme; Traveling with Beer

Secure that seat belt low and tight across the hops, because it’s time to travel! Our feature today is a discussion about gaming on the go, both in terms of travel games and gaming apps. We’ve got the dexterity pick up & deliver game Island Hopper on tap, plus we talk about recent plays of The Palace of Mad King Ludwig & Ponzi Scheme. We hope you enjoy your flight today with Draft Mechanic!

01:00 Show Intro

03:00 News Bits: Expansions!

10:29 Tantrum House & TantrumCon

12:37 Kickstarter Updates

13:09 Kickstarter: The Big Score

14:29 Kickstarter: Edge of Darkness

20:46 Recent Plays: Ponzi Scheme

33:14 Recent Plays: The Palace of Mad King Ludwig

43:32 Recent Plays: Island Hopper

55:06 On Tap: Island Hopper

58:44 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

59:42 Gaming on the Go!

70:40 Our Six Favorite Board Game Apps

84:36 Traveling with Beer

91:45 The Final Round: Gaming on the Go

98:24 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 our Draft Mechanic Slack Channel, or our BGG Guild (#2470)!

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

Draft Mechanic is sponsored by Grey Fox Games. Check out their website for information on all their great games, and sign up for the newsletter for updates direct to your inbox!

Our theme and bump music is from the album “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to the band for their help! Come listen to the full album on our website!

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

http://www.draftmechanic.net/show-notes/2018/69onthego

Feb 12, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #68: Agra (High Gravity Review); 7 Ronin; Flee the Scene; Bock Beers & the Weight of Games

Today on Draft Mechanic, we take a big deep-dive into the latest heavy euro release from Quined Games, Agra. This game’s a beast and we’re kicking off a new kind of review called “High Gravity” so we can feature big, complex games like this on the ‘cast. We’ve also got a look at some new Kickstarters, recent plays of 7 Ronin and Flee the Scene, plus a beer primer on beers in the Bock style and sub styles. Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro

02:27 News Bits

07:42 Kickstarter: Updates from Last Episode

08:40 Kickstarter: Fields of Green “Grand Fair” Expansion

12:48 Kickstarter: Page Quest Season 1 / A4 Quest

15:20 Recent Plays: 7 Ronin

28:04 Recent Plays: Flee the Scene

34:24 The Beer Primer: Bocks

49:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

50:47 High Gravity Review: Agra

52:21 Agra: Gameplay Overview

59:45 Agra: Discussion

106:14 Agra: Final Thoughts

108:28 The Final Round: Heavy Games

116:53 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 our Draft Mechanic Slack Channel, or our BGG Guild (#2470)!

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

Draft Mechanic is sponsored by Grey Fox Games. Check out their website for information on all their great games, and sign up for the newsletter for updates direct to your inbox!

Our theme and bump music is from the album “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to the band for their help!Come listen to the full album on our website!

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

http://www.draftmechanic.net/show-notes/2018/68agra

Feb 1, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #67: Expandapalooza! Scythe: The Wind Gambit; Terraforming Mars: Venus Next; Tash Kalar Expansions

We’re back, and we brought expansions! In today’s expandable episode, we’re looking at expansions for Tash Kalar, Scythe & Terraforming Mars. And as our own personal expansion, we’re expanding our On Tap beer selections for Scythe and Terraforming Mars as well with a few beers to pair with the new content in these two list-topping games from 2016! Our Slack chimes in on the expansion conversation by sharing their Essential Expansions. All this, plus a ton of Kickstarters, news and a Beer Primer on milk stouts! Enjoy!

00:55 Show Intro

03:13 News Bits

05:07 Upcoming: Clank “The Mummy’s Curse”

08:05 Upcoming: Great Western Trail “Rails to the North”

10:52 Kickstarter: Endeavor, Age of Sail

13:40 Kickstarter: Herbalism (Deep Water Games launch)

15:29 Kickstarter: The Art of Tokaido

17:41 Expandapalooza: Tash Kalar “Nethervoid” and “Etherweave” expansions

31:16 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship spot

32:26 Expandapalooza: Scythe “The Wind Gambit” expansion

45:40 On Tap: Scythe “Invaders from Afar” and “The Wind Gambit”

50:26 Expandapalooza: Terraforming Mars “Venus Next” expansion

62:16 On Tap: Terraforming Mars “Venus Next”

63:56 The Beer Primer: Milk Stouts

69:41 Final Round: Essential Expansions

82:12 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 our Draft Mechanic Slack Channel, or our BGG Guild (#2470)!

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

Draft Mechanic is sponsored by Grey Fox Games. Check out their website for information on all their great games, and sign up for the newsletter for updates direct to your inbox!

Our theme and bump music is from the album “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to the band for their help!Come listen to the full album on our website!

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

http://www.draftmechanic.net/show-notes/2018/67expand

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