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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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Jun 18, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #77: Vinhos High Gravity review & on tap; Coldwater Crown: The Sea; Carcassonne: Over Hill & Dale; Alhambra; Cleopatra & the Society of Architects

Hello again! Today, we return to the heavier side of gaming today with Vinhos in our featured High Gravity review segment, and give the game of strategic winemaking our On Tap treatment. We take a look at the upcoming The Sea expansion for Bellwether Games’ Coldwater Crown, discuss recent plays of another Carcassonne spinoff (Over Hill and Dale) and classic titles Alhambra and Cleopatra. Danielle’s beer primer segment is all about hefeweizens today, and in the Final Round we talk about when it’s ok to help other players choose their moves. Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:26 News: Origins awards

08:00 Kickstarter Updates

11:46 Kickstarter: Creatures & Cupcakes

13:30 Kickstarter: Fantastic Factories

15:19 Kickstarter: Coldwater Crown “The Sea” expansion!

19:15 Recent Plays: Carcassonne Over Hill and Dale

28:57 Recent Plays: Alhambra

34:57 Recent Plays: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects

44:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

45:48 High Gravity Review: Vinhos

46:42 Vinhos Gameplay Overview

51:41 Vinhos Discussion

92:32 Vinhos Final Thoughts

94:39 On Tap: Vinhos

98:39 The Beer Primer: Hefeweizen

108:46 Final Round: Helping Other Players

117:23 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/2018/77vinhos

Jun 4, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #76: Altiplano six-pack review & on tap; Food Truck Champion, Carcassonne: The Discovery, The Mind, Sour Beer, Story or Game?

In episode 76, we review Altiplano, the new bag-building, Alpaca-farming game from Renegade Games and share a pack of beers to pair it up with. We discuss Food Truck Champion, The Mind, and Carcassonne: The Discovery; also, there’s Kickstarters, news, a discussion on sour beer, plus our final round discussion about the difference between an interactive story and a game. Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:03 News: Choose Your Own Adventure game

04:31 News: Spring Meadow

08:17 Kickstarter: On Tour

11:23 Kickstarter: Villagers

15:44 Kickstarter: Herbaceous Sprouts

18:54 Recent Plays: Food Truck Champion

32:49 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: The Discovery

43:35 Recent Plays: The Mind

49:17 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

50:22 Six Pack Review: Altiplano

50:55 Altiplano Gameplay Overview

56:52 Altiplano Discussion

85:53 Altiplano Final Thoughts

87:38 On Tap: Altiplano

92:22 The Beer Primer: Sours

103:00 Final Round: Story or Game?

108:13 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/2018/76altiplano

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