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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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Jul 30, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #80: The Hype List 2018; Villainous; Star Realms: Frontiers; Downforce: Danger Circuit

It’s time to hop on the HYPE train! We’re days away from Gen Con 2018, our fifth time at the show and this is our third annual Hype List episode where we dig into the upcoming releases and games for demo at the biggest games convention (at least in the states) of the year! We’ve also got talk about three hyped releases that are making their big debuts at Gen Con: Disney’s Villainous, Star Realms: Frontiers, and Downforce: Danger Circuit! All aboard!!!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:17 Gen Con Plans

08:18 News: Asmodee for Sale

09:23 Kickstarter Updates

12:24 Kickstarter: 2019 Gaming Calendar

13:58 Kickstarter: Escape Plan

17:20 Kickstarter: TROGDOR! The Board Game

20:45 Recent Plays: Downforce: Danger Circuit

26:04 Recent Plays: Star Realms: Frontiers

34:17 Recent Plays: Villainous

45:12 On Tap: Villainous

50:54 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

51:44 Feature: The Gen Con Hype List 2018

53:17 Hype List: Expansions

63:53 Hype List: Stand-alone games

111:51 Final Round: Our slack channel’s most hyped

114:58 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!

Pick up a new Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

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 a proud member of Punchboard Media, where we all bring something to the table. Check out our diverse group of audio, video and written board game content creators!

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/2018/80hype2018

Jul 16, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #79: DropMix on tap; Near & Far Campaign recap; Century: Eastern Wonders; Carcassonne: The Castle; Dragoon; Gluten-Free Beer; Under-appreciated classics

Hot on the heels of our 2017 redux, we’re finishing up our Near & Far campaign and talk about what we’ve learned over the 10-game story. No spoilers here, unless you’re worried about knowing it’s a great game! We’re putting Hasbro’s music mixing masterpiece DropMix on tap, and visiting Carcassonne’s “The Castle” standalone in the CarcaZone. Recent plays include the hyped Century: Eastern Wonders, and Dragoon - plus there’s news, beer talk, discussion with the Slack, and crowdfunding as well! Oh, and you see that right - Draft Mechanic shirts are REAL!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:44 Draft Mechanic T-Shirts available!

06:22 News: Azul, Stained Glass of Sintra

08:47 News: A Feast For Odin expansion

10:43 News: Gen Con GeekPreview

12:46 News: BGG approaches 100,000 games

13:43 Kickstarter Updates

15:19 Kickstarter: SPQF

18:20 Indiegogo: 14 Board Games from Africa

20:14 Kickstarter: Casual Game Insider, Year Seven

21:58 Kickstarter: Tiny Dice Buddies pins

23:25 Recent Plays: Century: Eastern Wonders

30:46 Recent Plays: Dragoon

37:13 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: The Castle

55:23 Recent Plays / On Tap: DropMix

65:16 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

66:26 Feature: Near & Far Campaign Recap

91:15 Gluten-Free Beer

97:37 Final Round: Classics that don’t get enough love

102:42 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!

Pick up a new Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

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 a proud member of Punchboard Media, where we all bring something to the table. Check out our diverse group of audio, video and written board game content creators!

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/2018/79dropmix

Jul 2, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #78: The 2017 Redux! Looking back at 2017, six months later. Plus: Tokyo Highway, Circle the Wagons, Carcassonne: Amazonas and more

It’s the middle of the year! What better time to take a weathered look back at last year’s games? We’ve played more 2017 games, and the hype has died down from others, so it’s time to recalculate those lists and see how it’s shaken out! We’ve also got Circle the Wagons on tap, recent plays of Carcassonne: Amazonas and Tokyo Highway, some odd beer news from across the pond, and a pair of Kickstarters that couldn’t be more thematically distant. Sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:20 Draft Mechanic BGG microbadge!

04:45 Games News: Terraforming Mars’ 4th Expansion

07:52 Games News: BGG Gen Con GeekPreview

09:34 Kickstarter Updates

11:11 Kickstarter: So Long, My World

15:41 Kickstarter: Wreck Raiders

18:27 Recent Plays: Carcassonne Amazonas

38:17 Recent Plays: Tokyo Highway

47:37 Recent Plays: Circle the Wagons

55:28 On Tap: Circle the Wagons

61:45 No CO2? Yes Problem!

68:14 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

69:24 2017 Superlatives Redux

78:36 2017 Top 10 Games Redux

105:13 Final Round: New Favorites from 2017

110:00 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 a proud member of Punchboard Media, where we all bring something to the table. Check out our diverse group of audio, video and written board game content creators!

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/2018/78redux17

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