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Apr 22, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #99: Hero Realms v Star Realms

It’s the last two-digit episode of Draft Mechanic, and we’re sizing up a pair of deck builders in our Variants feature of Hero Realms and Star Realms! We talk about Bosk, the latest from Floodgate Games, go 15 years back to St. Petersburg, and dive into the Gold Rush in the CarcaZone. Danielle talks about uses for spent grain from the brewing process in the beer segment, and today’s Kickstarters are 70% Mars. Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:49 Episode 100 Plans!

04:53 Kickstarter Updates

07:01 Kickstarter: Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

15:44 Kickstarter: On Mars

20:28 Kickstarter: Anachrony: Fractures of Time

23:44 Kickstarter: Doublesix Dice

25:31 Recent Plays: Bosk

37:18 Recent Plays: St. Petersburg

45:52 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Gold Rush

65:59 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

66:52 Variants: Hero Realms v. Star Realms

67:53 Variants Gameplay Overview

71:06 Variants Discussion

90:47 Variants Final Thoughts

92:58 On Tap: Hero Realms

98:21 Using Spent Grain

95:47 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 one of three designs for a 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/2019/99herorealms

Apr 1, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #98: Otys

Sometimes, you’re able to dig up a gem - and we’ve gone sea-floor salvaging to pull up today’s review of Otys. The Kickstarter wave continues to crest and we’ve got a preview of Freshwater Fly; and in recent plays it’s Pikoko, plus an odd detour into the CarcaZone with The Ark of the Covenant. Jake also recaps his trip through Augusta, GA in this episode’s Beer Traveler segment, and we’ve got a special report on Unpub from friend of the show Will!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:06 The Geekway Bottle Share

04:30 Stone v Keystone

06:51 Kickstarter Updates

08:07 Kickstarter: Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down

10:40 Kickstarter: Gartenbau

14:39 Kickstarter: TC Petty III’s Handsome

17:45 Kickstarter Preview: Freshwater Fly

28:36 Recent Plays: Ark of the Covenant

38:01 Recent Plays: Pikoko

46:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

47:33 Six Pack Review: Otys

47:55 Otys: Gameplay Overview

54:00 Otys: Discussion

73:16 Otys: Final Thoughts

75:21 On Tap: Otys

79:10 The Beer Traveler: Augusta GA

92:10 Will’s Unpub Report

117:39 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 one of three designs for a 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/2019/98otys

Mar 18, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #97: Coimbra

Today on Draft Mechanic, Jake gets to play his most-wanted game from 2018, Coimbra! Does it live up to the hype, or will it fall short of expectations? We also look at the new rondel-icious Winterborne from Brian Suhre and Talon Strikes Studios, plus a pair of Button Shy wallet games and the solo space adventure Deep Space D-6! Danielle wraps it up with a timely Beer Primer on the Dry Irish Stout.

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:47 Craft Freedom success!

08:54 C’mon, CMON

12:13 Kickstarter Updates

14:17 Kickstarter: Glen More II: Chronicles

18:42 Kickstarter: Thrive

21:59 Kickstarter Preview: Winterborne

37:40 Recent Plays: Sprawlopolis

47:27 Recent Plays: Turbo Drift

58:01 Recent Plays: Deep Space D-6 & The Endless

70:53 On Tap: Deep Space D-6

76:15 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

77:07 Six Pack Review: Coimbra

77:27 Coimbra: Gameplay Overview

85:26 Coimbra: Discussion

106:59 Coimbra: Final Thoughts

110:35 The Beer Primer: Dry Irish Stout

116:37 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 one of three designs for a 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/2019/97coimbra

Mar 4, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #96: Expandapalooza 2

They said an Expandapalooza couldn’t be done, but we proved them all wrong. Now Draft Mechanic is back for round 2, Expandapalooza 2 that is and we are ready to look at expansions to a new crop of games. Euphoria? We got it. Altiplano? No problem. 5 Minute Dungeon, Imhotep, and not one, but two Terraforming Mars expansions? Check, check, and double check. Plus we talk about some new expansions that were just announced and about variants, which might just be the expansions of the craft beer world.

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:24 Ananchrony: Fractures in Time

05:15 Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

07:18 Quacks of Quedlinburg: Krauterhexen

07:57 Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic

09:09 Kickstarter Updates

11:14 Kickstarter: High Rise (Relaunch)

13:01 Kickstarter: Winterborne

14:52 Expandapalooza - Euphoria: Ignorance Is Bliss

29:08 Expandapalooza - Imhotep: A New Dynasty

36:20 Expandapalooza - 5 Minute Dungeon - Curses! Foiled Again!

45:04 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

46:00 Expandapalooza - Altiplano: The Traveler

64:45 Expandapalooza - Terraforming Mars: Prelude & Terraforming Mars: Colonies

81:58 Beer Variants

89:14 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 one of three designs for a 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/2019/96expandapalooza2

Feb 27, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #96 Taster: Euphoria’s “Ignorance is Bliss” expansion

Join us for this mini-episode as we look at the new “Ignorance is Bliss” expansion for Euphoria, from Stonemaier Games! Join us on Monday for the full episode #96, Expandapalooza 2!

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 one of three designs for a 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!

Feb 18, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #95: Keyforge

Each episode of Draft Mechanic is just like a deck of Keyforge - they’re all unique and have their own special content! This one, thankfully, is reviewing Keyforge, so that metaphor was applicable and totally called for. We’re also going on a weird unique detour in the CarcaZone… the Card game? Plus Herbaceous gets dice, your tour band gets… other dice, and lots more. Such interesting combinations!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:46 Circular Charlotte and Gaming

09:49 Keyforge: Age of Ascension

12:53 Kickstarter Updates

16:45 Kickstarter: Wavelength

20:33 Kickstarter: In the Hall of the Mountain King

24:41 Recent Plays: Cardcassonne

38:15 Recent Plays: Herbaceous Sprouts

48:14 Recent Plays: On Tour

58:27 On Tap: On Tour

62:08 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

63:05 Six Pack Review: Keyforge

63:50 Keyforge: Gameplay Overview

67:28 Keyforge: Discussion

82:12 Keyforge: Final Thoughts

85:35 Brewer’s Association Diversity & Inclusion Grant

87:18 Fresh Fest 2019

88:59 Final Round: Games we were wrong about

92:56 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 one of three designs for a 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/2019/95keyforge

Feb 4, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #94: Wingspan

I don’t mean to preen but you’d be crazy to pass up this episode in the hand. We have a Six Pack Review of Stonemaier Games’s new title Wingspan and we’ve put it On Tap as well! We’ve also got a nest full of games news, kickstarters, Twin It!, Doppler So Clever, and we fly into the CarcaZone to check out Carcassonne: Star Wars. This episode of Draft Mechanic is nothing short of eggcellent!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:57 Alea 20th Anniversary Editions of Castles of Burgundy and Las Vegas

08:19 T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution: A Midsummer Night

13:30 Kickstarter Updates

15:13 Kickstarter: High Rise

19:58 Kickstarter: 1001 Odysseys

22:42 Kickstarter: Reunification

25:33 Recent Plays: Twin It!

31:40 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Star Wars

40:20 Recent Plays: Doppelt So Clever

50:15 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

51:14 Six Pack Review: Wingspan

52:00 Wingspan: Gameplay Overview

58:06 Wingspan: Discussion

77:08 Wingspan: Final Thoughts

80:29 On Tap: Wingspan

85:20 Low Carb Craft Options

92:56 Con Overview: Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

101:52 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 one of three designs for a 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/2019/94wingspan

Jan 21, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #93: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

I promise, this episode is made with only 100% the finest, realest, and bestest of ingredients! No filler here - that’s what you get with today’s feature review of The Quacks of Quedlinburg from North Star Games. We’re even putting it on tap, what a deal! We’ve got a helping of games news, kickstarters, Junk Orbit, and a Safari expedition into the CarcaZone! Don’t miss out on the cure for what ails ya, here in this episode of Draft Mechanic!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

05:46 Direwolf Digital Announces Games

07:44 Roll For The Galaxy Expansion

12:15 Kickstarter Updates

13:54 Kickstarter: War of the Worlds: The New Wave

14:27 Kickstarter: Suburbia: Collector’s Edition

18:28 Kickstarter: Rival Restaurants

21:50 Kickstarter: Tiny Dice Buddies Apparel

23:53 Recent Plays: Junk Orbit

33:00 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Safari

51:01 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:18 Six Pack Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

53:01 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Gameplay Overview

58:16 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Discussion

86:26 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Final Thoughts

89:00 On Tap: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

92:47 The Beer Primer: Baltic Porter

102:54 The Final Round: Looking Forward to In 2019

107:46 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 one of three designs for a 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/2019/93quacks

Jan 7, 2019

Draft Mechanic Episode #92: 2018 In Review

It’s the first episode of the year - and you know what that means! It’s time for our fourth-annual-recap-of-last-year! We’re bringing back the usual superlative categories, plus our six favorite beers, top six games and a huge final round of everyone’s most memorable gaming moments. Thanks so much for joining us for another year, we look forward to gaming with you in 2019!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:42 Kickstarter Updates

05:46 Kickstarter: Railways of Portugal

07:58 Kickstarter: Folded Space Inserts

10:56 Meta Mechanic: 2018 Podcast Stats

15:40 2018 In Review

20:24 2018 Superlative Categories

53:19 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Beers

65:52 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:11 2018 Six Pack: Honorable Mentions

69:45 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Games

102:03 The Final Round: Your 2018 Moments

111:53 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!

Pick up one of three designs for a 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/2019/92inreview

Dec 24, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #91: City of Gears review & on tap; Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra; Songbirds; Gizmos; 2019 Gaming Resolutions; Biere de Champagne

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! For our final show of 2018, we’re checking out City of Gears, and we’ve got some mechanical beer pairings as well! We also talk about the new Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra, build an engine with Gizmos, and find the loudest bird in Songbirds. Our slack shares their 2019 gaming resolutions, and Danielle gets us ready for New Year’s with a beer primer on Biere de Champagne! Enjoy and we’ll see you back next year for our 2018 In Review!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:53 Games news bites

06:29 Kickstarter Updates

07:56 Kickstarter: Stonehenge and the Sun

13:19 Recent Plays: Songbirds

21:58 Recent Plays: Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

34:35 Recent Plays: Gizmos

42:56 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

43:44 Six Pack Review: City of Gears

45:07 City of Gears: Gameplay Overview

50:45 City of Gears: Discussion

68:24 City of Gears: Final Thoughts

74:40 On Tap: City of Gears

78:00 The Beer Primer: Biere de Champagne

82:24 The Final Round: 2019 Gaming Resolutions

88:16 Next Episode’s Final Round

89:02 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 one of three designs for a 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/2018/91cityofgears

Dec 10, 2018

 

Draft Mechanic Episode #90: PAX Unplugged recap; Trellis on tap; The Stars Align; Drop It; Beer Dating; Jake Makes a Graph

Convention season is finally over! In this episode, Jake & Danielle are joined by Eric Buscemi of the Cardboard Hoard and Eric & Jake recap their visit to Philly for the year’s last big board gaming convention. We cover three new games that Jake picked up, including beer pairings for Trellis plus The Stars Align and Drop It! Danielle discusses how different breweries date their packaged offerings, and Jake makes a graph in the final round.

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:13 The End of Con Season

05:01 Kickstarter Updates

08:01 Kickstarter: Roll to the Top! Laminate

12:18 Kickstarter: The Final Flicktier

17:11 Kickstarter: The Art of De Architecturart

20:35 Recent Plays: The Stars Align

30:03 Recent Plays: Drop It!

37:39 Recent Plays: Trellis

48:36 On Tap: Trellis

55:30 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

56:18 PAX Unplugged Recap w/Eric Buscemi

93:10 Bottle/Can Dating for Beer

106:42 The Final Round: Jake Makes a Graph

116:33 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 one of three designs for a 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/2018/90paxu

Nov 26, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #89: Pasaraya review & on tap; War Chest; Impact; Carcassonne: South Seas; Winter Warmers; Deck Builders

Welcome, shoppers! On today’s episode, we hit the retail sector with a review of Pasaraya: Supermarket Manager! Don’t pass up great savings on recent plays: we’ve got a three-pack of them featuring Impact, War Chest and an installment of the CarcaZone with the South Seas standalone! Danielle has you set with a beer primer on the Winter Warmer style, and we poll our Slack channel for their opinions on deck builders. Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:35 Two new Draft Mechanic t-shirts!

05:42 News: Board & Dice merges with NSKN

06:33 News: Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund

08:58 Kickstarter Updates

11:29 Kickstarter: Aeon’s End Digital Edition

13:10 Kickstarter: Rallyman GT

15:56 Kickstarter: METAL

19:40 Recent Plays: Impact Battle of Elements

28:50 Recent Plays: War Chest

46:26 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: South Seas

60:26 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

61:22 Six Pack Review: Pasaraya

61:47 Pasaraya: Gameplay rundown

67:51 Pasaraya: Discussion

83:13 Pasaraya: Final Thoughts

86:25 Pasaraya: On Tap

91:15 The Beer Primer: Winter Warmers

97:21 The Final Round: Deck-Builders

104:42 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 one of three designs for a 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/2018/89pasaraya

Nov 22, 2018

Draft Mechanic: Spoiler Episode Theta

T.I.M.E Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast, 1685 NT

WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “Brotherhood of the Coast.” This was probably our most divisive scenario yet, and the segments in this episode are not presented in chronological order. We’ll hear from team Beta first, then back to Alpha to close.

Want more discussion? Join our new Slack channel! Sign up at http://www.draftmechanic.net/slack for games, beer and more!

We hope you enjoy today's spoiler 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 spoiler episode theme music is “Rinse/Repeat” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to Drew and Jeff for making it happen!

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

Nov 19, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #88: Gamers for Cures Gaming Marathon; Atlantis Rising KS preview; Burnpile Harvest Festival

In today’s episode, we’ve gamed for 24 hours straight and, well, that’s a lot of games to talk about! So here’s our recap of what we played at the Gamers for Cures marathon, plus a Kickstarter preview of Atlantis Rising, and a look back at Burial Beer’s Burnpile Harvest Festival. I hope you brought some snacks, let’s marathon!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:55 Kickstarter Updates

07:09 Kickstarter: Pipeline

11:00 Kickstarter: Imagineers

13:59 Kickstarter Preview: Atlantis Rising

24:44 Gamers for Cures 2018

26:07 GFC: Citrus

31:47 GFC: CONEX

35:51 GFC: Fortune City

44:36 GFC: Dice Town

47:25 GFC: Betrayal at House on the Hill

53:08 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

53:58 GFC: Agra

61:42 GFC: Race for the Galaxy

65:17 GFC: Escape Tales: The Awakening

78:34 GFC: Koi

84:45 GFC: Underwater Cities

95:14 Gamers for Cures wrap-up

96:07 Burial Beer Co’s Burnpile Festival

113:37 The Final Round: A quick word about Marathons

115:38 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 Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

Join our Draft Mechanic Slack Channel, or our BGG Guild (#2470)!

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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/2018/88gamersforcures

Oct 29, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #87: Cryptid six-pack review & on tap; Terraforming Mars Digital Edition; Carcassonne: The Catapult; Orbis; The Beer Traveler: Seattle

Today’s featured game will require your full attention and a little bit of reasoning: it’s Cryptid, the new logic deduction game from Osprey Games! Are our brains up to the task? If not, we’ve gone full CarcaZone with a look at the fabled Catapult expansion, plus newly released Orbis and the Digital Edition of Terraforming Mars. We round it out with a look at breweries we visited in Seattle, discussion about finding friendly game stores while traveling, and more! Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:39 Essen Spiel 2018

08:16 Kickstarter Updates

09:12 Kickstarter: Spirit Island Jagged Earth Expansion

14:20 Kickstarter: Barrage

20:49 Recent Plays: Terraforming Mars Digital Edition

40:01 Recent Plays: Orbis

50:03 Recent Plays: Carcassonne The Catapult

64:35 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

65:30 Six Pack Review: Cryptid

65:53 Cryptid: Gameplay Overview

69:48 Cryptid: Discussion

88:14 Cryptid: Final Thoughts

91:09 On Tap: Cryptid

97:45 The Beer Traveler: Seattle

114:25 The Final Round: FLGS on the road

119:51 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!

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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/2018/87cryptid

Oct 16, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #86: Legacy of Dragonholt six-pack, Catch the Moon on tap, Dreams of Tomorrow preview, River Dragons, Rauchbier

Hello again! We’ve been adventuring, and we’re back with tales from the Legacy of Dragonholt. We’re also checking out the upcoming Dreams of Tomorrow from Weird Giraffe Games (on kickstarter now!), we play River Dragons, and we put Catch the Moon on tap. Danielle rounds this one out with a beer primer of the Rauchbier style. Smoky!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:18 Upcoming appearance on Game All Nite

04:19 Castles of Burgundy goes Digital

09:28 Kickstarter Updates

11:15 Kickstarter: Lovelace & Babbage

16:00 KS Preview: Dreams of Tomorrow

31:27 Recent Plays: River Dragons

39:17 Recent Plays: Catch the Moon

47:39 On Tap: Catch the Moon

50:36 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

51:26 Six Pack Review: Legacy of Dragonholt

51:58 Legacy of Dragonholt: Overview

56:12 Legacy of Dragonholt: Discussion

75:30 Legacy of Dragonholt: Final Thoughts

77:57 The Beer Primer: Rauchbier

84:04 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 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/2018/86dragonholt

Oct 1, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #85: Most Wanted six-pack review & on tap; Homebrewers kickstarter preview; Istanbul: The Dice Game; Bandido; GABF 2018

In today’s episode, we’re going west with North Star Games’ new poker-based game Most Wanted! We’ve got a kickstarter preview of Homebrewers, recent plays of Istanbul: The Dice Game and Bandido, plus a recap of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival. In our final round, we talk about games that either succeeded - or failed spectacularly - at their advertised player count. Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:50 Jake & Danielle on Gumbo Live!

03:17 News: BGG Essen Geek Preview tops 1000

05:55 Kickstarter Updates

07:51 Kickstarter: Project L

13:56 Kickstarter: Something is Wrong Here

16:00 KS Preview: Homebrewers

30:34 Recent Plays: Bandido

37:11 Recent Plays: Istanbul, The Dice Game

51:19 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:09 Six Pack Review: Most Wanted

52:35 Most Wanted: Gameplay Rundown

56:07 Most Wanted: Discussion

66:27 Most Wanted: ‘Hidden Treasure’ Discussion

78:03 Most Wanted: Final Thoughts

78:53 On Tap: Most Wanted

82:31 Great American Beer Festival 2018

89:49 Final Round: Player Count Surprises

94:44 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 Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

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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/2018/85mostwanted

Sep 17, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #84: Three Year Anniversary! The Ultimate CarcaZone, Into the Black Forest, Spirits of the Wild

Hello there! I hope you’ll allow us a bit of celebration as we start our fourth season off with a bang - the biggest CarcaZone ever! We’re going to go through all of the major expansions and share our reviews of each. We’ve got a kickstarter preview of Green Couch Games’ Into the Black Forest, talk about Spirits of the Wild, and share the biggest on-tap beer pairing ever with beers for each feature across all ten Carcassonne expansions. Our Slack channel wraps it up with a look at their favorite games of the last 3 years! Thanks so much for tuning in, and we hope you’re excited for another year of Draft Mechanic like we are!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:45 News: Renegade picks up another Kickstarter

05:52 Kickstarter Updates

07:09 Kickstarter: The Artemis Project

08:52 Kickstarter: The Jasper Board Gaming Table

13:09 Kickstarter: Homebrewers

15:31 KS Preview: Into the Black Forest

25:17 Recent Plays: Spirits of the Wild

39:38 Grey Fox Games Spot: A year of GFG

40:25 Feature: The Ultimate CarcaZone

41:54 CarcaZone: Base & River I

44:32 CarcaZone: #1: Inns & Cathedrals

47:57 CarcaZone: #2: Traders & Builders

53:16 CarcaZone: #3: The Princess & The Dragon

61:20 CarcaZone: #4: The Tower

67:22 CarcaZone: #5: Abbey and Mayor

76:08 CarcaZone: #6: Count, King & Robber

85:29 CarcaZone: #8: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars

92:45 CarcaZone: #9: Hills & Sheep

96:33 CarcaZone: #10: Under the Big Top

107:47 On Tap: Carcassonne Expansions

123:56 State of the Podcast, Year 3 Recap

126:20 Final Round: Favorite games from the last 3 years

132:08 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 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/2018/84threeyears

Sep 3, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #83: Space Base six-pack; Bad Maps preview; Team UP on tap; Scarabya & Carcassonne: The Dice Game

Hello again! Today we’re spacing out with the tableau engine builder Space Base. We’ve got a Kickstarter preview of Bad Maps coming from Floodgate Games, the pallet-building Team UP! on tap, Scarabya, and we return to the CarcaZone with Carcassonne: The Dice Game. Danielle talks about brewing beers with tea, and Jake confesses his Noch Mal addiction. All this, plus our favorite Viking Leader leaves us for the red planet. Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:19 News: Stonemaier Games’ BtCoMKL

06:59 Kickstarter Updates

08:16 Kickstarter: Infamous (Eagle-Gryphon)

13:11 KS Preview: Bad Maps (Floodgate)

23:15 Recent Plays: Carcassonne The Dice Game

29:47 Recent Plays: Scarabya

41:24 Recent Plays: Team UP!

47:27 On Tap: Team UP!

50:19 Grey Fox Games Spot: Gunnar Goes to Mars

51:27 Six Pack Review: Space Base

51:55 Space Base: Gameplay Rundown

56:37 Space Base: Discussion

80:22 Space Base: Final Thoughts

83:06 Brewing Beer with Tea

93:41 Final Round: Games that Take Over your Life

97:56 New WDYPTW podcasts The Shuffle / Patrick & Eric

98:57 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 Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

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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/2018/83spacebase

Aug 20, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #82: Randowriters! Welcome To… (on tap) plus seven more!

Whether you prefer to roll or flip, the latest craze in board gaming involves a randomizing element and writing on your score sheet. We tackle eight of these ‘randowriters’ in today’s episode that cover a wide spectrum of possibilities. From the 15-minute Qwinto to the longer No Siesta! and Welcome to…, the category is growing fast and we find some interesting connections in this jam-packed episode. Plus, the usual kickstarter updates, beer info, and chatter from our Slack channel in the final round!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

06:11 News: Discover: Lands Unknown

13:38 Kickstarter Updates

14:55 Kickstarter: Adrift, Lost at Sea

17:55 Kickstarter: Bargain Quest

20:48 About Randowriters

22:34 Randowriters: Qwinto

32:30 Randowriters: Dice Stars

42:15 Randowriters: Can’t Stop Express

54:31 Randowriters: Roll to the Top

66:29 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:17 Randowriters: Railroad Ink (Blazing Red Edition)

79:59 Randowriters: Ganz Schon Clever

95:09 Randowriters: La Granja No Siesta!

110:37 Randowriters: Welcome to…

128:05 On Tap: Welcome to…

130:52 Beer Primer: Kolsch

136:36 Final Round: Quick-playing games for new game night attendees

141:06 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 Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

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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/2018/82randowriters

Aug 6, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #81: Gen Con 2018 Convention Recap

Welcome to our yearly Gen Con recap episode! We’ve got two hours of new games, demos and news from publishers to cover, so this one will be structured differently than the usual (no on tap or featured review). Check below for timestamps for what we thought of the show. Thanks so much for tuning in, and we’ll be back in two weeks with a regular episode!

01:00 Wednesday (intro)

03:48 Played: Pasaraya

06:27 Planning for the week

07:44 Thursday recap

09:00 First stops in the hall

11:15 Played: Warsaw, City of Ruins

15:45 Played: Everdell

20:57 Played: Spirits of the Forest

25:21 Demo: Franchise

32:33 Played: Team Up!

36:06 News from: Asmodee Digital

41:48 News from: Direwolf Digital

45:04 Demo: Cryptid

49:45 Friday recap

50:33 Played: Homebrewers

55:19 Played: Sabotage

56:38 Demo: Crusader Kings & Europa Universalis

61:08 Played: Into the Black Forest

64:50 News from: Alderac Entertainment (AEG)

68:16 News: New T.I.M.E Stories surprise

69:45 Rolling Dice & Taking Names meet up

71:14 Played: Mars Open

74:19 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

75:09 Saturday recap

76:19 Demo: Comanauts

80:18 Played: Spirits of the Wild

83:03 Demo: One Deck Galaxy

88:10 Played: Fast Forward “Fortune”

91:14 Demos: Bad Maps & Bosk

97:34 Demos: HABA

101:07 Panels & Events

104:08 Sunday recap

104:34 Played: High Rise

110:39 Gen Con Final Thoughts

114:30 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!

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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/2018/81gencon18

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!

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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

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

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