Botch Games Podcast

Like a Phoenix reborn from it's own ashes, the show makes its triumphant return back to the internet airwaves. Yeah we missed a week, babies are hard, ya'll. In this episode Craig is joined by the family to talk about their plays, including Heaven and Ale and Clank Sunken Treasures. In the third segment Derek Davis and Matt Halstad stop by to talk about the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. 

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:16

Games with the Family: 7:22

The Infamous Third Segment: 27:16

Wrap-Up: 1:15:07

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:18:17 

Direct download: 86final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

In episode 85, Craig recaps his weekend away at Nonsensicon 2018 with the help of the con organizer, Matt Halstad. We all survived the murder cabin unscathed and we're here to let you know all the highlights, all the lowlights, and how to run your very own, murder-free, cabin con! Craig is also joined by the family to catch you all up on our family challenge progress. Hope you enjoy the episode, there's a lot packed inside of it!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Family Segment: 3:17

The Third Segment with Matt Halstad: 25:37

Wrap-Up: 1:13:16

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:16:14

Direct download: 85final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Welcome back to this thing we call a podcast! It's the very special 84th episode which is the most podcasts we've ever put out! For serious though, in this episode Craig and the family chat about what games they've been playing before he forces them to come up with a family game challenge. It went over better than anyone could have expected. In the third segment Meghan Naxer stops by to chat about reestablishing a game group after moving across the country and setting up the perfect playlist for your game day. NOW GO, YE MIGHTY and download the episode or whatever...

Show Times:

Intro: 0:16

The Games the Family Played? 5:32

The Third Segment with Meghan Naxer: 25:54

Wrap-Up: 1:06:56

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:09:14


Direct download: 84final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

It's Episode 83! I bet you thought it would take more than two weeks to come out, didn't you? SUCKERS! I should have bet you money, even if it was a conflict of interest in a way, but still! I would have beaten you! In this SUPER ON TIME episode, Craig is joined by the family to hear Erin whine about legacy games, Tyler sneak in something about spagoot, and Craig works to convince Erin he isn't blaming her for hating legacy games. In the INFAMOUS Third Segment, Nolan Nasser stops by to talk about board game art and artists and talk about his new company, Deep Water Games and their upcoming release schedule. Nolan is a joy and you should all work hard to know him, for reals. See you next time, heroes! Wait, that's already taken...

Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Family Segment: 7:13

Third Segment with Nolan Nasser: 30:19

The Business End: 1:02:01

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:04:56

Direct download: 83final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT

New Year, New Series! Welcome to the first episode of the new 100 continuation series, which we're cleverly calling The New Ones. You know the drill, 5 new to Craig games, 5 minutes each, 1 tidy package. As a special treat, we have 4 out of 5 winners this episode! 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

NMBR 9: 2:09

Unearth: 7:04

Go Nuts for Donuts: 11:33

Coldwater Crown: 15:20

Valletta: 21:15

Wrap-Up: 25:21

Punchboard Media Stinger: 27:17

Direct download: new1-5.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

The holiday hiatus is over and we've made it to 2018! In this episode, the family carries on it's usual tradition of listing of their top 5 games they played in 2017. Surprise, surprise, Tyler is the only one who followed the rules to a T. In the third segment, Craig is joined once again by PBM head honcho, Eric Buscemi, to talk about some rolepaying tweets from their recent feeds, and how to best fudge a dice roll. It's a great show and we hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year! 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:17

Family Segment: 8:38

Third Segment with Eric Buscemi: 52:18

Wrap-Up: 1:25:27

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:29:20

Direct download: 82final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

HE DID IT! He made it through ONE HUNDRED new games! Just in time to keep going with the next 50 games HE HASnN'T recorded on yet... Sheesh, way to be a downer, Craig. You can't just take 5 minutes to be happy for yourself for finish the first monumental task, can you? Anyways, in this wrap-up episode of the New 100, Craig tackles 5 games and, spoiler alert, he finishes strong with 5 great games. He has, Unlock!, Raxxon from Plaid Hat, Before the Earth Explodes, Fantasy Realms which is one of the family's hits of the year, and Flip Ship from Kane Klanko. Enjoy this victory while you can, Craig, because the year is over so it's back to main episodes BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Unlock!: 2:04

Raxxon: 7:48

Before the Earth Explodes: 14:21

Fantasy Realms: 18:20

Flip Ships: 22:21

Wrap-Up: 27:51

Punchboard Media Stinger: 32:27

Direct download: 96-100final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Everyone, this is not a test, this is numbers 90-95 of the New 100. We've nearly made it. We'll finish before the ball drops...only to start again next year. Welcome to Sisyphean torture. IN THIS EPISODE, Craig talks about the five games in the title, which also happen to be the same games listed below in the show times list. Work it out!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Space Race: 0:55

Adrenaline: 5:14

Rocky Road a la Mode: 8:28

The Exit Series: 12:26

CVlizations: 17:16

Wrap-Up: 22:00

Punchboard Media Stinger: 23:55

Direct download: 90-95final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

We have finally hit the games Craig played at Origins! It only took us 6 months to get here! In this episode of the New 100, Craig talks about his plays of Century Spice Road from Plan B, Mayfair's Barenpark, and Yokohama from TMG. Also in this episode is the trick-taking game Vampire Queen, and the real time game Pit Crew from Stronghold.

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Century Spice Road: 1:01

Barenpark: 4:27

Yokohama: 8:58

Vampire Queen: 14:24

Pit Crew: 17:38

Wrap-Up: 22:14

Punchboard Media Stinger: 24:31

Direct download: 86-90final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

In the latest episode of the New 100, Craig finishes out the new games he played in... May... He is also not so great at this job...

Craig talks about the two player game Jaipur, Villages of Valeria from Daily Magic, Dark Dealings from Nevermore, Iello's Diamant, and finally Honshu from Renegade Games. Five mostly winners in this episode, WRITE IT DOWN!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Jaipur: 1:08

Villages of Valeria: 5:53

Dark Dealings: 11:37

Diamant: 16:46

Honshu: 20:50

Wrap-Up: 25:35

Punchboard Media Stinger: 27:27

Direct download: 81-85final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT