Botch Games Podcast

In this episode, Craig slips into the future to talk about the five most recent games he's played, because he is above the law. Games discussed are a brace of Games by YULU games, Knaster, Point Salad, Erster Obstgarten, and Las Vegas Royale!

Direct download: new96-100.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

It's the 119th episode of the podcast and Craig is joined by Derek and Fill-in guest Chris Copac. We talk the Quacks expansion, Ragusa, Ecos, and more!

Direct download: 119final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

In the 118th episode of the Botch Games Podcast, Erin returns to talk about the last month and a half of games. Yes, apparently it's been that long since she's been on the show. Enjoy!

Direct download: 118final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

In this, the 117th episode of The Botch Games Podcast, Craig is joined by Derek from the start and Matt a bit later to talk about a gaggle of games, including LAMA, Maskmen, Imperial Settlers Roll and Write, and Wingspan. Whatever your heart desires. Enjoy!

Direct download: 117final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig talks about Drop It, Altiplano, The Flow Of History, Fae, and Kanagawa: Yokai.

Direct download: new91-95.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

In this episode Craig is joined by Matt and Derek to talk about all the ridiculous Gen Releases, including Marvel Champions. Mainly that, Marvel Champions. Also I guess Derek talks about some games he played.

Direct download: 116final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this episode of the New Ones, Craig talks about Majesty: For the Realm, MetroX, Moorea, Legendary Creatures, and The Mind

Direct download: new86-90.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this episode, Craig is joined by Tyler to talk about Craig's yearly birthday con. The games, the people, the fun, the exhaustion! It can all be found here~

Direct download: 115final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig talk about The Quacks of Quedlinberg, Ganz Schon Clever, Welcome To..., Downforce, and Snail Sprint

Direct download: new81-85.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig talks about The Legend of the Cherry Tree That Blossoms Every Ten Years, The Lost Expedition, Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture, Piepmatz, and Let's Make a Bus Route.

Direct download: new76-80.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

In this episode, it's family time! Erin and Tyler stop by to catch up on all the family plays and they do their best to convince Craig they don't actually like board games. 

Direct download: 114final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

It's the 113th episode of the podcast! It's a 3rd segment only! Things happen! Games are discussed! Exclamation marks are fun!!

 

 

Direct download: 113final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig talks about The Bloody Inn, Battle for Rokugan, Crystal Clans, Android Infiltration, and Reef.

Direct download: new71-75.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

In this, the one hundred and twelfth EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, we recap Origins 2019! Craig is joined by a slew of people to talk about the sights, the sounds, the food, and the games of this years Origins Game Fair. Guests include, Tyler Marks, Patrick Hillier, Eric Buscemi, Matt Halstad, and Chris Copac. Stay hydrated because this episode breaks the time barrier!

Direct download: 112final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

In this episode of the New Ones, Craig talks about Space Base, Lucidity: Six Sided Nightmares, Junk Orbit, Mountains of Madness, and Caper.

Direct download: new66-70.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

In this episode of the show, Craig is joined by Tyler to talk about the fun things to do at Origins game fair, and then Chris Copac stops by to talk about all the games he and Craig are looking forward to at the show! Hope to see you there!

Direct download: 111final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig talks about Pi Mal Pflaumen, Mottainai: Wutai Mountain, Hero Realms (specifically the campaign), Instanbul Dice, and Planet Defenders.

Direct download: new61-65.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

In this, the 110th EVER episode of the Botch Games podcast, we celebrate the end of THREE school years by talking about a whole bunch of games. In the family segment, Tyler (no longer a high school junior) and Erin (a recent BSN grad) talk with Craig (a regular guy) about the games they've played as a family. Spoiler, there's a lot. In the third segment, Derek (now an ABD. You know what you are...) talks with Craig about Escape Plan, the new Shadi Torbet game, Manashard, and an Arkham Horror LCG update. Lots to do, little time to listen, so GET AT IT!

Direct download: 110final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

In this episode Craig is joined by half of the regulars. In the family segment it's Tyler who is full of quick gloss overs of all the latest and greatest games he's played, and in the third segment, Matt dishes with Craig about FFG's slate of new games, and you know, some other stuff too.

Direct download: 109final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

In this episode of the New Ones, Craig talks about Bob Ross The Art of Chill, Songbirds, Enchanters, Pursuit of Happyness, and San Juan.

Happy Easter!

Direct download: new56-60.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig talks about Crows Overkill, Roll Player: Monsters and Minions, Yummy World, Embark, and Heaven and Ale.

Direct download: new51-55.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Well, hello, I didn't see you there. How about you come inside this episode and check out all of the sweet sweet games we talk about. Erin, Tyler, Matt, and Derek all show up to bring you the latest and greatest to keep you floating on cloud all the way to the next episode. All the games you ever wanted to hear about and more. Right through these doors. 

Direct download: 108final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

In this episode of the new ones, Craig talks about his plays of Ladder 29, Rising Sun, Ghosts of the Moor, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game, and Clank Sunken Treasures. 

Direct download: new46-50.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Oh Hai, it's another full episode, which means I actually have to type stuff here instead of just listing games. Well, hmm. In this episode Tyler and Erin join Craig to talk about a whole bunch of Coconuts and Loopin' Chewie thanks to Mallory's obsession. In the third segment, Matt and Derek are both back to talk about a slew of games, and I mean honestly, it's just too many to start listing, so you'll have to trust me. 

Direct download: 107final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig tackles five more new-to-him games, specifically FUSE, The Big Score, Istanbul, Dead Man's Draw, and Tiny Epic Quest.

Direct download: new41-45.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

in this episode of The New Ones, Craig talks London second edition, Gier, Smile, Fidelitas, and Best Treehouse Ever.

Direct download: new36-40.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

In this the 106th ever episode of the Botch Games Podcast, Craig is joined by special guest Eric Buscemi to wrap up Craig's weekend board gaming trip to NYC. In the family segment, Tyler talks Exceed, Duelosaur, and Betrayal Legacy.

Direct download: 106final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

In this episode, the segments are a bit out of order. We have found the responsible parties and they have been sacked. In the intro/friends segment, Matt and Derek chat with Craig about, you guessed it, more Arkham Horror LCG, plus Duelosaur Island, Viticulture, Quacks of Quedlinberg, and Terraforming Mars. In the family segment, which comes last, Erin and Tyler chat about Azul 2: Electric Boogaloo, Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden, and a suite of Jackbox Games. 

Direct download: 105final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

It's the 104th episode of the podcast and it's business as usual. In the family segment, Tyler stops by to catch up on their breakneck end-of-year finish-the-challenge speed and all the games the family played to finish their challenge. In the third segment, Matt and Derek join Craig and talk a bunch about Arkham Horror the Card Game, like people do. They also touch on Mr. Cabbagehead, Chronicles of Crime, and Siggil.  

Direct download: 104final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

It's that time of year again, when everyone's plays reset and your challenges end for the year. In this episode Craig talks with Erin about their myriad plays trying to finish a 200x1 by the end of the year and then Matt and Derek stop by to talk about their yearly plays and unfinished challenges. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Direct download: 103final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

In this episode of The New Ones, Craig talks about some lighter games; dice, cards, and who knows what else. 

Show Times:

Tybor der Baumeister: 0:48

Queendomino: 5:29

Avenue: 10:15

NUT: 15:20

Nations Dice: 19:36

 

Direct download: new31-35.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

It's the one hundred and second episode of the podcast, and somewhere buried deep in the here is at least one person talking about games. It's like an Easter Egg hunt to find the chat about an actual game. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Possible topics include ...Holiday Fluxx? Christmas Gifts? Betrayal Legacy? Brass? Arkham 3rd? 

Direct download: 102final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

We've been putting shows out for four years now, not regularly or anything, but it's been four years, so get off my back about it. In this episode we stick to the NEW NEW format of a one hour show, only going over by 7 minutes. Tyler talks for for almost a half an hour, and Craig holds Matt and Derek to about a half an hour. It's a Thanksgiving miracle.

Direct download: 101final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

In this installment of The New Ones, Craig tries his best to upset every board gamer ever by explaining his distaste of some incredibly popular games. There's no accounting for taste, apparently. 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:13

Bargain Quest: 0:52

Azul: 4:25

Arena Roma 2: 8:52

La Granja: No Siesta: 12:49

Gloomhaven: 16:11

Wrap-Up: 19:01

Direct download: new26-30.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

We made it to the century mark! To celebrate, I present you with nearly TWO HOURS of podcast. In this episode, we ALL talk about our favorite games from the BGG Top 100, and I mean all of us. Craig, the fam, Matt and Derek, even a bunch of podcast friends and network-mates. A whole slew of people. Thanks for all of your support through everything the podcast has been and will someday become. You all mean the world to us. 

Show Times:

Congrats Supercut: 0:03

Intro: 3:50

Family Top 5's: 8:28

Friends and Network Top Game: 36:06

Matt and Derek's Top 10's: 41:11

Wrap-Up: 2:02:27

Mallory's Stinger: 2:06:14

Punchboard Media Stinger: 2:06:26

Direct download: 100final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:47am EDT

It's episode 99. It's been a while. Our apologies. But here were are again, at the precipice of 100 episodes. First your have to listen this one, and it just may be your lucky day. Contained within the secrets of this episode is the key to eternal happiness, or at least some cool people talking about cool stuff. Only you can know the true nature of this episode.

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:16

Family Played Segment: 3:59

The Third Segment with Matt and Derek: 26:13

Wrap-Up:1:26:21

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:29:49

Direct download: 99final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

In this episode of the New Ones Craig talks about Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Forbidden Stars, Spirit Island, Legend of the Five Rings LCG, and Alien Artifacts. He has now hit November 2017... Time flies.?

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Pandemic Legacy Season 2: 0:48

Forbidden Stars: 5:02

Spirit Island: 9:20

L5R LCG: 14:29

Alien Artifacts: 20:52

Wrap-Up: 24:34

Punchboard Media Stinger: 27:06

 

Direct download: new21-25-1.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

It's that time again, it's time for a new episode! I'm sure you're as surprised as me, and I'm the one posting this. In this not-at-all-special episode, you get the usual crew in the third segment talking about a few games, but mainly chatting about the periphery surrounding games. It's a thing, right? Tyler stops by in the third segment and, whether you want to believe it or not, he actually talks! Hope you enjoy and talk to you soon~

Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Chatting with the Fam: 3:19

Matt & Derek stop by: 19:53

Wrap-Up: 1:16:55

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:19:24

Direct download: 98final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

In this, the 97th episode of the Botch Games podcast, we begin with some troubling news: we've put out another episode. Like, who does this, keeps at something this long, almost four years, in some Sisyphean hellscape? Ah well, at least Craig is joined by some wonderful people. Like his lovely wife Erin, who is currently on a 134 game win streak against her ne'er do well husband. Or how about Matt and Derek, making the third segment now 100% full of dads. Enjoy the episode, your medal is in the mail.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:14

Family Segment: 4:08

The Third Segment with Matt and Derek: 18:45

Wrap-Up: 1:02:57

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:07:55

Direct download: 97final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

In this installment of The New Ones, Craig talks about five more games from his first play list and this one runs the gamut of game styles from dexterity to dungeon crawl, to city builder, to post-apocalyptic pick-up-and-deliver. It's a wide range of games and four out of five of them are Craig approved!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Rhino Hero Super Battle: 1:09

Fields of Green: 6:32

Castles of Burgundy: 10:49

Wasteland Express Delivery Service: 15:46

Massive Darkness: 21:49

Wrap-Up: 26:44

Punchboard Media Stinger: 28:13

Direct download: new16-20.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

Welcome to episode 96, where the segments are made up and the points don't matter. In this episode Craig is joined by Erin to talk about Altiplano and in the third segment Matt and Derek talk about Brass and Root respectively. I suppose Craig has some things to say as well, but we all know that's not why you keep coming back.

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:16

Family Segment: 2:51

Matt and Derek stop by: 16:28

Wrap Up: 1:10:35

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:14:29

Direct download: 96final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

Did you miss these regular episodes? The number of downloads sure say that you did. So here's Episode 95, lappy is fixed and we're back at full strength and ready to roll. Oh wait, no Derek this week. 

Where have you gone, normalcy?? 

Ah well, it's still a great episode with a Craig Con recap from people that aren't Craig, and some chat about a few FFG Gen Con announcements. Enjoy!~

Show Times:

In: 0:15

Chatting with the Fam: 1:09

The Infamous Third Segment: 29:10

Wrap-Up: 1:17:34

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:21:05

Direct download: 95final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

I did it. I survived it. I recorded about how I did it and how I survived it. There's also talk about games. Have at you.

Direct download: day2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

The official day one of Craig Con is over. I had 11 plays of 10 games. it was quite the day, and now I must sleep.

Direct download: day1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EDT

It's late, I'm tired, but here's a wrap up of Day Zero of Craig Con. Sorry for all the yawning...

Direct download: day0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32am EDT

It's my birthday! As a present to you, here's another New Ones episode! I hope you enjoy it as I attempt to play catch up on this seriously overwhelming backlog. In this episode, I talk Hanamikoji, Clank In Space, Dice Forge, Coconuts, and Can't Stop. Be good to one another.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Hanamikoji: 1:37

Clank In Space: 6:06

Dice Forge: 10:21

Coconuts: 14:19

Can't Stop: 17:42

Wrap-Up: 21:06

Punchboard Media Stinger: 23:56

Direct download: new11-15.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

Been a while. Miss me? I missed you...

My laptop is fixed so you get a New Ones episode. You know, the episodes I owe you? In this episode I talk Sentient from Renegade, This War of Mine, Fate of the Elder Gods from Fabled Nexus, Near and Far from Red Raven, and Dice Stars. I hope you enjoy. You will enjoy. Enjoy...

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Sentient: 2:15

This War of Mine: 7:19

Fate of the Elder Gods: 12:36

Near and Far: 17:37

Dice Stars: 21:56

Wrap-Up: 26:19

Punchboard Media Stinger: 30:33

Direct download: new6-10.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

Craig is back again with a new episode for your lovely ears. In this episode he celebrates the return of his lovely wife, Erin, to the program after a long and tiring hiatus. Needless to say there's a lot of games to be discussed. In the third segment Matt and Derek are back again and the conversation quickly turns from games to rulebooks to Star Wars to inserts to games. It's a wild ride.

Intro: 1:19

Erin Stops By: 5:08

The Third Segment with Matt and Derek: 26:01

Wrap-Up: 1:13:27

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:16:14

Direct download: 94final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Welcome to the longest Botch Games Podcast that has existed in a very long time. Here you thought just over an hour was the new norm. Well, you were sorely mistaken. But it's the Origins episode, so of course there's a lot to discuss. In Episode 93, Craig wraps up the entire Origins 2018 experience, with a little help from his friends. In the family segment, Tyler looks back at the multitude of games he played both with and without his father. In the third segment, Derek and Matt catch up with their plays before Derek peaces out to make room for full on Origins wrap-up between Matt and Craig. 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:16

Tyler's Origins: 7:08 

Derek and Matt Catch Up: 46:21

Matt and Craig Dish Origins: 1:32:02

Wrap-Up: 2:02:22

Punchboard Media Stinger: 2:05:48

Direct download: 93final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

In Episode 92 of the Botch Games Podcast, Craig is joined by guests Eric Buscemi and Patrick Hillier to talk about the games they're excited to check out at Origins 2018. 

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:15

Origins 2018 Preview: 2:04

Wrap-Up: 46:56

Punch Board Media Stinger: 49:36

Direct download: 92final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

We are on the march to 100 episodes, four years in the making. In this episode, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to talk about their recent plays including Space Base from AEG and Ganz Schon Clever. In the third segment Derek and Matt are back to talk about... babies? Also they talk about the Mottainai expansion and bringing games to game day. A weird range of items, yes, but it happened, so deal with it.  

Show Times:

In: 0:16

Family Played: 3:51

3rd segment with Matt and Derek: 20:33

Wrap-Up: 1:16:05

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:19:11

Direct download: 91.1final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

We're all back, can you believe it? I sure can't, but it happened, Tyler, Erin, Derek, and Matt all appear in this episode. Craig can rest easy knowing that all of your favorites are back, it's so much less pressure, you know? In this episode we all talk about games, like Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Heaven and Ale, Crystal Clans, Feudum, and many more. Enjoy!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:15

Family Played: 3:26

3rd Segment: 17:15

Wrap-Up: 1:10:23

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:14:33

Direct download: 90final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

It's Episode 89! I guess it's time to let the other half of the regulars show their faces. In this episode, Tyler chats with Craig about porting video games into board games and the difference in how those mediums evoke an emotional response. Yeah, I'm as shocked as you are they Tyler gets that deep. In the third segment, Matt H. and Craig talk about games...all the games. No topic here, there be only games!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Segment: 3:49

Third Segment with Matt: 27:38

Wrap-Up: 1:12:13

PBM Stinger: 1:15:15

Direct download: 89final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

It's episode 88 of the show, and it's bittersweet. On the good side, Craig hit release day. On the bad side, each segment only has half the guests. On the good side, the show is a more manageable listening time. On the bad side, no... I think that's it. So a check in the win column, I suppose! In this episode, Craig is joined by Erin in the family segment to talk about their plays and then in the third segment, Derek stops by to talk about necessary and unnecessary expansions prompted by a listener question. It's a good one, so don't skip it (unless you're a Tyler or Matt fanboy, I guess).

Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Family Segment: 3:27

Third Segment with Derek Davis: 27:03

Wrap-Up: 1:04:53

PBM Stinger: 1:08:15

Direct download: 88final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

Can you believe it's already been two weeks? It feels like just yesterday I was staying up past my bed time to post an episode for you lovely listeners, but here I am, red eyes and all. In this episode, Craig is joined, as usual, by the family to chat about their plays including Red Dragon Inn, and a bunch of other games they've all talked about a thousand times. In the third segment, Derek and Matt stop by to talk about oversaturation in the hobby and each of their responses to the release of 3300+ games last year. Strap in, it's a long one, and Craig whines a whole bunch.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Family Segment: 2:10

3rd Segment with Matt and Derek: 25:41

Wrap-Up: 1:29:55

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:33:26

Direct download: 87final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

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

In this extra episode, Craig is joined by fellow Punchboard Media contributor Eric Buscemi to talk about their experiences at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia!

Direct download: wrapup.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

We've made it three whole years! Hooray! In this episode, Craig is joined by the family to talk  about their plays and then answer some listener questions for our anniversary! In the third segment, Craig is joined by the two most important women in his life, Erin and his Mom to talk about their gaming histories and how they were drug into hobby games kicking and screaming. 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:16

Family Played Segment: 5:58

The Third Segment with Erin and Mom: 39:59

Wrap-Up: 1:07:58

PBM Stinger: 1:11:15

Direct download: 81final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT

The 80th episode of the podcast is a weird one. My family has disappeared and I don't know where they went. Please, someone find them and make them play games with me. Seriously though, we haven't played games in over two weeks, so Erin and Tyler get a recording reprieve. For guests, though, Craig is joined by Kimberly Revia from The Cubist and Granite Game Summit and Ruth Boyack from the 5 By Games Podcast. In their chat, the three of them discuss building your own con and the work that goes into it being a successful venture. If you've ever wanted to have your own gig, at home or elsewhere, tune in for the sweet deets. 

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:17

3rd Segment with Kimberly and Ruth: 4:16

Wrap-Up: 57:02

Punchboard Media Stinger: 59:37 

Direct download: 80final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

It's the 79th episode of the podcast. In usual fashion Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to talk about the games they've played including Massive Darkness and Castles of Burgundy before unexpectedly diving into Tyler's current gaming burnout. In the third segment, Nicole Hoye, from the Daily Worker Placement and Greatway Games,  and Tiffany Caires, The OneTAR herself, join Craig to talk about board rules. What makes them good? What makes them bad? Listen and find out!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:15

The Family Segment: 1:15

The Third Segment with Nicole and Tiffany: 17:08

Wrap-Up: 1:25:59

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:29:16

Direct download: 79final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

It's now time for episode 78! In this episode, Craig and the family chat about their recent plays including Dice Forge, NMBR9, and Rhino Hero Super Battle. Afterwards, Craig is joined by Kelly and Becky Rolfe from the Board Games in Bed Podcast to talk about the joys of having your significant other as your main gaming partner. It's a lovely chat with friends from across the pond. Thanks Internet!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:14

Family Segment with Erin and Tyler: 3:38

The Third Segment with Kelly and Becky: 24:03

Wrap-Up: 1:19:06

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:21:41

Direct download: 78final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Passing the 3/4 mark, Craig trudges through his quest to play 100 new games. Though the time frame has passed, the releases have not! In this episode, Craig covers La Granja and its multi-use card goodness, the epicness that is Ticket to Ride Rails and Sails, building a window pane in Sagrada, cube bag building and racing in Automobiles, and a whole swath of useless national knowledge in Bezier's America. Spoiler! I liked all of them!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:13

La Granja: 0:55

Ticket to Ride Rails and Sails: 4:51

Sagrada: 9:13

Automobiles: 13:31

America: 17:13

Wrap-Up: 21:59

Punchboard Media Stinger: 23:51

Direct download: 76-80final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

In the 77th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, Craig is joined by two very special guests to talk about the ethics of transparency and honesty in content creation and discuss their thoughts on paid reviews. Spoiler, we're not fans. In the family segment, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to discuss the games they've been playing, break down their thoughts on Unlock vs Exit, and Tyler ruins Craig's punchline. Spoiler, he's sad. It's a great episode, and I'm so glad your earballs get to devour the goodness that awaits you!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Games Played with the Family: 5:59

The Infamous 3rd Segment (w/ Chris and Edward): 25:54

Wrap-Up: 1:27:26

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:30:00

 

Direct download: 77final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

In a back to back extravaganza, Craig posts ANOTHER New 100 episode. You;d think he feels bad for missing another main episode. Perhaps he feels guilty for missing his July deadline for New 100 episodes. No matter the cause, he's back with five new games: two expansions, two giant games, and one he was forced to play with no knowledge of the source material. it's a real mixed bag, folks!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:13

Xcom Evolution (FFG): 1:42

Lanterns: The Emperor's Gifts (Foxtrot): 6:05

X-Files (IDW/Pandasaurus): 10:42

Mechs vs. Minions (Riot): 14:37

Millennium Blades (Lvl 99): 19:22

Wrap-Up: 24:20

Punchboard Media Stinger: 26:15

Direct download: 71-75final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

In the newest section of Craig's attempt at 100 new games in 365 days, he delves back into games that he played nearly 5 months ago.. You know, like responsible podcasts do. Five new games, more winners than losers, all in all a decent batch. First up, it the Rochester draft train game, First Class, and auction/negotiation/set collection game Coloseum. The we have a point salad sandwich in a card game bun as Craig talks Camel Up Cards, Gold West from J. Alex Kevern, and finally Kingsport Festival the Card Game to wrap things up in a Cthulhu bun. Thans for tolerating the filler as we gear up for episode 77 soon!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:13

First Class (Z-Man): 3:05

Colosseum (TMG): 9:40

Camel Up Cards (Z-Man): 14:18

Gold West (TMG): 17:45

Kingsport Festival Card Game (Passport): 22:26

Wrap-Up: 25:49

Punchboard Media Stinger: 27:29

Direct download: 66-70final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Hey look, we still have a show! We're back from our hiatus and ready to roll with lots of new content! In this very fun episode, Craig is first joined by Erin and Tyler to wrap up all their Craig Con plays and hanging out with friends near and far. In the infamous third segment, Matt and Eric stop by and we lament our Gen Con absence while also talking about the interesting marketing maneuvers happening in board games in conjunction with Gen Con and also dish a little bit about the Fear Of Missing Out. We also run a contest for a copy of Rocky Road A La Mode from Green Couch games thank to the Punchboard Media Summer of Giveaways! Listen for details! In this episode, Craig also issues a retraction for some insensitive and ignorant comments in episode 75. He's got a big dumb mouth, and has been sufficiently flogged.

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:15

Family Played: 10:42

Third Segment with Matt and Eric: 35:00

Wrap-up: 1:47:26

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:50:28

Direct download: 76final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

In the SEVENTY-FIFTH EVER episode, Craig forgets for the entire show to mention that we're 3/4 of the way to the big 100...  But in serious news, Craig is, as always joined by the fam to talk about our plays over the past two weeks. In the third segment, Craig is joined by a VERY SPECIAL guest for a change-up pitch of a segment. Instead of the typical roundtable discussion, Craig and guest review two preview games: Raxxon from Plaid Hat and Before the Earth Explodes from Green Couch! Who knew people trusted any of us with reviewing their games before release! Also be sure to listen for a chance to win a Raxxon code, where you can help save humanity from the evils of the Raxxon Corporation. 

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:16

Family Played: 3:22

Third Segment!: 21:45

Wrap-Up 58:32

Punchboard Media Bumper: 1:02:00

Direct download: 75final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

In episode 74, Craig is back once again to bring useless chatter to your earbuds. In this episode, he is joined by his lovely family, Erin and Tyler to talk about the so few, so so few, games they've played over the past two weeks. In the third segment, Craig is joined to two first timers from the What Did You Play This Week Podcast, Derek and Jamie to dig deep into connecting with the community, raising your children as board gamers, and lashing out against board game weight shamers. Haters gonna hate, but the discussion tells you why you shouldn't! 

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:23

Family Played: 2:57

Third Segment w/ Derek and Jamie: 16:44

Wrap-up: 1:21:05

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:23:08

Direct download: 74final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

In episode 73, Craig is joined by Tyler and Erin, each in their own segments, to talk about the two weeks surrounding Origins 2017. In Tyler's section, He talks for ALMOST FORTY WHOLE MINUTES about the games he played at the con. If you thought that Tyler was a one trick pony, YOU WERE WRONG MY FRIEND! In the infamous third segment, Erin sits with Craig to talk about her weeks in games sans Craig before Craig himself debriefs over his week at Origins. BE WARNED! The segment is very stream of consciousness and highly introspective between the two of them. As a wrap up, we had a blast seeing and playing with everyone, and we can't wait until next year (but Craig has to be more emotionally prepared). SEE YOU NEXT TIME SUCKERS!

Show Times: 

Intro:0:15

Family Played: 6:26

The 3rd Segment: Origins Debrief: 43:29

Wrap-Up: 1:16:30

This Episode Produced by Patreon Patrons Steve Dakuginow and Eric Buscemi!

Direct download: 73final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

Welcome to a completely unorganized discussion of all things Origins where three avid gamers talk about what the expect out of this year's convention. The sights, the sounds, the flavors, the games, the people! Oh My! This year is shaping up to be a great convention and we hope to see you all there! In this episode Craig is joined by the family to talk about their plays and Tyler's mehness towards four days of gaming. In the infamous third segment Craig is joined by Ken Grazier of Geek Craft, and Matt from PoNG to break down their hopes and dreams of four magical days in Columbus, Ohio! 

Show Times:

Intro 0:12

Family Played Segment: 2:44

3rd Segment with Ken Grazier & Matt Halstad: 17:14

Wrap-Up: 1:27:59

PBM Bumper: 1:30:21

Direct download: 72final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

In the newest episode of New 100, Craig ATTEMPTS to finish this silly project, one which is slipping further and further away. But in THIS episode, Craig discusses a plethora of different styles of games! First up, the dice and card game Star Wars Destiny, then CMONs Arcadia Quest dungeon crawler Masmorra. After that, Craig tackles the worker placement game Manhattan Project Energy Empire and the race game Flamme Rouge before finishing up with the card drafting game Herbaceous. All in all a great selection of games, even if some of the games weren't great.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

SW Destiny: 1:45

Masmorra: 5:37

Manhattan Project Energy Empire: 8:43

Flamme Rouge: 12:22

Herbaceous: 16:32

Wrap-Up: 20:01

 

Direct download: 61-65final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back! Welcome to episode 71 of the show! After our baby hiatus we're back in full swing catching up on all of the games we've played during maternity/paternity leave and the family's lists are HUGE! In the third segment, Craig is joined by Brandon Kempf and Eric Buscemi to talk about the launch of a new media network which we are proud to be a part of and then settle into some topic discussion about overproduction of games and feeling like the dumbest person in a room after losing games. Its a great episode to come back to and we're glad to be back! Also, in this episode, Craig gives the details of our NEW Patreon campaign to help Craig pay for the show AND buy diapers, give it a look!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:11

Family Segment: 7:53

Third Segment with Brandon and Eric: 34:24

Wrap-Up: 1:59:50

Punchboard Media Stinger: 2:02:09

Direct download: 71final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:16am EDT

It's that time! Guess who made it into the world!

Direct download: shes_here.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

It's May, it's Episode 70, its the time for all things to be right in the world. Ok, maybe that last part was a stretch. In this episode Craig is joined by both family and friends to talk about his medical condition: gaming burnout. He is currently living with burnout, so why not have a Craigervention to figure out why and how to get through it. In the family segment, Craig, Erin, and Tyler talk about their last two weeks of gaming. In the third segment, Craig is joined by Matt and Copac to talk burnout, rules frustration, and con season excitement. it's a great episode, but it's a long episode, so get to work and we'll see you on the other side.

 

Show Times:

Intro 0:12

Family Played 2:46

Third segment 22:39

Wrap-Up 1:50:56

Direct download: 70final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

Hey, guys. I screwed up. This mini episode is the family clip the got left out of the real episode 69. The episode has been fixed now, but I wanted to put up just the family episode so you don't have to go back and listen to the entire main episode again. Please enjoy as we definitely enjoy recording together!

Direct download: fam2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

It's here. The most hilarious podcast episode by number. That's right, it's episode 69, and mistakes have been made. In this episode, the SIXTY-NINTH EVER episode, Craig is joined by the over the hillier gamer, Patrick Hillier and The Host of the Boards Alive Podcast, Aaron Cassidy. As you would expect from those two guests on this, the funniest of episodes, things go off the rails. You can HEAR how red Craig gets. In the family segment, Craig, Erin, and Tyler dive into Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails. Next episode, we're back to our usual, non-euphemism content, but for now, enjoy the silliness!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 5:31

Third Segment: 25:51

Wrap-Up: 1:35:38

Direct download: 69final2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

In the latest episode of New 100, Craig continues his slog through 100 new games in a calendar year. It's a heck of a journey and he's super backlogged, but here it is, 5 more games to put in your earholes. ENJOY IT!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Pandemic Iberia: 1:51

Guildhall Fantasy: 7:59

Great Western Trail: 12:48

Mystic Vale: 17:59

Starving Artists: 22:22

Wrap-Up 28:20

Direct download: 56-60final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

It's time for Episode 68 where Craig discusses the lightest game game at the table, and it's Anachrony. Let that sink in. In this very special episode, Craig is joined by the Cubist, Bill Corey Jr, and The head of Capstone Games, Clay Ross to talk all about heavy games. Like for instance, did you know the process to bring heavy imports over to the States? Well you soon will, and you'll enjoy the ride! Also Craig is joined by Tyler and Erin as they continue their quest to derail every conversation Craig starts about board games. It's great..?  Anyway, we hope you enjoy the show and thanks so much for giving it a listen!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Games Played: 4:39

The Infamous Third Segment w/ Bill Corey and Clay Ross: 26:57

Wrap-Up: 1:43:37

 

Direct download: 68final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

It's episode 67! Craig is back to wrap up the Botch Games RPG month with two more AMAZING storytellers. First up is the co-designer of Dead of Winter, among a bevy of other games, Jon Gilmour, and second, the host of the One Shot Podcast, James D'Amato! During their discussion, Craig, James, and Jon talk about the pains and joys of character creation, evoking emotions in games, and finding storytelling moments when surrounded by mechanics. It's a lovely discussion and we're excited James and Jon could spare some time to guest on the show. In the family segment, we finally had #eringamenight! I can not out into words how excited Erin was to have a game night of her choosing. Tyler also chimes in with several fun plays including Clank and the joy of beating Craig in way too many games. Thanks for tuning in and we'll be back next month for more board games forever!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 6:37

Infamous Third Segment with James D'Amato and Jon Gilmour: 35:39

Wrap-Up: 1:33:27

PNCN Bumper: 1:36:57

Direct download: 67final2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

In the 66th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, we start the celebration of storytelling month on the show! During the month of March, we have four guests who are some of Craig's favorite storytellers, and is the first part of the month, Craig welcome Rob Daviau, co-designer of Pandemic Legacy, and Jeremy Holmes from the Blue Peg, Pink Peg Podcast. They have an amazing discussion focused around Gm-less games, interesting game mechanics, and character creation. The family also comes around to discuss their many game days and no one hates anything! Lastly, Craig has Matt from PoNG stop by to discuss the new FFG article concerning Star Wars Destiny, spoiler, it's insanity...

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: 4:24

10 Minutes with Matt: 32:33

Infamous Third Segment (ft. Rob Daviau & Jeremy Holmes): 46:51

Wrap-Up: 2:08:31

PNCN Bumper: 2:11:37

Direct download: 66final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

In the latest episode of New 100, Craig talks about a ton of small games he played (as was forced to play) over the holidays with extended family. We hope you enjoy!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Junk Art (Pretzel Games): 1:08

Linkee (Linkee): 5:40

Blend Off (Thunderworks): 9:34

Joking Hazard (Breaking Games): 13:02

Santorini (Roxley): 15:28

Wrap-Up: 19:22

PNCN Bumper: 21:00

Direct download: 51-55final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

In the 65th EVER episode of the podcast, Craig brings you almost two hours of gloom, thanks to the topics from this episodes lovely guests. BUT FIRST, Craig catches you up on the two weeks leading up to this episode including an impromtu trip to Toronto, Valentine's Day celebration, and info about the Golden Geek awards. Then Craig is joined by the family for a short catch up on their games played. In a special segment, friend of the show Eric Buscemi tells a grand story of his perfect game night. Lastly, in the infamous Third Segment, Craig is joined by Brandon Kempf of the WDYPTW podcast and convention staple Chris Copac where they get all gloomy in a mini topic roundtable! Enjoy!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 10:21

Contest Reminder: 28:26

Eric Buscemi Story: 31:33

Third Segment!: 33:46

Wrap-Up: 1:38:21

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:13

Extra Clip: 1:41:37

 

Direct download: 65final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT

Welcome the 64th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast! In this very special episode, Craig is joined, as always, by his loving family to talk about their played games over the last several weeks. Erin then surprises the group by making us lost the five games we would want to see at our "perfect" game night. Guess what? Then we made a contest out of it! Also, in the now infamous third segment, Craig is joined by fellow WDYPTW contributors Eric and Johannes for a mini-topic-round-up where they discuss such topics as input and output randomness, shelves of shame vs. shelves of opportunity, and conducive gaming environments in and out of the home. Thanks so much for listening! 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:11

Family Played: 4:41

Third Segment: 32:45

SPECIAL THANK YOU LISTENERS CONTEST!: 1:31:20

Wrap-Up: 1:38:43

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:10

Direct download: 64final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

In the latest episode of the New 100, Craig hits the halfway point! This episode he draws ever nearer to finishing out his end of the year plays in attempt to clear out his backlog, because, you know, he's a slacker. The games covered in this block of five games are Fabled Fruit and Fuji Flush from Friedemann Friese and Stronghold Games, Everyone does not come out from T-club, the expansion to 7 Wonders Duel from Bauza, Cathala, and Repos, and finally The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill from Philip DuBarry. Thanks so much for tuning in and helping us break another monthly record of downloads! Cheers!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Fabled Fruit: 2:49

Fuji Flush: 6:32

Everyone Does Not Come Out: 9:35

7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon: 13:27

Princess Bride: Miracle Pill: 18:30

Wrap-Up: 22:42

Direct download: 46-50final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

In the 63rd EVER episode of the podcast (and possibly the longest), we look back at our favorite games played in 2016. The rules, however, are dictated by Erin and Tyler, leading to a list of games that doesn't actually reflect much. We had a darn good time, anyways, and you should enjoy it as well. In the now infamous "THIRD SEGMENT," Craig is joined by Aaron from Boards Alive and Matt from PONG in a mini-topic-round-up (sponsored by dashes). Topics include, but are not limited to, balancing Board Game time with RPG time, Kickstarter successes and flops, and is playing a game once enough times to give an adequate review. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: Favs of 2016: 5:27

3rd Segment Topics: 31:27

Wrap-Up: 1:59:30

PNCN Bumper: 2:01:55

Direct download: 63final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

Happy 2017 dear listener! We hope you had a wonderful end of the train wreck that was 2016 and are ready to begin anew! On this episode Craig is first joined, as always, by his family, Erin and Tyler, to discuss all of the games they played to end the outgoing year and look at their played stats for 2016. it's surprising to many of them! On the third segment, Craig is joined by Kimberly Bullock and Mason Weaver for a mini topic roundup, which includes discussions of Deluxe editions, Healing through gaming, and the benefits of gaming with your partner. Enjoy the episode as we think it's a great one!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Plays: 4:48

3rd segment mini-topics: 32:18

Wrap-Up: 1:31:21

Direct download: 62final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Are you kidding me? Two New 100 episodes in a day? What did you do to deserve this? whatever the reason Craig must be out of his mind flooding the feed with this content, especially if no one cares or is too busy with New Years to listen. The lengths Craig will go to for numbers is kind of sad. Anyway, In this latest episode of New 100, Craig dives into some truly beautiful games and even like most of them! I hope you enjoy his jaunt through a 10 hour game day which ended in a bout of neurotic giggles, I know Craig did!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Lotus: 2:05

Kanagawa: 7:09

Stockpile: 13:23

Roll Player: 17:57

Covert: 21:27

Wrap-Up: 26:02

PNCN Bumper: 28:58

Direct download: 41-45final2.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

In the latest episode of The New 100, Craig is still striving at completing this silly challenge, and this time he finally wraps up MattCraigCon with a whole batch of collectible games, you know, his bread and butter. Surprise, he like less than half of the games! You out there with your judgey fingers, wagging away at Craig's mislabeled love for all things games. The jokes on you! Sit back, enjoy, and hear Craig say "meh" more than anyone should in a recording!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Marvel Versus 2 Player Card Game: 3:27

Game of Thrones: The Card Game 2nd Edition: 9:21

Star Wars: Armada: 14:18

Lord of the Rings: The Card Game: 19:09

Arkham Horror: The Card Game: 24:33

Wrap-Up: 29:17

PNCN Bumber: 31:44

Direct download: 36-40final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

In the 61st EVER podcast, we celebrate the holidays! In this episode, Craig is joined by so many people he can't even handle it, and they all tell him what they want for Christmas. Jokes on them though, as Craig is only obligated to buy two of them gifts, the others have to wait for the guy in the big red suit. First Tyler recaps some games, and even likes some of them, before telling Craig what to shove under the tree. Erin's up next were she gives a first impression of 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon. Then, Craig is joined by Copac and Meghan from his "local" group for a long discussion of what games they hope they get from the jolly man from up North. Lastly, Matt stops by to talk Blood Bowl, Star Wars Destiny, and Subterfuge, or "games no one cares about except Craig and Matt." Happy Holidays everyone!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:32

Tyler's Plays: 4:58 

Networks, At the Gates of Loyang, Vegas Showdown, Seasons

Erin's Plays: 15:11

Networks, Vegas Showdown, 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

Main Segment: Christmas Lists with Copac and Meghan: 31:45

No games listed here, cheaters, you'll have to wait and hear our lists...

A Visit from Matt: 1:04:13

Blood Bowl, Star Wars Destiny, Subterfuge

Wrap-up: 1:24:04

PNCN Bumper: 1:26:42

Direct download: 61final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

In the latest episode of The New 100, Craig has five more games for your lovely eardrums, continuing his recap of MattCraigCon in Baltimore. This episode he fights through sickness in an attempt to complete his journey of 100 New games, covering, and surprise, he didn't hate any of them. You'd think there would be a reviewer on this cast who didn't love nearly every game that was put in front of him, but unluckily for you, Craig seems to love them all. Well, enjoy anyways!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Sky Tango (Zman): 3:58

Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft (Devir): 8:21

Roll For the Galaxy (Rio Grande): 12:58

Rococo (Eagle Gryphon): 17:50

At The Games of Loyang (Zman): 23:04

Wrap-Up: 27:39

Direct download: 31-35final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

In the 60th ever episode of the podcast, Craig recounts a FULL two weeks of games, yes, that's right, he ACTUALLY played games. First he is joined by Erin and Tyler to discuss their family plays which included Erin's vacation plays, some epic Thanksgiving games, and a 12 hour game day for Craig and Tyler. Finally, Craig is joined by Matthew Halstad and Ben Rush from the League of Nonsensical Gamers to discuss Craig's newest collectible obsession: The Arkham Horror LCG. It's a hauntingly good time, and at some point, Craig may have summoned a swirling portal of death, but we're not entirely sure. 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Family Plays: 5:29

Kanagawa, Lotus, Patchwork, Fluxx, Colt Express, Timeline, Dixit, Roll Player, Stockpile, Dicey Goblins, Covert, At the Gates of Loyang.

Main Feature: 38:23

Arkham Horror: LCG, ft. Matt Halstad and Ben Rush

Wrap-Up: 1:42:05

Direct download: 60final.mp3
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