Botch Games Podcast

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST