Botch Games Podcast

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