Botch Games Podcast

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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