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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 EST

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 EST

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

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

In the next episode of The New 100, Craig talks about five more games which kicks off the recap of Matt/Craig Con. This episode is 2 player game-a-licous. To no surprise, Craig liked 4 out of the 5. Which ones were which? Give a listen and find out!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Fight for Olympus (Mayfair): 2:48

13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis (Jolly Roger): 7:36

Odin's Ravens (Osprey): 13:08

Letter Tycoon (Breaking Games): 16:28

Raiders of the North Sea (Games Factory) 19:46

Wrap-Up: 24:36

Direct download: 26-30final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

In the latest Episode of The New 100, Craig continues his seemingly endless journey to play 100 games he has never played before (or apparently one he hasn't played in over a decade, like a cheater). In this episode, he is flushed with confusion as there is no easy way to classigy the games he lumped together in this episode: some light, some heavy, some cards, some dice, a little of everything. Sit back and enjoy the chaos that is Craig in the studio alone.

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:35

Darkrock Ventures (Gamelyn): 2:46

Quartz (Passport): 7:25

Castles of Burgundy: Cards (Alea & Ravensberger): 11:26

Zhanguo (Whats your Game): 17:50

Vegas Showdown (Avalon Hill): 23:43

Wrap-Up and Craig gets Political (sorry...): 29:05

Direct download: 21-25final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

Craig is making progress! He's now 1/5th of the way to reaching his goal of 100 new games in 365 days. That's something, right? Anyways, enjoy 30 minutes of first impressions or games which were mostly his games. Look, he's even playing games he owns! Wow! Enjoy, dear listener!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Rolling America (Gamewright): 2:30

Thief's Market (TMG): 9:06

The Networks (Formal Ferret): 14:21

Neuroshima Hex (Portal Games): 20:11

Dicht Dran (Nurnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag): 25:06

Wrap-up: 28:58

Direct download: 16-20final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:46am EST

In the latest episode of The New 100, Craig continues his journey to learn 100 new games in a calendar year. In this episode he recounts a day of learning while on a visit to Columbus, Ohio to play games with other media creators. All in all it was a day of learning games that Craig wants to spend way to much money on. Thanks for listening!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Vast (Leder Games): 2:14

Clank! (Renegade Games): 7:23

Port Royal (Pegasus Spiele): 12:42

Glory to Rome Black Box (Cambridge Games Factory): 17:57

Terraforming Mars (Stronghold Games): 22:10

Ending Bit: 27:35

Direct download: 11-15final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:43am EST

In the second installment of The New 100, Craig hits games 6-10 in his journey to play 100 new games in a calendar year. At this rate, he should probably just give up now. 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Mysterium: 2:11

Dead Last: 8:21

Lords of Xidit: 14:30

Saloon Tycoon: 21:32

Klask: 25:40

Wrap-up: 28:18

Direct download: 6-10final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:09am EST

In the first episode of a new series named The New 100, Craig begins his quest to play 100 new games in 365 calendar days. In this episode he gives five minute first impression review of five games he has never played before. He's got a long way to go to hit 100 new games by the end of next June, so let's see f it can be done!

Show Times: 

Preface: 0:24

Introduction: 1:49

Sushi Go Party (Gamewright): 6:04

Isle of Skye (Lookout Spiele): 11:03

Cyclades (Matagot): 16:28

Descent: 2nd Edition (FFG): 20:52

Scythe (Stonemaier): 25:17

Outtro: 31:03

Direct download: 1-5final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

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