Botch Games Podcast (games)

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 EST

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 EST

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
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:49pm EST

Well, we've done it. We've made it two full years of putting up content for all of you out there and what a ride it has been. Thanks so much for sticking around through all of it. On this episode, Craig takes some time to thank everyone who has helped the show make it this far, and is then joined by Erin and Tyler to talk about their family's plays and to reveal a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Finally, Craig is joined by Matt Halstad (LONG) and Patrick Hillier (WDYPTW) to talk games, drafting replayability, conventions, and more!

Show Times:

Intro 0:35

Family Plays: 11:21

Guests Matt and Patrick: 33:56

Wrap Up: 1:35:48

Direct download: 59final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:01am EST

Well, we've done it. We've made it two full years of putting up content for all of you out there and what a ride it has been. Thanks so much for sticking around through all of it. On this episode, Craig takes some time to thank everyone who has helped the show make it this far, and is then joined by Erin and Tyler to talk about their family's plays and to reveal a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Finally, Craig is joined by Matt Halstad (LONG) and Patrick Hillier (WDYPTW) to talk games, drafting replayability, conventions, and more!

Show Times:

Intro 0:35

Family Plays: 11:21

Guests Matt and Patrick: 33:56

Wrap Up: 1:35:48

Direct download: 59final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In episode 58, Craig is joined by Matt Halstad from the League of Nonsensical Gamers to discuss collectible games, why we play them, why we love them, and why so much of our paychecks go to them. Craig is also joined by Tyler to discuss the games the family played and how can not be beaten at Neuroshima Hex. Enjoy the episode as Craig rides Matt's podcasting coattails to avoid doing any real work himself.

This episode sponsored by the Sim City CCG

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Tyler's Family Plays: 5:20

Collectibility with Matt: 22:52

Wrap-Up: 1:15:48

We are Proud members of the Pathological Nerdcasters Network

Music "Botch Games Stingers" Written, Produced, and Engineered by Brandon Loewit, 2014.

Direct download: 58final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:55am EST

In Episode 56, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to discuss the games they've played and also they wade through the rest of the listener questions and all in all cause havoc in the studio. Welcome to the tired zone, dear listeners! Also in the episode, Tyler lays down some prerequisites that have to be met before he'll let me have a contest. Note: He's tough.

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:35

Contest Precursor: 7:51

Family Played: 16:23

Listener Questions: 33:25

Wrap-Up: 50:58

Direct download: 56final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

In Episode 55, Craig has the special pleasure of reviewing a game that everyone other person with a microphone, camera, or keyboard has already reviewed, Scythe, from Stonemaier Games. We hope you hear something you haven't before, or at least enjoy our special guest reviewer, Matt Halstad from the League/Podcast of Nonsensical Gamers. Craig is also joined by Erin to talk about the games they played whilst in anniversary paradise, and Tyler makes comments about Overwatch but mostly naps in front of the mic.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Erin's Plays: 2:57

(Eight Minute Empire, 7 Wonders Duel, Just Desserts, Oh My Goods)

Scythe Review with Ty and Matt: 21:23

The Ending Bit, Because Outro Isn't A Real Word: 1:14:47

Direct download: 55final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

In episode 54, Craig steps away briefly from board games to talk about his other love within the hobby, Roleplaying games. During the his breakdown segment, he goes through a list of games to ease hobby board gamers into roleplaying with a group of collaborative storytelling games, aimed at continuing social and amerithrash gamers into cooperative story driven systems. In the main segment, Craig is joined by frequent contributors Chuck and Alex to play an actual play of Millennial Apartment Hunters, written by James D'Amato of the One Shot and Campaign Podcasts. We hope you enjoy this break from board games and that you'll give roleplaying games a try (even with Craig over Skype!). Tune in next episode when we go back to board games in a big way!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Craig's List of Narrative RPG's: 3:08

Everyone is John: 6:43

Goblin Quest: 7:37

Quest/Noirlandia: 10:15

Fiasco: 12:00

Apocalypse World: 14:42

Edge of the Empire: 17:21

Viewscream: 19:05

Actual Play: Millennial Apartment Hunters: 21:31

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/187050/Millennial-Apartment-Hunters)

Outtro: 1:18:04

Direct download: 54final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

In the 53rd episode of The Botch Games Podcast, Craig, Erin, and Tyler wrap up all the games they played during CraigCon, an all day gaming celebration of Craig's birth, and Erin takes the reigns on picking a topic which focuses on garnering a welcoming and accepting environment around the game table.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Tyler's Played Games: 10:12

ft: Mysterium, Descent, Dead Last, Red Dragon Inn, and More

Erin's Played games and Show Topic: 28:12

ft: Sushi Go Party, 7 Wonders, Orleans, Agricola

Outro: 59:16

Direct download: 53final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:57pm EST