Botch Games Podcast (games)

It's time for Episode 68 where Craig discusses the lightest game game at the table, and it's Anachrony. Let that sink in. In this very special episode, Craig is joined by the Cubist, Bill Corey Jr, and The head of Capstone Games, Clay Ross to talk all about heavy games. Like for instance, did you know the process to bring heavy imports over to the States? Well you soon will, and you'll enjoy the ride! Also Craig is joined by Tyler and Erin as they continue their quest to derail every conversation Craig starts about board games. It's great..?  Anyway, we hope you enjoy the show and thanks so much for giving it a listen!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Games Played: 4:39

The Infamous Third Segment w/ Bill Corey and Clay Ross: 26:57

Wrap-Up: 1:43:37

 

Direct download: 68final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

It's episode 67! Craig is back to wrap up the Botch Games RPG month with two more AMAZING storytellers. First up is the co-designer of Dead of Winter, among a bevy of other games, Jon Gilmour, and second, the host of the One Shot Podcast, James D'Amato! During their discussion, Craig, James, and Jon talk about the pains and joys of character creation, evoking emotions in games, and finding storytelling moments when surrounded by mechanics. It's a lovely discussion and we're excited James and Jon could spare some time to guest on the show. In the family segment, we finally had #eringamenight! I can not out into words how excited Erin was to have a game night of her choosing. Tyler also chimes in with several fun plays including Clank and the joy of beating Craig in way too many games. Thanks for tuning in and we'll be back next month for more board games forever!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 6:37

Infamous Third Segment with James D'Amato and Jon Gilmour: 35:39

Wrap-Up: 1:33:27

PNCN Bumper: 1:36:57

Direct download: 67final2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

In the 66th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, we start the celebration of storytelling month on the show! During the month of March, we have four guests who are some of Craig's favorite storytellers, and is the first part of the month, Craig welcome Rob Daviau, co-designer of Pandemic Legacy, and Jeremy Holmes from the Blue Peg, Pink Peg Podcast. They have an amazing discussion focused around Gm-less games, interesting game mechanics, and character creation. The family also comes around to discuss their many game days and no one hates anything! Lastly, Craig has Matt from PoNG stop by to discuss the new FFG article concerning Star Wars Destiny, spoiler, it's insanity...

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: 4:24

10 Minutes with Matt: 32:33

Infamous Third Segment (ft. Rob Daviau & Jeremy Holmes): 46:51

Wrap-Up: 2:08:31

PNCN Bumper: 2:11:37

Direct download: 66final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

In the 65th EVER episode of the podcast, Craig brings you almost two hours of gloom, thanks to the topics from this episodes lovely guests. BUT FIRST, Craig catches you up on the two weeks leading up to this episode including an impromtu trip to Toronto, Valentine's Day celebration, and info about the Golden Geek awards. Then Craig is joined by the family for a short catch up on their games played. In a special segment, friend of the show Eric Buscemi tells a grand story of his perfect game night. Lastly, in the infamous Third Segment, Craig is joined by Brandon Kempf of the WDYPTW podcast and convention staple Chris Copac where they get all gloomy in a mini topic roundtable! Enjoy!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 10:21

Contest Reminder: 28:26

Eric Buscemi Story: 31:33

Third Segment!: 33:46

Wrap-Up: 1:38:21

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:13

Extra Clip: 1:41:37

 

Direct download: 65final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT

Welcome the 64th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast! In this very special episode, Craig is joined, as always, by his loving family to talk about their played games over the last several weeks. Erin then surprises the group by making us lost the five games we would want to see at our "perfect" game night. Guess what? Then we made a contest out of it! Also, in the now infamous third segment, Craig is joined by fellow WDYPTW contributors Eric and Johannes for a mini-topic-round-up where they discuss such topics as input and output randomness, shelves of shame vs. shelves of opportunity, and conducive gaming environments in and out of the home. Thanks so much for listening! 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:11

Family Played: 4:41

Third Segment: 32:45

SPECIAL THANK YOU LISTENERS CONTEST!: 1:31:20

Wrap-Up: 1:38:43

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:10

Direct download: 64final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

In the 63rd EVER episode of the podcast (and possibly the longest), we look back at our favorite games played in 2016. The rules, however, are dictated by Erin and Tyler, leading to a list of games that doesn't actually reflect much. We had a darn good time, anyways, and you should enjoy it as well. In the now infamous "THIRD SEGMENT," Craig is joined by Aaron from Boards Alive and Matt from PONG in a mini-topic-round-up (sponsored by dashes). Topics include, but are not limited to, balancing Board Game time with RPG time, Kickstarter successes and flops, and is playing a game once enough times to give an adequate review. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: Favs of 2016: 5:27

3rd Segment Topics: 31:27

Wrap-Up: 1:59:30

PNCN Bumper: 2:01:55

Direct download: 63final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT