Wed, 7 September 2016
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.
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
Sun, 21 August 2016
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!
Craig's List of Narrative RPG's: 3:08
Everyone is John: 6:43
Goblin Quest: 7:37
Apocalypse World: 14:42
Edge of the Empire: 17:21
Actual Play: Millennial Apartment Hunters: 21:31
Wed, 10 August 2016
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.
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
Mon, 11 July 2016
In Episode 52, Craig is joined by the family to discuss a plethora of games played. Seriously, they've been playing so many games together and Craig couldn't be happier! After that, Craig is joined by the Board Game Apprentice himself, Will, to discuss Star Wars Rebellion from FFG! Thanks for tuning in!
Family What We've Played: 7:40
Star Wars Rebellion (FFG): 34:22
Mon, 27 June 2016
In Episode 51, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to talk about their Origins 2016 experience, including the games they played, the food they ate, the people they met, the highs, the lows and everything in between!
Family What We've Played: 8:03
Tyler and Craig's Origins Highlights: 41:03
Mon, 13 June 2016
We made it to 50 whole episodes! In celebration we got a whole bunch of of congrats from a gaggle of our media friends and our only listener! We're so thankful for the support of the community and the friends we've made during our tenure. As the main feature of the episode, Craig, Will, Erin, and Tyler each go through their Top 10 games of all time lists and have a lot of fun in the process. We hope you enjoy as we begin our path to episode 100!
PNCN Bumper: 0:00 Aaron--Boards Alive Congrats: 0:25 Patrick Hillier Congrats: 1:38 Intro Banter: 2:12 Heavy Cardboard Congrats: 10:45 Steve, Our Only Listener Congrats: 11:12 Docking Bay 94 Congrats: 11:22 Family What We've Played: 11:40 Happy Salmon: 13:30 Spaceteam: 15:35 Timeline: 20:00 Codenames: 20:00 Takenoko: 22:55 Seven7s: 23:35 Zombie Dice: 24:08 Brandon--WDYPTW Congrats: 27:23 Cloak and Meeple Congrats: 27:50 Matt--PoNG Congrats: 28:15 TOP 10s!: 28:38 Craig's #10: Betrayal at the House on the Hill: 31:00 Erin #10: Bring Out Yer Dead: 32:55 Tyler #10: Chupacabra Dice: 34:23 Will #10: Coup: 35:40 Craig #9: Axis & Allies: 37:08 Erin #9 Tokaido: 38:28 Tyler #9 Grizzled: 40:15 Will #9: Stone Age: 41:00 Craig #8 Arboretum: 42:20 Erin #8 Splendor: 43:28 Tyler #8 Camel Up: 43:40 Will #8 Cosmic Encounter: 45:45 Craig #7: Imperial Settlers: 46:16 Erin #7: Lanterns: 47:00 Tyler #7: Valeria Card Kingdoms: 47:30 Will #7 Seven7s: 48:22 Craig #6 Cosmic Encounter: 49:40 Erin #6: Patchwork: 51:45 Tyler #6: Scoville: 52:58 Will #6: Lanterns: 55:03 Craig #5: Arcadia Quest: 56:05 Erin #5: Takenoko: 57:40 Tyler #5: Dead of Winter: 1:00:05 Will #5: X-Wing: 1:00:45 Craig #4: Agricola: 1:00:51 Erin #4: Viticulture: 1:02:00 Tyler #4: Mission Red Planet: 1:02:55 Will #4: Above and Below: 1:03:35 Craig #3; Pandemic Legacy: 1:04:58 Erin #3: Bohnanza: 1:05:06 Tyler #3: Summoner Wars: 1:06:04 Will #3: City of Iron: 1:07:00 Craig #2: X-wing: 1:08:25 Erin #2: Ticket to Ride: 1:09:50 Tyler #2: Red Dragon Inn: 1:11:09 Will #2: Mottainai: 1:12:35 Craig #1: Mottainai: 1:12:53 Erin #1: 7Wonders: 1:15:00 Tyler #1: Pandemic Legacy/Risk Legacy: 1:16:28 Will #1: Blood Rage: 1:19:45 Craig's Wrap-up and Thanks: 1:22:19
Mon, 30 May 2016
In this episode, Craig is flying solo for the main review section so he talks about his two favorite games from Level 99 Games: Argent the Consortium and Pixel Tactics. Since he's solo, the games only get a quick overview and gush session, but there's enough info in there to wet your whistle for what each game is about. Also, Craig is joined by his family for a run down of a slew of games they played together, both at home and at the Malted Meeple. We hope you enjoy the episode and join us next episode for our 50th episode celebration!
What the Family played: 6:57
Argent the Consortium (Lvl 99): 43:10
Pixel Tactics (Lvl 99): 56:41
Mon, 16 May 2016
In the 48th episode of the Botch Games Podcast, Craig and will loosely tie in three games based on trees and discuss the games they've played and what they're anticipating. First, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to talk about the games they've played since last recording (surprise, it's not much). Craig and Will then dig into (ha) Norsaga, a competitive family tree-building game, and Arboretum, a competitive rummy-style tree path laying game. Lastly, Tyler joins Craig and Will to talk about Kodama: The Tree Spirits and Tyler's unbreakable strategy... until we break it by discovering we played one rule horrible wrong. All in all it's a great time, if not a little embarrassing...
What We Played as a Family: 10:52
Norsaga (Merromorph): 30:40
Arboretum (Z-Man): 46:25
Kodama (Action Phase): 57:45
Mon, 2 May 2016
In episode 47, we celebrate International Tabletop Day bytalkingabout our experience at the Malted Meeple board game cafein Hudson,Ohio, and the games we played throughout the day. Craigis joined byTyler and Will to discuss a small trove a games theyplayedthroughout the day, and joined by Tyler and Erin to talkabout thegames they played throughout the week. Also, Craig had ashort, butspecial interview with ITTD special guest at the MaltedMeeple, JonGilmour, the designer of Dead of Winter and Vault Wars.We hope youall got some amazing games in during InternationalTabletop Day andwe will be back in two weeks with a regularepisode!
Family Chat: 5:55
Sushi Go (Gamewright): 6:55
Tsuro (Calliope): 9:25
Timeline (Asmodee): 15:20
Mission Red Planet (Fantasy Flight): 17:55
Viticulture (Stonemaier): 20:30
International Tabletop Day!: 27:45
Stone Age (Rio Grande): 31:20
Bad Beets (Stoneblade): 35:25
Camel Up (Z-Man): 37:50
Tsuro of the Seas (Calliope): 41:40
Hey That's My Fish! (Fantasy Flight): 47:45
Le Boomb! (Mayfair): 51:45
Welcome to the Dungeon (Iello): 54:00
Special Interview with Jon Gilmour: 56:45
Mon, 18 April 2016
In the 46th episode of the Podcast, Craig and Will finish out April with two of their favorite newer Fantasy Flight games in Mission Red Planet, an area control game from the Brunos, and Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game, which replaces every instance of Pathfinder on Craig's shelves. Also, Craih is joined by his family, as always, to discuss the games they've been playing. Lastly, The Tattered Board Podcast joins in on the FFG celebration and discusses their favorite Fantasy Flight games, including Rex.
General Banter: 0:36
Family What We've Played: 11:24
iTunes reviews/Tattered Board Intro: 26:42
Tattered Board Segment: 29:42
Mission Red Planet: 46:06
Warhammer Quest: 1:04:55