Botch Games Podcast (games)

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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!

 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Interjection: 6:49

Family What We've Played: 7:40

Star Wars Rebellion (FFG): 34:22

Wrap-up: 1:09:41

Direct download: 52final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

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!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:34

Family What We've Played: 8:03

Tyler and Craig's Origins Highlights: 41:03

Outro: 1:04:11

Direct download: 51final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

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!

Show Times:

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

Direct download: 50final2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

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!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

What the Family played: 6:57

Argent the Consortium (Lvl 99): 43:10

Pixel Tactics (Lvl 99): 56:41 

Direct download: 49final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:47am EDT