Botch Games Podcast

In Episode 14, Craig and Dave gear up for another midnight recording in an attempt to live like children again. They had an amazing week of games and picked four to discuss this week: Diamonds from Stronghold Games, Yardmaster from Crash Games, Elder Sign from Fantasy Flight, and Scoville from Tasty Minstrel. Craig tracks down the etymological roots of the word Meeple in their "What the What" segment. In their Kickstarter discussion they look at the final numbers of Conan and talk about Epic Dice Tower Defense. They hype up X-men Mutant Revolution from Wizkids and GF9 and Uncharted Seas from Spartan Games. Lastly, they dive into their main topic which is going in depth with a few expansions which completely change the rules of a game, but not in a good way.

 

Show Times:

Diamonds (Stronghold): 5:00

Yardmaster (Crash Games): 12:00

Elder Sign (Fantasy Flight): 22:00

Scoville (Tasty Minstrel Games): 29:45

What the What?! Meeple Etymology: 39:45

Conan Kickstarter: 44:15

Epic Dice Tower Defense Kickstarter: 48:00

X-Men Mutant Revolution (Wizkids, GF9): 52:15

Uncharted Seas (Spartan Games): 54:00

Antidote (Bellwether Games): 56:00

Main Theme: Step Sideways Expansions: 57:15

Direct download: ep14fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

In our second special episode of Botch Plays, we bring But Wait, There's More (Toyvault, Bamboozle Bros.) back to the Table, but this time with a different cast of characters. Join Craig, our sound editor Chuck, Craig's 12 year old son, Tyler, and our group staple, Brandon, as we once again try to pitch products that will change the world!

Direct download: play-but-wait-2_fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:50am EST

In Episode 13, Craig and Dave discuss the important topic of what criteria, mechanics, or other qualities make a board game a keeper, one they keep going back to. They also take a look at a number of small games, like Spyfall, releasing later this year from Cryptozoic, Lost Legacy: The Starship from Alderac, Bandu from Zoch, and the Bravest Warriors Cooperative Dice Game from Cyptozoic. They also announce their Valentines Day Games for Two Giveaway where they're giving away a copy of Patchwork, designed by Uwe Rosenberg and published by Mayfair and Akrotiri, designed by Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim and published by Z-Man Games. They also discuss upcoming reviews from the Indie Game Alliance line of games, define FLGS in their What the What? segment and talk about a bunch of games on Dave's list. Lastly, they pick up the guantlet thrown down by a fellow podcaster. Ball's in your court now.

 

Show Times:

Spyfall (Cryptozoic): 3:00

Lost Legacy: The Starship (AEG): 10:45

Bandu (Zoch): 16:30

Bravest Warriors Dice Game (Cryptozoic): 22:30

Botch Games For Two Valentine's Giveaway! (Akrotiri, Patchwork): 27:30

Indie Game Alliance: 32:00

What the What? FLGS defined: 34:45

Dive Dice Games (Diceperados, My Neighbor Monster, Downgo Dungeon): 42:30

Wrath of Kings CoolMiniOrNot): 46:45

Mini Theme: Crag > A-Aron: 51:30

Main Theme: Keeper Games: 53:00

Direct download: ep13fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

In episode 12, Craig and Dave discuss a few online board gaming platforms such as Vassal, Tabletop Simulator, and Board Game Arena, loking at both the pros and cons of each. They also talk about the games they finally got each other to play: Dead of Winter, Warhammer 40,000 Conquest, and Diamonsters. Lastly they talk some games they're getting to the table soon with Bausack and Dystopian Wars. In their "What the What?" segment, Craig defines Worker Placement games, and they discuss their excitement for the Malted Meeple, a new Board Game Pub in Northeast Ohio.

 

Show Times: 

But Wait There's More Extra Content: 1:30

Dead of Winter (Plaid Hat): 6:30

Diamonsters (IDW): 13:30

Warhammer 40,000 Conquest (Fantasy Flight): 23:30

Bausack (Zoch): 32:00

Dystopian Wars (Spartan Games): 34:45

What the What? Worker Placement Games Defined: 44:30

Show Theme: Digital Board Game Platforms: 49:00

(Tabletop Simulator, Vassal Engine, Board Game Arena)

Malted Meeple: 1:08:45 

Direct download: ep12fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

A special segment from Botch Games where they play social games live in your ears. In this episode, Craig, Dave, Alex, and Erin play a print and play copy of  "But Wait There's More" from the Bamboozle Brothers set for an early February release. 

Direct download: plays-but_wait_fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:24am EST

In Episode 11, Craig and Dave discuss the Uwe Rosenburg 2 Player game, Patchwork, Viticulture from Stonemaier games, and Stone Age from Rio Grande. They dig in depth into Campaign games such as Mordheim, Gorkamorka, Arcadia Quest, and Pathfinder the Card Game. They take time to define the gaming term AP (Analysis Paralysis), talk some kickstarter games, discuss a new gaming pub opening up in their home state of Ohio, and get hyped over hanging with BotchNation at Origins and Gen Con. Lastly they look at two gaming websites: Gameshelf.se and the Humble Card Game Bundle.

 

Show Times:

Malted Meeple: 4:00

Shadows of Brimstone (Flying Frog): 7:00

Gen Con/Origins: 11:00

Exploding Kittens(Elan Lee): 16:00

Patchwork (Mayfair): 17:30

Viticulture (Stonemaier): 24:00

Stone Age (Rio Grande): 27:30

Botch Definitions--AP: 34:00

Campaign Games: 42:30

Humble Card Game Bundle: 1:08:00

Gameshelf: 1:11:00

Conan Kickstarter (Monolith): 1:13:00

 

Epic PVP Kickstarter (Fun to 11): 1:16:00

Direct download: ep11fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

In Episode 10 Craig and Dave discuss the two player game, Akrotiri, Imperial Settlers from POrtal Games, and have a heated debate over Kaosball from CoolMiniOrNot. They also talk rarities and reprints of games by looking at Tentacle Bento (ugh). Lastly they discuss a theme presented by a listener which is some tips and tricks to get your significant other to try a board game with you!

 

Show Times:

Akrotiri (Z-Man Games, Bamboozle Brothers): 6:30

Tentacle Bento (Soda Pop Miniatures): 28:30

Imperial Settlers (Portal Games): 33:30

Kaosball (CoolMiniOrNot): 39:00

Tiny Epic Games Kickstarter (Gamelyn Games): 1:00:00

Mordheim?! (Games Workshop): 1:04:00

Getting your Significant Other to Try a Game: 1:09:00

Direct download: ep10fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

In Episode 9, Craig and Dave discuss lots of games they've been playing such as Crossroads: Dead of Winter from Plaid Hat Games, and Warhammer 40k Conquest from Fantasy Flight. Also they finally played and have a battle report for Robotech Tactics from Palladium using the cityfight terrain from Dropzone Commander. They go in depth talking of ways to reincorporate older games back into your play rotation. Lastly, the both admit their kickstarter spending problem and realize they need to walk away from their computers.

 

Show Times:

Crossroads: Dead of Winter (Plaid Hat Games): 2:30

Warhammer 40,000 Conquest (Fantasy Flight): 11:15

Slap 45 (Gnarwhal Studios): 24:30

Pairs (ChaepAssGames): 27:00

Robotech Tactics (Palladium) and Cityfight Terrain (Hawk Wargames): 32:00

Craig's Definition: Ameritrash: 47:45

In Depth: Getting Older Games Back to Table: 51:30

Pixel Tactics Kickstarter (Lvl 99 Games): 1:08:00

Rum and Bones Kickstarter (CoolMiniorNot): 1:09:45

Spyfall (Cryptozoic): 1:10:15

Spyfall Online: 1:11:15

 

Direct download: ep_9fin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

In episode 8, Dave and Craig talk about some of the games they've been playing this week, with a focus on gaming with their families. Craig talks Rumble in the House and Loot Letter, and Dave talks some younger games he plays with his 3 year old, including Sneaky Snacky Squirrel. They also hype some games they want to get their hands on including Xia and Wir Sind Das Volk. Lastly, they wrap up with their best bang for your buck, most games possible, $100 list to start a collection for anyone newer to the hobby with three lists, each targetted at a differing preferred play style. 

Show Times:

Rumble in the House (Flatlined Games):6:00

My Little Pony: Rainbow Magic (Hasbro): 14:30

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel (Educational Insights): 17:30

Munchkin Loot Letter (AEG, SJ Games): 18:30

Red7 (Asmadi): 21:00

Xia: Legends of a Drift System (Far Off Games): 30:00

Wir Sind Das Volk! (Histogame): 34:30

Yo-Kai Watch Model Kits: 36:45

Cards Against Humanity Puzzle Wrap-up: 41:00

$100 Collection Starter Lists: 46:30

Direct download: ep_8fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

In Epidsode 7 of the Botch Games Podcast, Dave and Craig discuss the last two games in the Alderac Black Box: Doomtown Seventh Hero and Trains. They also list their personal New Years gaming resolutions and resolutions for the blog and podcast. Finally, they go in depth on some entry level games to teach non-gaming friends and family, equating each game to a traditional game as a way to introduce new players to the hobby. 

Have a Happy New Year!

 

Show Times:

Doomtown Seventh Hero (AEG): 3:00

Trains (AEG): 10:00

Black Box Giveaway Winner: 20:00

New Years Gaming Resolutions: 24:00

Why Don't We Drink?: 48:00

Intro/Entry Level Games: 50:00

Red7 (Asmadi): 53:00

Fluxx (Looney Labs): 55:00

Love Letter (AEG): 56:30

Tsuro (Calliope):59:00

Jungle Speed: 1:10:30

Settlers of Catan (Mayfair): 1:05:15

Zombie Dice/Chupacabra: SUrvive the Night (SJ Games): 1:08:15

Ticket to Ride (Days of Wonder): 1:13:00

Splendor (Space Cowboys): 1:16:30

Direct download: ep7fin.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:53pm EST