Botch Games Podcast

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 EST

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

Are you kidding me? Two New 100 episodes in a day? What did you do to deserve this? whatever the reason Craig must be out of his mind flooding the feed with this content, especially if no one cares or is too busy with New Years to listen. The lengths Craig will go to for numbers is kind of sad. Anyway, In this latest episode of New 100, Craig dives into some truly beautiful games and even like most of them! I hope you enjoy his jaunt through a 10 hour game day which ended in a bout of neurotic giggles, I know Craig did!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Lotus: 2:05

Kanagawa: 7:09

Stockpile: 13:23

Roll Player: 17:57

Covert: 21:27

Wrap-Up: 26:02

PNCN Bumper: 28:58

Direct download: 41-45final2.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:38am EST

In the latest episode of The New 100, Craig is still striving at completing this silly challenge, and this time he finally wraps up MattCraigCon with a whole batch of collectible games, you know, his bread and butter. Surprise, he like less than half of the games! You out there with your judgey fingers, wagging away at Craig's mislabeled love for all things games. The jokes on you! Sit back, enjoy, and hear Craig say "meh" more than anyone should in a recording!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Marvel Versus 2 Player Card Game: 3:27

Game of Thrones: The Card Game 2nd Edition: 9:21

Star Wars: Armada: 14:18

Lord of the Rings: The Card Game: 19:09

Arkham Horror: The Card Game: 24:33

Wrap-Up: 29:17

PNCN Bumber: 31:44

Direct download: 36-40final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 6:21pm 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 latest episode of The New 100, Craig has five more games for your lovely eardrums, continuing his recap of MattCraigCon in Baltimore. This episode he fights through sickness in an attempt to complete his journey of 100 New games, covering, and surprise, he didn't hate any of them. You'd think there would be a reviewer on this cast who didn't love nearly every game that was put in front of him, but unluckily for you, Craig seems to love them all. Well, enjoy anyways!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Sky Tango (Zman): 3:58

Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft (Devir): 8:21

Roll For the Galaxy (Rio Grande): 12:58

Rococo (Eagle Gryphon): 17:50

At The Games of Loyang (Zman): 23:04

Wrap-Up: 27:39

Direct download: 31-35final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 5:02pm 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 the next episode of The New 100, Craig talks about five more games which kicks off the recap of Matt/Craig Con. This episode is 2 player game-a-licous. To no surprise, Craig liked 4 out of the 5. Which ones were which? Give a listen and find out!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Fight for Olympus (Mayfair): 2:48

13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis (Jolly Roger): 7:36

Odin's Ravens (Osprey): 13:08

Letter Tycoon (Breaking Games): 16:28

Raiders of the North Sea (Games Factory) 19:46

Wrap-Up: 24:36

Direct download: 26-30final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 9:34pm EST