Botch Games Podcast

In the latest Episode of The New 100, Craig continues his seemingly endless journey to play 100 games he has never played before (or apparently one he hasn't played in over a decade, like a cheater). In this episode, he is flushed with confusion as there is no easy way to classigy the games he lumped together in this episode: some light, some heavy, some cards, some dice, a little of everything. Sit back and enjoy the chaos that is Craig in the studio alone.

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:35

Darkrock Ventures (Gamelyn): 2:46

Quartz (Passport): 7:25

Castles of Burgundy: Cards (Alea & Ravensberger): 11:26

Zhanguo (Whats your Game): 17:50

Vegas Showdown (Avalon Hill): 23:43

Wrap-Up and Craig gets Political (sorry...): 29:05

Direct download: 21-25final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

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 EST

In Episode 57, Craig, Erin, and Ty wrap up their year long journey through the campaign of Pandemic Legacy. That's it, that's the whole episode. Oh, also, you should note that we spoil the whole game, but in quarter year chunks. So finish playing your campaign and hear our epic tale!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:35

Pandemic Legacy Full Spoilers: 10:32

Wrap-Up: 58:11

Direct download: 57final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45am EST

Craig is making progress! He's now 1/5th of the way to reaching his goal of 100 new games in 365 days. That's something, right? Anyways, enjoy 30 minutes of first impressions or games which were mostly his games. Look, he's even playing games he owns! Wow! Enjoy, dear listener!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Rolling America (Gamewright): 2:30

Thief's Market (TMG): 9:06

The Networks (Formal Ferret): 14:21

Neuroshima Hex (Portal Games): 20:11

Dicht Dran (Nurnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag): 25:06

Wrap-up: 28:58

Direct download: 16-20final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:46am EST

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 EST

In the latest episode of The New 100, Craig continues his journey to learn 100 new games in a calendar year. In this episode he recounts a day of learning while on a visit to Columbus, Ohio to play games with other media creators. All in all it was a day of learning games that Craig wants to spend way to much money on. Thanks for listening!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Vast (Leder Games): 2:14

Clank! (Renegade Games): 7:23

Port Royal (Pegasus Spiele): 12:42

Glory to Rome Black Box (Cambridge Games Factory): 17:57

Terraforming Mars (Stronghold Games): 22:10

Ending Bit: 27:35

Direct download: 11-15final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:43am EST

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 EST

In the second installment of The New 100, Craig hits games 6-10 in his journey to play 100 new games in a calendar year. At this rate, he should probably just give up now. 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Mysterium: 2:11

Dead Last: 8:21

Lords of Xidit: 14:30

Saloon Tycoon: 21:32

Klask: 25:40

Wrap-up: 28:18

Direct download: 6-10final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:09am EST

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 EST

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 EST