Botch Games Podcast

In the sixth episode of Botched Viewpoints, Craig is joined by Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games and designer of Scythe, and Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games to talk about the community within the hobby, and more specifically the relationship publishers have with the community and the role they serve to the community. It's a fascinating conversation and I hope you enjoy!

Direct download: VP6final.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 3:58am EST

In the first episode of a new series named The New 100, Craig begins his quest to play 100 new games in 365 calendar days. In this episode he gives five minute first impression review of five games he has never played before. He's got a long way to go to hit 100 new games by the end of next June, so let's see f it can be done!

Show Times: 

Preface: 0:24

Introduction: 1:49

Sushi Go Party (Gamewright): 6:04

Isle of Skye (Lookout Spiele): 11:03

Cyclades (Matagot): 16:28

Descent: 2nd Edition (FFG): 20:52

Scythe (Stonemaier): 25:17

Outtro: 31:03

Direct download: 1-5final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

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 EST

In the fifth installment of Botched Viewpoints, Craig is joined by Tiffany Bahnsen and Patrick Hillier to talk about some tip, tricks, and etiquette for convention season. Whether you're an Introvert, Extrovert, or somewhere in between, listen in to hear the pros talk about what to expect at a con and how to survive the experience!

 

Direct download: VP5final.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

In the fourth installment of Botched Viewpoints, Craig is joined by David Sommerville, the creator of Vast, Patrick Leder, the head of Leder Games and designer of Vast, and Kyle Woelful, the developer of Vast to talk about their soon-to-be-arriving game. In the episode they discuss how the idea went from BGG WIP to a published product and some of the work and issues with balancing and asymmetrical play. Also, they discuss the name change from Trove to Vast, and wrap up with discussion of the how the brand will expand and continue in the future. Look for Vast in the very near future as it is Craig most anticipated game of this year, or you can pre-order the game on www.ledergames.com!

Direct download: VP4final.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

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...

Show Times:

Introduction/Banter: 0:35

What We Played as a Family: 10:52

Norsaga (Merromorph): 30:40

Arboretum (Z-Man): 46:25

Kodama (Action Phase): 57:45

Direct download: 48.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

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!

Show Times:

Introduction: 0:35

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

Wrap-Up: 1:00:45

Direct download: 47.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 3:50pm EST