Botch Games Podcast

In the 46th episode of the Podcast, Craig and Will finish out April with two of their favorite newer Fantasy Flight games in Mission Red Planet, an area control game from the Brunos, and Warhammer Quest The Adventure Card Game, which replaces every instance of Pathfinder on Craig's shelves. Also, Craih is joined by his family, as always, to discuss the games they've been playing. Lastly, The Tattered Board Podcast joins in on the FFG celebration and discusses their favorite Fantasy Flight games, including Rex. 

Show Times:

General Banter: 0:36

Family What We've Played: 11:24

iTunes reviews/Tattered Board Intro: 26:42

Tattered Board Segment: 29:42

Mission Red Planet: 46:06

Warhammer Quest: 1:04:55

Direct download: 46final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

In the third episode of Botched Viewpoints, Craig is joined by Chris Darden, designer of Dungeon Roll and Geekway to the West organizer, and Anthony Racano, host of the Cardboard Jungle and long-time convention demoer, to talk about the rise of conventions, the swells in convention attendance, the importance conventions have within the community of gamers, and what conventions can do better logistically to avoid housing and/or badge nightmares.

Direct download: VP3.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

In the first episode of April, which we're dedicating to Fantasy Flight Games, Craig and Will talk about the four collectible games their addicted to from FFG. After a catch up with Craig's family on what they've been playing the past two weeks, the boys dig deep into two Living Card Games (Warhammer 40,000 Conquest and Android Netrunner) and two Collectible Miniature Games (Star Wars: Imperial Assault and the X-wing Miniatures Game) and why they have become completely addicted to each of these collectible games, the ups, the downs, and whether the cost is right. We hope you enjoy the first of two Fantasy Flight Games episodes in April, as next episode we discuss Warhammer Quest the Adventure Card Game and Mission Red Planet. 

 

Show Times:

Friendly Banter: 0:36

Family What We've Played: 10:37

FFG LCGs (WH40k Conquest, Android Netrunner): 31:33

FFG CMGs (Imperial Assault, X-Wing): 1:00:41

Direct download: 45.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:51am EST

In Episode 44 , Craig and Will dig deep into Chris Handy's entire first collection of Pack O Games in anticipation of the newest set which is now live on Kickstarter. They go through each game individually, looking at strengths and weaknesses before each of them lists their worst to best lists for the entire set. Also in this episode, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler were they have a nice discussion about Dingo's Dreams (preventing Erin's alzheimer's disease) and Agricola: ACBAS (and Tyler's infatuation with raising sheep). Lastly, the cast is now a proud member Pathological Nerdcaster's Network, which you can check out at PNCN.rocks.

Show Times:

HUE: 22:50

TKO: 29:05

GEM: 32:38

FLY: 36.30

TAJ: 43:16

LIE: 49:05

SHH: 52:48

BUS: 56:35

Direct download: 44.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:21am EST

In episode 43, Craig and Will continue their love of Above and Below by diving into more of Ryan Laukat's library. First they review Eight Minute Empire, a game which has been in Craig's collection for years, but also one he has never beaten his wife at. Next, Craig and Will dive in to Dingo's Dreams and City of Iron 2nd edition which were recently fulfilled through Kickstarter. As usual, Craig is joined by his wife, Erin, and his son, Tyler to talk about the games they played as a family. Lastly, Craig and Will answer some listener questions, emptying out the mailbag and clearing out the Twitter queue. 

Show Times:

Family Banter: 8:45

Dingo's Dreams (Red Raven): 22:00

Eight Minute Empire (Red Raven): 31:10

City of Iron Second Edition (Red Raven): 43:15

 

Direct download: 43.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:44pm EST

This extra episode focuses on objectivity, subjectivity and the roles of media. Craig is joined by Matt from the League of Nonsensical Gamers and Brandon from the What Did You Play This Week Podcast and they discuss why we, as reviewers exist, who we're a benefit to, and our role as intermediary between producer and consumer. I sincerely hope you enjoy this discussion and thanks for listening!

 

Direct download: main2.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

In Episode 42, Craig invites his board game apprentice, Will,  into the studio to go in depth with the 2015 release, Trickerion from Mindclash Games, a nifty worker placement with a theme that makes sense. He also catches up with his family and discusses the games they played as a family. Also, to round out the episode, Will runs through his favorite games from the early stages of his board gaming life, and surprise, they're not gateway games!

Show Times:

Family Played Games: 8:30

featuring...

Doodle Quest (Blue Orange)

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (Bezier)

Spaceteam

Pandemic Legacy (Z-Man)

Orleans (Tasty Minstrel)

Cosmic Encounter (FFG)

Trickerion (Mindclash Games): 24:00

Will's Choice: 59:00

featuring...

Lanterns (Foxtrot Games)

Blood Rage (CMoN)

Above and Below (Red Raven Games)

Direct download: 42final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:03am EST

In episode 41, Craig is joined by his lovely wife, Erin, to discuss every iteration and expansion of her favorite game, 7 Wonders, from the base game all the way through 7 Wonders Duel! Listen to a nice breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of every expansion and what are essential additions to your base game! We hope you enjoy the episode and a deeper look into one of our family's favorite games!

 

Show Times:

Family Played Games Discussion: 5:30

7Wonders Base Game: 22:45

7Wonders: Leaders: 34:00

7Wonders: Cities: 38.45

7Wonders: Wonder Pack: 46:00

7Wonders: Babel: 49:00

7Wonders: Duel: 56:00

Direct download: 41final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

In a very special bonus episode, you get the full, unedited, 36 minute long Top 5 games of 2015 lists from Craig wife, Erin and his son, Tyler. The version in episode 40 is a mere 20 minutes long and doesn't capture the full scope of our family dynamic or the fun the Botch family has looking back at 2015 and the fun they have picking on each other. I hope you enjoy this longer version in all of it's cough-filled, shout-out riddled glory!

Direct download: 40bonus.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:31pm EST

In episode 40, Craig follows the trend of every other media site out there and goes through all of his lists of 2015. First off, Craig hits the low notes and talks about his disappointments of 2015 and the games he wished he had played during 2015. Then in a SPECIAL GUEST segment, Craig is joined by his lovely wife, and surprisingly talkative son who give their top 5 games from the previous year. Lastly, Craig gets in to the meat of the episode and talks his top 10 games of 2015, and wraps up the show with his biggest anticipations of 2016! We hope you enjoy the episode and that you have a wonderful start to your new year!

A list of Games you might hear in the episode:

Bring out yer Dead (Upper Deck)

Ticket to Ride (Days of Wonder)

The Networks (Formal Ferret)

Seafall (Plaid Hat)

Ashes (Plaid Hat)

Colt Express (Asmodee)

Flick em Up (Pretzel Games)

Elysium (Space Cowboys)

Pandemic Legacy (Z-Man)

Arboretum (Z-man)

X-Com (FFG)

Blood Rage (CMON)

Dark Moon (Stronghold Games)

504 (Stronghold Games)

Mottainai (Asmadi Games)

Secret Hitler (Max Temkin)

Scythe (Stonemaier Games)

Between Two Cities (Stonemaier Games)

7Wonders Duel (Repos)

Rum and Bones (CMON)

The Grizzled (CMON)

Lanterns (Foxtrot)

Orleans (TMG)

Arcadia Quest (CMON)

Rhino Hero (HABA)

Direct download: 40final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:40pm EST