Botch Games Podcast

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 EDT

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!

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

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 EDT

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 EDT