Botch Games Podcast
A podcast of board gamers talking about board games. News, plays, reviews, hype. Join us to hear all about our take on the Board Gaming world
info_outline Episode 112: The XL Origins Recap Episode 06/28/2019
Episode 112: The XL Origins Recap Episode In this, the one hundred and twelfth EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, we recap Origins 2019! Craig is joined by a slew of people to talk about the sights, the sounds, the food, and the games of this years Origins Game Fair. Guests include, Tyler Marks, Patrick Hillier, Eric Buscemi, Matt Halstad, and Chris Copac. Stay hydrated because this episode breaks the time barrier!
info_outline Episode 111: The 2019 Origins Preview Show 06/10/2019
Episode 111: The 2019 Origins Preview Show In this episode of the show, Craig is joined by Tyler to talk about the fun things to do at Origins game fair, and then Chris Copac stops by to talk about all the games he and Craig are looking forward to at the show! Hope to see you there!
info_outline Episode 110: Is It Summer Time Yet? 05/31/2019
Episode 110: Is It Summer Time Yet? In this, the 110th EVER episode of the Botch Games podcast, we celebrate the end of THREE school years by talking about a whole bunch of games. In the family segment, Tyler (no longer a high school junior) and Erin (a recent BSN grad) talk with Craig (a regular guy) about the games they've played as a family. Spoiler, there's a lot. In the third segment, Derek (now an ABD. You know what you are...) talks with Craig about Escape Plan, the new Shadi Torbet game, Manashard, and an Arkham Horror LCG update. Lots to do, little time to listen, so GET AT IT!
info_outline Episode 109: It's Fine 05/05/2019
Episode 109: It's Fine In this episode Craig is joined by half of the regulars. In the family segment it's Tyler who is full of quick gloss overs of all the latest and greatest games he's played, and in the third segment, Matt dishes with Craig about FFG's slate of new games, and you know, some other stuff too.
info_outline Episode 108: The Episode Has Seen Its Shadow, 6 More Weeks of Winter 04/05/2019
Episode 108: The Episode Has Seen Its Shadow, 6 More Weeks of Winter Well, hello, I didn't see you there. How about you come inside this episode and check out all of the sweet sweet games we talk about. Erin, Tyler, Matt, and Derek all show up to bring you the latest and greatest to keep you floating on cloud all the way to the next episode. All the games you ever wanted to hear about and more. Right through these doors.
info_outline Episode 107: This Field Left Intentionally Blank 03/19/2019
Episode 107: This Field Left Intentionally Blank Oh Hai, it's another full episode, which means I actually have to type stuff here instead of just listing games. Well, hmm. In this episode Tyler and Erin join Craig to talk about a whole bunch of Coconuts and Loopin' Chewie thanks to Mallory's obsession. In the third segment, Matt and Derek are both back to talk about a slew of games, and I mean honestly, it's just too many to start listing, so you'll have to trust me.
info_outline Episode 106: Gaming in the Big Apple 02/24/2019
Episode 106: Gaming in the Big Apple In this the 106th ever episode of the Botch Games Podcast, Craig is joined by special guest Eric Buscemi to wrap up Craig's weekend board gaming trip to NYC. In the family segment, Tyler talks Exceed, Duelosaur, and Betrayal Legacy.
info_outline Episode 105: An Episode, But In Reverse 01/30/2019
Episode 105: An Episode, But In Reverse In this episode, the segments are a bit out of order. We have found the responsible parties and they have been sacked. In the intro/friends segment, Matt and Derek chat with Craig about, you guessed it, more Arkham Horror LCG, plus Duelosaur Island, Viticulture, Quacks of Quedlinberg, and Terraforming Mars. In the family segment, which comes last, Erin and Tyler chat about Azul 2: Electric Boogaloo, Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden, and a suite of Jackbox Games.
info_outline Episode 104: Maybe We Should Just Play Arkham 01/11/2019
Episode 104: Maybe We Should Just Play Arkham It's the 104th episode of the podcast and it's business as usual. In the family segment, Tyler stops by to catch up on their breakneck end-of-year finish-the-challenge speed and all the games the family played to finish their challenge. In the third segment, Matt and Derek join Craig and talk a bunch about Arkham Horror the Card Game, like people do. They also touch on Mr. Cabbagehead, Chronicles of Crime, and Siggil.
info_outline Episode 103: Happy Holidays 2018 12/31/2018
Episode 103: Happy Holidays 2018 It's that time of year again, when everyone's plays reset and your challenges end for the year. In this episode Craig talks with Erin about their myriad plays trying to finish a 200x1 by the end of the year and then Matt and Derek stop by to talk about their yearly plays and unfinished challenges. Happy Holidays, everyone!
info_outline Episode 102: What We Talk About When We Haven't Played Games 12/17/2018
Episode 102: What We Talk About When We Haven't Played Games It's the one hundred and second episode of the podcast, and somewhere buried deep in the here is at least one person talking about games. It's like an Easter Egg hunt to find the chat about an actual game. May the odds be ever in your favor! Possible topics include ...Holiday Fluxx? Christmas Gifts? Betrayal Legacy? Brass? Arkham 3rd?
info_outline Episode 101: The Four Year Botchiversary! 11/22/2018
Episode 101: The Four Year Botchiversary! We've been putting shows out for four years now, not regularly or anything, but it's been four years, so get off my back about it. In this episode we stick to the NEW NEW format of a one hour show, only going over by 7 minutes. Tyler talks for for almost a half an hour, and Craig holds Matt and Derek to about a half an hour. It's a Thanksgiving miracle.
info_outline The New Ones 26-30 11/13/2018
The New Ones 26-30 In this installment of The New Ones, Craig tries his best to upset every board gamer ever by explaining his distaste of some incredibly popular games. There's no accounting for taste, apparently. Show Times: Intro: 0:13 Bargain Quest: 0:52 Azul: 4:25 Arena Roma 2: 8:52 La Granja: No Siesta: 12:49 Gloomhaven: 16:11 Wrap-Up: 19:01