Botch Games host Craig is a bibliophile and lover of board games. In his spare time, he is constantly pushing new games on his co-hosts, his unsuspecting wife and teenage son. Botch Games posts new podcasts bi-weekly, where they discuss the games they're playing, the games they're hyped about, and then go in depth into some topics and/or mechanisms in board gaming.
In this installment, 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.
It’s Episode 100! Can you believe it? Me neither…
In this episode of the New Ones Craig talks about Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Forbidden Stars, Spirit Island, Legend of the Five Rings LCG, and Alien Artifacts. He has now hit November 2017... Time flies.?
At some point in this episode, Craig, Erin, Matt, and/or Derek talk about a game. You’ll never believe what happens next!
In this episode of the New Ones, Craig talks about Rhino Hero Super Battle, Fields of Green, Castles of Burgundy, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, and Massive Darkness.
It's a great episode with a Craig Con recap from people that aren't Craig, and some chat about a few Fantasy Flight Gen Con announcements. Enjoy!
In this episode, Craig talks Hanamikoji, Clank In Space, Dice Forge, Coconuts, and Can’t Stop.
Craig talks Sentient from Renegade, This War of Mine, Fate of the Elder Gods from Fabled Nexus, Near and Far from Red Raven Games, and Dice Stars.
In this episode, Craig celebrates the return of his lovely wife, Erin, to the program. In the third segment, Matt and Derek are back and the conversation quickly turns from games to rulebooks to Star Wars to inserts to games.
In Episode 91, Craig, Erin, and Tyler talk about their plays including Space Base from AEG and Ganz Schon Clever. In the third segment, Derek and Matt help Craig solve all the world’s problems with their hard hitting journalism.
First Craig and Tyler talk about this War of Mine both as a video game and as a board game and how they translate, then Matt and Craig talk about games for almost an hour! It’s all the games today!
In Episode 86, Craig and the family talk about Heaven and Ale. Then Matt and Derek stop by to chat about the 2017 Golden Geek Awards.
In Episode 85, Craig is joined by Matt from PONG to recap Nonsensicon 2018, a cabin con in the woods.
Craig is joined by the family to talk what they've played and work out a family board game play challenge. The Meghan Naxer stops by to talk about gaming groups after relocation and making the perfect board game day playlist.
Episode 83! The family talks legacy games, spagoot, and a night at a board game cafe. Then Nolan Nasser stops by to talk about Deep Water Games!
New Year, New Series! Welcome to the first episode of the new 100 continuation series, which we're cleverly calling The New Ones. You know the drill, 5 new to Craig games, 5 minutes each, 1 tidy package. As a special treat, we have 4 out of 5 winners this episode!
In this episode, the family carries on it's usual tradition of listing of their top 5 games they played in 2017. In the third segment, Craig is joined once again by Eric Buscemi to talk about some RPG tweets from their recent feeds, and how to best fudge a dice roll.
In this wrap-up episode of the New 100, Craig tackles 5 games and, spoiler alert, he finishes strong with 5 great games. He has, Unlock!, Raxxon from Plaid Hat, Before the Earth Explodes, Fantasy Realms which is one of the family's hits of the year, and Flip Ships from Kane Klanko.
Everyone, this is not a test, this is numbers 90-95 of the New 100. We've nearly made it. We'll finish before the ball drops...only to start again next year. Welcome to Sisyphean torture. IN THIS EPISODE, Craig talks about the five games in the title, which also happen to be the same games listed below in the show times list. Work it out!
Craig talks about Century Spice Road from Plan B, Mayfair's Barenpark, and Yokohama from TMG. Also in this episode is the trick-taking game Vampire Queen, and the real-time game Pit Crew from Stronghold.
Craig talks about the two player game Jaipur, Villages of Valeria from Daily Magic, Dark Dealings from Nevermore, Iello's Diamant, and finally Honshu from Renegade Games.