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 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.
Craig is joined by Kimberly Revia (The Cubist, G2S) and Ruth Boyack (The Five By) to talk about making your own convention.
Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to talk Castles of Burgundy, Massive Darkness, and Tyler's current gaming burnout. Then Nicole Hoye and Tiffany Caires stop by to talk about board game rules and rule books.
In episode 78, Craig is joined by Kelly and Becky from Board Games in Bed to talk about having your significant other as your main gaming partner.
In this Episode of the New 100, Craig hits games 76-80 in his quest. Games include La Granja, Ticket to Ride Rails and Sails, Sagrada, Automobiles, and America
Craig is joined by the family to discuss the Exit series vs. the Unlock series of games. Later, Craig is joined by Chris Kirkman (dicehateme) and Edward Uhler (Heavy Cardboard) to talk about ethics in journalism and their thoughts on paid reviews.
In ANOTHER New 100 Episode, Craig talks about the XCom and Lanterns expansions, The X-files game from IDW, Mechs v Minions from Riot, and Millennium Blades from Lvl 99
Craig continues his journey to 100 new games in a 365 day period. In this episode he talks First Class, Colosseum, Camel Up Cards, Gold West, and Kingsport Festival Cards.
Craig is joined by Matt Halstad and Eric Buscemi to talk about hype marketing concerning con season and the fear of missing out
The episode in which we preview Before the Earth Explodes from Green Couch Games and Raxxon from Plaid Hat
Episode 74 welcomes two contributors from the WDYPTW podcast to talk kids learning games, connecting to the community, and how to not board game weight shame
In which Tyler talks for 40 minutes, Erin recaps games sans Craig, and Craig dives inside for his emotional ride through Origins 2017. Until next year!