Episode 77 : Ethics in Journalism and Paid Reviews (ft. Chris Kirkman and Edward Uhler)

In the 77th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, Craig is joined by two very special guests to talk about the ethics of transparency and honesty in content creation and discuss their thoughts on paid reviews. Spoiler, we’re not fans. In the family segment, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to discuss the games they’ve been playing, break down their thoughts on Unlock vs Exit, and Tyler ruins Craig’s punchline. Spoiler, he’s sad. It’s a great episode, and I’m so glad your earballs get to devour the goodness that awaits you!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Games Played with the Family: 5:59

The Infamous 3rd Segment (w/ Chris and Edward): 25:54

Wrap-Up: 1:27:26

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:30:00

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The New 100: 71-75 (ft. X-Com Evolution, Lanterns Emperor’s Gifts, X-Files, Mechs vs. Minions, Millennium Blades)

In a back to back extravaganza, Craig posts ANOTHER New 100 episode. You;d think he feels bad for missing another main episode. Perhaps he feels guilty for missing his July deadline for New 100 episodes. No matter the cause, he’s back with five new games: two expansions, two giant games, and one he was forced to play with no knowledge of the source material. it’s a real mixed bag, folks!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:13

Xcom Evolution (FFG): 1:42

Lanterns: The Emperor’s Gifts (Foxtrot): 6:05

X-Files (IDW/Pandasaurus): 10:42

Mechs vs. Minions (Riot): 14:37

Millennium Blades (Lvl 99): 19:22

Wrap-Up: 24:20

Punchboard Media Stinger: 26:15

The New 100: 66-70 (ft. First Class, Colosseum, Camel Up Cards, Gold West, Kingsport Festival Cards)

In the newest section of Craig’s attempt at 100 new games in 365 days, he delves back into games that he played nearly 5 months ago.. You know, like responsible podcasts do. Five new games, more winners than losers, all in all a decent batch. First up, it the Rochester draft train game, First Class, and auction/negotiation/set collection game Coloseum. The we have a point salad sandwich in a card game bun as Craig talks Camel Up Cards, Gold West from J. Alex Kevern, and finally Kingsport Festival the Card Game to wrap things up in a Cthulhu bun. Thans for tolerating the filler as we gear up for episode 77 soon!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:13

First Class (Z-Man): 3:05

Colosseum (TMG): 9:40

Camel Up Cards (Z-Man): 14:18

Gold West (TMG): 17:45

Kingsport Festival Card Game (Passport): 22:26

Wrap-Up: 25:49

Punchboard Media Stinger: 27:29

Episode 76: Hype Marketing and FOMO (ft. Matt Halstad & Eric Buscemi)

Hey look, we still have a show! We’re back from our hiatus and ready to roll with lots of new content! In this very fun episode, Craig is first joined by Erin and Tyler to wrap up all their Craig Con plays and hanging out with friends near and far. In the infamous third segment, Matt and Eric stop by and we lament our Gen Con absence while also talking about the interesting marketing maneuvers happening in board games in conjunction with Gen Con and also dish a little bit about the Fear Of Missing Out. We also run a contest for a copy of Rocky Road A La Mode from Green Couch games thank to the Punchboard Media Summer of Giveaways! Listen for details! In this episode, Craig also issues a retraction for some insensitive and ignorant comments in episode 75. He’s got a big dumb mouth, and has been sufficiently flogged.

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:15

Family Played: 10:42

Third Segment with Matt and Eric: 35:00

Wrap-up: 1:47:26

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:50:28

Episode 75: A Message from Raxxon, Before the Earth Explodes

In the SEVENTY-FIFTH EVER episode, Craig forgets for the entire show to mention that we’re 3/4 of the way to the big 100…  But in serious news, Craig is, as always joined by the fam to talk about our plays over the past two weeks. In the third segment, Craig is joined by a VERY SPECIAL guest for a change-up pitch of a segment. Instead of the typical roundtable discussion, Craig and guest review two preview games: Raxxon from Plaid Hat and Before the Earth Explodes from Green Couch! Who knew people trusted any of us with reviewing their games before release! Also be sure to listen for a chance to win a Raxxon code, where you can help save humanity from the evils of the Raxxon Corporation.

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:16

Family Played: 3:22

Third Segment!: 21:45

Wrap-Up 58:32

Punchboard Media Bumper: 1:02:00

Episode 74: A Visit from the WDYPTW Gang! (ft. Derek Davis and Jamie Maltman)

In episode 74, Craig is back once again to bring useless chatter to your earbuds. In this episode, he is joined by his lovely family, Erin and Tyler to talk about the so few, so so few, games they’ve played over the past two weeks. In the third segment, Craig is joined to two first timers from the What Did You Play This Week Podcast, Derek and Jamie to dig deep into connecting with the community, raising your children as board gamers, and lashing out against board game weight shamers. Haters gonna hate, but the discussion tells you why you shouldn’t!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:23

Family Played: 2:57

Third Segment w/ Derek and Jamie: 16:44

Wrap-up: 1:21:05

Punchboard Media Stinger: 1:23:08

Episode 73: Let’s Wrap Up This Thing They Call Origins

In episode 73, Craig is joined by Tyler and Erin, each in their own segments, to talk about the two weeks surrounding Origins 2017. In Tyler’s section, He talks for ALMOST FORTY WHOLE MINUTES about the games he played at the con. If you thought that Tyler was a one trick pony, YOU WERE WRONG MY FRIEND! In the infamous third segment, Erin sits with Craig to talk about her weeks in games sans Craig before Craig himself debriefs over his week at Origins. BE WARNED! The segment is very stream of consciousness and highly introspective between the two of them. As a wrap up, we had a blast seeing and playing with everyone, and we can’t wait until next year (but Craig has to be more emotionally prepared). SEE YOU NEXT TIME SUCKERS!

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking here, downloading it directly here, or by listening on iTunes or Stitcher. Also, please, please give us some ratings on iTunes and Stitcher and throw us some hearts on Board Game Links, like our Facebook page, and become a fan on Board Game Geek. Check out our Patreon Campaign, and stop by Punchboard Media’s homepage to check out other contributors in the network. Also, join us in our  Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions.

Show Times:

Intro:0:15

Family Played: 6:26

The 3rd Segment: Origins Debrief: 43:29

Wrap-Up: 1:16:30

This Episode Produced by Patreon Patrons Steve Dakuginow and Eric Buscemi!