Episode 28: X-Men Mutant Revolution, Interview with Matt Wolfe (Wombat Rescue)

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking 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. Also, join us in our  Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In episode 28, Craig and Dave are joined by special guest, Matt Wolfe, the designer of Wombat Rescue, which is on Kickstarter right now from Eagle Games. Also in this episode, The boys give first impressions of The Metagame from Local No. 12, and X-Men Mutant Revolution from Wizkids Games. In Kickstarter news, they look at Middara from Succubus Publishing and Ether Wars from EtherDev, and lastly they talk about the nominees for this year’s Spiel des Jahres.

Show Times:

The Metagame (Local No. 12): 2:45

Star Wars Edge of the Empire (FFG): 16:15

The End of the World Line (FFG): 17:15

X-Men Mutant Revolution (Wizkids): 19:15

Middara (Succubus): 31:45

Ether Wars (EtherDev): 35:30

Wombat Rescue (Eagle Games): 37:00

Spiel des Jahres 2015 Nominees: 38:30

Welcome to the Dungeon (Iello): 41:45

Interview with designer Matt Wolfe: 48:00

Episode 27: Dead of Winter, Assassinorum Execution Force

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking 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. Also, join us in our  Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In Episode 27, Craig and Dave talk forever in their first impressions of Assassinorum Execution Force from Games Workshop which may end in a bit of a heated disagreement.  They also give a full game review of Plaid Hat’s 2014 hit game, Dead of Winter. In kickstarter news, they look at One Hit Kill from John August, Gruff from Studio Woe, and Mottainai from Asmadi Games.

Show Times:

Assassinorum Execution Force (Games Workshop): 4:15

One Hit Kill (John August): 32:45

Skyrelics Update: 36:30

Mottainai (Asmadi): 38:45

Gruff (Studio Woe): 41:30

Mensa Select 2015 Winners: 44:15

Fluxx Dice (Looney Labs): 47:00

Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans: 48:30

Dead of Winter Review (Plaid Hat): 51:45

Stinger: Music with our mouths!

Episode 25: The Game That Started It All

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking 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. Also, join us in our  Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In Episode 25, Craig and David offer their usual banter about the games they played this week which followed a weird pattern of brutal coop games including Robinson Crusoe from Z-Man Games and Space Hulk: Death Angel from Fantasy Flight. In Kickstarter chatter they look at Dragon Punch from Koen Hendrix and Apocrypha from Mike Selinker and Lone Shark Games. Lastly they go in depth with the game that got them started on the hobby, Betrayal at House on the Hill, before wrapping it up with a quick round of Who Would Win wiith Chuck and Dave.

Show Times:

Robinson Crusoe (Z-Man Games): 4:15

Space Hulk: Death Angel (Fantasy Flight): 9:45

Dragon Punch (Koen Hendrix): 29:30

Apocrypha (Lone Shark Games): 31:15

B-Sieged (CoolMiniOrNot): 35:15

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (Tindalos Software): 38:30

Noir Black Box Edition (Level 99 Games): 39:45

In Depth: Betrayal at House on the Hill (Avalon Games, WOTC): 43:15

Who Would Win with Chuck and Dave: 1:12:30

Episode 24: Shadowrun Crossfire, Tschak

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking 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 ourFacebook page, and become a fan on Board Game Geek. Also, join us in our new Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In our twenty-fourth episode, Craig and Dave gather to talk about a few new games this week and update you on their progress in the 3×3 challenge. This week they talk about Shadowrun Crossfire from Catalyst Game Labs and Tschak from Gameworks. In their hype segment, they look at Skulldug! from Ruddy Games, Rattle, Battle, and Grab the Loot from Portal Games, B-Sieged from CoolMiniorNot and Dragon Punch from Kown Hendrix. In a special segment, Dave and Craig have some beef with Games Workshop’s new game, Assassinorum Execution Force, and they talk about Board Games based on IP’s. Lastly they tell some stories from their games in the 3×3 challenge. Thanks for tuning in!

Show Times:

Tschak (Gameworks): 8:00

Shadowrun: Crossfire (Catalyst): 18:15

Assassinorum Execution Force (Games Workshop): 32:45

Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot (Portal Games): 45:00

Skulldug! (Ruddy Games): 46:30

B-Sieged (CoolMiniOrNot): 48:30

Dragon Punch (Kown Hendrix): 51:30

Topic: IP’s in Board Games: 53:30

Botch Plays: Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games

In our latest Botch Plays, Craig, Chuck, and Brandon are joined by Alex and David from the Nerd Perspective to play a game of Fiasco in the Heroes of Pinnacle City module. Listen as things quickly spiral out of control and we try to bring justice to one of our favorite one-off games!

You can listen to Part One of Fiasco HERE

You can listen to Part Two of Fiasco HERE

Episode 22: X-Wing Miniatures Game, Antidote, Steam Donkey,

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking 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 ourFacebook page, and become a fan on Board Game Geek. Also, join us in our new Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

Episode 22 marks the return of Craig’s beloved co-host, David. In this Episode they talk about David’s first kickstarter game to arrive in the mail, Antidote by Bellwether Games. Also they dive into Steam Donkey by the Ragnar Brothers and discuss their new addition, The X-Wing miniatures game from Fantasy Flight. In their hype section of the cast, they look at Sky Relics, a new Airship miniature combat game, Posthuman by Mr. B Games, and Star Wars Imperial Assault first full expansion, Twin Shadows. In their topic segment, they discuss grief and the role of games as both an escape from times of tragedy and the imprtance of the community during times of grief. Lastly, Craig finally gets his turn at the Know Your Podcaster Lightning Round. Enjoy and see you next week!

Show Times:

Battle Arena Show Cancellation (KOTI Games): 4:15

Antidote (Bellwether Games): 6:30

Steam Donkey (Ragnar Brothers): 18:30

X-Wing Miniatures Game (Fantasy Flight): 27:45

Sky Relics (Sky Relics Games LLC): 42:00

Posthuman (Mr. B Games): 52:15

One Night Resistance: 58:30

The Siblings Trouble: 59:00

Imperial Assault: Twin Shadows (Fantasy Flight Games): 1:00:45

Topic: Grief and Community Influence on Tragedy: 1:05:30

Know Your Podcaster Lightning Round–Craig: 1:21:30

Episode 21: Pathfinder Card Battles & Epic Spell Wars

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking 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 ourFacebook page, and become a fan on Board Game Geek. Also, join us in our new Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In Episode 21, Craig is joined by Chuck on the episode in which the podcast is now of legal age. They talk at length about Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre from Cryptozoic Games, Pathfinder Advanture Card Game from Mike Selinker and Paizo, and One Night Ultimate Werewolf from Ted Alspach and Bezier Games, giving a game breakdown and discussion for each. In kickstarter and overall hype news, they talk about Forbidden Stars from Fantasy Flight, 504 from Friedemann Friese, and The Titans of Gaming Series from Calliope Games. After a shout out to their local shops and groups for International Tabletop Day, they dive into a topic where they discuss how to get a group back into roleplaying after a falling out.

Show Times:

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards (Cryptozoic): 3:00

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (Paizo): 11:00

One Night Ultimate Werewolf (Bezier): 27:45

Forbidden Stars (Fantasy Flight): 37:00

504 (2F-Spiele): 41:30

Titans Series Kickstarter (Calliope Games): 45:30

Local Shops: 50:30

Topic: Let’s Roleplay Again!: 54:30

Botch Fifth Week Minisode: Learning Styles

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking here, or by listening oniTunes or Stitcher. Also, please, please give us some ratings on iTunes and Stitcher and throw us some hearts on Board Game Links, like ourFacebook page, and become a fan on Board Game Geek. Also, join us in our new Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In our first fifth week minisode we take a look at the different learning stlyes of our little group from the mouths of each group member. Each of us talks for a few minutes about how we learn to play new games and how our group can accomodate each learning style to promote an atmosphere of fun and learning.

We hope you enjoy this little episode and we’ll be back next week with a full length episode!

Show Times:

Craig’s Spiel: 3:00

Erin’s Speech: 5:55

Tyler’s Summary: 7:10

Duke’s Sales-Pitch: 9:30

B’s Story: 11:25

Chuck’s Scoop: 12:50

Wrap-up: 13:55

Episode 19: The Social Contract of Gathering at the Table

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking here, or by listening oniTunes 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. Also, join us in our new Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In episode 19, Craig and Duke discuss the social contract of gathering at the table to play games: what is expected as a participant, how to function as part of the group, and the faux pas that ruin game nights. They get in depth with two games they’re playing: At the Gates of Loyang from Z-man Games and Last will by Czech Games Edition. In Kickstarter talk, they look at Neon Sanctum and Burgle Bros. and talk about the hits their wallets have taken recently. Lastly, in their What the What segment, they finally define “Botch Games.”

Show Times:

At the Gates of Loyang (Z-Man Games): 8:00

Last Will (Czech Games Edition): 16:00

Burgle Bros. Kickstarter (Tim Fowers): 30:30

Neon Sanctum Kickstarter (Grenade Punch Games): 35:45

What the What?! “Botch Games”: 40:30

Topic: Social Contract: 45:00

Episode 18: The Struggle of Scaling to Two Players

You can listen to our latest episode by clicking 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. Also, join us in our new Board Game Geek Guild #2197 to engage in some discussions with us!

In episode 18, Craig and guest co-host Duke discuss the struggle of scaling their four and five player games down to a two player format for spousal gaming: What games do it right? What games do it wrong? How can designers better figure in scalability?

They also discuss a number of games including Deus from Pearl Games, XCOM The Board Game from Fantasy Flight, and Star Realms from White Wizard Games. They talk some kickstarter games such as Vault Wars from Floodgate Games, Entropy from Allen Chang, and Valeria Card Kingdoms from Daily Magic. In their What the What?! segment, Craig defines what a 4x game is and what must exist for a game to be called a 4x game. Lastly, they recap some local gaming events with the grand opening Pi day celebration at the Malted Meeple, and the Board Game flea market at Underhills Games before subjecting Duke to a little game of Know Your Podcaster Lightning Round.

Show Times:

Deus (Pearl Games): 2:15

XCOM The Board Game (Fantasy Flight): 9:15

Star Realms (White Wizard): 19:45

Entropy (Allen Chang): 20:45

Vault Wars (Floodgate): 22:45

Valeria Card Kingdoms (Daily Magic): 25:45

Castles of Mad King Ludwig Expansion (Bezier): 27:30

Malted Meeple Opening and Underhills Games Flea Market: 30:45

What the What?! 4x Defined: 43:15

Topic: Scalability of Games to 2 Players: 46:00

Know Your Podcaster Lightning Round: 1:26:00