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Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast – Episodes 140 to 131

Ask the Bellhop: “Do you have any good word based party game recommendations?”

Review: World’s Fair 1893

We also discuss Space Base, Tapestry, Guild Master, and more.

Ask the Bellhop: “Do you have any advice for organizing a public game night?”

Review: Aventuria Wheel of Life expansion

We also talk about Flicking Finches, The Emergence of Shy Pluto expansion for Space Base, Trapwords. Guild Master, and more.

Ask the Bellhop: “What ultralight games would you recommend for groups of mixed generations, kids all the way to seniors?”

Reviews: Flicking Finches (prototype preview) and Roguebook (full release version)

We also discuss Guild Master, Aeon’s End, and more.

We answer questions live, topics include: our all time favourite designer (and which of their games is our favourite), how to define a game mechanic, Kickstarters we are excited about, games we’ve re-purchased, and more.

Review: Space Base 

We also talk about Riff Raff, Eclipse Second Dawn for the Galaxy, the Quacks of Quedlinburg, and more.

Ask the Bellhop: “I’m thinking about running a small board game tournament and am wondering how to choose games for the tournament? Also, how do you do the draw so the same people aren’t sitting at the same table the whole time? And is it better to do a league style tournament or a one day event?”

Reviews: Blood Bowl III Closed Beta and Battle of GOG Prototype

We also discuss some of the best board games for when you have exactly five players, playing the Aventuria Adventure Card Game digitally, and more.

 

Ask the Bellhop: “What’s so bad about “Roll and Move” games? Just because this mechanism was employed very poorly in the past doesn’t mean it’s bad. I believe it’s getting a bad rap because of the lack of player decisions, and lack of ways to mitigate poor dice rolls. Are there any roll and move games that you know of which use this mechanism effectively?”

Reviews: Aventuria Master Tailor’s Poltergeists and Aventuria Arsenal of Heroes

We also talk about the  Aventuria Adventure Card Game, The Crew, Battle of GOG, and more.

Inspired by the Board Game Blitz podcast, we take a look through the top 1000 games on Board Game Geek and pick out one favourite from each grouping of 100 (so, our favourite from games ranked between 901 and 1000, our pick for games ranked 801 to 900, and so on).

Review: Aventuria Adventure Card Game

Ask the Bellhop: “Why would you want a dice tray (or why not)? What should you look for when buying one? Is there a difference in usability or transportability in the different sizes and shapes of dice trays? What about dice towers?”

Review: Magical Kitties Save the Day

We also discuss the Aventuria Adventure Card Game and much more.

Ask the Bellhop: “What would you recommend for someone as a next step up from Ticket to Ride, in so far as train themed games?”

Review: Rail Pass

We also discuss Azul Crystal Mosaic, Gorinto, Rail Pass, and more.

Ask the Bellhop: “What do people mean when they say a board game is a Train Game?”

Reviews: 18Cash and 18Shares for 18XX games and A Little Wordy

We also discuss Disney Villainous, Rail Pass, Great Western Trail, DC Comics Deck Building Game, and more.

The Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast is a 2023 Origins Awards finalist!

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