Ask the Bellhop: We help out a listener who needs some suggestions for what to spend a gift certificate on.
We also discuss digital gaming, Terra Mystica, King of Tokyo, PARKS, and more.
Ask the Bellhop: “What are some tips you’ve learned for running superhero RPGs after reading multiple core rule books and running a few games?”
Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg
We also discuss Patchwork, Clans of Caledonia, digital board gaming, and more.
AMA Topics include: Games to bring on a vacation, getting back into public play, RPG artifacts, oldest unplayed games, games that would make for great movies or books and vice versa, what we like to read and more!
Review: Wrath Expansion for Draconis Invasion
We also discuss Roll Camera!, The Castles of Burgundy, and more.
Ask the Bellhop: “Do you know of any RPG map-making websites or tools (ideally free) that can allow the user to create and/or generate both city and country maps? Primarily needs to be maps the user can create.”
Review: Folded Space FS-XIA Box Insert
We also discuss Villainous with six players, the Shy Pluto expansion for Space Base, Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria, Viscounts of the West Kingdom, and more.
Ask the Bellhop: “If you had to run a board game session for one hour in a school event with six players from first to fourth grade what would you do? What kind of games would you make them play? Would you try cramming lots of games into one hour or one longer game? How much help should you give to kids playing against each other?”
Review: The Red Burnoose Algeria 1857 (prototype preview) and Hidden Games Crime Scene Case Number One: The Maplebrooke Case
We also discuss Irish Gauge, Yardmaster, Gloomy Graves, and more.
Ask the Bellhop: “What are some games that didn’t appeal to you by sight but you were blown away when you played them?”
Review: Unfair Expansion: Alien B-Movie Dinosaur Western and Guild Master
We also talk about Space Base, Reef, Tzolk’in, Battle Sheep, and more.
Ask the Bellhop: “What are Sean’s thoughts on the 11 games you introduced him to at SeanCon?”
Reviews: Draconis Invasion and CodeMonkey Going Bananas
We talk about Patchwork, Stratos Light in the Darkness, Tapestry, Aventuria Adventure Card Game, Dude, More Dude, Codenames Duet, Dominion, Tyrants of the Underdark, Unfair, and more.
Ask the Bellhop: “My boyfriend went to work overseas for a year. I am looking for challenging single player fantasy themed games to play until he returns. Any suggestions?”
Reviews: Circle of Six and Aroma
We also discuss the first Unfair Expansion, some of the best roll and move games, and more.
No Ask the Bellhop segment this episode, instead we focus on reviews.
Reviews: Tapestry and Unfair
We also do an in-depth comparison of Unfair versus Funfair.
Ask the Bellhop: We have a retrospective, share fan favourite moments, and answers some live Q&A, topics include: Last minute advice for a board game swap?, Best vegan dish for game night?, Comments on the TMG bankruptcy? Most memorable Tabletop Bellhop Episode/Moment?, and more.
We also discuss Supers Capes & Metas, Lanterns Dice, Aroma, Circle of Six, Marvel Strike Teams, and more.
Ask the Bellhop: “Do you have you any tips for a group trying to unbox and learn a game together for the first time?”
Reviews: Jabuka and Trapwords
We also discuss Riff Raff, Unfair, Tapestry, Amazing Heroes, and more.