The Hook – Games For Catching New Gamers – Episode 28 – Tabletop Bellhop Podcast

This is the 28th episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live, an edited version of our live show recorded on February 6th, 2019. Join us as we stream live every week on Wednesdays at 9:30 Eastern on Twitch. If you like some video with your audio you can also watch/listen to an unedited version of the show over on YouTube.

Ep 28 – The Hook – Games for catching new gamers. Shafausa, Scoville Labs, Hogwarts Battle, Shadowrun and something new in Gloomhaven. Followed by a talk about games to hook new gamers on hobby board games.

Short on time? Check out the Express Check-In version of this episode over on YouTube for a 20 minute or less recap.

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This episode includes:

—Viewer/Listener Feedback—

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—Tabletop Gaming Weekly—

A look at what games hit The Bellhop’s table over the last week.

Games mentioned and other links:

Bellhop’s Shafausa Review
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Hogwarts Battle – The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion
Scoville Labs Expansion

Related Blog Post:
Shafausa, Scoville Labs and a random dungeon in Gloomhaven


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—An #RPGaMonth – Shadowrun Beginner Box—

A look at the “new” introductory boxed set for 5th edition Shadowrun.

Shadowrun Beginner Box

The Full Review and details of the #RPGaMonth challenge:
#RPGaMonth – January – Shadowrun Beginner Box Detailed Review.

—Ask The Bellhop—

This week we are talking about games to hook new players into the world of hobby board games.

Kat asked:
“What game would you introduce to people who aren’t used to playing games? What’s the one game that you have introduced to hook people?”

Game recommendations:
King of Tokyo
Black Fleet
Red 7
Shadows Over Camelot
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

Related Blog Post:
Great games for introducing a new player to hobby board games.

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