Lost In Translation – What to do when you’ve got a bad rulebook – Episode 29 – Tabletop Bellhop Podcast

This is the 29th episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live, an edited version of our live show recorded on February 13th, 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 29 – Lost in Translation – What to do when you get a bad rulebook. In addition we talk Arkwright, DC Deck Building, Gloomhaven 2 player, War Chest, the Onitama App. and more.

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This episode includes:

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Shadowrun Beginner Box
Black Fleet
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Hogwarts Battle – The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion

—Tabletop Gaming Weekly—

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

Games mentioned and other links:

DC Comics Deck Building Game
Food Chain Magnate
Board Game Arena
Episode 19 – Two to Tango
Onitama App – Android
War Chest
The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
The Duke
Star Wars Destiny Two-Player Game
Star Wars Destiny: Boba Fett Starter Set
Star Wars Destiny: Luke Skywalker Starter Set
Star Wars Destiny Buyers Guide from Team Covenant 

Related Blog Post:
Burning my brain in Arkwright, War Chest for date night, and more.


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—Ask The Bellhop—

This week we are talking about what to do when you open that new game, all excited to learn it and get it to the table but find, inside, a terrible rulebook.

Charles Barouch asks,

Why is it that no one seems to know how to write gaming rules that can be understood clearly? I spend a lot of time on Board Game Geek or tracking down a gamer who can teach.

Watch It Played
Rahdo Runs Through
Gaming Rules
Our Gizmos Teach and Play
Board Game Geek
The Esoteric Order of Gamers
Board Game Arena

Games Mentioned:
XCOM: The Board Game
Race for the Galaxy

Related Blog Post:
Bad Rulebook? No Problem – Ask The Bellhop

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