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East Meets West – Discussing the Euro vs. American Board Game Debate – Episode 44 Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast


This is the 44th episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live, an edited version of our live show recorded on May 29th, 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 44 – East Meets West – defining and discussing the board game terms Eurogame and Ameritrash. Also an initial impression of Teotihuacan and some more plays of Xia, Strasbourg, and digital Roll for the Galaxy.

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—Viewer/Listener Feedback—

We read off and respond to listener feedback.
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Links:

Raising the Next Generation of Tabletop Gamers
Some of the Best Kids Board Games 
Dice Settlers

—Ask The Bellhop—

Today’s question comes from Mike Murphy who writes:

What’s the difference between a Euro game and an American game? I see reviews where they describe a game as a Euro type game what are they referring to?

Examples of Eurogames:
Catan
Puerto Rico
Carcassonne
El Grande
Terra Mystica
The Castles of Burgundy
Concordia
Brass Lancashire
Keyflower
Troyes

Amerithrash Examples:
Xia
Space Hulk
Talisman
Blood Bowl
Imperial Assault
Zombicide
Mansions of Madness
King of Tokyo
Survive
Arcadia Quest

Related Blog Post: Trying to Define the Difference Between a Eurogame and an Ameritrash Game

—Announcements—

Newsletter:
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Origins Games Fair:
The Bellhop will be there!
https://www.originsgamefair.com/

New Unboxings:
A bunch of new unboxing videos coming soon. Gentes, Runaway Hirelings and something else I can’t talk about yet:
Tabletop Bellhop on YouTube

—Weekly Gloomhaven Update—

While we didn’t stream any Gloomhaven on Friday (we played Xia instead) we still have some random dungeons that we haven’t released yet so you can find one of those coming out this week. We should be returning to the main campaign this week.

Watch us play on YouTube

—Tabletop Gaming Weekly—

A look at what games hit our tabletops over the last week.

Games mentioned and other links:

Strasbourg
Xia: Legends of a Drift System
Teotihuacan

Related Blog post:
Xia, a Return to Strasbourg, and My First Play of Teotihuacan


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