This is the 58th episode of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, an edited version of our live show recorded on September 11th, 2019. Join us as we stream live every week on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm. Eastern on Twitch. If you like some video with your audio, you can also watch/listen to individual segments from this show on YouTube.
What’s the Problem. Discussing potentially problematic themes in tabletop games. Starting off with a review of Tanto Cuore. Also, first thoughts on Zombicide: Invader and Imhotep Builder of Egypt. Finally, a return to Lotus and Eminent Domain also hits the table after a long hiatus.
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—The Game Room – Tanto Cuore Review—
My thoughts on the non-collectable card game Tanto Cuore from Japanime Games, a deck-building game steeped in anime and Japanese maid culture.
The full review: Tanto Cuore, an Improvement on Dominion with a Unique Theme.
Maids In Japan: From Geisha to Kawaii Culture
Cuteness is served: Exploring Japan’s maid culture.
Pick yourself up a copy of Tanto Cuore.
—Ask The Bellhop—
For today’s topic, we are answering the question “What’s the problem?” as we sit down and discuss potentially problematic content in tabletop games.
The Comics Code
Consentacle A Card Game of Human Alien Intimacy
Freedom The Underground Railroad
Dog Eat Dog
Cards Against Humanity
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Announcing New Monthly AMA:
We are here to answer your gaming and game night questions. A new part of that is going to be a monthly show where we answer your questions live. Starting this month, the last Wednesday of every month will be an AMA or Ask Us Anything episode where we will be taking and answering your questions in real time live on Twitch.
Thursday Live Streams:
Join us Thursday nights at nine o’clock Eastern as the Tabletop Bellhop Team does some live streaming. Sometimes we will be playing digital games online, other times we may be reviewing kickstarters, or maybe we will read an FAQ, you never know what you will get.
—The Road to Extra Life 2019—
The next big event on our road to Extra Life 2019 is going to hit on September 28th! This is our big RPG event, Level Up with Extra Life. There will be two seatings and an RPG book exchange with proceeds going directly to Extra Life.
—Tabletop Gaming Weekly—
A look at what games hit our tabletops over the last week.
Zombicide: Invader Unboxing
Imhotep Builder of Egypt
Eminent Domain Escalation
Related blog posts:
First Plays of Zombicide: Invader and Imhotep, Giving Lotus Another Shot and Eminent Domain
First look at Zombicide: Invader
First thoughts on Imhotep Builder of Egypt
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