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License to Thrill – What Makes for a Great Licenced Board Game? – Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast


This is the 67th episode of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, an edited version of our live show recorded on November 13th, 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.


License to Thrill – What makes for a great licenced board game. Also, a review of the hot new Minecraft board game, Builders and Biomes and a look at the Universal Monsters themed board game: Horrified.

Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps us offset the cost of producing this show. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Some games mentioned in this podcast were provided by publishers as review copies.


This episode includes:

—Suggestion Box—

We read off and respond to listener feedback.
Send feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com or sean@tabletopbellhop.com.

Gamer’s Gift Guide for the Aspiring Game Designer
Cthulhu Death May Die Actual Play
Cthulhu Death May Die Review

—Ask The Bellhop—

Tonight we’ve got a topic based on a question about licenced games from Danielle, better known as Mage Akyla here in the Bellhop lobby:

“There are a lot of boardgames that come out linked to popular media. ie. movies. What is the best and the worst you’ve played?”

We already addressed this question during our September AMA, today we want to talk about what makes for a great licenced board game and share some great licenced board game suggestions.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Star Wars Rebellion
Star Wars X-Wing
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Star Trek Ascendency
Game of Thrones the Boardgame 2nd Edition
Battlestar Galactica
Starcraft the Board Game
Minecraft Builders & Biomes
Horrified
Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game

Related blog post:
What makes for a good licensed board game and 14 of the best licenced board games.

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Gamer Gift Guides

During the month of November we’re updating all our gamer gift guides. Two of them are complete so far. Check them out:

Gift Guide – For the Aspiring Tabletop Game Designer
Gift Guide – A Place for Everything, Board Game Storage Solutions
All of our Gamer Gift Guides

RPG & Co Shout Out!

Thank’s Brian Weiss from RPG and Co for our new Tabletop Bellhop logo and branding. You can already see our new social media icons and we will be rolling out the new branding to all of our media in the coming weeks. 

Check out RPG&Co: https://www.playrpgandco.com/

—The Game Room – Minecraft Builders & Biomes—

A look at a licenced game both of us have gotten to play recently. Minecraft Builders and Biomes from Ravensburger

Links:
Minecraft Builders & Biomes
Minecraft Builders & Biomes Unboxing

On the Blog
Minecraft Builders & Biomes from Ravensburger, a Good Licensed Board Game

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

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

Minecraft Builders & Biomes
Horrified

Related blog posts:
Two New Games from Ravensburger: Horrified, and Minecraft Builders & Biomes


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