Home for a Rest – Games to keep you occupied when stuck at home – Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Ep 83

This is the 83rd episode of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, an edited version of our live show recorded on March 18th 2020. 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.

Home for a Rest – Board games to keep you occupied when you’re stuck at home. Also a review of Talisman: Legendary Tales and some gaming with my kids and the whole family including more Legendary Tales and Ticket to Ride New York in our week in review.

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This episode includes:

—Suggestion Box—

Big army based miniature game alternative:
Blood Red Skies 

—Ask The Bellhop—

With most of the world on lockdown due to the COVID-19 Pandemic many people are looking for a distraction to take their mind off current events. What better way to distract yourself than playing some games.

Being stuck at home for an extended period of time to me is the perfect opportunity to get some hard to get to the table games actually played. Long epic games, campaign games, legacy games and more.

Epic Games:
Twilight Imperium
Xia: Legends of a Drift System
Mage Knight
Through the Ages
War of the Ring
Dominant Species

Legacy Games:
Risk Legacy
Betrayal Legacy
Aeons End Legacy
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

Campaign Games:
Cthulhu Death May Die
Imperial Assault
Lord of the Rings Journeys in Middle Earth
Mechs Vs Minions
Arcadia Quest
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
Legends of Andor
Command & Colours

Stuck at home with kids?
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Mice & Mystics
Stuffed Fables
Talisman: Legendary Tales

Games With High Replayability:
Azul Summer Pavilion
Race for the Galaxy
Terra Mystica
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Terraforming Mars
Magic the Gathering or other CCG

Ask the Bellhop articles with other great game suggestions:

Best two player games for date night
Some of the best games to play with kids
Board games to hook new players
Best 5 player games
Top gateway games to come out in the last three years
The best gateway area control/area majority games
Great games for a mix of gamers and non-gamers
The best two player cooperative games
35 of the best games for under $50
The best word games
Older games worth picking up
Quick and easy two player games

Article: Great Board Games to Play when Stuck at Home



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—The Game Room—

Talisman: Legendary Tales
A review of the family weight cooperative bag builder Talisman Legendary Tales

Talisman: Legendary Tales Written Review
Legendary Tales Unboxing Video
Pick up your own copy of Talisman: Legendary Tales

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

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

Ticket to Ride New York
Talisman: Legendary Tales

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