This is the 87th episode of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, an edited version of our live show recorded on April 15th 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.
Digital Boardgame Battle Royal – The Three Best Sites for Playing Board Games Online. Comparing Board Game Arena, Yucata and Boite A Jeux. A review of Pulsar 2849 from CGE and a look at a number of games both digitally and physically in our week in review. In person we played King Me! and Pulsar 2849. Digital we tell you about online games of 7 Wonders, Race for the Galaxy, Terra Mystica, Carpe Diem, YINSH, Attika, Imhotep, Imhotep The Duel, Hacienda, Egizia, Dungeon Lords, Tzolkin and Town Center.
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What are the best versions of Monopoly
Two player game suggestions:
Two Player Games for Date Night Article
Bottom of the 9th
Avignon: A Clash of Popes
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There will be an online game convention, Origins Online held June 19-21
The physical convention has been moved to October 7-11
At this time we don’t know if we will be participating in either of these events in any capacity.
Check out the Origins homepage for more information.
Renegade Games #WorldWidePlayDay
Next Wednesday is another Renegade games World Wide Play Day. This time they are featuring one of our favourite games: Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.
We plan on taking part in this event and will be live streaming our game of Clank! and using the Worldwide Events that Renegade will be sending out during the event during our game.
We will be going live on Wednesday April 22nd at 4pm EDT on the Tabletop Bellhop Twitch channel.
—The Lobby Check In—
We record this podcast live on Twitch every Wednesday night at 9pm Eastern and we love being able to inteact with people who join us in The Lobby our chatroom on Twitch.
—Ask The Bellhop—
Today we are talking about the best free ways to play board games online that don’t require you to download anything to play.
This topic comes from Sigurd Langseth who coomented on our The Table Sat Empty article all about Board Game Arena.
They wrote “You should do one of these for Yucata and Boiteajeux too, and do a comparison after doing so.”
In addition we have had multiple people ask us about digital gaming due to most of us not being able to get together with our regular gaming groups at this time.
Board Game Arena
Boite A Jeux
Article: Comparison of the Three Best Sites for Playing Board Games Online for FREE
—The Game Room—
A review of Pulsar 2849, a Sci-Fi, engine building, dice drafting, actin selection, point salad from CGE.
Pick up your own copy of Pulsar 2849
—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—
A look at what games hit our tabletops over the last week.
Physical games played:
Digital Games Played:
Race for the Galaxy
Attikka (US Telegraph)
Imhotep The Duel
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About Board Game Arena and marking a player as not wanted. It is possible. Go to the player page and click thumbs down. Then BGA says:
“You are about to give a red thumb.
If you confirm, BGA will make sure you don’t play at the same table again.This player won’t be able to send you a message (or speak as a spectator at your table).”
So it is, indeed, possible to avoid certain players in BGA.
Thanks for the heads up. So far I haven’t had to use this option and thus haven’t gone looking for it. I’m glad to know it’s there. We called this out on last night’s live show.