Spring Fling AMA – Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Ep 89

This is the 89th episode of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, an edited version of our live show recorded on April 29th 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.

Spring Fling AMA – Topics include: easy games for toddlers, games to play over Discord, newish games we want to try, favourite dexterity games, gaming gifts we didn’t appreciate, Kickstarters we lost enthusiasm for, best Cthulhu games, a pile of shame update, the first upgrade we would make for our shows, and more. Also a review of The Fox in the Forest Duet followed by some online gaming, date night gaming and another Renegade #WorldWidePlayDay event.

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This episode includes:

—Suggestion Box – Fan Feedback —

Free Online Board Gaming:
Comparison of three of the best sites for playing board games online for free
Bret Spiel Welt

The Gloomhaven Helper App
Our Gloomhaven Actual Plays

Pulsar 2849 Review

6 Player Game Recommendations:
29 of the Best Board Games for Six Players
Rise of Augustus
Time’s Up Title Recall



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Renegade Games #WorldWidePlayDay

Today was another Renegade Games #WorldWidePlay day, which featured the card game Arboretum. Deanna and I streamed our play where we used Renegade’s Worldwide Events.

Watch this actual play on YouTube

Free Print and Play Games to Play while Stuck at Home:

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Over 200 Tabletop Games to Play for Free at Home

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—Ask The Bellhop—

It is the last Wednesday of April which means it’s time for another AMA or Ask Us anything. Tonight instead of tackling one of the many questions our fans have written in with we will be answering questions live from our chatroom.

Newish games we want to try:
Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
Call to Adventure
Harry Potter Perilous Potions
Back to the Future Back in Time

Easy games for 3-5 year olds:
10 of the best three player board games for playing with a toddler
Animal Upon Animal 
Froggy Boogie
Gobblet Gobblers
Hoot Owl Hoot
Ladybug’s Costume Party 

Games easy to play over Discord that aren’t as complex as D&D:
Great board games with little to no physical interaction
For the Queen
Powered By The Apocalypse
Hero Kids
Mermaid Adventures
Descended from the Queen
Rockerboys & Vending Machines
Love & Justice
Lasers & Feelings
Lady Blackbird
Cosmic Patrol
Dungeon World
The Quiet Year
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Next off the pile of shame:
War of the Ring 
Julius Caesar
Vikings 878
Eminent Domain Exotica
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set

Games we were hyped to get but never played:
Descent Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition
CO2 Second Chance
Runewars The Miniature Game
Conan the Board Game

Next upgrade for our shows:
Camera for Cards
Blackmagic Mini Mixer

We’re not desperate enough to play:
Cards Against Humanity
Harry Potter Clue

Favourite Dexterity Game:
Go Cuckoo

Gift games we were disappointed with:
eBay Electronic Talking Auction Game
Dr. Who Yahtzee
Snarf Quest

Kickstarters we lost enthusiasm for:
Aeon Trespass Odyssey
Wasteland 2
Shadowrun Returns
Mobile Frame Zero

Best Cthulhu Themed Game:
Trail of Cthulhu
Cthulhu Death May Die

—The Game Room—

A review of the two-player cooperative trick-taking game The Fox in the Forest Duet

Written review of The Fox in the Forest Duet
Pick up your own copy of The Fox in the Forest Duet

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

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

The Fox in the Forest Duet
The Fox in the Forest
Terraforming Mars
Arboretum Deluxe

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