Keep it Simple, Ways Board Game Designers Make Games Easier To Learn And Teach, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 107

Keep it Simple – Ways board game designers make their games easier to learn and teach. A follow up to last week’s topic where we highlighted 15 heavier games that are easier to learn and play than you might think. In the Game Room, we have reviews of the Animal Empire an anthropomorphic empire building card game and the Tales from The Loop Starter Set from Free League Publishing

Episode 107 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded September 16th, 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.

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This episode includes:

—Suggestion Box – Fan Feedback —

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RPG Artifacts Article

Sanctum Review

Animal Empire Unboxing

Tales from the Loop Starter Set Unboxing 

Breakdancing Meeples Review

EXIT: The Game The Haunted Roller Coaster Review



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—Ask The Bellhop—

This week we are talking about things that designers can do to make their games easier to play and learn. Ways to produce games that are simpler than they might first appear.

15 Surprisingly Easy Board Games
What to do when you have a bad rulebook
Ian O’Toole
The 6 Zones of Play
Ludology Podcast The 6 Zones of Play
Gloomhaven Helper App

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—The Game Room: Animal Empire—

Animal Empire is also a hobby card game playable with up to eight players. It’s not often you find non-party games that work with a player count that high.

Animal Empire Written Review
Animal Empire Unboxing
Buy Animal Empire

—The Game Room: Flick Wars—

A look at a strategic and tactical dexterity wargame, Flick Wars. 

Tales from the Loop Starter Set Written Review
Tales from the Loop Starter Set Unboxing
Buy a copy of the Tales from the Loop Starter Set

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