That’s the Trick, great modern trick-taking card games: Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 113


That’s the Trick – Great Trick Taking Games. A discussion on trick-taking games and the declining popularity of traditional playing card games followed by 10 modern trick-taking game suggestions. 

Two featured reviews: Ratuki from The Op and a preview of Macaron from Sunrise Tornado.

Finally some Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion in our week in review.

Episode 113 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded November 4th, 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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We’re giving away our review copy of Animal Empire an empire building card game for up to eight players that features some great anthropomorphic artwork.

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—The Lobby Check In—

We check in with our chatroom on Twitch. Remember you can join us live on Wednesday nights at 9pm eastern at twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop.

—Ask The Bellhop—

Roger Meloche has some questions about Euchre and classic trick-taking games, based on the fact he’s designed a new game and has run into multiple players who don’t know the game or what trick-taking actually is.

Euchre on Wikipedia
Trick Taking Game on Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trick-taking_game

Great modern trick-taking games:
The Fox in the Forest
The Fox in the Forest Duet
Black Spy
Gorus Maximus

Honourable Mentions:
Trick of the Rails
The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine

Trick Taking Game Suggestions from The Lobby:

Send questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com

—The Game Room: Ratuki—

A look at the fast playing. card flipping. card game Ratuki from The Op

Ratuki Written Review
Ratuki Unboxing

—The Game Room: Macaron—

A preview of Macacon a unique trick-taking game featuring a voting round to determine trump. 

Macaron Written Review

—Post Review Lobby Check In—

Macaron on Tabletopia

Games you want to eat:
Gingerbread Game
New York Slice
Through the Desert
Azul Stained Glass of Sintra
Catan Chocolate Edition

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

Gaming stuff we’ve been involved in over the last week:

Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion

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