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History Lives on the Tabletop: Board Games Based on History, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Ep.119

History Lives on the Tabletop: Great boardgames based on history. We have some game suggestions for a historical miniature wargamer looking to broaden their horizons into hobby board games.
 
Sticking with the theme of history we’ve got two Viking-themed reviews, Skora and the Hall of Heroes expansion for Raiders of the North Sea.
 
Finally in our week in review, I’ve got first thoughts on both Letter Jam and The Crew at two-player.

Episode 119 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded January 8th, 2021.

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—Ask The Bellhop—

Tabletop Bellhop Patron Bryan Shein is a long time historical miniature gamer who’s looking to broaden their horizons and wants some historical themed board game suggestions.

Command & Colors System:
Command & Colors Ancients
Command & Colors Napoleonics
Command & Colors Medieval
Command & Colors Samurai Battles

Columbia Block Games:
Hammer of the Scots
Julius Caesar

Academy Games Birth Of… Series:
1754 Conquest
1775 Rebellion
1812 The Invasion of Canada
878 Vikings Invasions of England

18xx Rail Games:
1830, Railways & Robber Barons
1844 1854 Switzerland and Austria

Twilight Struggle

Civilization Games:
Through the Ages A New Story of Civilization
Clash of Cultures

Renaissance Games:
Princes of Florence
Genoa
Coimbra
Lorenzo Il Magnifico

Other Great Euro Games:
Trajan
Carpe Diem
Arkwright
Lisboa

Cooperative Games:
Freedom The Underground Railroad
The Grizzled Armistice Edition

Honourable Mentions:
Founding Fathers
John Company
Diplomacy

Send questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com

—The Game Room: Skora—

A great lunchtime length filler game about fishing and feuding in Norsica.

Skora Written Review
Skora Unboxing Video
Buy Skora

—The Game Room: Raiders of the North Sea: Hall of Heroes—

The first expansion for Raiders of the North Sea adding a new mead hall, new townsfolk and a quest and renown system.

Hall of Heroes Written Review
Hall of Heroes Unboxing
Buy Hall of  Heroes

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

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

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
The Crew
Letter Jam


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