Episode 122 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded February 10th, 2021.
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This episode includes:
—Suggestion Box – Fan Feedback —
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—Ask The Bellhop—
Tonight we’ve got a question from long time fan of the show Emmet O’Brian,
“Getting and keeping a group active and regular is probably the biggest problem that gamers face. There are so many things that can trump game night. Often the main causes are important responsibilities like child care, work and relationships.
So are there tricks you’ve used to mitigate these factors?
Do you use any techniques to build excitement around game night so that people want to show up more?
Assuming that not all players are required, do you think a larger group has more of these problems or fewer?
I weirdly get the feeling that when one person doesn’t show up it seems to give license to others to not show. Have you seen this happen?
Obviously, this is a really tough problem to crack. I don’t expect a solution but any sage advice is appreciated.”
Topics and links:
Valid reasons to cancel on game night.
Tricks to reduce cancellations.
When 2 Meet
Building excitement for game night.
Do larger groups cause a problem?
Article: How Do You Deal With A Game Night Failure?
Article: Dos and Dont’s of Tabletop Gaming At Cafes and Pubs
Article: Tips for Starting Your Own Tabletop Gaming Club
Gaming during tough times, like during a global pandemic.
Article: Great Board Games with Little to No Physical Interaction
Obstacles to online gaming
Ways to game online
Board Game Arena
Boite A Jeux
Article: Comparison of Three of the Best Sites for Playing Board Games Online For Free
Board Game Stats
Board Game Geek
01:04:54 Lobby check-in
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—The Game Room: Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters The Creepy Cellar Expansion—
An expansion for my favourite cooperative kids game of all time.
—The Digital Game Room: Roguebook—
A look at a digital deck-building roguelike from Richard Garfield.
—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—
What we’ve been playing:
Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters
The Creepy Cellar Expansion
Rallyman GT on BGA
Rallyman GT physical
Terra Mystica on BGA
Terra Mystica physical
Sushi Go on BGA
Sushi Go physical
Masks A New Generation
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