We discuss and give details about what we think is the best board game tournament format, the Candian Board Game Blitz. This is followed by a couple of previews, first up Sean’s giving us the rundown on Blood Bowl III a new digital version of the Games Workshop fantasy football game, then I’ve got a review of a prototype copy of Battle of GOG that was lent to us. We finish up with a week in review that includes more GOG and Blood Bowl and a digital game of Aventuria.
Episode 136 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded June 10th, 2021.
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—Suggestion Box – Fan Feedback —
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Five Player Games:
25 of the Best Goard Games for When you Have Exactly Five Players
Tabletop Five-O Podcast Episode
What is a Train Game?
Trainspotting Podcast Episode
What is a Train Game Podcast Segment on YouTube
Train games for Ticket to Ride Fans:
25 Next Step Train Games
Train Game Recommendations on YouTube
Isle of Trains
Tile laying games:
Resistance is Fu-Tile Podcast Episode
Top 10 of the Top 1000 Segment on YouTube
Aventuria Adventure Card Game:
Aventuria Review on the Blog
Aventuria Review on Youtube
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—Ask The Bellhop—
Tonight we’ve got a question from Tabletop Bellhop patron Courtney Jackson who asks:
“I have a small group of about 10 or 12 that game with us weekly. We are considering hosting a small boardgame tournament and are wondering,
1. How to choose the game/games for the tournament?
2. How to do the draw so the same people aren’t sitting at the same table the whole time?
3. Would it be better to.do a league style tournament where everyone meets weekly or bi-weekly and earn points over the course of several meets?”
A Look at Competition at the Game Table
The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz Webpage
Fan Expo Canada
Board Game Geek
Esoteric Order of Gamers
5 Round Blitz Scoresheets
The original Great Canadian Board Game Blitz Rules
Watch It Played
2019 Extra Life Board Game Blitz Wrap Up
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—The Bellhop’s Digital Tabletop: Blood Bowl III (Closed Beta)—
Sean shares his thoughts on the Blood Bowl 3 closed beta.
—The Game Room: Battle of GOG—
A look at this biblically themed abstract wargame currently live on Kickstarter.
Written Review of Battle of GOG
Back Battle of GOG on Kickstarter
—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—
What we’ve been playing:
Battle of GOG
World’s Fair 1893
Aventuria Adventure Card Game
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