Tips for playing a game for the first time from right out of the box. We cover tips and tricks for learning a game for the first time at the table with the people you are going to play with. After that we review a couple of word games: Jabuka and Trapwords. Finally, in our week in review, we’ve got thoughts on Riff Raff, Unfair, Space Base, Codenames Duet, Tapestry and the Supers RPG Amazing Heroes.
Episode 141 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded July 21th, 2021.
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- Top 10 of the top 1000 games on BGG
- Our White Star Review
- The Duke
- The best board game tournament format
- What’s in a Word podcast episode
- Stuff By Bez
- Space Base The Emergence of Shy Pluto Unboxing
- Tapestry Unboxing
- World’s Fair 1893 Review On the Blog
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- The Tabletop Bellhop on YouTube
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Tonight’s question comes from Tabletop Bellhop Patreon patron Jeff Szusz who writes:
It’s common advice that you should learn a game yourself before you get it to the table and bore two or three other people trying to learn it – but some folks may find it hard to sit with a game, alone, and really figure it out.
Also, sometimes you’re at a public play event and want to try something nobody at your table owns. Have you any tips for a group trying to unbox and learn a game together for the first time?
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—The Game Room: Jabuka—
A tile-based word game with a twist.
—The Game Room: Trapwords—
A dungeon delve themed word guessing game.
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