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Out of the Box, Tips for playing a new game right out of the box. Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 141

Out of the Box


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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—Ask The Bellhop—

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?

How do you approach teaching board games? https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/teaching-boardgames/

Teaching new gamers vs. experienced gamers

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—The Game Room: Jabuka—

A tile-based word game with a twist.

Written review of Jabuka on the blog
Jabuka unboxing video
Buy Jabuka (use code SPEAKJABUKA for 10% off)

—The Game Room: Trapwords—

A dungeon delve themed word guessing game.

Written Review of Trapwords on the blog
Trapwords unboxing video
Buy Trapwords

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

What we’ve been playing:

Riff Raff
Unfair
Trapwords
Space Base
Codenames Duet
Tapestry
Amazing Heroes


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