Reverse Engineering: Elements from video games that we would love to see in board games, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 178

Reverse Engineering – Elements from video games we would love to see on the tabletop.

We start with a longer than usual suggestion box. Then we’ve got a great question about video game features that we would love to see on our tabletop. After that we review Lost Ruins of Arnak and we wrap up with two player Scythe and even more Rack-O. 

Episode 178 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded June 29th, 2022.

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—Suggestion Box, Fan Feedback—

Discover Lands Unknown:


Crowdfunding red and green flags:

Getting started with D&D:

Send feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com


—Ask The Bellhop—

“If you could take anything you find particularly enjoyable or useful in video games and somehow translate it to board games, what would it be? This could be a kind of experience that you find pleasurable, or a mechanic or functionality that would be interesting to bring to board games.”

The ability to save your game:

Better onboarding:

Increased randomization:

Making changes to game components:

Increased Immersion:

No set up or take down time:

Online Play: 

Small incremental changes to the game after each play:

Checking in with the chatroom:

Send your questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com.


—The Game Room: Lost Ruins of Arnak—

Does this deck building worker placement mash-up live up to the hype?

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

Games we’ve been enjoying since our last show:



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