End Game: Discussing how board games finish, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 196


End Game: Discussing the various ways board games end

We discuss game end mechanisms based on a question from one of our awesome patreon patrons. After that we dive into the pile of obligation and review two games, Boba Mahjong, a two player set collection card game, and Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria, a dice drafting game in the Valeria Universe. Then we wrap up with a busy week in review where I got in some New Year’s Eve gaming and we totally didn’t have a #SeanCon.

Episode 196 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded January 4th, 2023.

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—Suggestion Box, Fan Feedback—

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—Ask The Bellhop—

“What are the pros and cons of various end-of-game rules?”

Topics and games mentioned:

Where did this question come from?

The typical ways games end and our thoughts on each of them:

Other unique ways to end games:

What makes a good board game ending?

The debate about when a game actually ends:

Send your questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com.


—The Game Room: Boba Mahjong–

A two player only rummy based card game with a cute theme.

—The Game Room: Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria–

This dice drafting, worker placement, engine building game is finally back in print, so it’s time for a review!

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

Not #SeanCon:

Gaming in the New Year:

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