Pull the Trigger: Discussing board game end game triggers, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 197


Pull the Trigger, discussing board game end game triggers.

A follow up to last week where we talked about game end mechanics, we talk about various end game triggers and which are our favourites. This is followed by reviews of Drop It from Kosmos and Thrones of Valeria from Daily Magic Games, we wrap up with another very full Bellhop’s Tabletop segment.

Episode 197 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded January 11th, 2023.

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End Game Mechanics

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Discussing game end triggers in board games.

End Game, last week’s episode:

Typical End Game Triggers:

The Race:

Last Man Standing:

Set Number of Rounds:

Random Ending After Set Rounds:


Goal Driven Triggers:

Player Initiated:

A Loss Condition:

Resource Runs Out:

Games With Interesting Triggers:

A Note About Tiebreakers and People Smarter Than Us:

Our Favourite Triggers:

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—The Game Room: Drop It–

A dexterity game with more depth than its toy-like look would lead you to believe.

—The Game Room: Thrones of Valeria–

A modern trick taking game for two to six players with some interesting new mechanics.

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