Thematic Depth: Avoiding Pasted on Themes in Board Games, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 203

Tonight we’re talking about achieving thematic depth in board games, including games that get it right and games that get it wrong. We review Belgian Beers Race, a game themed on Belgian beers, and talk about the games we’ve been playing including first thoughts on a Dice Kingdoms expansion, the new My Little Pony deck-builder, Downforce and more.

Episode 203 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, was recorded March 29th, 2023.

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Youtube version of this segment: VIDEO: Board Games and Thematic Depth, Discussing Meaningful Themes in Board Games

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—The Game Room: The Belgian Beers Race—

Youtube version of this review: VIDEO: The Belgian Beers Race Review, backpack around Belgium in this beer themed board game

A game about backpacking around Belgium and visiting its world famous breweries.

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