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Getting to know you: Great get to know each other games, Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 242

We talk about icebreakers and get to know you games. We follow that up with two weeks worth of game plays including first thoughts on Cytosis, a cell biology board game, Tir Na Nog from Grand Gamers Guild, a not-quite-yet-released cooperative card game called Ultimatch, Point City, and more!

We finish up with three small box card game reviews, Matches, Ultimatch, and Tiger Stripes The Card Game.

Episode 242 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast was recorded on May 15th 2024.

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— Ask The Bellhop: Great Get to Know you Games —

We answer the question, “What are some game recommendations for getting to know the boy she brings over?” but put our own spin on it by opening up the discussion to include tips on how to pick the right game and general recommendations for great “get to know you” games (though we do include some answers that are more specific to the original question).

Our picks for great get to know you games:

Honourable Mentions:

Suggestions from the Lobby:

Send your questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com.


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— Announcement – Brews & Board Games May 23rd —

Our next Brews & Board Games Event at the Walkerville Brewery is Thursday May 23rd


— The Bellhop’s Tabletop —

What we’ve been playing lately:


— Matches Review —

Matches is a fascinating mashup of traditional card game mechanics that is sure to please traditional playing card game fans.


— Ultimatch Review —

Ultimatch is a cooperative card game that is quick to learn and which will really appeal to fans of mass market card games like UNO, Skip-Bo, and Phase 10.


— Tiger Stripes The Card Game Game Review —

Tiger Stripes the Card Game is a great my first engine builder. It’s perfect for introducing kids into the board game hobby and for introducing engine building to non-hobby gamers.


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