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The Tabletop Bellhop, is your cardboard concierge. Here to answer your game and game night questions, striving to make everyone’s gaming experience better. Board game and RPG News, reviews and Q&A.

The Tabletop Bellhop, is your cardboard concierge. Here to answer your game and game night questions, striving to make everyone’s gaming experience better. Board game and RPG News, reviews and Q&A.

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Podcasts

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The Tabletop Bellhop, is your cardboard concierge. Here to answer your game and game night questions, striving to make everyone’s gaming experience better. Board game and RPG News, reviews and Q&A.

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English


Episodes

Avenging your Justice Squad

10/5/2021
Avenging your Justice Squad Sean shares his tips and tricks for running a superhero RPG. After that we’ve got a review of The Quacks of Quedlinburg followed up with an all digital week in review. Episode 148, recorded September 29th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at: patreon.com/tabletopbellhop More detailed show notes: https://tabletopbellhop.com/podcast/ep149/ Disclosure: Links...

Duration:01:38:38

Flood of questions

9/28/2021
AMA Topics include: Games to bring on a vacation, getting back into public play, RPG artifacts, oldest unplayed games, games that would make for great movies or books and vice versa, what we like to read and more! Also a review of the Wrath Expansion for Draconis Invasion, initial thoughts on Roll Camera! And a return to Castles of Burgundy. Episode 148, recorded September 22nd, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show...

X Marks The Spot

9/21/2021
X Marks The Spot - Digital Mapping Tools for Tabletop Games We highlight some of the best map-making tools that are out there with a focus on free or cheap software. We then review the FS-XIA box insert from Folded Space for Xia Legends of a Drift System and wrap up with our week in review with thoughts on Shy Pluto for Space Base, Villainous at six, Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria and our first play of Viscounts of the West Kingdom. Episode 147, recorded September 15th, 2021. Join us...

Duration:01:30:47

Back in Class

9/14/2021
Back in Class - Grade School Gaming Events With the kids heading back to school we talk about some great games for a one hour grade school gaming event. Reviews this week are a look at a prototype of The Red Burnoose Algeria 1857 and Hidden Games Crime Scene Case Number One, The Maplebrooke Case. Episode 146, recorded September 8th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at:...

Duration:02:06:46

Not as bad as they look

8/31/2021
Not as bad as they look Ugly board games that play great. We start off with the result of our Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend charity gaming event. Then we’ve got a question from one of our awesome Patreon patrons looking for games we didn’t find visually appealing but that we loved. After that reviews of the first Unfair Expansion and Guild Master both from Good Games Publishing and then finally a quick list of the games we played during our Extra Life event in our week in...

Duration:01:56:00

The Inaugural SeanCon

8/24/2021
The Inaugural SeanCon. Sean’s thoughts on the 11 different games we played during this impromptu “game convention” we hope becomes a regular thing. Also reviews of Draconis Invasion and CodeMonkey: Going Bananas. Episode 144, recorded August 18th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at: patreon.com/tabletopbellhop More detailed show notes:...

Duration:02:04:23

Solitaire Fantasy

8/17/2021
Solitaire Fantasy, highlighting some great challenging single player fantasy themed games. Also reviews of Circle of Six and Aroma, plus initial thoughts on the first Unfair Expansion and more. Episode 143, recorded August 12th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at: patreon.com/tabletopbellhop More detailed show notes: https://tabletopbellhop.com/podcast/ep143/ Disclosure: Links may be...

Duration:01:48:38

Building Civilizations and Theme Parks

8/10/2021
Building Civilizations and Theme Parks. A special all review episode, featuring reviews of Tapestry from Stonemaier Games and Unfair from Good Games Publishing, as well as a comparison of Unfair versus Funfair. Episode 142.2, recorded August 5th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at: patreon.com/tabletopbellhop More detailed show notes:...

Duration:01:24:10

Three Year Anniversary

8/10/2021
Year Three Anniversary! Tonight we bring you an extended Ask the Bellhop segment featuring a retrospective, a live Q&A with our chat, and have our fans share their favourite Bellhop moments. We also announce a new giveaway and talk about plays of Unfair, Tapestry, Lanterns Dice, Aroma, Circle of Six, and Marvel Strike Teams. Note we held some giveaways during the stream featuring Tabletop Bellhop Trivia. While we invite you to play along, all of the prizes have been handed out. Consider it...

Duration:02:01:08

Out of The Box

7/27/2021
Out of the Box: Tips for playing a game for the first time from right out of the box. We cover tips and tricks for learning a game for the first time at the table with the people you are going to play with. After that we review a couple of word games: Jabuka and Trapwords. Finally, in our week in review, we’ve got thoughts on Riff Raff, Unfair, Space Base, Codenames Duet, Tapestry and the Supers RPG Amazing Heroes. Episode 141, recorded July 21th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern...

Duration:01:57:12

What's in a Word?

7/20/2021
What’s in a Word? - Best Word Based Party Games We’ve got seventeen game suggestions for a fan who is looking for word based party games. After that I review the new second edition of World’s Fair 1893 and let everyone know if it’s worth upgrading if you have the original. We finish off with thoughts on Space Base, Tapestry and Guild Master, both digital and physical, and a bit more about Riff Raff and World’s Fair 1893. Episode 140, recorded July 14th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM...

Duration:01:35:16

Gaming Together Again

7/13/2021
Gaming Together Again: Organizing community gaming events Review: Aventuria Wheel of Life expansion Bellhop’s Tabletop: The Emergence of Shy Pluto for Space Base, Trapwords. Guild Master and Flicking Finches correction. Episode 139, recorded July 7th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at: patreon.com/tabletopbellhop More detailed show notes:...

Duration:01:38:47

UltraLight

7/6/2021
Ultralight. We’ve got one of our fantastic Patreon patrons looking for ultralight game suggestions and we’ve got a bunch of them! This is followed up by a review of a prototype copy of Flicking Finches, an Evolution in Dexterity Games, and a return to Roguebook, the digital deck builder by Richard Garfield, where we talk about what’s changed since the beta now that the game is fully released. Also, first thoughts on Guild Master, and Sean tries Aeon’s End for the first time. Episode 138,...

Duration:01:55:59

Prime Day AMA

6/29/2021
Prime Day AMA, Space Base Review and a Return to In Person Gaming. AMA topics include: our favourite designers, what is a game mechanic, kickstarter hotness, what games do we want to pick up next, games we have re-purchased. In person games we share our thoughts on: Riff Raff, Eclipse Second Dawn for the Galaxy, the Quacks of Quedlinburg and more Space Base. Episode 137, recorded June 23rd, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy...

Duration:01:49:00

Board Game Tournaments

6/15/2021
Board Game Tournaments. We discuss and give details about what we think is the best board game tournament format, the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz. This is followed by a couple of previews. First up Sean’s gives us the rundown on Blood Bowl III, a new digital version of the Games Workshop fantasy football game. Then Moe’s got a review for a prototype copy of Battle of GOG. We finish up with a week in review that includes more GOG, more Blood Bowl,and a digital game of Aventuria Adventure...

Duration:01:46:40

Roll and Move - Is it really that terrible?

6/8/2021
Roll and Move. Is it really that terrible? What is a roll and move game, why do people hate on them and what are some actually good roll and move games? This is followed by two Aventuria Adventure Card Game Reviews, Master Tailor’s Poltergeists and Arsenal of Heroes. We also share our initial thoughts on the Battle of GOG prototype. Episode 135, recorded June 2nd, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping...

Duration:02:12:28

Top 10 of 1000

6/1/2021
Top 10 of 1000, an interesting take on our favourite games from the BGG top 1000 board games followed by a detailed review of our latest obsession, the Aventuria Adventure Card Game. Episode 134, recorded May 26th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at: patreon.com/tabletopbellhop More detailed show notes: https://tabletopbellhop.com/podcast/ep134/ Disclosure: Links may be affiliate...

Duration:01:47:17

Rollin’

5/25/2021
Rollin’ - We tackle a question about dice trays and towers. We talk about whether we use them or not and deep dive into why you may want them or why not and what to look for if you do choose to buy one. Then I’ve got a review of a fantastic family friendly RPG, Magical Kitties Save The Day. Finally, I’ve got some initial thoughts on the Aventuria Adventure Card Game. Episode 133, recorded May 19th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you...

Duration:02:21:50

Working on the Railroad

5/18/2021
Working on the Railroad - We continue our topic of train games, recommending the best next step train games for Ticket to Ride fans. Sticking with the railway theme, we review one of the most unique train games out there: Rail Pass. We’ve got more thoughts on Rail Pass in the Bellhop’s Tabletop segment as well as initial thoughts on Azul Crystal Mosaic and Gorinto. Episode 132, recorded May 12th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you...

Duration:01:23:04

Trainspotting

5/11/2021
Trainspotting - Part one of a two episode series highlighting Train Games. In this first episode we try to help people define what a Train Game is. Sticking with our train theme we’ve got a review of an 18XX upgrade. Then we go off the rails a bit with our review of A Little Wordy, the latest game from Exploding Kittens. We finish off back on track with some initial thoughts on Great Western Trail and Rail Pass as well as plays of Villainous, DC Deck Building and Supershow. Episode 131,...

Duration:01:31:38