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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

Active Game Nights

2/16/2021
Active Game Nights - How to maintain your game night group.After discussing ways to keep your game group going with a special look at doing that during the ongoing global pandemic we’ve got reviews of The Creepy Cellar expansion for Ghost Fightin Treasure Hunters and a look at Roguebook a digital deck building roguelike from Richard Garfield of Magic The Gathering Fame. Episode 122, recorded February 10th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at...

Duration:02:26:02

Styles and Types of Boardgames

2/9/2021
Styles and Types of Board Games - In addition to Engine Building, what other types of board games are there? Also reviews of Fairy Season from Good Games Publishing and Harry Potter House Cup Competition from The Op. Finally first thoughts on Junk Orbit and Sean continues to try to learn Masks: Episode 121, recorded February 3rd, 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:01:44:34

Engine Building

2/2/2021
Engine Building - What do we mean by engine building and some of the best engine building games. Also a review of Funfair, a lighter, less cutthroat, version of Unfair the engine building game about building a theme park. Finally, in our week in review Moe shares his first thoughts on Wonder Woman Challenge of the Amazons and Sean’s been running some Masks: A New Generation and playing Clank! Episode 120, recorded January 27th, 2021. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at...

Duration:02:08:35

History lives on the Tabletop

1/12/2021
History lives on the Tabletop - Great board games based on history. We have some game suggestions for a historical miniature wargamer looking to broaden their horizons into hobby board games. Sticking with the theme of history we’ve got two Viking themed reviews, Skora and the Hall of Heroes Expansion for Raiders of the North Sea. Finally in our week in review we’ve got first thoughts on both Letter Jam and The Crew with two players.. Episode 119, recorded January 8th, 2021. Join us...

Duration:01:26:26

So long 2020

1/5/2021
So Long 2020 End of Year AMA. Topics include, time stamps on YouTube, digital board game reviews, podcast plans and tech upgrades, board gaming in Canada and more. Plus reviews of Robotech Force of Arms and Robotech Crisis Point. Finally, we’ve both been playing Hogwarts Battle, some Race for the Galaxy on BGA and Sean gets Clank! to the table. Episode 118, recorded December 30th, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show...

Duration:01:57:37

2020's Best

12/29/2020
2020s Best - The best games we discovered for the first time in 2020. Reviews of Knot Dice Squared and Back to the Future Dice Through Time. Also some virtual gaming, more Knot Dice and another book of Hogwarts Battle completed. Episode 117, recorded December 23rd, 2020. 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:01:17:32

Non-Game Gifts for Gamers

12/22/2020
Non-Game Gifts for Gamers. Holiday shopping suggestions for shopping for a gamer who doesn’t need more games. Reviews of a couple of independently published filler games: Bricks & Brutes from Nanolociy Games and Knot Dice from Black Oak Games. Also a return to Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle. Episode 116, recorded December 16th, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the show consider tipping the Bellhop at:...

Duration:01:30:39

It’s in the Cards

12/15/2020
It’s in the Cards, Tabletop role playing games that use standard playing cards, and card based adventure board games. Two featured reviews: Tyrants of the Underdark from Gale Force 9 and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set from Paizo. Also first thoughts on Mission Red Planet and Bricks & Brutes and more in our week in review segment. Episode 115 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded December 9th, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at...

Duration:01:58:54

Extra Life 2020

11/17/2020
Extra Life 2020. The results of our 2020 Extra Life charity efforts and a discussion of all of the games we played. Includes board games like Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion, first thoughts on Harry Potter House Cup Competition, a new Chronicles of Crime 1400 case, lots of digital gaming and more. Also some talk about Star Wars The Old Republic MMORPG. Episode 114 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded November 11th, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at...

Duration:01:34:17

That's the Trick

11/10/2020
That’s the Trick - Great Trick Taking Games. A discussion on trick-taking games and the declining popularity of traditional playing card games followed by 10 modern trick-taking game suggestions. Two featured reviews: Ratuki from The Op and a preview of Macaron from Sunrise Tornado. Finally some Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion in our week in review. Episode 113 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded November 4th, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at...

Duration:01:31:20

October AMA

11/3/2020
October AMA. Q&A Topics: Crowdfunding including what games we are excited about and various crowdfunding platforms with a focus on Gamefound, but also talk of Pulse, Itch.io, OneBookShelf, and Indiegogo. Making it in the tabletop industry, who makes more content creators or game designers? Games we most want to get to the table once it’s safe to game in person again. We also have two featured reviews: Chronicles of Crime 1400 from Lucky Duck games and The Shining Escape from the Overlook...

Duration:02:15:24

Tabletop Terror

10/27/2020
Tabletop Terror - Best Horror Themed Games. A number of great games for playing on or around Halloween including a bunch of suggestions from The Lobby. Sticking to the theme we have reviews of the ALIEN RPG Starter Set and EXIT: The Catacombs of Horror. We diverge a bit in our week in review where we’ve got first thoughts on Chronicles of Crime 1400, Robotech Force of Arms and more. Episode 111 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded October 14th, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine...

Duration:02:09:55

What’s New for Two

10/20/2020
What’s New for Two - The best newer two player board games. Tying into that we’ve got a review of one of the hottest new two player games out there right now, Watergate from Capstone Games. In our week in review we continue our Jaws of the Lion campaign, discuss some 7 Wonders, Clans of Caledonia, Terra Mystica and Rallyman GT online, and I convince Deanna to try For the Queen, a pass the stick style indie RPG. Episode 110 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded October 7th, 2020....

Duration:01:27:22

End of Summer AMA

10/6/2020
End of Summer AMA, Tabletop Transitions. Discussion topics include going back to earlier editions of D&D for players who really like min/maxing, transitioning from competitive games to cooperative ones, swapping from blogging to podcasting, RPG systems we did not enjoy, the shift to online gaming, and success in content creation. Sticking with the theme we take a looking back at Azul Summer Pavilion and look forward to spooky season with a review of Scooby-Doo! Escape from the Haunted Roller...

Duration:02:22:29

Pints & Pawns

9/29/2020
Pints & Pawns - Mixing beverages with your board games and RPGs. Sticking with the theme of beverages and board games we have reviews of Unlabeled The Blind Beer Tasting Game and Vinhos Deluxe Edition a game about making wine in Portugal. In the week in review we have some digital gaming with a Patreon patron and our first thoughts on Ratuki from The Op. Episode 108 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded September 23rd, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at...

Duration:01:32:52

Keep it Simple

9/22/2020
Keep it Simple - Ways board game designers make their games easier to learn and teach. A follow up to last week’s topic where we highlighted 15 heavier games that are easier to learn and play than you might think. In the Game Room we have reviews of the Animal Empire an anthropomorphic empire building card game and the Tales from The Loop Starter Set from Free League Publishing Episode 107 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded September 16th, 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM...

Duration:01:54:04

Surprisingly Easy Board Games

9/15/2020
Surprisingly Easy Board Games - Heavy games that are surprisingly easy to teach and learn, a follow up to our topic from a few weeks back where we talked about surprisingly complex games.Today we are looking at the flip side of the coin. Once we get to The Game Room we will be looking at Trade & Intrigue, the second expansion for Orleans featuring four optional modules, and Flick Wars, a dexterity based strategy wargame, plus of course we end with our usual week in review. Episode 106 of...

Duration:01:40:35

RPG Artifacts and Mementos

9/8/2020
RPG Artifacts and Mementos - Physical items left over long after the game is done. Along with this discussion we’ve got reviews of Sanctum and the Exotica Expansion for Eminent Domain. We wrap up with some Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion and talk about the board game arena version of Quoridor, a classic abstract game. Episode 105 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded August 30th 2020. Join us Wednesdays at Nine PM Eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop. If you enjoy the...

Duration:02:15:19

Inaugural Reviewapalooza

9/1/2020
Inaugural Reviewapalooza - Welcome to our first ever Reviewapalooza. This is replacing our usual end of month AMA live Q&A with our chatroom. In this review filled episode we are going to be looking at one RPG, Runaway Hirelings, and four board games including, Breakdancing Meeples, Talisman Batman Super-Villains Edition, Roll for Lasers and EXIT The Haunted Roller Coaster. In addition, during the Bellhop's Tabletop Segment we continue our playthrough of the Pathfinder Adventure Cards Game...

Duration:01:45:38

Surprisingly complex games

8/25/2020
Surprisingly Complex Games - Games that were much more than we expected. This episode we talk about games that surprised us in a good way. In the game room were comparing a couple of games with older versions of them. First will be how Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion differs from Gloomhaven and then Mermaid Adventures Revised, a setting book for The Pip system Corebook we reviewed last week. In The Bellhops Tabletop we talk about Camp Capstone another online game convention and Runaway Hirelings...

Duration:02:16:56