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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.

Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Moe Tousignant

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

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.

    Episode 1 - Our First Settlements

    Episode 1 - Our First Settlements

    At Tabletop Bellhop we answer your game and game night questions, go "Ask The Bellhop"


    Today's question: Catan - What is it about, where do I even begin?
    We also discuss legacy games, my disappointment with Star Wars Destiny, and more.




    Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel


    Welcome to the first episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live. This an edited version of our live show first recorded on July 26, 2018. Join us as we stream live every week Thursday's at Nine Thirty Eastern on Twitch


    Disclosure: Some links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.




    This episode includes:


    ---Tabletop Gaming Weekly---
    A look at what games hit The Bellhop's table over the last week.


    ZhanGuo,
    Azul,
    Star Wars Destiny,
    Bruges


    ---Ask The Bellhop---
    Each week we answer at least one viewer question. This week:


    Aeryn asks: Catan - What is it about, where do I even begin?
    Some of the many Catan games mentioned:
    All things Catan


    ---The Lobby---
    Throughout the show we intermittently check in with our live twitch chat and interact with our guests. Some of the board games that came up this week:


    SeaFall: A Legacy Game,
    The Catan App (iOS),
    Tabletop Simulator (which I couldn't remember the name of during the show)




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    • 39 min
    Episode 2 - Child's Play

    Episode 2 - Child's Play

    At Tabletop Bellhop we answer your game and game night questions, go "Ask The Bellhop"


    Today's question: Cooperative games for youth
    We also discuss Social Deduction Games, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 and more.




    Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel


    This an edited version of our live show first recorded on 02/08/2018. Join us as we stream live every week, Thursday's at Nine Thirty Eastern on Twitch


    Disclosure: Some links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.




    This episode includes:
    ---Viewer/Listener Feedback ---
    We read off and respond to listener feedback. Send feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com or sean@tabletopbellhop.com


    ---Tabletop Gaming Weekly---
    A look at what games hit The Bellhop's table over the last week. Including Bruges, Azule, and Pandemic Legacy


    Related Blog Post:


    ---Announcements ---
    The Podcast is live on most major podcasting platforms. Search your podcatcher for The Tabletop Bellhop Live


    Launch Party August 11th 2pm - 2am EDT - will stream live on Twitch. Everyone is invited to join us. Live podcast recording, Big Trouble in Little China live play, Catan Chocolate Edition Live Play, giveaways and more.


    The Tabletop Bellhop hosts will be at QCC - [Queen City Conquest September 7th-9th.] (http://queencityconquest.com/)


    Related Blog Post


    ---Ask The Bellhop---
    Each week we answer at least one viewer question. This week:
    What Lesser known cooperative board games are there for kids?
    Forbidden Island,
    Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters,
    Outfoxed,
    Flashpoint,
    Mice & Mystics,
    Sentinels of the Multiverse,
    Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle,
    Star Wars Imperial Assault,
    Mansions of Madness


    Related Blog Post


    ---Featured Review---
    We look at The Thing: Infection at outpost 31
    A discussion about what social deduction games are. The Bellhops history with them and then his thoughts on The Thing. Will it change his mind?


    Related Blog Post


    ---The Lobby---
    Throughout the show we intermittently check in with our live Twitch chat and interact with our guests.




    If you enjoyed the show be sure to tip The Bellhop at:


    Find us all over the web:
    Facebook
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    BoardGameGeek

    • 53 min
    Episode 3 - Ready Player Two

    Episode 3 - Ready Player Two

    At Tabletop Bellhop we answer your game and game night questions, go "Ask The Bellhop" at https://tabletopbellhop.com/


    Today's question: What are some good two player games?
    We break it down into various types of two player games and offer suggestions for each type.




    Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel


    This is the third episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live. This is a trimmed version of our live show first recorded on August 9th, 2018. Join us as we stream live every week Thursday's at Nine Thirty Eastern: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop


    Disclosure: Some links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.




    This episode includes:


    ------Viewer/Listener Feedback------
    We read off and respond to listener feedback. Send feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com or sean@tabletopbellhop.com


    ------Tabletop Gaming Weekly-----
    A look at what games hit The Bellhop's table over the last week.
    Wasteland Express Delivery Service
    Hansa Teutonica
    Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire


    Related Blog Post


    ------Ask The Bellhop------
    Each week we answer at least one viewer question. This week: DragonGem from The Lobby, our Tabletop Bellhop Live twitch chatroom asks: What are some good 2 player games?


    Two Player Euros:
    Patchwork
    Agricola All Creatures Big And Small
    Le Havre The Inland Port
    Lost Cities
    7 Wonders Duel
    Twilight Struggle
    Fields of Arle


    Two Player Card Games:
    Android Netrunner
    Star Wars LCG
    Magic The Gathering
    Pokemon
    Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
    Star Wars Destiny
    Star Realms


    Related Blog Post


    ------Announcements-----
    The Podcast is live on most major podcasting platforms. Search your podcatcher for The Tabletop Bellhop Live


    Launch Party August 11th 2pm - 2am EDT – Thanks for those who attended.


    The Tabletop Bellhop hosts will be at QCC - Queen City Conquest September 7th-9th.


    Related Blog Post


    ------Ask The Bellhop Pt 2------
    Due to how many games we talk about this week, we broke the answer up into multiple sections


    Two Player Abstract Games:
    The Duke
    Onitama
    GIFP
    And Then We Held Hands
    Hive


    Miniature Games
    Warhammer 40,000
    Age of Sigmar
    Warmachine
    Hordes
    Star Wars X-Wing
    Star Wars Armada
    Malifaux
    Mars Attacks


    ------The Lobby------
    We check in with the twitch chatroom


    ------Ask The Bellhop Pt 3------
    Due to how many games we talk about this week, we broke the answer up into multiple sections


    Wargames:
    Hammer of the Scots
    Command & Colors Ancients
    Battlelore
    Advanced Squad Leader
    Star Fleet Battles
    Battletech


    Multiplayer games great with two:
    Clank!
    Ascension
    Terraforming Mars
    Carcassonne
    Splendor
    Castles of Burgundy
    Attika
    Race for the Galaxy
    Ingenious
    Qwirkle
    Azul
    Boggle
    Bananagrams


    ------Blog and Patreon Shout Out ------
    Thanks to those who have chosen to tip The Bellhop
    The Tabletop Bellhop Blog




    If you enjoyed the show be sure to tip The Bellhop at:
    https://www.patreon.com/tabletopbellhop


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 4 - Insert Tab A

    Episode 4 - Insert Tab A

    At Tabletop Bellhop we answer your game and game night questions, go "Ask The Bellhop" at https://tabletopbellhop.com/


    Today's question: Are Custom box inserts worth it?




    Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel


    This is the fourth episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live, a trimmed version of our live show recorded on August 16th, 2018. Join us as we stream live every week Thursday's at Nine Thirty Eastern: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop


    Disclosure: Some links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.




    This episode includes:


    ------Viewer/Listener Feedback------
    We read off and respond to listener feedback. Send feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com or sean@tabletopbellhop.com


    ------Tabletop Gaming Weekly-----
    A look at what games hit The Bellhop's table over the last week.
    7 Wonders
    Between Two Cities
    Rumble in the Dungeon
    Wasteland Express Delivery Service
    Big Trouble in Little China
    The Duke
    Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
    Catan:Chocolate Edition
    Catan Trade Build Settle
    Azul
    Bottom of the Ninth
    Zooloretto
    Bora Bora
    Terraforming Mars


    Related Blog Post


    ------Announcements-----
    The Podcast is live on most major podcasting platforms. Search your podcatcher for The Tabletop Bellhop Live


    The Tabletop Bellhop hosts will be at QCC - Queen City Conquest September 7th-9th.


    ------Ask The Bellhop------
    Each week we answer at least one viewer question. This week: Jayden W. asks: Are custom Box inserts worth it?


    What do box inserts do? Should you buy one? If you buy one where? Some tips on building them.


    The Broken Token
    Meeple Realty
    Folded Space
    Game Trayz
    Etsy


    Related Blog Post


    ------Blog and Patreon Shout Out ------
    Thanks to those who have chosen to tip The Bellhop
    The Tabletop Bellhop Blog




    If you enjoyed the show be sure to tip The Bellhop at:
    https://www.patreon.com/tabletopbellhop


    Find us all over the web:
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Google Plus
    BoardGameGeek

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 5 - Back to School

    Episode 5 - Back to School

    At Tabletop Bellhop we answer your game and game night questions, go "Ask The Bellhop" at https://tabletopbellhop.com/


    Today's question: How do you approach teaching board games?




    Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel


    This is the fifth episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live, an edited version of our live show recorded on August 23rd, 2018. Join us as we stream live every week Thursday's at Nine Thirty Eastern: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop


    Disclosure: Some links below are Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.




    This episode includes:


    ------Viewer/Listener Feedback------
    We read off and respond to listener feedback. Send feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com or sean@tabletopbellhop.com


    ------Tabletop Gaming Weekly-----
    A look at what games hit The Bellhop's table over the last week.
    The Colonists,
    Can’t Stop,
    Board Gaming Arena,
    Orleans,
    Age of Sigmar,
    Gizmos,
    Great Western Trail


    Related Blog Post: https://tabletopbellhop.com/playing-tabletop-games/wdypm-aug20/


    ------Announcements-----


    The Tabletop Bellhop hosts will be at QCC - Queen City Conquest September 7th-9th.


    ------Ask The Bellhop------
    Each week we answer at least one viewer question. This week: Andrew D asks:


    How do you approach getting heavier games to the table in terms of teaching people how to play? Get them to watch a how to play video before they come, do the first playthrough as a teaching session, do a big info dump at the start, or something else?.


    Esoteric Order of Gamers,
    Wasteland Express Delivery Service,
    Star Realms,
    Catan


    Related Blog Post: https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/teaching-boardgames/


    * ---- The Blog----*
    Head over to the Tabletop Bellhop Blog where you can read more about today’s topics and more.
    The Tabletop Bellhop Blog: https://tabletopbellhop.com




    If you enjoyed the show be sure to tip The Bellhop at:
    https://www.patreon.com/tabletopbellhop


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    • 55 min
    Episode 6 - Answer Me These Questions Three

    Episode 6 - Answer Me These Questions Three

    At Tabletop Bellhop we answer your game and game night questions, go "Ask The Bellhop" at https://tabletopbellhop.com/. Today we answer three different questions. We look for good 3 player area control games to play at lunch, talk about games based on dominoes and suggest some next step games from Splendor.




    Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel


    This is the Sixth episode of Tabletop Bellhop Live, an edited version of our live show recorded on August 30th, 2018. Join us as we stream live every week Thursday's at Nine Thirty Eastern: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop


    Disclosure: Some links below are Amazon Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.




    This episode includes:


    ------Viewer/Listener Feedback------
    We read off and respond to listener feedback. Send feedback to moe@tabletopbellhop.com or sean@tabletopbellhop.com


    ------Tabletop Gaming Weekly-----
    A look at what games hit The Bellhop's table over the last week.
    Clank! In! Space!,
    Lazer Ryderz,
    Board Gaming Arena,
    7 Wonders,
    Paperback,
    Flip City,
    Terraforming Mars,
    Honshu


    Related Blog Post: https://tabletopbellhop.com/playing-tabletop-games/wdypm-aug27/


    ------Announcements-----
    You can find us all across the web now and we grow by the support of listeners and viewers like you, so please take a minute to like, comment and subscribe to our content on your favorite platform or give us a review.


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    ------Ask The Bellhop------
    Each week we answer at least one viewer question. This week: We will be answering three game recommendation questions.


    Good three player area control or skirmish games played in 45-60 minutes.
    Cry Havoc,
    Tash-Kalar,
    Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire,
    Smallworld,


    Twists on Dominoes
    Ingenious,
    Kingdomino,
    Queendomino,
    Over 100 games to play with a standard set of Dominoes: https://www.pagat.com/tile/wdom/,
    Quad-Ominos,
    Honshu,
    Carcassonne,
    Qwirkle,
    Patchwork,


    Next step up game from Splendor
    Cities of Splendor,
    Century Spice Road,
    Race for the Galaxy,
    Dominion,
    Star Realms,
    Valeria Card Kingdom,


    Related Blog Post: https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/boardgame-recommendations/


    * ---- The Blog----*
    Head over to the Tabletop Bellhop Blog where you can read more about today’s topics and more.
    The Tabletop Bellhop Blog: https://tabletopbellhop.com




    If you enjoyed the show be sure to tip The Bellhop at:
    https://www.patreon.com/tabletopbellhop


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    Twitch https://twitch.tv/tabletopbellhop

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

donnadb ,

Focus on gaming experience makes this show unique

Lots of tabletop podcasts out there, but what I appreciate about Moe and Sean is their mission to improve your gaming experience. It’s not just about reviews or interviews (although there are those). The hosts are dialed in on making sure you and your group have fun. They talk about marching games to the group and situation, organizing and hosting, gaming in public, and avoiding (or handling) issues. An essential companion to the podcasts about design and mechanics, because it puts those discussions in the context of real-world play cultures. Hosts are friendly and chatty, but very well prepared — they do their research and deliver lots of organized and useful info.

Steve_D12 ,

Great Board Gaming Show!

Love the interaction and community based podcast that Moe and Sean run with the Tabletop Bellhop. I always find these type of podcasts (where the hosts are so interactive) the best. Catch them stream the live show on twitch, email in questions, chat via twitter, etc, these guys are very open to chatting and are always asking for participation. If you’re into board gaming you owe yourself a subscription to listen to the show. One of the few shows I tip via patreon. —Steve D

chipchuck ,

Repetitive dialogue

The episodes would be half the time if one co-host didn’t rephrase and repeat everything the bell hop says. It’s maddening.

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