Season 4 of Tabletop kicks off with Wil Wheaton hosting a game of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival.
Wil Wheaton, who most Trekkies know as Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation, hosts a wonderful web show called TableTop. TableTop is a “we play” YouTube show with a twist, instead of playing the latest first person shooter Wil and his guests play a board game.
The show is great fun and shows you the ins and outs of a board game. This way you get to see the game in action before you buy the game. I’m a huge fan of board games, but it can be hard to get a good picture of a game from a box cover. You really need to see a game in action to understand it and know if it’s a game you and your friends would enjoy.
Tabletop is wonderful because it lets you get a sense of a board game and Wil usually has on some great nerd guests as well. In the past Wil has even been joined by Star Trek: Voyager’s Jeri Ryan.
In this edition of Tabletop Wil and his friends play Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. It’s a card collecting game involving matching sets to earn honor.
Check out the first episode of Tabletop season 4.
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival seems like a really fun little game. I think the best part of this game would have to be that you can get anyone involved in the game because it doesn’t have a huge learning curve. As much as I love complex board games, it’s also nice to have a game you can play in an hour or two. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is also simple enough kids could play along. Games that both kids and adults can play and enjoy together is more uncommon than you might think.
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