Teaching a Board Game
I created a new topic for everyone to link posts related to teaching board games! For the first post, I was thinking I could get everyone's tips on this art form :)
So, have at it and share helpful tips based on your past experience! What worked? What didn't? What is your process like? (No need to try and address every single one of these). Other threads I plan to open up for this Topic will be along the lines of "Hardest Games to Teach and Your Tips," "Your Favorite How To Play Videos," "Easy To Teach Board Games for Family Gatherings with Decent Amount of Strategy," etc.
Here's some of my quick tips:
- Learn the game yourself before the game session. It takes time, but there's nothing worse than fumbling through the rulebook while everyone is present and constantly interrupting the game flow.
- Use past games played as jumping points to explain mechanisms in a new game. Having a reference point always makes it less overwhelming and makes rules easier to digest.