Winning/losing when teaching
Often when I first teach a game, I will tend to perform worse as I spend all my time focused on helping the other players that I spend minimal time on my own strategy. I often think this a good thing as it feels bad to introduce someone to a new game and then trash them at it (plus you risk putting them off what is a game you probably love and as such deprive them of the opportunity to enjoy it for years to come). However, if someone is quick off the mark with the rules (so you have the time to consider your own plays) or on their second play, do you find you still go relatively easy on them? I am never sure if it is condescending to not play your best against someone to try and make the game close/interesting? What do you guys think/tend to do?