JamesReid860

What do you think about Board Games having a Tutorial Mode?

Do you like games that have a tutorial mission or mode? Do you find them helpful? Do you not like them? Which ones have you seen that have one?

2 points by JamesReid860 - updated 40 days ago | 20 comments | report | subscribe

Skurvy5 Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

Imperial Assault has a great tutorial mission in both the app as well as the core game. It’s helpful when brining in new players. 

JamesReid860 Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh I didn't realize that it had a tutorial. Good to know

BenjaminK 43 days ago | 1 point[-]

The game I remember learning via tutorial was Doomtown: Reloaded. My wife and I were still confused and eventually sold it because we had no idea what was going on even after the tutorial haha I think a bit more freedom in the tutorial would have been good; instead, it told us a lot of what to do, so we followed the directions but didn't really learn the "why" behind it.

If it's done well, like Root, then I'm game for a tutorial. 

JamesReid860 Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

That makes sense. A tutorial that has you too much on the rails doesn’t help. A very controlled setting to explore is good!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

The more complicated the game is the more I like it. 


JamesReid860 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

What's the most complicated game that you've seen a tutorial used? 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

Star Trek: Frontiers is a 4.29, I think, on the BGG scale. It is the most complicated game I have played. It has a first mission walk through contained in a separate rulebook. 

JamesReid860 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh wow. Yep that's a complicated one!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

It seemed that way... LOL

JamesReid860 Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

And was the walkthrough helpful?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yes 

JamesReid860 Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice

sdirrane Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

I do like that Root has a two round tutorial for the first time playing.  It helps you get a feel for the game before working on your own strategy.

I think that's the best bet though.  One or two rounds of tutorial then get into it and get playing.

BenjaminK 43 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah, I like the Root tutorial. Gets you started, but doesn't dictate the game. Lets you explore and figure things out on your own. 

JamesReid860 Supporter42 days ago | 1 point[-]

Good to know. Root has been on my wish list but this makes me feel better about getting it. 

JamesReid860 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

When teaching a game, do you ever just set up and play a couple  rounds (like your own tutorial) and then reset and play for real?  

sdirrane Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

Huh, you know.  I never considered that, probably just for time restraint, but that might be great if you just have one newbie playing.

JamesReid860 Supporter40 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’ve heard that’s how Ignacy teaches his games. Sets it up and then guides players through a found or two. I hadn’t really tried it yet. 

JamesReid860 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

Root definitely seems like a good game to have one in it. 

But I agree... one or twoish rounds and then play. 

JamesReid860 Supporter43 days ago | 1 point[-]

Mechs vs. Minions has a tutorial and while I thought it just took extra time I think its made it easier for others to learn. I hear that Wingspan has a starter pack of cards?