updated 9 months ago
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?
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Skurvy5 Supporter9 months ago
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 Supporter9 months ago
Oh I didn't realize that it had a tutorial. Good to know
BenjaminK 9 months ago
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.
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 Supporter9 months ago
The more complicated the game is the more I like it.
What's the most complicated game that you've seen a tutorial used?
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.
Oh wow. Yep that's a complicated one!
It seemed that way... LOL
And was the walkthrough helpful?
sdirrane Supporter9 months ago
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.
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.
Good to know. Root has been on my wish list but this makes me feel better about getting it.
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?
Huh, you know. I never considered that, probably just for time restraint, but that might be great if you just have one newbie playing.
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.
Root definitely seems like a good game to have one in it.
But I agree... one or twoish rounds and then play.
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?
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