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

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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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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. 

Supporter9 months ago

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

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. 

Supporter9 months ago

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

Supporter9 months ago

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


Supporter9 months ago

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

Supporter9 months ago

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. 

Supporter9 months ago

Oh wow. Yep that's a complicated one!

Supporter9 months ago

It seemed that way... LOL

Supporter9 months ago

And was the walkthrough helpful?

Supporter9 months ago

Yes 

Supporter9 months ago

Nice

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.

9 months ago

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. 

Supporter9 months ago

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

Supporter9 months ago

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?  

Supporter9 months ago

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

Supporter9 months ago

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. 

Supporter9 months ago

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

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

Supporter9 months ago

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?