Noobaholics Anonymous

Hi, my name is David, and I'm a noob. Well, for some games that is. Even with all the games I've played in my life (I even owned a game store up in Detroit once upon a time!), I still haven't played everything out there despite my best efforts. Learning new games can be daunting at times in a huge group, but we aim to create an environment that is conducive to learning here so that we have more awesome people to play our favorite awesome games with.

At this meetup, there will be one person to demo the game and all other game slots will be filled with a preference to those that have never played. The person demo'ing the game will be there to answer your questions and help you have fun instead of just trying to stomp you into the ground mercilessly so that they can laugh maniacally over your noob corpse. Geez, who does that sort of thing anyways? Jerks, that's who!

Discussion of strategy will be encouraged. The idea isn't to tell you how to play but to mold you into a player that can go forth and laugh maniacally over experienced people's corpses! (Much more satisfying. Trust me.)

Hope to see you there!!

 

**NOTE: Please note in the comments section below if you would like to teach a game or if you have a request for a specific game to be taught. We will try our best to play matchmaker.

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  • Joseph R.

    I'm from FL so the weather outside is not to my liking, but I figure it would just be another snowy day for the locals. Just want to confirm people will still be attending irregardless of the onslaught of snow?

    February 26, 2013

    • Dmitry

      I'm still unsure if I'll make it or not

      February 26, 2013

    • Dmitry

      Tzolk'in and I agree on our way (but we will be about 30 minutes late)

      February 26, 2013

  • Anna

    Can't make it - illness. Next time.

    February 26, 2013

  • Ryan

    Sadly work came up and can't make it

    February 26, 2013

  • Joseph R.

    I run a board game group in Tampa, FL and I'm here in Chicago this week for work. I look forward to checking out the group and playing some games while I'm in town.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • billie b.

    want to play Back gammon!!!!!!!!!!

    Table tennis!!!!

    :-) Billie
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    February 22, 2013

    • David Z.

      Hi Billie, the venue is not set up for table tennis, and I don't know if we have anyone interested in backgammon. If I come up with someone with a board though and willing to teach you, I'll post something before the event!

      February 22, 2013

    • billie b.

      thanx Dave, i hope someone wants to Play Backgammon:-)

      February 23, 2013

  • Dmitry

    I'm willing to bring (and teach) Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardg...­) if anyone's interested.

    February 20, 2013

    • David Z.

      If I'm not teaching something, I am SO in.

      February 20, 2013

  • David Z.

    As usual, if you have a request for a game to learn, let us know, and we'll do our best to have a copy and teacher available. If you have a game you want to teach, let us know that too!

    February 20, 2013

  • David K.

    Perfect for me. Can't wait!

    1 · February 18, 2013

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