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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Learned Snake Oil and The Resistance, won a 7 ate 9 game. Good times, we'll be back next time.

    1 · May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We have ours. Thanks though.

      May 29, 2013

    • David Z.

      Must be Al's then. Thanks!

      May 29, 2013

  • David Z.

    Hey all, there was a copy of 7 Ate 9 left at the tables tonight. If someone wants to claim it, please let me know!

    May 28, 2013

  • Joseph A.

    Learning some Snake Oil, met some fun folks and won a copy of the game too! Played a little vanilla Resistance as well! Good times.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Scott H.

    I have The Resistance, but I've yet to have a chance to play it, so I'd like to bring that.

    May 28, 2013

    • David Z.

      Cool. I know we'll have people that can teach it there. Myself or Jorie at the very least.

      May 28, 2013

  • Manny

    I may be a little late.

    May 28, 2013

  • Dan S.

    Not sure I'll be able to make it, but I wanted to get on the list just in case.

    1 · May 27, 2013

    • David Z.

      This meetup doesn't fill up ever. We just take up more space. :) But hope you can make it, Dan!

      May 27, 2013

    • Dan S.

      Yeah, looks like I probably WON'T make it - suburban duties call - but I have notified several other city gamer friends about it, so maybe some of them will show. (I did want to meet Al Waller though...)

      1 · May 27, 2013

  • David Z.

    We're excited to have Al Waller from Out of the Box Games joining us for Noobaholics Anonymous this month! He's passed along his bio:

    Al Waller
    President of Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. In 1999 Al Waller and Out of the Box launched a completely new game concept called Apples to Apples and built it into one of the fastest selling party games of all time! Since then, several Award Winning Games like: Blink, Snorta, 10 Days, Word on the Street and 7 Ate 9 have also delighted many gamers. New this year is “Snake Oil” recognized as the Best Party Game in the World and a Mensa select winner! With years of sales and marketing experience, Al loves to make games that are both easy to learn and fun to play right, Out of the Box!

    May 27, 2013

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