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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  • Whitney

    Is there a minimum age limit for players? Just curious...

    July 5, 2013

    • David Z.

      I always hesitate to put a numerical age limit on these things. If the player can participate fully and have the attention span to play, they are welcome. Of course, we are also in a bar and we never ask people to moderate their behavior due to younger players, so also take that into account.

      July 6, 2013

  • David Z.

    Got to learn Terra Mystica and even almost won. Great game, definitely not for beginners. But great high-level strategy game with very cool asymmetry between player races.

    June 26, 2013

  • Matt W.

    I'll bring... stuff. And things.

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Hannah Emily B.

      Awesome stuff?

      June 25, 2013

    • Matt W.

      Sure! Any requests from anyone? I was thinking Lords of Waterdeep, for one, and maybe a handful of others.

      June 25, 2013

  • Roberta Elizabeth M.

    Is Mad River driver-friendly (parking available/not terrible?)

    June 10, 2013

    • David Z.

      I've been told street parking there is passable.

      1 · June 10, 2013

    • Hannah Emily B.

      I can always find metered parking, and often find free parking fairly close.

      June 25, 2013

  • James Edward C.

    How late does it go?

    June 24, 2013

  • Rhasheda W.

    I'm new at table top gaming so I coming in as a virgin...sort of...anyways if a kind soul could give me some pointers when I arrive that would be great.

    June 23, 2013

  • Hannah Emily B.

    Can anyone teach Elder Sign?

    June 22, 2013

  • Rhasheda W.

    I'm new at table top gaming so I coming in as a virgin...sort of...anyways if a kind soul could give me some pointers when I arrive that would be great.

    June 22, 2013

  • Logan

    I'm interested in way too many games: Pathfinder/D&D, Netrunner (which I can bring) or any LCG, Fiasco, Battlestar Galactica...

    June 21, 2013

    • Hannah Emily B.

      I can teach Netrunner.

      June 22, 2013

    • Logan

      Cool! I'm going to the Netrunner meetup tomorrow and will pick up the core set. I'll bring it Tuesday.

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to learn Prophecy. I am bringing the game. Does anyone know it or is good with instructions?

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Chex

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    June 19, 2013

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