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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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  • Roy

    I will bring and can teach Settlers of Catan and Agricola. I'll also have some smaller card games like Archaeology and Saboteur.

    August 28, 2012

    • David Z.

      You'll also have No Thanks because it's going in my bag RIGHT NOW! ;)

      August 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I requested Le Havre because of the tournament. Seems like someone may not have it. So how about something newer and yet to be played on this end: 7 Wonders. Thanks for organizing David.

    August 25, 2012

    • David Z.

      And you're very welcome. Always a pleasure!

      August 25, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Splendid!

      August 26, 2012

  • David Z.

    So far, I've seen calls for Le Havre, Heap, Mansions of Madness, Ticket to Ride, and Chez Geek. I can definitely bring Chez Geek. Anyone have the others? Any other games on people's minds for Tuesday?

    August 24, 2012

  • Matt W.

    I plan on finding a game or two at Gen Con to bring and teach!

    August 10, 2012

  • David Z.

    There's already been a request for Le Havre. What else is tickling peoples' interests?

    August 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I missed out on Settlers last time, so that would be cool. Also, would love to play Heap (from Privateer Press). The site says it's released, but I also read its actually being released @ Gencon. Either way, I can try to buy it before the 28th if available online (currently it's not).

      August 8, 2012

    • David Z.

      The Privateer Press gang are fantastic. I know them from my days as a store owner and Warmachine fanatic. Always excited to see them come up with new things. I'll be sure to check it out at GenCon.

      August 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are so many games that you guys talk about on this site that I don't know how to play. It is a bit intimidating. Thanks for setting up this meet-up. I'm open to learning anything new.

    August 8, 2012

    • David Z.

      You bet, Leslie! It was such a hit last month that we knew we needed to keep it going. Learning AND having fun makes for a fantastic combination :)

      August 8, 2012

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