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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  • Monica N.

    I always have fun at the gamer meetups and this event was no different... loved it!

    November 15, 2012

  • Daniel C.

    Events like this are not great for gaming but also for meeting new gamers! Hope to see many more of these guys!

    November 15, 2012

  • Gavin O

    good times, good people

    November 14, 2012

  • Daniel C.

    Hey David! I am definitely interested in learning how to play Smallworld! Oh, and how to play a smarter/more strategic game of 7 Wonders! Thanks for this meetup btw!

    1 · November 13, 2012

    • David Z.

      Both are excellent games. Anyone able to commit to bringing those? Neither is in my collection yet.

      November 13, 2012

    • Daniel C.

      I dont own them but I'll bring Ticket to Ride, Zombies!!!, and Settlers of Catan.

      November 14, 2012

  • Gavin O

    I just got Deadwood and would like to play that if anyone has played before and can teach it. If not I think i have a decent understanding of it too (as much as you can without actually playing yet :)

    November 13, 2012

    • David Z.

      Bring it and if there's a teacher for it, we'll try to get you a demo of your own game! :D

      November 13, 2012

  • David Z.

    What games are people looking to learn this month?

    November 12, 2012

    • Eric V.

      There are tons of games that I don't know how to play/have only played once. I'm going to be happy with whatever happens to be there. If I already know a game, I will be happy to help teach it.

      1 · November 12, 2012

    • David Z.

      That's precisely the attitude we love, Eric!!

      November 13, 2012

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