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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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  • Ryan

    I had a great time learning to play different games like libertalla! Hopefully I can do more of these soon!

    January 23, 2013

  • David Z.

    So far, my bag is going to have Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek Catan, Dominion, and Smash Up. Maybe one more small game.

    January 22, 2013

    • Jess

      Yes, all the PBR for Zoltan.

      January 22, 2013

    • Isaac

      I have Arkham Horror. I'm not sure if I'll be able to stay long enough to play a full game however.

      January 22, 2013

  • Leane

    Shoot. Work issue has come up that looks like it will have me working into the night. :-(

    January 22, 2013

  • Dawn

    And Ryan, I can bring Libertalia jic as well

    January 22, 2013

  • Leane

    I have a copy of this: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/112462/schlock-mercenary-capital-offensive
    which I haven't actually played yet. Anyone interested in learning it with me?

    1 · January 21, 2013

  • David Z.

    Last call for game requests, folks, or you will be subject to my whims (and the whims of the other instructors that bring things). MUHAHA! ;)

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi David. Has a decision been made about a game for this meetup?

    January 17, 2013

    • David Z.

      I'll be sure to bring my copy of the base game!

      January 17, 2013

    • Scott H.

      I'd be in for BSG.

      January 17, 2013

  • David Z.

    Taking other requests now for games people want to learn and/or teach! BSG is already on the table. Plenty of other of options will be there too, but if you have something specific you want, speak now.

    January 17, 2013

  • Hope R.

    Hi there...I went to a board game lover's meetup, but I honestly did not know about the games they were playing...it seemed to be a lot of fantasy, adventure games. That's cool, but I don't know enough about them to even inquire about them. I guess I am more into the party games, but always willing to expand. I also have to say I am from Detroit, and will always support those from my hometown!

    January 9, 2013

    • David Z.

      Well, we look forward to teaching you some cool games, Hope. It's always great to meet fellow Detroit ex-pats. :)

      January 9, 2013

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