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Video, 32:14min
Board Games with Scott - Board Games 101

Play suggestions for those who are "new" to Gaming as it has evolved...

Building Bridges
"Almost everyone grew up playing boardgames like Monopoly and Clue. But many of us stopped when we became adults. We'd like to help you make some connections to social strategy games you can enjoy as an adult."
* Building bridges to traditional games
* Building bridges to your hobbies

Games in Education
* Ben Baldanza, who teaches an adult ed class on boardgaming, talks about games for new gamers.
* Elementary school principal Dr. Marcia Baldanza encourages boardgames as an educational tool.
* Dr. Baldanza's Family Game Night handout (PDF file with clickable links)

  • BoardGameGeek is a website that was founded in January 2000 by Scott Alden and Derk Solko as a resource for the board gaming hobby

  • Funagain Games is an Internet site and a store based in Ashland, Oregon. Funagain is a large distriubutor and seller of specialty board games, many of which are imported from Europe. Also a good resource for game reviews.

Starting Your Game Collection - A Guide for Advanced Newbies; Ten suggestions for starting your game collection

"It can be a daunting task for the new boardgame player to cross the line and start building his own game collection. After several months of relying on other folks at the local game club to supply the games, I'm just now making that transition to 'game owner'! Here are some thoughts from the perspective of a newbie, not by telling you what games to get, but by giving some tips for building a starter collection (as well as some suggestions to consider as you read through the treasure trove of information known as 'the geek' [BoardGameGeek, aka BGG]). "

Table of Contents

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Boardgaming Blogs February 1, 2011 5:52 AM former member
Boardgame Overviews - Board Games with Scott January 31, 2011 10:53 AM former member
HOSTING EVENTS? August 29, 2011 10:06 AM former member
Reports, Write-ups, Blogs and Podcasts January 28, 2011 5:19 PM former member
LOCAL GAME STORES January 28, 2011 5:19 PM former member
INFO FOR NEW GAMERS January 28, 2011 5:20 PM former member
LINKS - LOCAL GAMING GROUPS January 28, 2011 5:40 PM former member
About North Houston Boardgamers July 23, 2011 2:50 PM former member

Our Sponsors

  • Out of the Box Games

    Out of the Box generously donates games for our group to play - Thanks!

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    Place to Game every Thursday on West Road and I45 or 610 and Shepherd.

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    Ettin Games offer a gaming library and gaming space every Tuesday.

  • James Coney Island

    James Coney Island offers a gaming space.

  • Cafe Express

    A gaming space to play and wonderful food to eat!

  • Pollo Tropical

    Clean environment good food excellent lighting & great customer service.

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