THE FOLLOWING IS GOOD INFO FOR "NEWBIE" GAMERS. INFO WILL BE ADDED AS FOUND.
Video, 32:14minBoard 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 hobbiesGames 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]). "