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Top 5 Ways to Learn a Game | Maven Games
I play a lot of new games. This means I have to learn how to play games a lot. It’s a process I have come to dread. Sometimes, it can be relatively painless, but more often than not, it can be long, frustrating and fraught with pitfalls. Particularly if it’s a heavy or complex game with lots of rules, it can require a lot of work getting to a point where you know all the rules well enough to be able to explain the game to others and correct people when they make mistakes. Some of these ways will seem obvious, but one of the best ways to learn a game is still rarely used, although I am hopeful that this will change. Let me give you my Top 5 Ways to Learn a Game… 5. Read the Rules [Thick Yorkshire accent] “When I wer’ a lad, this wer’ the only way to learn a game!” Tried and tested, this usually works, but it puts you at the mercy of the person who wrote the rulebook. Unfortunately, a talent for explaining games clearly appears not to be a prerequisite in many cases. Some rulebooks are shockingly bad. They can be full of...