Getting Lost in Games

Boswell's Brain

Have you ever gotten lost playing a game? (No, I’m not talking about Pokemon Go)

One of the biggest draw backs and therefore mental blocks for playing any board game, is learning the game for the first time.

I’ve been playing a bunch of new games recently, and I’ve really struggled with this one problem. How do you learn a new game without getting lost? Instructions seem like the perfect solution right? Wrong.

Instructions are hard. They’re complex and detailed. They’re long and draw out the process of playing a game. The person writing them already knows everything inside and is writing for someone who has no idea what they’re doing. Sometimes, they’re not in your language or have been translated 2 or 3 times. Even as someone who loves reading manuals and instructions, I have to mentally adjust to reading instructions out for other players and can’t…

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