5 things to mention: when introducing friends to board games

5 things to mention: when introducing friends to board games

5 things to mention: when introducing friends to board games

So you want to throw a board game night but your not sure if any of your friends are interested in sitting down for games.  After all, board games take time to play and there are so many other options like movies and the ol’ night out on the town. However you will be surprised at how many of your friends would love to play games with you if they can be convinced.  

Many of your friends have mixed feelings about the games they played as a child.  They probably remember long, and contentious games of Risk or Monopoly and don’t want to repeat that experience.  So here are 5 things to mention: when introducing friends to board games to remind them of the good times that we all spent being close and personal with the people we enjoy around the board game table.  

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People:

 

  1. Remind your friends of the people they are missing and how they really want to spend time with them in a real way.  
  2. Invite people that know and like each other. Be sure to name drop heavily.

 

Fun:

  1.   Reassure your friends that this will be a fun experience. Avoid games that don’t fit your friends personalities
  2. Tell a personal story about the fun you have had playing a game you would like to introduce them to.

 

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Venue:

 

  1. Invite you friends to a location where they will be comfortable.  
  2. It should be informal and intimate with adequate table space

Low costs:

  1. Remind them that board gaming is a free event.  There is no fee to play!
  2. Be sure you plan your night when no big events are scheduled no one wants to give up concert seats, or anniversary plans
  3. Be sure to know your games, and not to waste your friends time with excessive rulebook reading.  We all know the phrase time is money and that is true with board games too.



 

 

Fringe benefit:

  1. Be sure to sweeten the pot by providing refreshments and drinks.
  2. Have a board game or two already picked out to avoid analysis paralysis.  Pick something that’s right for your group. Many people are unsure what they like in board games since there have been so many changes in the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

     

     



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