(The subject was nearly "GONDOR CALLS FOR AID" but I figured that everyone would have suddenly realised that I was actually a doppelganger.)
Friends who aren't in my neck of the woods, this post is probably not going to do a lot for you and I'm really sorry. Friends who are
in my neck of the woods: I NEED YOU.
So, on the thirteenth of June
(which is a Saturday!), between 13:00 and 15:30
, work is holding a boardgaming event! We're introducing the punters to shiny new boardgames! The titles I know we're definitely running are:
- 7 Wonders
- King of Tokyo
- Ticket to Ride: Europe
- Hey, That's My Fish!
We might also have Love Letter and Settlers of Catan, but I don't want to guarantee those. I'm going to be in charge of teaching people how to play Hey, That's My Fish! and King of Tokyo. (Eep! I'm not good at remembering boardgame rules!)
"Susan," I can hear people asking me. "What are you actually pestering us for?" And the answer is... Maybe one of three things? If people have time?
- People to show up on the day. This is the one I don't expect anyone to take me up on consider work is an hour and a half away from where we live (although Lex is going to be in the car, I think? So he might be able to give lifts if anyone wants one.), but I'm inviting all y'all anyway. Definitely only because you will enjoy playing boardgames. Definitely not because I'm terrified that no one will show up. Definitely not because audience plants who know how the games are played are an excellent addition to any introductory gaming session and would really help.
- People to practice the boardgames with me! Guys, this is my actual job (I know, right?!), and as it's my actual job I need to know the rules inside and out. I have to be The Figure Of Authority and Able To Resolve Any Rules Queries. I am not good at that. That is why I married Lex!
And still get angry about the stack in Magic: the Gathering! So, any time between now and June 13th, I may need to grab people and frantically demand that you let me teach you how to play Hey, That's My Fish. PLEASE DON'T RESIST.
- Recommendations. The guy at work who's organising this is asking for recommendations! He wants good, intro/gateway level games, ones that could be a decent intro to the hobby. He wants things that are simple to pick up ("They need to be able to look at the cards in their hand and go 'Oh, that's how you play that!'") and... Not obviously fantasy-themed, as he's trying to lure in the muggles. My initial ideas were Machi Koro, Tsuro, and/or Fluxx, and/or RoboRally, as those are fairly simple, self-explanatory games? But I'm not at home so I can't look at the Cabinet O'Mystery and go "Oh, yes, that!" Any suggestions? Please help me with my homework!
... So, yes, if anyone feels like coming along and/or making suggestions, or even just help me learn to look like I know what I'm doing, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT.