Speeding Around the Learning Curve
Or, Introducing New Players to the Pleasure and Complexity of Non-Gateway Games
Let me set the scene: its game night. The board is out, the pieces are distributed. You’re waiting on one more guy . . . who texts you. He’s bringing a friend, and that friend’s game experience ends at Monopoly. You look down at your table, with its board, expansion board, four draw piles, leveled currency system, and fifteen-page rulebook…
Now, you can box everything up and pull out Settlers of Catan, or you can forge ahead. Choose your own adventure, and choose wisely:
If you decide to grab a gateway game instead, read “Qualities to Look for in a Gateway Game”
If you choose to Continue With Your Game, read on.