Vox Republica 073: How Not To Be A Board Game Evangelist

Episode 073

Gaming is a pretty awesome thing. It can be challenging, social, and entertaining all at the same time. It’s natural we want to share that experience with others. But where do you draw the line between being enthusiastic and pushing it on someone?

Length: 36:07

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DESCRIPTION: Rhiannon Ochs joins Erin and Ryan to discuss whether or not you should encourage non-gamers to join the table. We also talk Ghostbusters and Spooning Meeples.

GUEST: Rhiannon Ochs


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  • Friday by Rio Grande Games
  • Royals by ABACUSSPIELE



  • Should you evangelize games?
    • What are some good – and not so good – ways of reaching new potential game players?
    • How to you foster an openness to gaming without being forceful about it?
    • It is OK for someone to not like gaming.


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.