Board Game Tips for Beginners (2021)
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Over the years, activities and trends come and go.
Many turn out to be fads and quickly fade into the abyss! However, certain activities ingrain themselves in human culture and stick around forever – board games are a great example of this.
Despite technology taking over human life, board games have stayed as popular as ever. They are a classic way for people of all ages around the world to have fun – and create a magic that no digital device can replace.
With that said, if you are a beginner to board games, you came to the right place. Here are some top board game tips that will help ease you into the board game universe and quickly get used to how things work.
Make use of the latest technology
Although technology is generally not a feature of board games, it can certainly be used to optimize the experience.
You can use your smartphone to take photos and videos, as well as communicate with fellow board game fanatics whilst you play. Your smartphone can also provide you with information surrounding the rules and strategies of your favourite board games.
Remember, technology is advancing at an unbelievable speed, so it is important that you know how to keep up with the latest tech trends.
Join a local board game store near where you live
Board game fans are some of the most passionate fans on earth. Because of this, there are a lot of board game stores scattered around the country, where fans can gather and play any board games they like, such as Dungeons and Dragons.
Depending on where you live, there should be a board game store near you! Give them a call or head directly to the store to ask about when they have gatherings. This way, you will be able to have a blast playing different boardgames and make new friends in the process – pretty cool, right?
If you, unfortunately, do not live near a board game store, don’t worry – it just means you might have to travel to one. If you are unable to travel, you will have to connect with players online instead, which we will discuss next.
Connect with other players through social media
Social media is a golden place for connecting with like-minded board game players. There are endless groups you can join and chat with other members in.
Some groups even hold monthly meetups and hangouts, where everyone will come together and meet at a certain location.
A popular board game Facebook group in the UK is ‘Board Game and Roleplaying Buy and Sell UK and EU’, so make sure to check that out.
You should also check out Instagram and Twitter. By searching the tag #boardgames, you will be able to find even more people to connect with.
Learn the terminology
In the board game universe, there are a lot of terminologies to learn. Some examples include:
- Game group. The group you meet up with in-person or online to play board games.
- Kingmaker. A player that is unable to win a match but whose actions can determine which other player wins.
- Point salad. A game that has a large number of points on offer.
Hopefully, you found these tips useful! With plenty of practice and experience, you will quickly become a board game expert.