The How to Play Podcast
What is How to Play?
How to Play is an audio podcast all about teaching and learning games
Each episode contains a FULL rules explanation organized in the best way I know how to explain the game to you as if you were sitting across the table from me.
It is my hope that people use this show to
-learn about new games
-learn how to correctly play games easily and in an entertaining way
-learn how to teach games effectively
At the end of each show I also include a "musings" section in which I generally ramble a bit about an interesting topic related to the game at hand; game history, game design, theme in games, competition in games etc.
The format of the explanation is based on the structure I explain in this article and go over in episode #A.
I especially think this show can be useful to those newer to the hobby who seek to learn some of the "Classic" Eurogames. Or for those of you who end up being the explainer in your game group and want to learn to get better at explaining complex games.
The purposes of this list are to help get the word out about the show as well as to keep a running resource of the games that are available from this show.
The entries on this list show the different games that available from the How to Play Podcast and the entry for each simply gives you a little history of the Podcast from its beginning to now.
If you like the show give the list a thumb to show your support
How do you get the show?
If you would like to get the show you can get it in one of two ways;
From my website at www.howtoplaypodcast.com
Or subscribe on itunes from this link;
How to Play assigns each game a complexity rating in one of four familiar categories
This game is easy enough to be enjoyed by all. The game is simple, relatively short and easy to teach.
This game is suitable for gamers or nongamers. It is moderately complex, it may have a longer playtime and may have unusual mechanics unfamiliar to nongamers. These games are suitable for anyone to learn and enjoy given they are willing to put forth a little effort in learning the game.
These games cross the realm into "gamer's games." They typically can last over two hours and require a significant amount of mental effort to learn. Though the games are manageable enough to play strategically in one play.
Double Black Diamond:
These are some of the most complex games out there. They are complex enough to require more than one play in order to play following all of the rules correctly or to play with any concept of the basic strategies of the game. These games are only for "gamers" who are interested in playing the game multiple times to reach full understanding of the game.
Check out our How to Play Teaching Guides!
or in black and white...
Ever open up a game you've havent played for a while and feel too rusty on the rules to teach it? Or need help teaching a game you dont know too well? How to Play teaching guides are here to help
Every game with a full explanation has it's own Teaching Guide! (with the exception of Tichu and the Abstract games) Check the listing on this list for the link or the link from their game page under files.
Ways to help support the show
Join and participate in our guild at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/746 and check out our forum.
Rate and/or Review the show on itunes
Make a paypal cash donation at www.howtoplaypodcast.com
Help spread the word about the show here at BGG or in your game group
OR Simply thumb this list and announcements of How to Play resources
I can be contacted at here at BGG through geekmail or send me an email at my email address email@example.com
If you would like to suggest or vote for future episodes, please post and vote for suggestions on this geeklist.
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