Eventually, even if you fumble at the beginning, it’s important to end on a high note (people tend to remember the ending a lot better than anything else that happened). I believe that the main thing about a good beginners gaming night is making sure everyone will want another one, so having fun and creating a pleasant atmosphere is a lot more important than playing exactly by the rules, or winning. You’re helping these people realize the legitimacy of board games as a hobby, opening their eyes to a new range of possibilities. That should be your goal, if you ask me, anyway.

The next step is usually giving them a taste of something very different from the game they just played, but let’s first finish this story arc with one last strip, next time.

Read this storyline from the beginning: Self Reflection

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