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  • “Rulebook” vs “How to Play Video”

     Marti S updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Arthur Wohlwill

    Member
    June 3, 2021 at 9:15 pm
    Premium Member Founding Member

    This video, from gaming with Edo can be useful in making a rule book that helps in teaching the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f02qOl1YPk

  • Alexander Massar

    Member
    June 4, 2021 at 7:35 am
    Premium Member Founding Member

    This was a really great discussion. Thank you for sharing!

  • Marti S

    Member
    June 8, 2021 at 4:03 am

    I enjoy ‘how to play’ videos, I tend to watch them before I decide if I want to buy the game or not as it tens to give a nice over view and feel for the game. However, when I’ve got the game in front of me and learning it I prefer the rule books, I find it easier to follow a book as I can go at my own pace and flip backwards and forwards. If I get really stuck, which doesn’t happen often, I will go to the how to play videos again.

    I think there is a place for both approaches as people are all different and learn games in different ways, hence why rulebooks can be so difficult to make. I remember watching a review of a game that said the rulebook was one of the best they had seen in years, I read it and thought it was really bad, I didn’t think the order of the book fitted the game and I thought some of the language and examples were ambigious.

    Love books at the table, love videos before purchase or when stuck.

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