Many people have difficulty finding new games that are right for them to play. There are a variety of ways for beginners to Tabletop gaming and veterans alike can find new and exciting games to play.
- Talk to your FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store)
If you are lucky enough to live close to a board game store, then I suggest going to this shop and talking with the sales clerks. Tell them which types of games you like and they should be able to give you a few suggestions. Depending on the shop they might even have in store copies to walk you through playing the game. I have found this to be helpful, especially on the more complicated games.
- Playing with Different Game Groups
Usually a lot of gaming groups will become stagnate with the games they play. So, if you are able to get invited to different groups you can get introduced to games that you might not have played before. This can be useful to you, since they would be able to act as a game sherpa to you teaching you how to play.
- Board Game Subscription Boxes
This is a great option if you are open to all kinds of games and have no clue what you are interested in! Some companies will ask what games you have in advance, so they don’t send you a double. But, others prefer to have a monthly theme which can be fun. This is the most risky option, in that you have no choice over the content of the boxes and you might not get games that you like.
- Just Buy the Games Wil Wheaton Tells you to Buy
Now this is not a joke. Wil Wheaton of Geek and Sundry’s Tabletop, certainly knows how to pick great games to feature on his show. In fact many of the games in my own collection were picked after watching the game played on Tabletop. The show is very useful in learning the rules, how to play, and seeing a game played from beginning to end. They play many styles of games with many different themes. So, this can help you narrow down your search in a game that is right for you.
No matter what method you choose there are a lot of great games out there to play.