Tag Archives: As Seen On Tabletop

TableTop Day 2014 Game Recommendations

Today is the 2nd Annual International TableTop Day! If you’ve not been following our Tumblr, you may have missed our second annual 12 Days of TableTop Day. Fear not! As with last year, I’m going to give you a compiled list of our recommended games from this year!

I’ll include a bit about the game and why we like it, too! A number of these games have apps as well, and this is a great way to get into a number of games on the cheap, or to see if you like them! On to the games!

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We Interrupt the A to Z Challenge for International TableTop Day

We are not sure yet how we are going to celebrate International TableTop Day – other than the 12 Days of TableTop Day over on our Tumblr page – but that shouldn’t stop you from having a good time.

As Wil Wheaton points out in the video above, there are not only locations holding events – there are locations that have promotional goods as well for the event! Find an event near you – http://www.tabletopday.com/

Play more games! Preferably tomorrow!

Learning Curve of Board Games

Arkham Horror As Seen on Tabletop

David and I love to play board games. Not just one type of board game, but all types. We also tend to not play the same game twice in a row. We may repeat the game in a single evening, but over multiple game nights we will often switch up what we are playing and who we are playing with. This change in who is playing and what we are playing has led me to observe that board games have a learning curve based on past experiences or gameplay.

A while ago I read an article where they talked a little about the learning curve of computer games. Specifically about teaching their mom how to play. Things that seemed obvious to the long-time gamer were very foreign to their mother who had never played such games. I would argue that the same can be said of board games.

If you had not grown up playing games, what would it be like as an adult to play a game? And how quickly would you understand the rules of that game? What if you had only played card games, and never played board games like Chutes and Ladders or Trouble? Continue reading