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  • #9823
    stephen crawford
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    Hello,
    Since I have no opponents…I have been thinking of dragging my wife and later possibly a husband/wife pair
    Into my gaming world….luckily I have a wife that wants to do things with me, even if nerdy….
    It has been so long since I dealt with non gamers in this situation…any advice would be helpful…
    My first choice is x wing, because it has universal appeal…I happen to have the core plus a few ships…no terrain needed…no painting…it is actually fun…and relatively brief games.
    Next I was thinking of zombiecide or the cmon..dungeon Chiba game…and soon the ffg imperial assault..
    I think if I can get some people playing x wing, then more will follow..
    Any similar experiences? I thought of boardgames also…but x wing has a certain wow factor
    Any thoughts on boardgames for medium to low complexity with2 or more players….I have betrayal at house on the hill
    Thanks
    Steve

    #9828
    kyoteblue
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    My late wife Margaret loved Role Playing Games.  Chill, Call of Cthulhu, Ghost Busters  Twilight 2000 and D&D.

    #9830
    shelldrake
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    Steve, I wife wont play wargames with me… the closest I might get is if I by farm animal and farmer miniatures and create a farming “non-war” game.

    But she does enjoy board games and I purchased “Takenoko” for her, and she loves it: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70919/takenoko

     

    If you want to introduce a zombie game, you could start off with a card game called “Zombie Fluxx”, as this could be a ‘gateway’ game for zombicide etc.  http://www.looneylabs.com/games/zombie-fluxx

     

    Kyotoblue – that must have been awesome. I haven’t played Chill or Call of Cthulhu for years.

    #9831
    kyoteblue
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    It was a lot of fun but Margaret was a fun person.

    #9841
    Barks
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    Make sure its something they’re interested in.

    Keep it simple- more advanced rules can be added later.

    Let them win/ have fun/ don’t smash them.

    Boardgames are great gateway games. Checkout boardgamegeek for threads on suggestions for beginners.

    #9842
    Paul
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    Agree about board games being a good “gateway drug”. Managed to corrupt my wife with Zombies!!!! and The Walking Dead, and now she has agreed to play Empire of the Dead as soon as I finish the scenery for it, and WEG Star Wars Miniature Battles in 15mm when I get it together.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

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