Games to Teach at the Church Social, all non-gamers
Scott Henshaw
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My wife has asked me to teach games at her church's very first game night on March 8th.
I will concentrate on the lighter, easier to teach fair. Some dexterity games will probably come.
About the hardest game I want to teach will be Ticket to Ride.
This list is mostly for me, but I will leave it open for comments and suggestions from others.
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1. Board Game: Felicity: The Cat in the Sack [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1083]
Scott Henshaw
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I just picked this up and it seems easy to teach, allows some clever play and is a shorter game.
 
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2. Board Game: Jumbo & Co [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:9367]
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This is a favorite with our game group, for some reason. I will teach this to the younger children.
 
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3. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:328]
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Should go over well with adults and older children.
 
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4. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:606] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
Scott Henshaw
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Plain Zooleretto did win the SdJ, so it seems right for the group I will be teaching.
 
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5. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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This will be pulled out if the adult crowd seems willing to play a longer game.
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6. Board Game: Karambolage [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:6354]
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A nice game for young and old.
 
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7. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:846]
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I have had very good luck teaching this game to children as young as 7.
 
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8. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:613]
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A great game to play with kids & adults.
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9. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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This should be a hit with all who play. It actually has been requested by one person who watched it being played at my wedding reception last summer.
 
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10. Board Game: Formula Dé Mini [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2283]
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A little dice rolling and car racing should be easy to teach and for them to play.
 
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11. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:314]
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Some Carabande could be a crowd pleaser and an eye catcher.
 
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12. Board Game: Phantoms vs Phantoms [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2253]
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A great 2 player game for the younger crowd.
 
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13. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:501]
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A very nice party trivia game that has a nice way of letting everyone have a chance of winning. It is not so much what you know, but how well you know who does know the right answer.
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14. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:670]
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A nice light & fluffy game to start with.
 
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15. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:893]
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Another easy to explain and play game.
 
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16. Board Game: Ark [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2403]
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Good theme and relatively easy to explain for the older children and adults.
 
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17. Board Game: Mamma Mia! [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1277] [Average Rating:6.48 Unranked]
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Nice theme and easy to play game that non-gamers seem to like.
 
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18. Board Game: Wildlife Safari [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1298]
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An easy Knizia game that they could then go pick up at the local WalMart or Target.
 
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19. Board Game: Hands Up [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:5344]
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A very nice game for children as their reaction times tend to be better than adults. A family favorite at gatherings. Many fun games of this have been played on Thanksgiving.
 
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20. Board Game: Carla Cat [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:7616]
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I have the version that comes with the small plunger. Kids gather around when it when the game is pulled out. Seems to go over well with most age groups.
 
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21. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:3144] [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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The ultimate party game to be played with all ages. Any one can win even with a diverse age group playing. A lot of laughter with the right group but can fall flat with others.
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22. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:569] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Perhaps I will set up a game of this on a table, show people how it works and leave it set up. People can wander by and try and solve it all night long. This might occupy the deep thinkers/puzzle fans in the group.
 
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23. Board Game: Ave Caesar [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1071]
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This was THE big hit at our church last year.
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24. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:660]
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I am going to borrow this from my brother. A great light game that is very easy to teach to everyone but people who are color blind.
 
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