How long does this take to explain
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I love playing games, but it seems I am always the one explaining how it works. My wife and new gamers usualy have a limited attention span for new rules. I have noticed that if you can't explain a game to a newbie (or my wife) in less than 10 minutes they start to lose interest. However, I like to explain the rules well. I recently bought a bunch of games and want to know what you guys (and girls) think. I have also put in a few examples to see if you agree with me or not.

Help me out here, how long do you think it will take me to explain the following games using the "burrie scale". The "burrie scale works as follows.

1- Explanation that takes less than 1 minute
2- Explanation that takes anywhere between 1 and 2 minutes
3- Explanation that takes anywhere between 2 and 5 minutes
4- Explanation that takes anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes
5- Explanation that takes anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes
6- Explanation that takes anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes
7- Explanation that takes more than 30 minutes

Please keep adding to the list I would like to have an overview of how long it would take to explain a game. Let's assume we are explaining the rules to age 14 and over with a normal IQ.
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This would be a 1 on the burrie scale.
 
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This would be a 2 on the burrie scale
 
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And this would be a 3 I think.
 
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How about a 4.
 
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I think a 5 would be about right here.
 
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A 6 on the burrie scale...Or am I wrong?
 
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Never played this game, but a 7 seems right.
 
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And now I want your input. What do you think. A 5?
 
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Same as normal Axis and Allies (5)?
 
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Advanced rules, is this a 7?
 
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I this a 3?
 
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Would this be a 3 too?
 
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4- Explanation that takes anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes

This can increase depending on how 'dense' the person might be. I had to explain during the game several times to a few friends, probably increasing it to a 6.
 
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I think this would be an 8! I've not played this before but my friends have. For a first-time game, the rule explanations took about one-and-a-half hours!
 
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A definite 3 on the scale, I have never seen anyone take more than 5 minutes, (except one friend, but he'd make tic Tac toe, a 3 on the scale )
 
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I'm thinking this one is a solid 4, My Girlfriend got it in about 5 to 10 minutes...
 
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This should be a 2. This is a good game for newbie gamers too.
 
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Magic Realm rates about a 17 on your scale...
 
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