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Shingo Ishikawa
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I want to know how people introduce Boardgame geek to new gamers.
BGG is no doubt wonderful source of information (all thing related to or sometimes not so related to games) but it could be daunting place for the non gamer or new gamer to visit.

So how do you introduce about Boardgame geek to your friend? Do you point out particular feature about the site? I'm thinking of introducing to the information about particular game that person enjoyed first.. and let the person explore different games from there.

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I usually do as you suggest, and send the person a link to the game that they are interested in.
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Agreed on sending them directly to a particular game. That's usually the information they want. Though if I suspect they want to experience the Geek in all of its massive glory and community I send them to the Welcome Page of the Wiki.
 
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I would first send them to the Sex, Politics, Religion forum and then on to ChitChat. Make sure they know the importance of Bacon here. If there were any ongoing biznitch-threads about Michael Barnes, Booby pictures, or Admin actions, I'd definately link them there as well.

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RKFade wrote:
I would first send them to the Sex, Politics, Religion forum and then on to ChitChat. Make sure they know the importance of Bacon here. If there were any ongoing biznitch-threads about Michael Barnes, Booby pictures, or Admin actions, I'd definately link them there as well.



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Tell them that the FIRST thing to do is scroll down the SEARCH window, set the USERS option and type GROGnads.

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I tell them that to get to the secret area where they win free games they have to thumb all my posts.

I've mentioned the site, but never given any details on how to use it. I figure if folks perish in the electronic wilderness then Darwin scores another point.
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