A Guide to Demoing Pandemic

I’m really becoming a fan of cooperative games. There’s something about having a board game that has the same type of camaraderie that we’re used to in an RPG like D&D or more obscure Tunnels and Trolls.

and at the top of the heap is Pandemic.

Pandemic is a cooperative game where everyone plays members of a disease control team during a variety of outbreaks.   

This game has amazing production values, and just plain pretty, but also has simple rules.   In fact, I barely needed to write a guide to demoing.   You can pretty much follow the instructions out of the box.

However, I did find some things to improve on.

Guide to Demoing Pandemic

Pandemic on Board Game Geek

Note! 

The one complaint that I do have about Pandemic is the expansions are sequential, and I purchased the third expansion before the second, and found out I was missing some parts.   There’s a work around, but honestly, that’s kind of cheesy.   On the box there was one line (in small print in the middle of a paragraph) where it said that the expansion was dependent upon another expansion, but I missed that.

 

 

Guide to Demoing Forbidden Desert

If you haven’t played, or seen played Forbidden Desert, you are really missing on something.   Gamewright games has written an amazing game that’s a sequel to Forbidden Island.

In this cooperative game where player’s play adventurers who have been stranded in a desert where they have to “dig out” the parts to an airship and build it and fly away.

Forbidden Desert on Board Game Geek

A Guide to Demoing Forbidden Desert

Guide to Demoing Tsuro

So one of the additional “jobs” (non paying) that I’ve taken on is doing Demo’s of games at my local gaming store.  (Like I’m not busy enough).

One thing I’ve realized is that a lot of the rule books for games just don’t do a particularly good job at getting a person playing a game quickly.

So I’ve started writing “guides to demoing” which are short documents (4 pages or less most of the time) that get a person playing a game quickly.

Seems like should post them.

Tsuro is an  amazing game.   The rules are simple, and very rarely do you find games that support 8 players realistically.

So here’s the first one:

A Guide to Demoing Tsuro

Yes it’s a Google doc…deal with it 🙂

If you are curious about Tsuro check it out on Board Game Geek

If you have suggestions, feel free to comment.

 

Norse Mythology –  and Ragnarok

Depending upon your particular interpretation of the Norse myths, the concept of time can be linear, or it can be cyclical.   It all stems from one particular section of the mythology centering around Ragnarok: The Cyclical theory In the Elder … Continue reading

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Scribe, Philosopher, Mystic at Sacred Space

I will be teaching “Scribe, Philosopher Mystic, approaches to religion at Sacred Space in 2016. Here is my acceptance letter Sacred Space Foundation    August 16, 2015 Dear Scott, The Board of the Sacred Space Conference is pleased to accept … Continue reading

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Pagans, Heathens, and Asatru oh my! – The discussion continues

So several months ago, at Sacred Space/Between the Worlds, I was sitting with a dear friend of mine, and she commented that one of the “unfortunate” things about being a heathen in the modern context was there was a lack … Continue reading

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Tentative offerings for Free Spirit Gathering

The schedule has not been finalized, but here’s the tentative schedule of what I’ll be teaching at Free Spirit Gathering. Morning Blots – Every morning Sumbel’s – Opening and closing Rune Valdr – Runic healing Heathen virtues Communing with the … Continue reading

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