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Getting Started in Gaming

Playing boardgames is great fun and is an experience to share with others, be it family, friends or other board game enthusiasts. Though when getting into the hobby it can be quite daunting finding where to start, we have built this page to help you with finding the Gateway Games to help you get into the hobby.

Where to Start

As with many new hobbies the easiest place to start is with the simpler tasks and then improve your skills over time, tabletop gaming is no different. We have an expanding range of Gateway Games that teach you a variety of game mechanisms in bite size chunks so that you can learn them quickly and apply them to other games that use the same type of mechanics. We have broken down some of the mechanics below and some of the games that help you learn them easily.

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Where can I learn how to play Tabletop Games?

The best way to learn games is with a friend or being demonstarted the game at a gaming show or friendly local gaming store though you can also learn new games by watching 'How to Play' video and reading reviews. On our website many of our product pages have a 'How to Play video in their images section to help you learn the game and we also have covered many games in our reviews. We also showcase games on our social media which is always a great place to reach out to us, and we will be happy to help.

Push Your Luck

This mechanic is quite straight forward and mostly depends on how lucky you feel. In games with this mechanic players must choose between settling for existing gains or risk it for a better reward, with the reward being determined by randomness or luck. Some games that show this mechanic off well have been listed below: