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Welcome area / beginner games

We have always had easily to play visually striking games near the entrance to our events. We really focused on this area for the big may event, with signage and a curated set of 15 games.

The games chosen can all be taught very quickly, either simple rules or rules that can be taught whilst playing.

Most can be completed in under 15 minutes. Most tend to be visually striking and interesting to look at.

For transparency we mostly chose games we already owned, so some of these were donated by publishers / designers. Some we purchased specifically. (Four elements and what came first)

For more information check out the library, we’ll be updating the posts with more information and links to reviews https://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/library/tag/welcomegames/

Hamsterolle in the front, Kluster (Magnets) looking onto catch the moon
Four Elements
Catch the moon
Tsuro (We also have this life size!)

Additions for 2024!
OK Play. 2 – 4 player “connect four” super simple
Crack List
Tinderblox
Quoridor
Quarto
Specific

Honourable mentions . Great game play, beautiful but too long.

King of Tokyo (similar to Yahtzee)

Dinosaur Tea party (Similar to guess who)

Kingdomino (Similar to dominos)

What did you think?

What should we add?

We will aim to bring the majority of these to every event, our small events won’t need the signage as the rooms aren;t so busy or overwhelming / impressive  .

All of the games are in the library so we need to make sure we don’t loan ALL of the knowledge games or all of the dexerity games

What else can we do to make our events more beginner friendly?
What else can we do to make sure our events are as welcome as possible?

Do you want us to publish a list of games we are going to play?

**A game about wee whimsical creatures and trying to identify them after someone makes noises**