Where to Find Board Game Tutorial Videos
If you are anything like me, you need to SEE board games being played before you can even think about playing them. Read the directions? Fahgeddaboutit. Play along for a trial round? Drives me batty. Have some one tell me how to play? Don’t tell me what to do!
So what is a person like me supposed to do? We watch board game video tutorials! There is a list of places where I go first to find game instructions, and they’re all FREE to watch! Woo hoo!
Watch Board Game Tutorial Videos
1. Game the Game
“Tabletop games are super fun, but learning the complicated directions and rules can be a challenge. Host Becca Scott is your game tutor, explaining the game mechanics in an easy to follow way, so you can get to playing the games faster.”
2. Geek and Sundry
Whether you consider yourself a geek, a nerd, or both; Geek & Sundry is the only channel you will ever need. Founded by Felicia Day (yes, THAT Felicia Day) and some friends, Geek & Sundry is your new favorite tv channel.
3. The Dice Tower
Perhaps the most popular YouTube channel for board game tutorial videos is The Dice Tower. TDT features the amiable Tom Vasel, high quality production, and distraction-free instruction.
4. The Rules Girl
If you just need a quick game play review, or want a really quick tutorial, The Rules Girl is where you need to go. TRG has top-notch video quality and ultra-concise & easy-to-understand instructions.
Featuring everyone’s favorite geek, Wil Wheaton & celebrity guests gather ’round the table to play games! It is not only a whole lot of fun to watch, it provides solid board game tutorials.
6. Board Game Geek TV
The most popular website/forum for game lovers in the entire world also has a tv channel! WHAT?! it’s true, you can find a nice collection of board game tutorials & reviews on BGG’s YouTube channel. The quality of the videos vary, but there are plenty of great tutorials here.
7. Ready Steady Play
“RSP is a channel where a bunch of classless level 1 humans play board games. The purpose is to give humans with less free time an idea of how the games play out. Where possible we also try to make it as not boring as we can.”
8. Dad vs Daughter
If playthroughs are your bag, you may want to give this YouTube channel a look. In this series a dad and his daughter, and occassionally their friends, meet to play games.
9. The Dragon’s Tomb – Hosted by a guy who claims to not be a nerd (riiiiight) & who teaches the games all the wrong way, these precisely-presented videos focus on getting the directions out there, in the wrong way (by which he means right, are you following me here?) Anyhow, it’s a fun watch and worth a try.
10. Watch It Played
A lot of people would be incensed at the fact that I listed WIP last. It’s a super popular show, full of fantastic tutorials and stellar video quality. And frankly, host Rodney Smith will never let you down.
I hope you enjoy the board game tutorial videos I’ve recommended! Do you know of a great tutorial I didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments or by hopping over to the Gameschooling group! While you’re at it, check us out on our Facebook page, Pinterest page, and on Instagram. (Follow us everywhere using #homeschoolgameschool)
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