MINNEAPOLIS—Everyone hates learning the rules to tabletop games. It's like going to one of those long timeshare presentations before getting your free steak dinner: if you want to have fun, you have to suffer through the torture first.
That was... until now!
Board game expert Jeff Kornberg, has just launched a revolutionary new YouTube channel called "The Dragon's Tomb" where he is making learning board games easy and fun. "There's really not anybody else out there that's taking the time to put together quality tutorials like this—it's such a novel concept!" said newbie board gamer Rodney Smythe.
Most other board game shows get the rules wrong, go on too long, or have boring hosts who are nerdy. Jeff's channel aims to fix all that. Each one of his videos concisely covers all the rules of a selected game, while being hosted by someone who isn't a nerd. Jeff has posted his first video How to Play Settlers of Catan and is planning to regularly release new tutorials.
"Building the cool little fort with all of my pieces was about the only rule I had right when playing Catan before watching this video!" said long-time Settler (and rules-ignorer) Paw Grogan. These videos are likely to change the entire landscape of tabletop gaming in the near future.
Our advice? If you get a new game, wait until Jeff makes a video for it before attempting to play.