Explaining Board Game Rules Is Some Bullshit

If you haven’t seen it, Shut Up & Sit Down are to thank for the essential guide to overcoming the worst thing about board games: how to explain the rules to your friends. This video from the Aunty Donna boys is...the opposite of that.

I am Mr. Secretly Watching Football, and I feel personally attacked here.


Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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I feel like there is always one rule in every game that is slightly vague enough to foster deep emotions for conflict, in even the happiest of settings.