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10 Board Games that are Easy to Teach

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Welcome to Foster the Meeple, a channel dedicated to board games and all board gamey things! Join us as we discuss 10 board games that are easy to teach and would be good for those who don’t like rules!
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00:00 – Intro
02:05 – Honorable Mentions
04:58 – Boomerang
06:12 – Push Your Luck
08:24 – It’s a race
10:40 – Dominos
12:12 – Nature
14:07 – Yahtzee
15:53 – Party Games
17:42 – War
19:50 – Easy & Fun
22:05 – Wrap Up
23:46 – A Little Bit Extra

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33 Comments

  1. I started a board game club at school for 5th graders and then added 4th graders. Some of the easiest ones to teach them that they really understood quickly were : Can’t Stop, Kingdomino, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride First Journey, Gnoming A Round, Cascadia (with the simple scoring card), Take It Easy, and even Azul was taught to many of them and it was fairly easy to teach.

    My Lil’ Everdell was a big hit quickly and was easy to teach.

  2. The games that I have had alot of success in teaching new gamers are: Machi Koro, Century Spice Roads and Spendor,

  3. This is a really good list. I think you guys are spot on with the types of games that are great for introducing people to modern board games. Some that I regularly use for this are Sushi Go, 6Nimmt, High Society, and Splendor… Plus ones you've mentioned.

  4. Thank you for another great video! I love teaching codenames, cartographers, and fuse… Concordia is a great next step option, but anything is great when you can basically do one thing.

    I have been surprised how difficult some games are to teach. For example, wingspan. Pretty simple game, but took me forever. I could just be a bad teacher though…

  5. Impared Bears 🐻 oh my… lol. I love Cascadia ❤️. These are some.of my favorite games because they hit table quick and easy, sometimes for repeated plays. For Sale and Azul is up there too for me.

  6. I feel like dice throne is an easy teach. If someone has played yatzee then they are half way there already! Also bandido is easy plus you are solving the puzzle together so easy to answer any questions if there are any.

  7. Fun list! Love easy-to-teach games, especially those that look simple, but are tricky to play well😁 Jamie–I love your shirt!🎉

  8. Cool video about a very necessary kind of games in every collection. One of my latest "super easy to teach" discoveries is Cross Clues. Similar vibes to Codenames but way easier to explain and without the down times. Full cooperative. So far, everyone that have tried it wants to repeat right away.

  9. Ready set bet, cartographers, king of Tokyo, love letter

  10. Green Team Wins is another party game that is super easy to teach and has been a hit with everyone I’ve played it with.

  11. You guys hit the nail on the head with this list! Strike is one of our most played games because of how simple it is.

  12. the open information part that Jeff mentioned is very important, that's why tile placement and open drafting games (ljke Cat Lady) are easy to learn.

  13. We love teaching camel up! So much fun! What other game can you bet on camels😂😂 we love teaching Logos. Super easy party style game.

  14. Jeff may be tired of hearing games from the 7 Wonders universe, but 7 Wonders Architects is so easy to teach and has a much more gamer feel to it. Beginners will feel they played a “real board game” by the end. And my wife would be mad if I didn’t also suggest Silver and Gold. Ugh! But it is ridiculously easy to teach.

  15. I like this list! Maybe I'll buy some of these and try to teach some — and get some more folks into games. 8).

  16. I find Splendor an easy game to teach, then Century Golem as a next step. I also use The Mind, Azul and Quack of Quedlinburg. Great video:)

  17. Command and Colors is also a Memoir 44 similar game.

  18. Great list! I’ve taught many of these to non-gamers also.

    Some other easier to teach games would be Tokaido, Ticket to Ride, No Thanks, For Sale, Similo, Oh My Brain, Codenames, Dandelions, Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, Push, Rhino Hero, Junk Art, Sushi Go and Ppint Salad.

    Always fun to introduce games to those outside the hobby!

  19. I agree: Cascadia is easy to teach and people love it! Aqualin, Next Station London, Kohaku, and Sagani were easy teaches too. Slip Strike is a silly little game that plays quickly and involves a lot of luck…and people I've taught it too enjoy it. A game that is a little more complex but still easy to teach: The Guild of Merchant Explorers. You're right about Parade: the game is not complicated but it takes people a minute to wrap their heads around the rules. Go Leslie Knope!!

  20. QFED is such a great and inviting game. I still need to play Boomerang: Australia, looks fun.

  21. Memoir 44 – my 6yo is really into this game. It’s got cool minis and the dive chucking is fun for him.

  22. Just bought Dice Miner (thanks to you guys for calling it out!) and taught it to my husband. Definitely an easy game to teach and one that seems to learn easier as you play which is nice. 7 Wonders Architects is one of my go-to easy teach games for non-gamers. Going to try so Clover for sure! I keep seeing it at my FLGS and haven't grabbed it yet but it will be perfect for game night!

  23. Great idea for a video! I completely agree about the open information games being easier to teach to people not used to playing games. I have recently taught my parents a few games, Azul, Fjords, Quacks, which all are completely open information. Like you said, it is much easier to be able to look at everything and just ask open questions about strategy and table state and things, which are much easier to answer when there is no secret info.

  24. draftosaurus, cartographers and king of Tokyo are my favorite ones that are easy to teach especially for new gamers

  25. Love letter, cover your assets, Port Royal, Splendor. A game that everyone says is a good gateway game that I disagree with is 7 Wonders, that one has been one of the harder teaches for new players for me. Especially at full player count.

  26. Awesome list of games! Big agree on most of them. Intuitive concepts and 1 action per turn are great – 7 Wonder Architects, Hues and Cues, Coloretto/Tucano, Imhotep, Blue Lagoon.

  27. Rene Webb, USA TODAY Bestselling Author says:

    I love teaching Azul, everyone I’ve taught it to loves it.

  28. Photosynthesis, Ascension, Azul Summer Pavillion, Santa Monica, and The Quacks of Quedlinberg.

  29. Cool games! We like Battlelore (second edition) better then Memoir 44. Its the same game with fantasy theme 🙂

  30. Carcassone is quite intuitive. Even though it is suggested to not use farmers with 1st game, most people grasp the whole game right away.

    Modern Art is just a bunch of auctions. Easy to play and hard to master (classic Reiner Kinizia)
    Board Game Tables games are also designed with quite a simple ruleset such as Q.E., On Tour and maybe Bear Raid (Stockpile is simpler).

  31. I would add Qwixx, Qwinto, and Bloom to the list of dice games. Also, Chicken which I just got but haven’t yet played.

  32. My mother likes to play games with us and the easiest to teach her thus far has been Patchwork. We've also tried Villainous and Silver Bullet with varying degrees of success. Love the recommendations, were there others that Mom liked to play and were easy to teach. I think i might try the dice games with mine.

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