Welcoming New Tabletop Players (Without Scaring Them Off)

Building a healthy, regular gaming group is one of the biggest challenges in tabletop fandom. You need the right games, the right teacher, and the right attitude. We’ll explore how to pick the best games for new players, how to make them feel excited and empowered at the table, how to make sure they focus on fun without getting lost in the rules, and how your local game store can help you connect with new players.


Michael Futter [Special Project, Bithell Games], Amanda Farough [Gaming Editor, Mic], Jen Graham-Macht [Proprietor, Satellite Games], Tifa Robles [Founder and Organizer, Lady Planeswalkers Society], Brittanie Boe [Editor, Gamewire]