Wargaming With Kids
Jonathan shares tips for adults hoping to get kids into wargaming. These are also useful for wargaming parents looking to find a wargaming event at which their child can play.
- Simplify the rules
- Fun is the goal
- Durability is important
- BONUS: Whenever you see the name Mike Paine as a GM at a game day or a convention you NEED to sign up to play in Mike’s games. He is a superstar GM and he’s fantastic with kids. He always says that his games are for kids and adults who will play nicely with kids. Whenever I see his name at a con I immediately sign up for his stuff. Plus he’s an all around nice guy.
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Upcoming Guests for Wargaming Recon
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