STARTING A PLAYGROUP
I have found these tips very
useful in starting a playgroup:
at a time and place that is convenient for everyone.
Match players of approximately equal playing ability.
Close-scoring games are the most fun. However, be sure to allow
players to play at least a few different players. That way they can
learn more strategies and make more friends.
If you play multi-player games, keep the groups
small (3 is best, to 4 at the most), so turns come quickly.
Have players invite friends. New opponents
keep the game fresh and exciting.
Keep in touch with players regularly.
For playgroups with mostly new players:
Buy a box of 2nd Edition Starter Decks from Cactus Game Design. It is enough
decks for 6 players to each have two 50-card decks.
As your group learns the game, I
recommend adding Unlimited (Blue) Boosters and Prophets Boosters
first. Do not go on to the other booster types without using these for
If your playgroup is
learning quickly, and has mastered the cards in the above sets, then the boosters listed below can be
added gradually, in this
order. But be warned: Many of the cards in the three
expansions listed below are complex. Of course the payoff for
the added complexity of the cards is that they add a tremendous
amount of strategy (and fun) to the game.