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Finding Players => Find Players => Topic started by: Young Grasshopper on September 28, 2015, 04:54:37 pm



Title: Hosting games and finding players
Post by: Young Grasshopper on September 28, 2015, 04:54:37 pm
Hello everyone,

I made a YouTube video discussing and advising on how to host Axis & Allies games and find players, I hope you find it helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4msNHpM4nY

Cheers


Title: Re: Hosting games and finding players
Post by: Der Kuenstler on September 28, 2015, 06:16:38 pm
Nice video! I've had no luck at all getting strangers to try the game. Once I mailed out about 30 flyers around my neighborhood and got no takers at all. The only way I've gotten people to try it is with people who knew me already and trusted in me that it would be fun.

Establishing contact is one thing - then there are other considerations, like are they drinkers/smokers/stuck on one version of the game/etc. I think you covered those things pretty well on the video.

I like your idea of hosting a game with all new players the best - people seem to join in a group easier if they all come in on the same level, instead of one new guy trying to break in and fit with three old vets. The new guy will usually feel like an outsider in that scenario, and won't stick.


Title: Re: Hosting games and finding players
Post by: Young Grasshopper on September 29, 2015, 07:54:59 am
Thanks DK, I forgot to mention the over bearing drunks mainly because I've never been confronted with that issue (yet), but I guess "undesirables" can include all kinds of problem people. I've always liked your passion for the game... even more so knowing that you handed out flyers like that (lol).

Cheers. 


Title: Re: Hosting games and finding players
Post by: innocentbystander on October 04, 2015, 06:59:16 pm
Thank you Grasshopper.  That brought me over here.  If I am ever in Toronto, I will look you guys up for a game


Title: Re: Hosting games and finding players
Post by: Young Grasshopper on October 10, 2015, 05:10:31 pm
Thank you Grasshopper.  That brought me over here.  If I am ever in Toronto, I will look you guys up for a game

Absolutely, I would love that!


Title: Re: Hosting games and finding players
Post by: Westy on December 07, 2016, 08:24:51 pm
I am a newbie. I have always wanted to play AnA and am now able to allocate the time for this game and make it another quality new hobby !

I have watched lots of videos, but would like to know if you are aware of any players in the Phoenix area who would allow me to watch them play, and then possibly join in once I am prepared.

Details:

Axis and Allies, 1940 2nd Edition - Europe
Axis and Allies, 1940 2nd Edition - Pacific
Axis and Allies, 1940 2nd Edition - Global
Axis and Allies, WWI
Axis and Allies - all other versions.

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Screen Name: Westy
Email: HotDesertRunner@gmail.com

Thank you !


Title: Re: Hosting games and finding players
Post by: No Cigar on February 05, 2017, 08:30:56 pm
westy i am in the phoenix area and would love to play a game sometime, i used to play axis and allies when i was younger. recently got back into it, i just bought spring 1942 and haven't had a chance to play it yet. my girlfriend used to play as well and she is interested in relearning the game. message me if your interested. anyone else in the phoenix area is welcome to reach out to me also :)

cheers!