Ordinary word failure

Lately I've been learning the secret art of showing people how to play your game without actually showing them how to play your game. Also referred to as writing game instructions. Writing instruction manuals for assembling furniture is difficult enough, but finding the right words to describe abstract ideas found in many board games is a whole different beast. Luckily I have a plan. My plan is to not use words. Well maybe I'll use a few, but I'll be supplementing them with lots of images and diagrams to illustrate how to play when ordinary words fail.

I think my next step will be finding new victims players to test games using only the instructions while I sit behind them quietly cringing at each mistake.

- B