Contributor: Melissa Makak

Video Reviewer

Melissa creates "Teach the Teach" videos and is a contributor to Board Game Breakfast in her segment "Smashin' Buttons and Slammin' Cards." She is also a co-host on Room 51, a YouTube Channel and Podcast. Some of her favorite games include Caverna: The Cave Farmers, Battlestar Galactica the Board Game, and Xia: Legends of a Drift System. Hobbies outside of board gaming include abstract acrylic painting, miniatures painting, playing recreational sports, and annoying her siblings. Melissa can be found on Board Game Geek at Starbuck7660 or contacted at Melissa.Makak@gmail.com.

All Content With Melissa Makak

November 21, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you tips and tricks on how to teach gateway games to new players!

0:00 Intro
0:35 Types of Almost Gamers
1:53 Choosing Games
4:54 Familiarity
7:03 Strategy Help

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October 24, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Marvel Champions!

0:00 Intro
0:38 Story, Objective, End
1:35 Setting up
3:04 Explaining the cards
4:01 Alter-ego/Superhero form
6:20 Villain Phase
8:34 Nemesis and Obligation

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October 5, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to deal with players who aren't listening to you while you are teaching them the game!

0:00 Intro
0:34 Phones
1:52 Side Conversations
3:30 Zoning Out

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September 28, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you tips and tricks on how to settle some nerves around teaching board games.

0:00 Introduction
0:50 Preparation
2:30 Gaming Groups
3:57 Fears
6:02 Rambling

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September 13, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you tips and tricks on how to work with players' personalities when teaching board games!

0:00 Intro
0:34 Needing All Rules
2:00 Fostering Chill Culture
3:54 Question Jumping
5:20 Back-Seat Teaching
6:40 Recap

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August 30, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Pendulum!

0:00 Intro
0:49 Story, Objective, End
2:48 Player Boards
3:43 Symbology
4:42 How Worker Placement Works
7:43 Banners and Quadrants
9:20 Council Phase
9:54 Last Comments

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August 27, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to get players playing as quickly as possible and jump right into the game!

0:00 Introduction
1:02 Essential Rules
2:39 Chopping Up Rules
3:11 Player Aids
3:41 Paying Attention to the Players

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August 13, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to set the foundation of the game when teaching new players!

0:00 Introduction
1:10 The Story
3:03 The Objective
3:54 How the game ends

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July 13, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Chai!

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June 28, 2020
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Overlord!

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