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

July 19, 2021
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Matthew Melissa Makak teaches you tips for teaching games! This time focusing on teaching games to children.

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June 4, 2021
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Matthew Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Red Rising!

0:00 Intro
0:56 Story, Objective, End
2:21 Reference Card
2:47 Focus of Game
3:34 Explaining Actions
5:09 Victory Points Review
5:48 Overview

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May 21, 2021
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Matthew Melissa Makak teaches you tips on how to teach a game that you haven't necessarily played before!

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May 12, 2021
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Matthew Melissa Makak teaches you tips and tricks on how to learn a game to ultimately teach it for the first time!

0:00 Intro
1:37 Learn Your Way
1:57 Playing Solo
2:47 What I Like to Do
3:27 Flow of Game
4:40 Keep the Teach in Mind

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April 25, 2021
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Welcome To!

0:00 Intro
1:09 Story and Objective
1:40 The Numbers
2:00 How Game Ends
2:40 Stacking the Deck
4:20 Building Plans

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March 25, 2021
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Fury of Dracula!

0:00 Intro
0:40 Story, Objective, How Game Ends
1:20 Play as Dracula!
1:52: Player Aids
2:40 How to catch Dracula
3:18 Special Abilities
3:47 Combat
5:05 Ambush
5:30 End of the Week
6:06: Wrap-up

March 8, 2021
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Tom Vasel and Matthew Melissa Makak take a look at five games that didn't quite make his top 100 but are still great games.

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February 24, 2021
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach Race for the Galaxy!

0:00 Intro
0:37 Story, Objective, End
1:11 Brief Overview of Cards
2:18 Explaining the Reference Sheet
5:10 Wrap Up

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January 30, 2021
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Melissa Makak teaches you tips and tricks on how to teach all types of learners!
0:00 Intro
2:06 Set up Own Player Areas
3:19 Using Visuals
3:58 Player Aids
4:48 Minimul Rules
6:22 Aware of Learning Styles

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January 17, 2021
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Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach board games to auditory learners!

0:00 Intro
1:17 Question Askers
1:58 Jumping Ahead
2:34 Not Reading Player Aids
3:03 How to Play Videos

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