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.

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November 30, 2021
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Matthew Melissa Makak talks about how to get the players excited about a game you're teaching.

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September 27, 2021
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Matthew Melissa Makak takes a look at using a custom insert of a game to help teach it!

00:00 Intro
00:27 Why Inserts are Helpful for Teaching
01:58 How to Make Inserts with the Teach in Mind
07:36 Outro


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August 18, 2021
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Matthew Melissa Makak teaches you how to teach a game. This time, Xia: Legends of a Drift System!

00:00 Intro
00:51 Story, Victory, Game Ends
01:55 Player Aids/ Setting the Stage
04:26 Explaining the Tiles
05:06 How to Get right into Playing
08:55 Economy Board
10:00 NPCs
11:11 Missions
11:38 Overview/Flow of the Teach

August 16, 2021
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This video was originally part of The Dice Tower's 2021 Summer Spectacular coverage.

Melissa Makak looks at the top 10 board games that video gamers would like!

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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

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