Well, hello all! New to the forums and recently reintroduced to the game.
Yep I still have my original copy from 1987, which was the last time I played, but I'm back and playing this excellent version. Well, wanting to play. I've slowly been introducing the kids (ranging from age 21 to age 14, so not really kids, but newbs as far as boardgames are concerned) to boardgaming outside the the mundane boardgame world. The goal was to get them up to speed to finally play some Arkham Horror.
My question is, is there a simple set of rules that I can use to introduce the game to them, and then move up to the complete rules after a few games?
also, any suggestions for mood music?
No suggestions on mood music, but considering the ages you are talking about, you should have no problem with the full rule set. I started my sons, age 10 and 14 right off with the basic set. I learned it first, then we learned as we played together. Mistakes were made as we realized the things we were doing wrong, but a good time was had by all, and after about 3 or four games, we have it down pat (as pat as you can with AH, anyway) including DH and KH.
I gave them Descent for Christmas, and just left it with them for a couple of weeks. They taught me how to play when I saw them next, so it is infinitely doable with FF branded games. Compared with the complexity of Magic Realm or Advanced Squad Leader, which I started when I was 12, these games are really pretty easy for the young uns to grasp quickly.