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Game Guide announcement


Announcement - The Game Guides

8 July, 2014


The Next Step Trading (t/a

6 Anchor Road, Bryanston, 2191

South Africa


Introducing the Volunteer Program - The Game Guides

We are recruiting passionate board game players to help us introduce board games around the country. Here is the initial structure of the program ... we will keep revising it as we learn from each event that we participate in. If you want to register as a Game Guide then please email Barbara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and she will provide you with the registration details.

Expectations of a Game Guide:

  • Is friendly and enthusiastic
  • Loves playing games – especially games distributed by
  • Enjoys teaching others how to play our games (see lists below)
  • Plays well with others
  • Presents themselves in a fun, mature and professional manner
  • Assists in the promotion of our games
  • Runs game demos at key annual conventions (ICON, RAGE, etc)
  • Creates a fun environment for the players
  • Presents themselves in a clean and neat uniform during demos/work shift(s). This includes the provided Game Guide T-shirt(s) along with appropriate jeans or khakis (strongly recommended) – skirts and shorts, mid-thigh or longer, are also acceptable. Athletic, yoga & sweat pants are not acceptable uniform elements.
  • Is at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to demo a diverse cross section of our games while being open to learning and teaching new games as needed.
  • *** In the future: May help organize and run game demos and events at their local game stores, game groups, libraries, schools, community outreach or regional conventions

What are the benefits?

  • Free Game Guide uniform T-shirt(s)
  • Free badge to select game conventions that they are working at
  • Discounts on games and swag
  • Payment of wages for shifts worked
  • Advanced notice of upcoming releases

Our Tier 1 Games

  • Settlers of Catan / Die Ontdekkers van Catan
  • Bananagrams
  • Ticket to Ride (USA & Europe)
  • King of Tokyo
  • Small World
  • Dominion
  • iKnow
  • Carcassonne

Our Tier 2 Games

  • Incan Gold
  • Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
  • Memoir '44
  • Power Grid
  • Puerto Rico
  • Shadows over Camelot
  • Stone Age

Our Incubation Range

  • Suburbia
  • Ultimate Werewolf
  • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
  • Relic Runners
  • Nuns on the Run
  • The Downfall of Pompeii
  • Mad City
  • Discworld: The Witches
  • Steam

Our Young Family Range

  • Croak!
  • Ghooost!
  • The Phantom Society
  • Catan: Junior
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Baba Yaga