I spent a lot of time over the weekend with non-gamer friends. Well, I say "non-gamer" only in the sense of RPGs. Most of them like board games and other tabletop games. I saw an opportunity here and brought Munchkin out of the cupboard.
OK OK, so it's not a roleplaying game, and most of the jokes in it are aimed at the RPG crowd, but I have to say that it worked. After a little wobbly start, the new gamers found their feet and got into the spirit of the game very nicely. After two games, the score is:
Andrew got to play something more gamer than Pictionary: Win!
Andrew gamed with two more people: Win!
Andrew's friends discovered a new type of game: Win!
Three wins makes for a good weekend.