A board game's instruction should be reflective and comprehensive, so that when someone reads these instructions, they should be able to easily play the game. Whether the instructions are being written for a new board game or a pre-existing game, the same rules follow.
There are a couple of steps to take when setting up game instructions.
Step 1: Game set-up
First, determine how many players are needed to play the game successfully and which pieces are required. These pieces should either be available with the game or readily available.
Step 2: Playing rules
There should be instructions on how the game begins and what needs to happen in order for the game to end and for there to be a winner. Finally, the rules should be concise and easy to understand.