This Wednesday night I'm hosting an event where about 12 kids, age 12 and 13 will be over at my house for a pinball tournament. As far as I know, none of them really know much about pinball, and I don't think they really know what to expect. Has anybody here had any events with that sort of age group and experience level?
I was thinking of taking 5-10 minutes up front and explaining a few basics, such as how it's better to flip one at a time, not to just hammer on the flippers continuously, and define a few things (lock, hurry up, etc.). Do you think I'd just lose them doing this, or would it make for a better next couple of hours?
Aside from that, any general tips at dealing with so many newbies at once would be nice.