VTES is a complicated game, and it can be difficult to puzzle it out from the rule book alone.  Really, the best way to learn how to play VTES is to have an experienced player teach it to you.  An excellent way to find somebody who can teach you in  your area is to check out the list of Princes – these are VEKN volunteers who would be delighted to schedule a demo for you.  Don’t worry if you don’t own any cards yet – your local prince or playgroup will undoubtedly have decks that you can borrow while you learn.

But if that isn’t an option, there are still a few resources available that should allow you to learn the game on your own:

Finally, there are some excellent videos on YouTube that serve as an introduction to the basic mechanics of VTES.  While these videos are great, they aren’t quite enough to teach a new player how to play the game on their own, so it is suggested that you pair them with the resources above.