International Games Day @ Bracken Library returns 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 12!

International Games Day @ Bracken Library returns 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 12!

Join us in celebrating the intellectual, cultural, and recreational value of games and gaming. Our event will feature tabletop games and a board game jam. All events will begin at 1 p.m. in the Schwartz Digital Complex on Bracken Library’s first floor.

  • Settlers of Catan Tournament (1 to 5 p.m.): A four-round, no-elimination competition. Score the most victory points across all four games to be (literally) crowned the champion. Preregister via email to Joseph Roberts (jmroberts@bsu.edu) to ensure you have a seat.
  • Open tabletop gaming (1 to 5 p.m.): Try out games from the University Libraries’ Educational Technology & Resources Collection. We’ll have a mix of games on hand, ranging from modern board games to familiar family classics. Feel free to bring a game of your own to share, too!
  • Board game jam (1 to 7 p.m.): Collaborate with other game fans to create a new, original tabletop game. We’ll have art supplies and a random assortment of bits from old games on hand to fuel your creativity. The finished creation will be added to the University Libraries’ game collection!
  • Learn Daifugo, Tsuro, and Senet (1 to 5 p.m.): Members of the Ball State Women’s Club will join us to share a selection of games ranging from recent to ancient. Daifugo is a popular card game from Japan; Tsuro is a modern board game with an Asian theme; and Senet is an Egyptian game similar to backgammon that has been excavated from tombs thousands of years old.

International Games Day @ Bracken Library will be held in conjunction with International Games Day, a worldwide celebration of the social, educational, and recreational value of games of all types observed by libraries on all seven continents. Please note that our event will be a week earlier than the worldwide International Games Day.


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