(12 November 2013) On Saturday 16 November 2013, communities across the U.S. and around the world will celebrate the American Library Association’s sixth annual International Games Day @ your library. This year there will be participants from all over the world on all seven continents (Antarctica!) playing a wide variety of games.
International Games Day allows communities to join together in play on a specified day each year at their library to combine their love of games with their love for libraries. Gaming encourages patrons of all ages and backgrounds to work together to accomplish goals and plan strategies together. This play provides a great way for kids to socialize, interact with diverse peers and share their expertise.
During International Games Day, participating libraries from all 50 U.S. states and countries abroad, including Australia, Japan, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United Kingdom, will hold a variety of gaming activities, including modern board games, video games, card games and role-playing games, two international video game tournaments featuring the games Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart time trials and a Global Gossip Game that will circle the world.
Read the announcement here.