Special events and open gaming for families, teens, and adults begin at noon and include access to The Learning Curve’s entire game collection, Minecraft tournaments, giant-sized games, Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling and giveaways, board game demos, an iPad Spaceteam challenge, and more!
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! While we have great games for kids as young as preschool, children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
If you love games, you don’t want miss this! All games and events are first-come, first-served, so be sure to drop in and have some fun!
What is it?
International Games Day @ your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and auspiced by the American Library Association, in collaboration with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association, to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. For more info, check out http://igd.ala.org/about
What are we playing?
The Learning Curve has a collection of nearly 150 board games for all ages from around the world, including classics as well as some of the latest designer games. GIANT games will include Chess, Tumbling Tower, Bananagrams, three rounds of team Word on the Street (as seen at Gen Con!), and more! The iPad Spaceteam Challenge is your team’s chance to achieve ultimate glory and bragging rights as our IGD Hyperspace Champions! Finally, you can even compete to be Central Library’s tributes for this year’s International Hunger Games Minecraft Tournament, hosted online by the Ann Arbor District Library! Our two tributes will be representing the Indy Race Car District, and an audience area will be set up to cheer them on while watching the action on big screens!
12pm – Open gaming, Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh, iPad Spaceteam Challenge, and game demos begin
12:30 – Giant Word on the Street
1:00 – Curve Minecraft Tournament (winner and runner-up will be tributes for the 3pm tournament!)
1:30 – Giant Word on the Street
2:00 – Minecraft open play begins
2:30 – Giant Word on the Street
3:00 – Minecraft Hunger Games Regional Tournament
3:30 – Last call for borrowing games and Minecraft open play
4:00 – Game Day is over! iPad Space Team Hyperspace Champions announced
See our list of games here: https://boardgamegeek.com/