National Gaming Day at many libraries tomorrow
I'm not suggesting we try to snag a table and play Agricola with each other. I'm suggesting some of us might
want to bring our lightest family-friendly games ("Hey, That's My Fish!", for example, maybe up to
"Ticket to Ride") and offer to teach them to the people who come looking to learn about board games. Sounds
like the program will be different at each library, but I suspect they might be most interested in having
kids learn to play the games that the library already has available to lend, such as the "Wits and Wagers"
that have been donated to the libraries for this event, and we could help. Plus of course if you have kids, it
sounds like a promising event.
Local participating libraries include Portola Valley, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Cupertino, Foster
City, Fremont, Castro Valley, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Monterey, Oakland, Pacifica, San Francisco.
American Library Association announcement: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/more-1800-libraries-celebrate-national-gaming-day-nov-13
Discussion on Boing Boing: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/11/09/national-gaming-day-1.html
Addresses of participating libraries are at bit.ly/ngd10map
Also, if you or your kids are interested in such things, it mentions "national video game tournament at
dozens of libraries", doesn't say which libraries.