Thursday, March 27, 2014

International Tabletop Day April 5th, 2014

I have recently become really interested in board games, collectible card games, and other card games because I love the social nature and friendly competition of them.  I grew up with classic games like Scrabble, Monopoly, and Uno, but I recently started learning about newer games from some of my gal-pals over at PopChix and by following one of my geek and gaming heroes, Felicia Day.

You see, Felicia Day (who played the character Codex from The Guild webseries) has shot into geek stardom in the last decade and has used her powers for GOOD.  She started a Website and You Tube channel called Geek & Sundry which produces and hosts video series' like TableTop with Will Wheaton, and Co-Optitude which is all about Felicia Day and Ryon Day hilariously playing through the retro games that their parents never let them have.  After watching a few episodes of Tabletop and seeing most of the games featured for the very first time, I realized that there was a huge segment of gaming that I was missing out on!

Will Wheaton hosting the Geek & Sundry show, TableTop
Wil Wheaton hosting the Geek & Sundry show, TableTop

TableTop games have come a long way and to celebrate and promote them and bring communities of gamers together, Felicia Day and the Geek & Sundry crew created an International TableTop Day which began last year.  This year I am in on the fun and have registered.  You can register, too!  You can search for a club or games store that is hosting an event on that day in your area and meet fellow gamers and join in on a few games.  If you aren't already active in a gaming club in your community, it's a great day to introduce yourself and check out some games you might not otherwise have played.

From the International TableTop Day "About" page:
International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming. A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun. We hope you find the resources you need — to connect new fans to experienced group organizers, retailers with their community, and publishers with the international community — all in one place. The interactive map hosts all of the game days and parties worldwide. If you don’t see an event near you, simply follow the free submission process to create and host your own TableTop Day event that we will promote for you. Download all the free content and collect all the exclusive promotional items made specifically to commemorate this event.
All we ask in return is that you share your experience with us by using the social media hashtag #tabletopday on all your posts, pictures, stories, and videos. This way, we can all share in the fun wordwide. You can also follow @TableTopDay and @GeekandSundry on Twitter. Let’s for one day, all come together, put down our worries and play more games. Thank you!

I encourage you to register on the site and join in a game on
International TableTop Day April 5, 2014!

Leave a comment and let me know if you've registered and what you'll be playing!