The Golden Age of Gaming: Board Games for Grown-ups
A webinar exploring modern board games for libraries.
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Board games have social, creative, and educational potential. Schools are using games and game mechanisms as enrichment activities with application to the Common Core. It's time that libraries got "on board" as well! Following on the successful "Board in the Library" series published on WebJunction, this webinar will provide practical advice on how to choose the right games for your community, how to set up your own circulating board game collection—including a quick inexpensive starting collection—and how to plan board gaming events. Learn more about modern board games—their rules, mechanics, classifications and themes. Game on!
Presented by: John Pappas, Library Manager at Bucks County Library System; Marti Fuerst, Librarian at Large, Omaha, Nebraska.
- View Webinar Recording (You will be prompted to log in to our free Course Catalog.)
- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
- Written responses from John and Marti to questions posted in chat (doc)
- Read webinar recap
- "Board in the Library" 6-part series by John Pappas (with many more links to games and resources).
- Be sure to check out Part Six: Board Game Night Basics with answers to questions like:
- How many people should attend?
- How do I promote my event?
- How many games should we play?
- What types of games should we start with?
- On Tempo:
- YouTube Channels on games:
- Try these games for strategy:
- Try these games for tactics:
- Try these games for a small decision space:
- Try these for a larger, but still manageable, decision space:
- Games which create a sense of cooperation and help draw a crowd are:
- Shared in chat, for Tournament support: http://iellogames.com/wordpress/?page_id=850
26 February 2015
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
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