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International Games Week

Reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of games

International Games Week logo

"International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games."

American Library Association, International Games Week

International Games Week @ Columbia State

Columbia State is a proud participant in the American Library Association’s International Games Week.

We play the following types of games:

  • Board Games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, etc.)
  • Card Games (Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, etc.)
  • Miniatures Games (Warhammer, Star Wars X-Wing, Guild Ball, Battletech, etc.)
  • Role Playing Games (Dungeons & Dragons, 7th Sea, etc.)

Please join us for this event every fall semester, and bring your game face!

History of International Games Week

"National Games Day was started by Jenny Levine and Scott Nicholson in 2007. This free event grew out of an idea to attempt to set a world’s record for the number of people playing the same game at the same time at libraries around the world. National Games Day became International Games Day (IGD) in 2012 and International Games Week (IGW) in 2017. It has grown to include events on all seven continents. Even today, it is still raising awareness of games and gaming in libraries to publishers and the public. This event has become a valuable way for libraries and their communities to join together and engage in play each year."

Games and Gaming Round Table, American Library Association, IGW History

Organizations & Sponsors

Volunteers from the following organizations run activities for International Games Week:

The following companies sponsor International Games Week:

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