Many people think board games are a thing of the past since computers and online games have taken over. But I am here to tell you that table top games have found a place in the geek and nerd world! The YouTube channel Geek & Sundry runs the very successful gaming show called TableTop. And to celebrate TableTop’s first birthday. Geek & Sundry along with Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day (who’s from Alabama) wants all of you to play board games on International TableTop Day!
What is International TableTop Day you ask? 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. International TableTop Day is a reminder to spend more time and strengthen the bonds with the people who matter most, our friends and family, by playing games together. Tabletop gaming promotes many positive social and cognitive benefits like increased communication, team work, planning, and is an excellent stress relieving activity for all ages.
International TableTop Day also represents the one year anniversary of the launch of the hit show TableTop, hosted by Wil Wheaton. TableTop has been a well-reported boon to the international gaming community, not only creating whole new generations of tabletop gamers, but also providing a rising tide that supports many game stores and publishers. Geek & Sundry has received thousands of fan mail responses telling them about how TableTop has rekindled their friendship, brought families together, helped hospital patients find strength to carry on, and even provided peace for grieving families. TableTop has become much more than a show, it has become a shining light for the whole international gaming community. And they want to give back to their fans in a very special way!
If you live in the Birmingham metro, the Alabama Phoenix Festival is participating in this special day on Saturday! Table top games are taking place at Bud’s Place and Mad Doctor’s. Alabama Phoenix Festival is giving prizes of $5, $20 and $50 online credit to each store. So be sure to stop by, play, and you might win on Saturday. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/433135130105506/
If you participate in International TableTop Day, use the hashtag #TabletopDay to keep everyone up to date on your events and to share videos and photos!
There are table top games being played at many places across the country and the world this Saturday! To find your local location go to: http://www.tabletopday.com/index.php/map
To learn more about International TableTop Day go to: http://www.tabletopday.com
Before I wrap up this post, here is a video from Felicia Day talking about the State of the Sundry!
- Interview: Felicia Day And Wil Wheaton Team Up For International TableTop Day (geek-news.mtv.com)
- Tabletop Games Get Their Day in the Sun (boiseweekly.com)
- Felicia Day’s Geek and Sundry Announces New Shows (geek-news.mtv.com)