Eckhart Public Library will host an International Tabletop Day event on April 11.
Anybody is invited to stop in and play games from noon to 5 p.m. in the Close Community Room. People may bring their own games, or play games provided at the event. Games will include classics such as Clue, Life, and Monopoly, as well as award-winning titles such as Ticket to Ride, 7 Wonders, and Alhambra. The event is free and open to the public; no library card is required to play. A volunteer with a passion for tabletop gaming will be at the event to help teach people how to play games they do not know how to play and introduce them to new games.
International Tabletop Day is a yearly event created by website Geek & Sundry to celebrate playing tabletop games, including board games, card games, dice games, and other games that can be played on a table.
According to the International Tabletop Day website, “International TableTop Day was founded three years ago as a way for the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together. Every spring, fans host thousands of events all over the world and every year, the event grows. TableTop Day 2014 was celebrated in 80 countries, over all 7 continents, and had over 3,000 events in total.”
Actor Wil Wheaton is one of International Tabletop Day’s biggest supporters, and he created a video promoting the day.
Eckhart Public Library also has monthly game events at the library for all ages. The second Friday of each month from 4-6 p.m. is Family Game Night in the Secret Garden, for families with children 3 years old through fifth grade. The last Friday of each month is Game Night at the Teen Library, with board games and video games available to play. The last Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. is Tabletop Game Night in the Close Community Room, with a variety of board games, card games, dice games, and other tabletop games.