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International Games Week - Board Games in the Library

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Newcastle City Library

33 New Bridge Street West

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 8AX

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Once upon a time, board games meant playing something like Monopoly or Cluedo or Scrabble. But did you know that there are now thousands of board games out there, with hundreds more being printed every day? So you might not have realised that board games are enjoying a renaissance, with huge growths in both sales and players year-on-year for the last ten years.

The short answer to why more people are playing games is that modern board games are great. Did you know, for example, that there are co-operative board games in which you and your friends work together as a team? And did you know that there are games you play in real-time, meaning everybody plays at the same time and nobody has to wait to take a turn?

Did we mention that modern board games are great?

On Saturday 4th November Newcastle Libraries, in association with Travelling Man Newcastle and Esdevium Games, is hosting a board gaming open day. This event is part of International Games Week, a global initiative designed to bring communities and libraries together through the social and educational aspect of games. If you're curious about modern board games but don't know where to start, come along and try some; we'll be showcasing some of the most innovative and quirky games you can currently play. Or if you're already passionate about games, bring some of your own. Show them off and introduce more people to the wonders of modern board games.



This is a drop-in event; there's no need to book. Just turn up when you like and stay as long as you'd like.



Please check the Newcastle Libraries' Facebook page for updates and to find out more about the event and some of the games we'll be playing,

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Newcastle City Library

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