With the upcoming International Tabletop Day we here at Nerdarchy would have to hand in our nerd/geek card if we didn’t make some noise about it.
Nerdarchy is starting what I hope will become a new tradition for us by going on a road trip to the Looney Lounge which is being hosted by Looney Labs April 5th for International Tabletop Day. I’ve personally played the various editions of the Fluxx card game and Pyramids that are made by Looney Labs, both of which are a really good time and I know other members of Nerdarchy have played various Looney Labs titles. Checkout Looney Labs website- here.
I missed-out on the first International Tabletop Day so I started poking around the inter-webs for more information on local Tabletop Day events sure enough, I found the one being hosted in Maryland. During my epic quest for knowledge of this fledgling board game holiday (I know, technically not all of the new and exciting games are always “board games”, but what other all-encompassing term would you apply?), I unearthed this Wil Wheaton interview about Tabletop Day.
Wil Wheaton Interview On International TableTop Day
Here’s a quick excerpt from the from TableTopDay .com–
International TableTop Day 2013 was a huge success — we had 3,123 gaming events in 64 countries worldwide, including every state and province in North America and every continent on the planet (yes, even researchers in Antarctica were playing.) With your continued support, we’re hoping to make International TableTop Day 2014 even bigger!
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. We hope you find the resources you need — to connect new fans to experienced group organizers, retailers with their community, and publishers with the international community — all in one place. The interactive map hosts all of the game days and parties worldwide. If you don’t see an event near you, simply follow the free submission process to create and host your own TableTop Day event that we will promote for you. Download all the free content and collect all the exclusive promotional items made specifically to commemorate this event.
All we ask in return is that you share your experience with us by using the social media hashtag #tabletopday on all your posts, pictures, stories, and videos. This way, we can all share in the fun worldwide. You can also follow @TableTopDay and @GeekandSundry on Twitter. Let’s for one day, all come together, put down our worries and play more games. Thank you!”
The whole concept of an international game day is exactly what we stand for, not only do we enjoy sharing our hobbies with others through social media as well as on the Nerdarchy website, but we also live to spread the love of the hobby to the next generation of gamers.
If on Saturday April 5th, 2014 you find yourself in or near College Park, Maryland come check out the Nerdarchy crew hanging out with the Looney Lounge bunch for International Tabletop Day.
My name is Dave Friant I’ve been gaming off and on for over 27 years. But here is the thing it’s always been a part of my life I’ve kept secret and hidden away. I’ve always been ashamed of the stigma that gaming and my other nerdy and geeky pursuits summon forth.
Recently I decided screw it! This is who I am the world be damned. From now on I’m gonna be a geek, nerd, or however folks want to judge me and just enjoy life.
Currently one of my greatest joys is introducing my 13 yr old son to table top RPG’s.