ACTC Library to host Tabletop Game Day

April 23, 2019

     Whether you’re a settler trying to establish a colony on the island of Catan, or you want to create your own hero and go on an arduous role-playing quest, there will be something for all skill and age levels at Ashland Community and Technical College’s Tabletop Game Day.
     The event will be from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the library at the College Drive Campus. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.
     “People underestimate the true learning that occurs during tabletop gaming,” said Pamela Klinepeter, director of library services and organizer of the event. “Depending on the game, you can learn strategy, patience, cooperation, negotiation and all sorts of other soft skills which can be transferred to the classroom and the work place. Not to mention, tabletop gaming can strengthen relationships and foster a sense of community.”
     Volunteers have been recruited to run a wide selection of games, from role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, for beginners or experienced players, to card games like Munchkin, Exploding Kittens and Sushi Go, to tile placement games like Azul, Lanterns and Tsuor, and many more.
     Advanced registration is required for D&D and registration is suggested for the other games, which will be played based on a schedule and start on the hour.
     “Tabletop gaming is fun, engaging, active learning and the library wants to provide the opportunity to experience that,” Klinepeter said. “Tabletop gaming goes far beyond the classics like checkers, Scrabble and Monopoly. There truly is a game to suit every person/group/situation, and we’re hoping to make people aware of some amazing games that they’ve likely never heard of or played.”
     Gamers can also paint mini figures, which were donated to the library. Paint will be provided.
     Visit https://libguides.ashland.kctcs.edu/tabletop for schedule, complete games list and registration. For more information, contact Klinepeter at pamela.klinepeter@kctcs.edu.