Stir up conversation at your library with the Glass Plate Game. This year, International Games Day is happy to have sponsorship from the Glass Plate Game who have graciously donated a number of copies available for interested registrants.
Named for its origins related to the Glass Bead Game mentioned in Magister Ludi by Herman Hesse, the Glass Plate Game is a game played without hard rules and without a concrete goal. The aim of the game is to spur interesting and creative conversation.
Together players consider concepts depicted on a spread of cards and draw connections between these concepts to build chains of thought. Simple in nature, the Glass Plate Game is a wonderful exercise in cooperative thinking with no winners or losers. It's a great device for facilitating conversations around experiences and ideas.
This cooperative game, created by Dunbar Aitkins, is for 4-8 players ages 13+ and takes about 120 minutes to play.