International Games Week October 29 – November 4

International Games Week

Dryden Press – Big Damn Dryden 2503

Posted on November 11, 2015

International Games Day keeps getting better!

Dryden House is offering a free copy of the introductory version of Big Damn Dryden RPG to everyone participating in International Game Day.


"Players in Big Damn Dryden take on the role of Cubies, corporate bounty hunters, pirates, and assassins in a high tech quest for profits and glory. The role of a Cubie is to seek solutions to the problems of their patron Corporation." -- game manual

Download this RPG and bring glory to your Corporation!

"The Dryden Universe is a vast science fiction universe that runs from the day after tomorrow into the mists of time.  What makes it amazing is that the whole things, all the environments, all the art, is available under the Creative Commons 4.0 BY-SA." --

Thanks Dryden House for this donation!




Donation Spotlight: Paizo

Posted on November 9, 2015

Each year participants in International Games Day are gifted games by our wonderful donors. Today we’ll look at the donations from Paizo.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set

Wrath of the Righteous

The Abyss awaits! When the city of Kenabres is destroyed by a horde of demons, only you can save the world! In Wrath of the Righteous, the epic new Adventure Path for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, you will travel to the Abyss to battle the malevolent minions of the demon lord Deskari. Along the way, you'll become mythic heroes that rival the greatest legends the world of Golarion has ever known. The saga begins in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set.

Demons abound! Only you and your fellow adventurers stand in the way of the dastardly villains who seek to corrupt all of Golarion!

In this cooperative fantasy card game, each player selects and builds a character deck. It is with this deck that players band together to play through scenarios, clearing out locations and protecting them against further corruption by demons. Protected locations means villains have fewer places toward which to retreat. It is your ultimate quest to defeat the villain before it's too late!

For 1-4 players ages 13+. Playtime is 90 minutes.

You can read more about this game here and see an explanation of play here.

Thank you Paizo for helping make International Games Day a success each year!

Associazione Italiana Biblioteche and IGD

Posted on November 3, 2015

The International Games Day Committee is pleased to have the Associazione Italiana Biblioteche join in this yearly event.

The AIB (Associazione Italiana Biblioteche) has officially joined IGD after several Italian libraries, such as Cavriago and Arcade (both northern Italy libraries), participated individually in the past few years.

Gaming at the library is not a new phenomenon in Italy - many libraries have set up spaces, programmes and collections dedicated to games, though until a few years ago the attention was focused exclusively on board games. It is only recently that a few libraries have started thinking about adding video games to their collections and events.

By officially joining this event, the AIB demonstrates its desire to provide greater awareness to organized events and to create a network of information professionals to discuss the value of gaming in libraries, which goes beyond the realm of education and socialization. Furthermore, this group can analyze its marketing potential for an institution that, in the latest years of crisis, has lost both economic resources and political support.

Moreover, the creation of this network will give the AIB the opportunity to compare games and adopted solutions, to evaluate the success of the events in terms of public response, and to experiment with alternatives that would otherwise be difficult to find individually. It provides the chance to meet (both in person and online) and discuss solutions and games that suit the library’s needs.

Interest in International Games Day @ Your Library encouraged AIB to create a blog - - as an easy and inclusive way to access information and discussions and a page on Pinterest - - as a place to share promotional material and event photos. In addition, Asterion, a board game publisher based in Reggio Emilia, donated a great amount of its games  to Italian IGD 2015 participants.. Some of these board games, such as DIXIT, will be also used in several libraries abroad during IGD2015. With the exception of Arcade and Cavriago, where video games will be played, all of the other participating Italian libraries will use board games during IGD2015 this year.

Global Gossip Game emails sent – and blocked?

Posted on October 28, 2015

Hi folks,

Just a quick note to say that I've now spent hours trying to get the GGG signup email sent, and it keeps getting blocked. (Apologies if you've received it more than once!) I'm not sure why something that worked last year won't now!

I think it's now gone to most people, but bounce messages can sometimes take hours to show up so I don't know for sure. In the interests of making sure those who want to secure a timeslot actually have a chance to do so, I'll repost the instructions for those wanting to sign up for this year's game below.

Donation Spotlight: Steve Jackson Games

Posted on October 26, 2015

Each year participants in International Games Day are gifted games by our wonderful donors. Today we’ll look at the donations from Steve Jackson Games.

Munchkin Treasure Hunt

You are the munchkin in this game moving around the board using your treasure to fight one of six monsters (Ghost, Witch, Troll, Zombie, Goblin and Dragon). Players draw a monster card that describes additional monster traits.

A roll of the dice and use of your treasure card determines your fate.







Will your fluffy pillow or couch fort protect you? Find out as you travel around the board collecting gold and fighting monsters. The player with the most gold in their hand at the end of the game wins.

This game is a great introduction to Munchkin for 2 to 6 players ages 6+. Play time is 1 hour.

You can see more about this game here.


Trophy Buck: Dice game
Trophy Buck

Trophy Buck is a push-your-luck dice game that has you out in the forest hunting deer. You roll the 12 dice to score the most points. Startle too many deer and your turn ends.





This simple game for 3 to 8 players ages 8+ can be taught in a single round.

You can see more about this game here.

Thank you Steve Jackson Games for helping make International Games Day a success each year!

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