International Games Week October 29 – November 4

This Year’s Games

2016 Donations

Official sponsor, Asterion is donating five copies of each of the following games to Italian Libraries.

 Timeline Series Timeline Inventions
Timeline Science Discoveries
Timeline Star Wars - ep. I, II, III
Timeline Star Wars - ep. IV, V, VIThe Timeline Games are a great series of card games where the player must find the right place for their cards in a timeline of inventions, discoveries, events, and much more.
dobble Dobble Kids
Dobble Star WarsBe the quickest to spot the identical symbols between cards in both Dobble Kids and Dobble Star Wars.
Dobble Time's up! family edition

Time's up! allows the whole family to test their skills in this memory party game.

Crossing Crossing

A card game where players collect the most gemstones using bluffing and cunning. Each player places a set of cards on the table and then sets a finger on their card. If no one else chooses your card you collect the stones.

Duplik Duplik

A party game that requires one player to describe a bizarre image and the other to draw it based on that description.

concept Concept

This game requires the players to guess words by associating icons.

Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood

A cooperative game where players help Little Red Riding Hood reach Grandma's cottage.


Official sponsor, The Glass Plate Game is donating 100 copies of the Glass Plate Game

Glass Plate Game in Action

The Glass Plate Game

An unusual conversation card game of making logical and philosophical connections, the Glass Plate Game was inspired by Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game.

The object of The Glass Plate Game is to spark creative and interesting conversation between the players. Nobody wins. The placement of pieces on the cards marks the expression and manipulation of ideas or concepts. As with conversation, the game is generally played without a goal at the start. Players create and label idea-cards as whim directs them, extending lines of thought that catch the groups imagination. The rules of the game are intended to be an agreement rather than a set of statutes; as written they enforce clarity, cooperation, and ease of exploration.

The Glass Plate Game is offering 100 copies to libraries.

Please note that only libraries with US, Canadian, UK, or German postal addresses are eligible for this donation.

Thank you to The Glass Plate Game for supporting libraries!

Official Sponsor Paizo is donating Pathfinder Adventure Card Game—Wrath of the Righteous Base Set

Wrath of the Righteous Base Set Box

Wrath of the Righteous Base Set

For decades, hordes of demons have ruled the Worldwound. Their Abyssal corruption has poisoned the land. Previous crusades did their best to contain the demonic invasion with the invaluable aid of a line of fortifications enhanced with magical ward stones. Yet of late, many of the crusaders have become complacent or simply fatigued from an endless war, while all along, the foul masterminds of the demonic invasion have built a deadly plan. They want to expand the Worldwound's Abyssal corruption past the ward stones and spread their evil across the entire world!

Whether you're a stalwart crusader or a simple mercenary, the Storm King's profane machinations will soon surround you. The time has come to live up to your true mythic potential and become a legendary hero in the world of Golarion! In an adventure unlike any other, the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Wrath of the Righteous Base Set will take you into the depths of the Abyss—and back again! This complete cooperative strategy game pits 1 to 4 heroes against the monsters, temptations, corruption, and treachery of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game's popular Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path. Choose your character's class, build a deck of equipment and allies, and explore dangerous locations as you play through multiple scenarios in an exhilarating mythic fantasy adventure. Characters grow in potency and potential, learning expert skills, gaining magical might, and adding powerful boons to their decks. All of this will prepare them to surmount greater obstacles through a complete Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Adventure Path.

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set includes:

  • More than 500 cards, featuring 7 character classes, a wide array of gear and magical accoutrements, 6 paths to mythic power, and dozens of allies, monsters, and villains from the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path.
  • The Worldwound Incursion Adventure Deck, which begins your journey through the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path.
  • A complete set of 6 polyhedral dice.

Paizo will be donating 50 copies of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous Base Set to U.S. libraries.

Please note that only libraries with U.S. postal addresses are eligible for this donation.

Thank you Paizo for supporting libraries.

Official Sponsor Prima Games is donating Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft, Revised and Expanded eGuide.

Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft, Revised and Expanded eGuide

Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft, Revised and Expanded eGuide

Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft, Revised and Expanded eGuide

  • All the strategy at your fingertips—completely optimized for a second-screen experience. Enjoy all the content from our printed strategy guide in a convenient, easy-to-use digital companion.
  • All content in this eGuide is easily searchable and sortable.
  • Includes Five Tutorial Videos to get you up and running right away!
  • Complete Minecraft coverage—from basic gameplay to advanced features – all in one handy source.
  • Full update on new blocks, monsters, and recipes.
  • How to approach larger builds, featuring samples to get you started.
  • We break down every game mode and all forms of building. Details on mining and farming, brewing and enchanting, traps and defenses, monsters, other threats, using redstone, and much more.
  • Coverage of game mods, texture packs, joining and creating servers, and interacting with others.
  • Features “A History of Minecraft,” including revealing interviews with the game’s creators!
  • Plus, quick-reference charts for tools, resources, consumables, animals, and more.

Prima Games is donating 200 copies of their Minecraft eguide to US libraries.

Thank you Prima Games for supporting libraries!

Official Sponsor CheapAss Games is donating packages of 10 of their games.

Cheapass Games designs quirky tabletop games perfect for players of any experience level ages 12 and up. Register for a chance to receive a complete set of Cheapass Games’ deluxe titles, including the 19.5th Anniversary Edition of iconic board game Kill Doctor Lucky!

The Cheapass Games bundle includes:

BRAWL Deck Covers

BRAWL (All Six Decks!)


Deadwood Studios, USA

Deadwood Studios, USA





Get Lucky Game Box

Get Lucky


Give Me The Brain Game Box

Give Me The Brain


Kill Doctor Lucky Game

Kill Doctor Lucky


Lord of the Fries Game Box

Lord of the Fries





Stuff and Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense


Unexploded Cow

Unexploded Cow


Please note only libraries with valid US postal addresses will be eligible for this donation

Thank you CheapAss Games for supporting Libraries!


 Red GloveOfficial sponsor, Red Glove Games is donating copies of each of the following games to Italian Libraries.

Tales of the Jungle Book

A storytelling game where players become young wolves who must use their creativity and wits to carry out their missions.

 Tales from the Jungle Book

This is the last event to enter the guild of magicians. Gigamon are creatures born of wind , fire, earth, and water. Win the game with the help of the Elemon and be in harmony with nature.

Rush & Bash

A fast paced racing game.

 Rush & Bash

Players take on the role of an evil sorcerer who makes like impossible for the other players with his curses. These curses make other players play while doing crazy things.


Thanks Red Glove for donating to Italian Libraries and International Games Day.

Steve Jackson GamesSteve Jackson Games is back with a bundle of three games for International Games Day!

Chupacabra Dice
This game includes 24 glow-in-the-dark dice that are divided up between all of the players. As night falls, you roll the dice. Rolling a chupacabra means that you can take a dice from your opponent, but choose wisely because they can take from you as well. Claim all of the dice to win the game. This game is for 2-4 players and takes about 10-20 minutes to play.
 Chupacabra Dice
Munchkin Loot Letter
Steal the treasure and betray your friends! Based on the award-winning game Love Letter, this Steve Jackson twist is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 players.
 Munchkin Loot
Trophy Buck
A fast-moving game about deer hunting with 12 custom dice that represent deer. Push your luck as you roll to bag deer without too many "startles" before the end of your turn. This game is for 3-8 players and takes about 10-20 minutes to play.
 Trophy Buck

Thank you Steve Jackson Games for donating to IGD!

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    1. I heard about a Gaming in Libraries webinar that was last year. Any links to an archive. Specifically looking for role-playing games, especially for kids. The newest one we got was No Thank You, Evil! (they have a library give-away, but you pay shipping ($9 for us). 150 copies available).

    2. Have all the copies of the games been claimed already?

      • Whoa people went fast this year! Yup, looks like we just have minecraft eguides left. However, if you follow the blog we will have a giveaway of some game packages over the summer, so keep your eyes peeled to get into that drawing!

    3. Please check out Cheapass Games, their website has a section for FREE downloadable print and play games that you can use on International Games Day!

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