International Games Day @ your library Game on November 18, 2017!

Past Sponsors

Previous years' donations

Past donors have included companies such as AlphaBoundFamilyAndPartyGames.com, GameTable Online, HasbroHeartland Products, Konami, North Star Games, Paizo, PopCapRavensburger, USAopoly, and Wizards of the Coast. (Thanks again to all of them!)

Please contact us if your company is interested in sponsoring International Games Day or donating games, prizes, or snacks to local libraries.

Past sponsors:
2015
2014


Donating sponsors for 2015 (in alphabetical order):


Official sponsor Konami is donating Yu-Gi-Oh! Demo Kits!

YuGiOh

Yu-Gi-Oh!

 

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

The Demo Kit includes everything you need to teach beginning players how to play Yu-Gi-Oh!:

  • 20 introductory Demo Decks
  • 20 foldable Game Mats, with game instructions on the back
  • Materials (prize pack, tickets, reward cards) to run a Duelist League tournament
  • A Yu-Gi-Oh! poster to promote the game at your event

Yu-Gi-Oh! Volunteers may also be available to help you run your event, pending availability and library location.

Visit our “About Yu-Gi-Oh!” page if you’re new to the Trading Card Game!

KONAMI is donating 600 Yu-Gi-Oh! Demo Kits.

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

Thank you KONAMI for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor USAopoly is donating Reverse Charades.

Reverse Charades

Reverse Charades

Inside the Box of Reverse Charades

Inside the Box

 

 

Charades is better when everyone gets into the act!

Award-winning Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on the classic game of charades. Instead of one person acting out a clue for a team to guess, a team acts out clues for one person to guess. Now everyone is in on the fun! In 60 seconds, teams attempt to guess as many words or phrases as they can. The team with the most correct guesses wins.

  • Active, Imaginative Play - Kids Love It!
  • Multigenerational Fun - Creates Memories
  • Great Ice-Breaker For Groups or Team Building

Ages 6+ | 6+ Players | 15-30 Min. Play Time

USAOPOLY is donating 500 copies of Reverse Charades.

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

Thank you USAopoly for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor YummyYummyTummy is donating Nommons: Math Universe and Nommons: Calcuquest.

Nommons Math Universe

Nommons: Math Universe

"Nommons is a math game your kids can sink their teeth into" - iPhone Life Magazine.

The Nommons are looking for their home and you can help them by rebuilding their spaceship with the power of math! Kids learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division solving math problems to fix the ship. After the ship is repaired, you can fly through the universe by swiping the screen. Look for yummy candy pieces and watch out for silly enemies like Potato Unicorns while helping the Nommons find their home.

YummyYummyTummy is donating copies of Nommons: Math Universefor iOS to all participating libraries and event attendees.

Please note that libraries within China, Japan, and Korea are not eligible for this donation. All other libraries will be able to download the games.

Nommons Calcuquest

Nommons: Calcuquest

Nommons: Calcuquest is a brain-bending RPG where you can cast spells and capture monsters with nature’s language–math. Use the power of addition & multiplication to attack monsters and defend yourself with subtraction & division. There are no “correct” or “incorrect” answers inNommons: Calcuquest. Players are encouraged to think creatively by using Data Chips, modular math blocks with operations and numbers, to calculate powerful Mathemagic attacks. Conjure a lightning spell by making a multiple of three! Create a meteor shower by having 5 in your answer or do both at the same time by calculating 3915, which fulfills both conditions.

Keep your eyes peeled for dozens of monsters including Business Griffin, Grandmaster Ramen, Lee Rex, Balloon Cat, and Masksquash as you explore new worlds. Nommons: Calcuquest also has an online battle mode and Math Dungeon Master mode where parents can create custom math lessons for their child.

Nommons: Calcuquest will be released for Nintendo’s Wii U console soon. A special edition made for PCs will be available for all participating libraries.

Please note that libraries within China, Japan, and Korea are not eligible for this donation. All other libraries will be able to download the games.

Thank you YummyYummyTummy for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor Steve Jackson Games is donating Trophy Buck and Munchkin Treasure Hunt.

Trophy Buck

Trophy Buck

Trophy Buck is a fast-moving game about deer hunting. The 12 custom dice represent deer. Push your luck to bag the most points, but stop rolling before too many "startles" end your turn! Will you bring home a trophy, or will you just be looking at tracks?

3 to 8 can players | Each game takes 10 to 20 minutes.

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

 

Munchkin Treasure Hunt

Munchkin Treasure Hunt

Explore the Dungeon! Be careful, though. Monsters live here, and they don't want you taking their stuff. Too bad! Chase away the monsters, grab that loot, and run! Get the most treasure and win!

Munchkin Treasure Hunt is a fun boardgame for up to six players, ages 6 and up – now everyone in the family can be a Munchkin!

2 to 6 players | 1 hour | 6+

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

Thank you Steve Jackson Games for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor Looney Labs is donating Choose One! and EcoFluxx.

LLabsChooseOne

Choose One!

How well do you know your friends?

It's the moment of truth.  Will your friend choose Outer Space, or The Bottom of the Sea? Do they prefer the Window or the Aisle?  Are they all about the Party, or the After-Party?  Successfully predict how your friends will answer thought-provoking questions like these and advance your token to the finish line!

3-10 players | 20-40 minutes | 14+

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

 

 

 

Eco Fluxx

EcoFluxx

The Nature Game of Ever Changing Rules

In the wild, you must adapt to survive! Will you win by having your Bears Eat Fish? Or will someone change the Goal so that their Frogs and Insects can make Night Music? Play ecology themed Actions and Rules like Scavenger or Composting, but watch out for Creeper cards like Forest Fire, that can hurt everyone! Discover a little about how things go together, with EcoFluxx - the nature game of ever-changing rules!

2-6 players | 10-40 minutes | 8+

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

Thank you Looney Labs for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsors Good Games has partnered with Asmodee to provide a package of three games to Australian Libraries that include Timeline, Dixit, and a mini version of The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow.

Timeline

Timeline: Historical Events

Dixit

Dixit

Werewolves of Miller's Hollow

Werewolves of Miller's Hollow

 

Remember that we cannot ship to PO Boxes, so please make sure you entered a non-PO box Australian address in your contact information or else we won't be able to send you this donation.

Thank you Good Games andAsmodee for supporting libraries!


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

Pathfinder

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 wardstones. 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 wardstones 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 Asterion is donating DixitLa Lepre e la TartarugaBaba YagaI Tre Piccoli Porcellini, and La Cicala e la FormicaPiccolo PrincipePiccolo Principe Verso le Stelle, and Timeline to our participants in Italy.

DixitDixit
Tell a story using your images in this matching game.

3-6 players | 30 minutes | 8+

 

 

 

Tortoise and the HaireLa Lepre e la Tortaruga/The Hare and the Tortoise
A betting game where each player bets on the participants in a race between forest creatures.

2-5 players | 20 minutes | 7+

 

 

 

Baba YagaBaba Yaga
Players try to escape the witch using spells and ingredients.

2-4 players | 15 minutes | 6+

 

 

 

3 Little PigsI Tre Piccoli Porcellini/Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs is a tile and dice game for the entire family. You roll the dice to build your house unless you accidentally summon the wolf!

2-5 players | 20 minutes | 7+

 

 

 

Grasshopper and the AntLa Cicala e la Formica/The Grasshopper an the Ant
Gather provisions to survive the winter.

2-4 players | 30 minutes | 8+

 

 

 

Little PrinceIl Piccolo Principe: Costruiscimi un pianeta/Little Prince: make me a planet
Build a planet as a home for the animals of the Little Prince.

2-5 players | 25 minutes | 8+

 

 

 

 

Little PrinceIl Piccolo Principe: Verso le Stella/Little Prince: Rising to the Stars
Collect stars as you journey from Grandfather's house to the Little Prince’s planet.

2-6 players | 15-30 minutes | 6+

 

 

 

TimelineTimeline
An educational chronological card game.

2-8 players | 15 minutes | 8+

 

 

Thank you Asterion for supporting libraries!


Donating sponsors from 2014 (in alphabetical order):


Official sponsor Steve Jackson Games is donating multiple games: Castellan, Revolution, Illuminati, Munchkin and Munchkin Legends.

Castellan bluered

Castellan Blue/Red

Castellan greenyellow

Castellan Green/Yellow


The King commands two builders to raise a great castle . . . but only one will rule it!

With every play, the castle grows. Wall and tower pieces link to form courtyards. When you finish a courtyard, you claim it with a Keep. The more towers in your courtyard, the more it scores.

Each turn, you'll decide how many cards to spend, and where to put the pieces those cards give you. Build the greatest courtyards you can . . . but don't hand your opponent a chance to build a better one!

Castellan takes less than an hour to play.

This is a two-player game. If you combine it with a green/yellow Castellan set, you can play with three or four players.

Steve Jackson Games is donating 200 copies of Castellan red/blue and 200 copies of Castellan green/yellow.

Revolution

Revolution!


Blackmail the printer. Threaten the innkeeper. Bribe the priest. Welcome to Revolution!

Secretly bid against your opponents to gain the support of the people, win territory . . . and gather more Gold, Blackmail, and Force for the next round of bidding! Will you try to control the tavern or the fortress? The harbor or the plantation? Knowing where to push for support – and where to back away and let your opponents fight – is the key to victory. It's a game of bluff, counter-bluff, and surprise.

Revolution! is for three or four players. The rules can be taught in minutes, and a complete game takes less than an hour. Each game brings new strategies and tactics.

Make Your Bid For Power!

Steve Jackson Games is donating 250 copies of Revolution!

Illuminati

Illuminati


The classic game of conspiracy and world conquest . . .

The telephone company is controlled by creatures from outer space. The Congressional Wives have taken over the Pentagon. Evil geniuses are building Orbital Mind Control Lasers . . . aimed at YOU!

This is a tense but tongue-in-cheek game about taking over the world – not by guns and missiles, but by stealth and guile. Each player becomes one of the Illuminati, the "secret masters" who are behind everything! Build your power and wealth, taking control of groups like the FBI, the Federal Reserve, the Nuclear Power Companies, the Orbital Mind Control Lasers, the Semiconscious Liberation Army, the Post Office . . . yes, even the Post Office is part of the Conspiracy . . .

No ploy is too devious, no stratagem too low, as you scheme your way to world power. The outcome is never certain until the final double-cross!

Steve Jackson Games is donating 150 copies of Illuminati.

Munchkin

Munchkin


Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.

Admit it. You love it.

Munchkin captures the dungeon experience . . . with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. All you have to do is kill monsters and grab magic items. Don the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking. Wield the Staff of Napalm . . . or maybe the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. Start by slaughtering the Potted Plant and the Drooling Slime, and work your way up to the Plutonium Dragon!

Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin can reduce any gaming group to hysteria. And while they're laughing, you can steal their stuff.

Munchkin games and accessories have sold over five million copies in over a dozen languages. New Munchkin sequels and supplements come out all the time . . . mix and match them for a completely silly dungeon crawl!

Steve Jackson Games is donating 150 copies of Munchkin.

Munchkin Legends

Munchkin Legends


Raid the world of myth and legend! Crush every foe you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.

Munchkin Legends is the new Munchkin card game about legendary adventure . . . with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You'll defeat mythic monsters and grab fabled magic items! Don the Death Mask and Achilles' Heels. Wield Thor's Hammer . . . or maybe the Magic Bassoon. Start by slaughtering the Heebie-Jeebies andJohnny Zucchiniseed, and work your way up to the Kraken . . .

Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin Legends can reduce any group to hysteria. And, while they're laughing, you can sneak past them for the win.

Munchkin games and accessories have sold over five million copies in over a dozen languages. New Munchkin sequels and supplements come out all the time . . . mix and match them for a completely silly dungeon crawl!

Steve Jackson Games is donating 150 copies of Munchkin Legends.

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

Thank you to Steve Jackson Games for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor Looney Labs is donating Oz Fluxx and Pink Hijinks.

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Oz Fluxx Cover

OzFluxx_contents

Oz Fluxx Contents


Let the cyclone of the ever-changing card game, Fluxx, whisk you away to a magical world of fun! Mingle with munchkins, make new friends, and follow the yellow brick road to see the wizard. Next stop...the land of Oz!

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

PINKHIJINKS

Pink Hijinks


Pink Hijinks is an elegantly simple yet surprisingly deep strategy game for 2 players. The special die determines which piece(s) you get to move each turn. Can you be the first to fill your row with 3 of the same-sized pyramids?

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

Thank you Looney Labs for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor USAopoly is donating CrossWays and Tapple.

Crossways Game

CrossWays


CROSSWAYS™ The path to victory is not always a straight line™

Play CrossWays the Fresh, Light Strategy Game

CrossWays is the game of playing cards, placing markers, and making paths across the board. But watch out for your opponents, they can block your way or remove your markers, so choose your position wisely! In CrossWays, the path to victory is not always straight, but it’s always fun!!

AGES 8+
2-8 players or teams
15-25 minutes play time

USAopoly is donating 500 copies of CrossWays.

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

Tapple

Tapple


Tapple® – Fast Word Fun For Everyone!

Tap the Tapple Wheel!

Tapple is the award-winning, fast-paced word game that gives families & friends a rush of excitement as they compete to beat the timer! No need to spell just say your word, tap the timer, and pass the Tapple Wheel. The last person standing wins the round!

Tapple will entertain your friends & family during holiday get-togethers, parties and more! The kids won't even know they're learning as they rush to tap the timer!

AGES 8+
2-8 players
10-20 minutes play time

USAopoly is donating 500 copies of Tapple.

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

Thank you USAopoly for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor Konami is donating Yu-Gi-Oh!

YuGiOh! Trading Card Game

Yu-Gu-Oh!


The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Konami is donating 500 Yu-Gi-Oh! packages.

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

Thank you Konami for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor Ravensburger is donating Enchanted Forest and Bugs in the Kitchen.

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest


Enchanted Forest

Get ready for some fairy tale search-and-find fun! Roll the dice and round the board, sneaking a peek at treasures hidden in the Enchanted Forest along the way. Be the first player to find the treasures the king seeks and the kingdom is yours! A magical twist on classic memory match. The first player to collect three treasure tiles wins the game!
2-6 players, ages 4+

Ravensburger is donating 250 copies of Enchanted Forest.

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

Bugs in the Kitchen Game

Bugs in the Kitchen


Bugs in the Kitchen

The kids will go buggy on family game night with a Bugs in the Kitchen game. Easy to play, this fun board game for kids comes with a HEXBUG nano that skitters around the game board. Kids roll the die to find out which toolknife, fork or spoon they can use to herd the nano bug into a trap. Trap a bug and you get a token. Get 5 tokens and you win! Comes with 2 button cell batteries. Ages 6 and up, 2-4 Players

Ravensburger is donating 250 copies of Bugs in the Kitchen.

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

Thank you Ravensburger for supporting libraries!

 


Official Sponsor Paizo is donating Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Boxes.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

 

Take your first step into an exciting world of fantasy adventure with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box! Within you'll find simple rules to create and customize your own hero, as well as a robust system to run your character through challenging adventures and deadly battles against villainous monsters like goblins and dragons! The only limit is your imagination!

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Beginner Box includes: a 64-page Hero's Handbook, a 96-page Game Master's Guide, a 16-page Transition Guide to bring your hero to the full Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, a complete set of seven high-impact polyhedral dice, more than 80 full-color pawns depicting tons of heroes, monsters, and even a fearsome black dragon, four pregenerated character sheets to throw you right into the action.


Official Sponsor Simply Fun is donating Walk the Dogs and Matter.

Enchanted Forest

Walk the Dogs


Walk the Dogs

Unleash 63 miniature dogs that won't 'flea' from your table. Grab a leash and get ready to Walk the Dogs! Each player collects dogs from the front or back of a long line by drawing and playing cards. But, beware of the dog catcher who may steal some of your favorite dogs. To win, collect five of the same breed in a row, or have the most dog points in your own line. Woof!What breeds come in the game? Poodle, Pug, Brittany Spaniel, Shitzu, Scottish Terrier, Golden Retriever, and Pomeranian ...and they're all rescue dogs!

Youtube video on how to play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIY5dZWpCQ

Simple Fun is donating 100 copies of Walk the Dogs.

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

Matter

Matter


Matter

he game of earth, air, water, and fire. Matter is a game of hierarchy, where each of the four elements has a counter-element that reduces its power. Boost your elementals by connecting matching tiles, and avoid tiles that will weaken them. The winner is the player who masters the elements!

Youtube video on how to play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opGPQbQ7Fp0

Simply Fun is donating 100 copies of Matter.

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

Thank you Simply Fun for supporting libraries!


Official Sponsor Starline Publishing is donating Golden Sky Stories.

Golden Sky Stories

Please note that this donation is available for participants anywhere in the world.

Thank you Starline Publishing for supporting libraries!


Where great board games live online!

Official sponsor GameTable Online will be opening up all of the games on its site on November 15th and 16th in support of International Games Day to encourage players of all ages to join in the fun. Note that international participants can also use the GTO website on International Games Day.

GameTable Online features a great collection of board, card, and dice games available to play. No matter what your taste in games, there are games that will appeal to you. Original rules and original artwork assure that the the games look and play like the tabletop versions not an arcade-ish adaption.

All of GameTable Online’s games are multiplayer so every night is game night at GTO! The site offers around the clock gaming so anytime you are looking for a game, you will find worthy opponents. You can play in Live Mode (real-time) or Async Mode that lets you take your turn when you can, save the game, and log back in when it is your next turn. GTO also lets you play against computer opponents for free.

Thank you to GameTable Online for supporting libraries!



Official sponsor Good Games are donating free copies of Hanabi, Citadels, and Munchkin to Australian libraries this year.

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Hanabi

Hanabi—named for the Japanese word for "fireworks"—is a cooperative game in which players try to create the perfect fireworks show by placing the cards on the table in the right order.The game has five different colors of cards, numbered 1–5 in each color. For each color, the players try to place a row in the correct order from 1–5. Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite!

In this game you hold your cards so that they're visible only to other players - not you! To assist other players in playing a card, you must give them hints regarding the numbers or the colors of their cards. Players must act as a team to avoid errors and to finish the fireworks display before they run out of cards.

Citadels
In Citadels, players race to be the first to build 8 buildings in their city. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins. The rules are simple, but the play is deep: each turn, the players choose a particular character to use - and the turn order is decided by who has which character!

Will you use the sneaky Thief, who goes early and tries to steal from other characters? Will you use the Architect, who goes second-last, but can build more buildings than the others? The Bishop, the only character whose buildings are safe from the Warlord's destructive might at the end of the turn? And whichever roles you don't hire... which of your opponents will?

Munchkin

Munchkin is a satirical card game based on the clichés and quirks of fantasy fiction and roleplaying games. Players start at level 1; the winner is the first player to reach level 10.

There are two types of cards - treasure and encounters. Each turn the current players 'kicks down the door' - drawing an encounter card from the deck. Usually this will involve battling a monster. Other players can chose to help the player or hinder by adding extra monsters to the encounter. Defeating a monster will usually result in drawing treasure cards and acquiring levels. Being defeated by a monster results in "bad stuff" which usually involves losing levels and treasure.

 

 

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