National Toy and Gaming Events

This weekend, there are two fun events that we want to share! Neighborhood Toy Store Day and National Library Gaming Day are both on Saturday, November 12th.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day launches the holiday season as a celebration of local toy stores that are a vital part of the community. The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association sponsors this event, and many participating stores around the country will host special events. Activities at these events may include crafts, entertainers, scavenger hunts, and charitable donations. It is at many of these local specialty stores that Gamewright games can be found, so you may even get a chance to play some!

The American Library Association has deemed this Saturday the 4th Annual National Gaming Day. To find a library in your community that is hosting an event, you can visit their website that has an interactive map of libraries across the U.S. This year’s event expects to draw more than 20,000 people at over 1,200 libraries! Participating libraries will hold a variety of gaming activities, gaming tournaments, and contests.  Libraries these days are about so much more than books – according to their website, “The goal of National Gaming Day is to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.”

You can check in with your local library to find out if they’re participating in National Gaming Day on Saturday. If the library’s staff isn’t aware of it, offer to host a board game event featuring your favorite Gamewright games! Your participation in this one-day activity can lead to future board game events at the library as well.

Speaking of our games, in honor of this event, Meeple Mania is running a sweepstakes for a copy of our game Forbidden Island. Visit their Facebook page to enter – good luck and happy gaming!

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About Gamewright

Gamewright is a leading manufacturer of family games, best known for such household hits as Slamwich, Rat-a-Tat Cat, In a Pickle, Rory's Story Cubes and The Scrambled States of America Game. Gamewright prides itself on making games that foster laughter, learning, friendship and fun. Kids, parents, grandparents, and educators all agree that Gamewright makes some of the best games on the planet. For more information, visit www.gamewright.com.
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