Board games are experiencing a new renaissance fueled by the crowdfunding movement where anyone can create one. Chicago especially has a thriving community of local game publishers like Argyle Games, Road to Infamy and titles from the TESA Collective.
Harold Washington Library Center currently has more than 75 games for you to play in the library, from Apples to Apples to Sushi Go. Join us as we play games from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Harold Washington Library Center.
Interested in a history tour? Play World's Fair 1893, where you can choose from exhibits that actually were featured at the fair in Jackson Park or even the side attractions that were featured on the Midway.
Kurosawa fan? Check out Samurai Spirit, a cooperative game where players choose to be one of the Seven Samurai from his epic film to save a village from intruders.
Cat fan? Play Kitty Paw, where players must arrange correctly kittens to replicate a complicated configuration on a random card. These kitties like to hide in cardboard boxes to make it more difficult.
Chicago Nerd Social Club will teach the games you've been wanting to learn. They also have monthly game meetups open to all.
International Tabletop Day was inspired by Wil Wheaton's popular Youtube series "Tabletop" from Geek & Sundry. Check out the episode Zombie Dice, Get Bit and Tsuro, all of which will be available to play.