Table Top Day

Happy Table Top Day, readers! For those who don’t know, Table Top Day (also known as International Table Top Day), is a day dedicated to table top games. This includes board games, card games, table top RPGs, and other table-based gaming that involves live human interaction. Last year the event was marked with festivities on every continent (those paladin penguins are hardcore gamers, you know) and the goal is to make this year’s celebration even bigger.

How does one participate, you ask? 1) Find friends 2) Play games 3) Laughter, rage, repeat. If you’re not the organizing, friend-hosting type or just want to get out of the house, check your local game store or comic book store to see if they have any Table Top Day events going on today. Then share your exploits by using #TableTopDay. This helps gauge how many people participated, further spreading the geeky goodness. For more information, see the Table Top Day website or follow @TableTopDay and @GeekandSundry on Twitter.

And, if you want to know why on earth I’m prattling on about this on a banned books blog, board games, card games, and RPGs of all kinds have long attracted moral panic, censorship, and even the ire of the Church, accused of everything from gambling to demon summoning to murder/suicide to general moral decay. For a brief history of Dungeons & Dragons’ own history of courting controversy, check out my post from last year’s Table Top Day.

So break out the Catan hex cookies and chocolate chess pieces for an awesome day spent playing awesome games with awesome people. Oh, and roll a D6.

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About boundandgaggedbooks

Shannon is a freelance writer and folklore buff. She has a degree from Hampshire College in Creative Writing/Mythology & Religion, with an emphasis on epic/oral traditions, their anthropological implications, and their modern counterparts. Her work can be found in Fabulously Feminist, Wolf Wariors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology, The Concord Monitor, Redhead Magazine, and The Climax.

2 responses to “Table Top Day”

  1. Gibble96 says :

    Now THIS is a holiday!

    …And now I’m sad about losing my MTG cards…

    >_>

    Time to read a book. I’ll try to participate next year I guess =X.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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