Get gaming at the Pelham Public Library

Published 1:25 pm Monday, January 4, 2016

The Pelham Public Library is featuring tabletop games at its game day Saturday, Feb. 20. (Contributed)

The Pelham Public Library is featuring tabletop games at its game day Saturday, Feb. 20. (Contributed)

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

PELHAM— Although computer based games continue to grow in popularity, there is still room for the classic tabletop games, such as Monopoly, Scrabble and Clue.

To celebrate those games and more, the Pelham Public Library is hosting a tabletop game day Feb. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for individuals who’ve “got game.”

“I am super excited,” Matt Griffin, reference librarian over the young adult genre. “It should be a lot of fun. We are hoping for a good turn out.”

Griffin said he got the idea from International Games Day @ Your Library, where libraries across the nation provide a setting for tabletop gamers. Although the Pelham Public Library missed the official day, Griffin said they decided to make their own.

The Hoover Public Library, where Griffin’s wife works, recently hosted its own gaming day. The library also holds after hours game nights for adults, which Griffin has helped out with.

“It was really a success there,” Griffin said of Hoover’s game day. “So I asked her if I could borrow her idea.”

Griffin said there will be game demonstrations and door prizes, including gift cards to Card Addicts and Barnes & Noble, and preteen to adult ages are invited to attend.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own games to share, and the library will provide several games, such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee, Pictureka, Sorry, chess, Battleship, Uno and Flux.

The morning will feature a demonstration of Ticket to Ride and the afternoon will feature a Curse of Catan demo.

At the Hoover game day, Griffin said some D20 roleplaying gamers brought Dungeons and Dragons to show the other attendees as they played through scenarios.

All attendees can come and go during the event. For more information, call the Pelham Public Library at 620-6418.