November 3, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, Texas (November 3, 2014) – Steve Jackson Games is excited to announce a collaboration with the American Library Association to bring hundreds of games to libraries all over the world. International Games Day, a yearly event taking place on November 15, brings library patrons to their local libraries to play board games and card games, and to learn about games they've never played before.
This year, Steve Jackson Games is donating hundreds of copies of games – including Munchkin, Illuminati, Castellan, and others – to libraries participating in International Games Day.
"We're really excited about International Games Day," said Brian Engard, Assistant Marketing Director for Steve Jackson Games. "Libraries are important centers for community-building, learning, and gaming, and the chance to support something like this is something we knew we couldn't pass up."
Participants in International Games Day had this to say:
Thank you so much for continuing to put together this fabulous event! I have participated in the event for many years now and it is always a great success with patrons and a blast to put together. The donated games look incredibly fun this year and I cannot wait to share them with my patrons! Thanks again!
This is a great event – I believe in families playing games together – and love promoting this every year at our library.
Thank you very, very much for organizing this opportunity for our libraries. Tabletop gaming requires some facilitating to enjoy, and libraries can be the perfect place to find other like-minded players and instructors. I look forward to bringing the joys of tabletop games to my branch.
About International Games Day
International Games Day (IGD) @ your library is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world and hosted by the American Library Association, in partnership with Nordic Game Day and the Australian Library and Information Association, to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. On Saturday, November 15, 2014, libraries around the world will showcase gaming programs and services in support of IGD14. This year marks our 7th annual event.
With over 1,300 libraries signed up already this year, 2014 may prove to be the largest IGD yet! Libraries will decide how and what they play, but every participant will have a great opportunity to get out of the house and play together in the one community institution that welcomes everyone.
To find out your closest library participating in IGD, check out the website at http://igd.ala.org/. If your local library isn't a participant, check out our information page for game lovers: http://igd.ala.org/about/gamers/ for ideas of ways to get involved or start participation at your local library.
About the American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 55,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services and public access to information. For more information on the American Library Association please visit ala.org.
About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 5 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.
The company news page, the Daily Illuminator, is the oldest continuously-running blog on the Internet.
For more about Steve Jackson Games, visit us at www.sjgames.com.
Brian Engard, Marketing Assistant
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