I’ve started making some modular game texts for tabletop roleplaying games! You can find them on my itch.io page.
My husband and I host a tabletop gaming group at our house at least one Saturday every month. I wrote a blog post about how we run our game days. There’s also a running list of the themed game menus we prepare specifically for game days, as well as photos of our gaming spaces at home. I also wrote about how we organize our games (and asked others how they organize their own shelves, too!).
International gaming events that I participate in:
- International Tabletop Day (Spring)
- International Games Week @ Your Library (Fall)
- Extra Life – Gaming For The Kids (Fall)
Conventions I have attended:
- SaltCON (Tabletop Gaming; February/March)
- Adepticon (Miniatures Gaming; Spring)
- Geekway to the West (Tabletop Gaming; May/June)
- Origins Game Fair (Tabletop Gaming; June)
- Gen Con (Tabletop Gaming, some video/retro; July/August)
- Protospiel Chicago (Tabletop Gaming; Fall)
- Bit Bash Chicago (Indie Video/Arcade Games)
- Chicago Toy and Game Fair (Fall)
I will be adding more game menus to this section over time.
- Themed Game Menus
- Travel-sized Games That Can Fit on a Coffee Table
- Games for Two Players
- Quick to Teach, Easy to Learn
- Twenty Essential Board Games for a Public Collection
- More game lists to come!
- Benefits of Playing Games
- Meaningful Play LibGuide (Graduate coursework assignment, guide for educators and parents who want to incorporate meaningful play into their classrooms and homes.)
- Program plan: Creative Writing Workshop – using games as tools to generate writing prompts (Graduate coursework assignment, modeled for a specific library, but can be adapted for any library.)
- Program plan: Teaching Board Game Design to Teens (Graduate coursework assignment that required library programming to engage teens with a global issue – this program focuses on designing board games to teach others about global climate change, but the outline and game design resources can be used for games on any topic.)
- Mapping games to learning competencies (coming soon!)
- Mapping games to specific subjects (coming soon!)
- Links to other Educational Gaming Resources and Blogs
The following are various playful activities I have created (games, crafts, storytime songs/rhymes, etc.). I will add to this list as I create new activities.
- Pokémemory (Pokémon-themed memory games)
- Pikachu Snowflake (craft template)
- Paper Bobblehead Animals (craft templates)
- Little Foxes (storytime song)
- The Shark in the Park (storytime song)
- At the Park (storytime song)
- Five Tiny Dragons (storytime fingerplay)
There are endless blogs, podcasts, vlogs, and streams filled with gaming content. Here are a few lists I’ve put together: