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GeeKon hosts International Tabletop Day for board and card games

GeeKon hosts International Tabletop Day for board and card games

GeeKon hosts International Tabletop Day for board and card games
April 02
21:27 2014

Kresheera Helaire // Intern Writer

GeeKon is hosting this year’s celebration of International Tabletop Day, where games of all sorts are celebrated worldwide.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5, fans of tabletop gaming will unite to have fun playing various board, video and card games.

UNT Housing and the Media Library will cohost the event open to all students. Games will be available in the lobby area of Bruce Hall.

More than 60 games are available for everyone to enjoy in addition to those brought by participating students, including Life, Small World, Monopoly, Cranium, Gloom, Munchkin, Carcassonne and more.

Food and beverages are available for those who are in attendance but are limited to a first come, first served basis.

Associate director for residence life Eugene Frier said games in general are a creative approach to bringing people together and helping forge new relationships.

“Whether you are playing old favorites or learning new games, the challenge to accomplish the game’s objective mixed with the social aspect of gaming is a great way to strengthen our community,” Frier said.

A mixture of students from each corner of the campus is expected to attend the event.

Computer science freshman Pamela Chounlamountry is no stranger to GeeKon events. Chounlamountry chose to get involved with the organization because it gave her a chance to mix and mingle with new people.

“There are multiple people with many different interests, and this is actually a good way for [them] to gather around and interact with [others] who enjoy gaming as well,” Chounlamountry said.

GeeKon encourages students to embrace who they are, while helping them to evolve into who they’re going to be for the rest of their lives.

RTVF freshman Clarence Cross, a Radio shares Chounlamountry’s opinion. He said he has been a gamer for most of his life.

“[Gaming] is in my blood. For for some people, I think it does help them to be free to release their inner geek,” Cross said.

Feature photo: GAME ON! The Media Library’s welcoming sign for the studnets who want to enjoy video gaming an more at the Tabletop event on April 5. Photo by Marisa Baker / Intern Photographer 

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