I’ve been remiss in celebrating geek holidays in the past year. It’s not that I do not want to remember them, but I suppose things have gotten so hectic, but I’m going to try to rectify things starting now. Thanks to the guys from Geek & Sundry, the entire world will now have a special day in which to commemorate the awesomeness that is tabletop gaming. Starting this year, March 30 will be the designated International TableTop Day.
Wil Wheaton, for one. Oh, and Felicia Day, too.
I suppose that there’s no need to say more?
Why International TableTop Day?
Gaming in general has a lot of benefits. There is no doubt about that. Tabletop gaming brings even more, if you take the time to think to about it. Whether you play tabletop games at home, at parties, or at special events, the result is the same: camaraderie, strengthening bonds with people in your circle, and plain fun.
Bearing that in mind, the new “holiday” is meant to remind everyone to spend more time playing tabletop games. No matter what your age may be, there certainly is a tabletop game suitable for you.
What can you do on International TableTop Day?
There are many events that are going to be held on that day, and you simply have to visit the official web site to find the nearest event to you. More than finding those events, you can get free stuff and spread the word about the first International TableTop Day. Of course, there is nothing stopping you from creating and hosting your own event to highlight the celebrations. You can submit your event (via the web site as well), and you even get it promoted. All you need to do in exchange is to share the event and how it unfolds using #tabletopday for all your posts.
If you’ve always thought that tabletop gaming does not receive the recognition it deserves, this is your chance to change that!