Almost everyone in the gaming community is probably familiar with the popular web series Tabletop (Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day) by now. They are wrapping up their first season of the show and fingers are crossed that it will be around for a second. Well this week the creative minds behind Tabletop, Geek & Sundry, have spearheaded the creation of a day dedicated to board gaming. March 30th, 2013 will become the first International Tabletop Day.
A press release from Geek & Sundry states that: International TableTop Day encourages people from around the globe to participate in the joys of board gaming by empowering the community to host thousands of gaming events internationally. Participants can sign up at www.tabletopday.com for free events at their favorite local game stores or submit their own event at their home, community center or business. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #TableTopDay on social media to share and connect their own events on a global scale.
Tabletop Day has also managed to secure promotional items from some of the biggest publishers in the industry to be given out on International Tabletop Day. So far support from Asmodee, Days of Wonder, Mayfair Games, Steve Jackson Games, and Wizards of the Coast have been announced with hopefully more to come.
I think the creation of a day dedicated to Tabletop gaming is a fantastic idea. Exposing more people to the larger board gaming world can only help the hobby grow and encourage more great games to come to the market. We already have the successful Free Comic Book Day and Free RPG day, why not a Tabletop Day. I’m keeping an eye on the event map at tabletop.com in hopes that a game store near me will be hosting an event. If not, I just might have to host something myself.
So spread the world and let’s make this the biggest day in Tabletop gaming. #TableTopDay
You can watch the full announcement below: