Tabletop gaming is something that has touched the lives of millions of people from all over the world. The phenomenon is now getting its own day in recognition of the joy that it brings to people’s lives.
Tabletop gaming is not a new phenomenon, but it has morphed considerably. Tabletop games like Cluedo and Monopoly used to dominate, but now it has expanded significantly, particularly into the fantasy realm.
History of International Tabletop Day
Tabletop games proliferated on the PC. The original Diablo, Warcraft and Command and Conquer set the standard on the computer. But there’s been a movement back to real-world gaming thanks to a cluster of Dungeon and Dragons-like games taking physical form. Physical games have depth and complexity, and they allow players to interact with each other in person, not over an internet connection.
International Tabletop Day is a chance to formally recognize the movement and the healthy sense of competition and sportspersonship that it brings. The idea is to bring people to the table and get them to play against each other.
International Tabletop Day is also an opportunity for players to remember why they got into playing tabletop games in the first place. It’s all about pitting yourself against strangers and finding ways to survive through to the next turn.
People love Tabletop gaming because it gives them a chance to connect with people in their local communities. Many cafes now offer large tables specially designed to allow people to bring their tabletop games and play against one another. There is an increasing number of community events too, all of which help people indulge their passion for the activity.
How to celebrate International Tabletop Day
If you’re wondering how to celebrate International Tabletop Day, then you’ve come to the right place. There are all kinds of things you can do. Take a look at the following:
- Set up a store page. The organizers of TableTop day have a page where retailers can claim or set up a store page and let people in their community know that they are a venue for International Tabletop Day. Using these pages, you can attract people from far and wide to come together at your premises and play tabletop games against each other.
- Check out the International Tabletop Day Facebook account. If you’re an individual, getting involved is easy. Just hop onto the International Tabletop Day Facebook page and look for places in your local area where you can join other tabletop gaming fans. There’s a good chance that your local store or even a cafe will be hosting some kind of gaming event.
- Join the fun online. You can watch professional tabletop gamers duking it out over popular internet gaming platforms, like Twitch and YouTube Live, and share your thoughts with the rest of the community.
If you love tabletop gaming, then you’re not alone. It’s something that thousands of people all over the world love to do. With International Tabletop Day, you can find like-minded people and explore your favorite tabletop games together.