Last night, the team at Parkes Library headed to the Railway Hotel for an evening of drinks, dining, and tabletop games.
After chatting with ABC Central West about the project, we invited residents from across the region to drop in and try their hand at some of the games we’ve been developing this year. People could take on the challenge of the Tabletop Superheroes adventure we devised for Fun Palaces 2014:
Library users Jake and Kellie brought in their own home-made game for people to try – it was beautifully made and fiendishly difficult.
There was also a new game, Battle Pizzas, which set pub patrons against one another in a game of wits. The prize? Dinner itself.
You can read more about Battle Pizzas, and download instructions, at the Parkes Dog-Eared website. You can also download the Tabletop Superheroes adventure, which can be remixed under a Creative Commons licence. We played the games in the pub but they’re designed for all ages; we think they’d work just as well in schools, libraries, or the comfort of your own home. Give them a go. Have fun!
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Couldn’t be there for tabletop games at the pub, but this sure looks like fun!