As part of International Games Week, TAFE NSW Hunter Street Library generously received a donation of 4 tabletop games from one of the sponsors, Good Games!
Students are welcome to borrow these games to play in the library or on campus:
Lanterns is our favourite of the bunch! It’s a fun and quick tile placement game for a small group of 2-4 players. Players collect points by matching colours with their tile placement, at the same time risking helping others to victory.
Hive Mind takes a while longer and is a great game for a larger group of up to 12 players. It is like a trivia game, except that to survive in the hive, players need to choose the same answers as everyone else. This is a lot of fun and easy to play if you have an hour or so to spare.
We also received Rhino Hero, a card tower building game, and 3 Wishes, a memory card game, which are suitable for younger players. We are currently testing them out on some younger players, and then will be added to the collection of toys and puppets at Glendale TAFE Library for Early Childhood Education students to use for placements and activities.
Why games? It is important for our Interactive Media students to learn about game mechanics as part of game design, which can be learned by playing both tabletop and electronic games. It is also a socially engaging way to take a break! Players learn about strategy, rule structure and teamwork while playing a game, sometimes without even knowing it!
Ask at Hunter Street or Glendale TAFE libraries if you would like to try out these games. It would be great to provide feedback to the event sponsors, please comment on this post or let us know what you think of the games!