Games in libraries

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!

13 November: Virtual Reality drop in session at Maitland TAFE Library

Maitland Information Technology will be showcasing their HTC VIVE VR set up on Monday 13 November in the Library (Room HG03), from 10am to 1pm.

Just some of the experiences on offer include:

  • Journey inside a cell with The Body VR
  • Slice Fruit with your own Katana’s in Fruit Ninja VR
  • Defend your castle with Bow and Arrow
  • Train as a Space Pirate
  • Explore the Ocean Depths in TheBlu
  • Paint and draw in VR with Tilt Brush

Biggest Recess at TAFE NSW Wyong Library

TAFE NSW Wyong Library held a morning tea on the 27th October to promote healthy eating habits as part of the Biggest Recess 2017 campaign. This was a great opportunity to focus attention on childhood health through awareness and education in a positive and fun environment and coincided with Children’s Week 2017.

The event held in the Library was attended by staff and students from courses including Electrotechnolgy, Plumbing, ESOL and Library & Information Services. People enjoyed the free healthy foods and browsed the library’s book collection on healthy eating. Thanks to all who helped to make the event a success!