From the website:
On November 15, 2008, libraries across the country will participate in the largest, simultaneous national video game tournament ever held! Kids will be able to compete against players at other libraries and see their scores in real-time online while playing at their local library.
But gaming in libraries isn’t just about video games. Hasbro is donating a copy of its game Pictureka to every public library branch in the U.S. so that we can set a record for the most number of people playing a board game at once! The goals of this event are to:
- Raise awareness about the use of games as a library program;
- Expose people to a new type of board game;
- Establish connections between local board game groups and the library.
Sounds cool… Wizards is providing the first 1000 libraries that sign up materials to play Magic and D&D as well… interesting.