International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.
International Games Week is October 29th through November 4th, 2017. Libraries are encouraged to host a gaming event during or near this week.
IGW 2017 Games List:
Vested Interest Games (Worldwide)
simian.interface++ (1000 Steam codes)
An abstract puzzle experience for simian participants of all ages and abilities. (Single player, all ages)
Paizo (United States)
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles base set (50 copies)
Embark on a campaign of pillaging, piracy, and politics. This complete cooperative strategy game sets 1 to 4 heroes against the monsters, surprises, flamboyant privateers, and treacherous terrain. (1-4 players, 120 min., Age 13+)
Cheap Ass Games (United States)
Tak: a beautiful game (18 copies)
A game of perfect strategy.
(2 players, 20-60 min., Age 12+)
OnePlay (no limit)
OnePlay is a digital subscription service with access to 2,000 PC and Android games. This donation is a year-long individual subscription for IGW participants at your library. (All ages)
12 Orbits (Worldwide)
12 orbits (no limit)
This digital multiplayer game, created by Roman Uhlig, is available for 2-12 people at once. This game is available in 12 languages and fun for all ages. (Steam and Itch.io code)
Looney Labs (United States)
Are You the Traitor? (500 copies)
It’s the moment of truth in your quest to destroy the Evil magic Key. Your band of adventurers faces two Wizards: an Evil Wizard who wants to use the key to unlock evil powers, and the Good Wizard who has the ability to destroy it. The problem is, the Evil Wizard has disguised himself to look exactly like the Good Wizard, so who do you give the Key to? Choose quickly: one of your trusted Guards is secretly a Traitor – and next round that Traitor might be you! (4-10 players, 10-30 minutes, Age 13+)
Regular Show™ Fluxx (500 copies)
Looney Labs teams up with Cartoon Network to create the most irregular version of Fluxx yet. Join Mordecai, Rigby and the whole gang. Do your friends a solid and distract the Destroyer of Worlds to save The Park… but don’t let Benson catch you doing donuts or you’re fired! (2-6 players, 10-40 minutes, Age 8+)
Chess in Schools and Communities (United Kingdom)
Chess Sets (50 publically funded libraries)
Chess is a universal game, knowing no boundaries of age, gender, faith, ethnicity or disability, that promotes key intellectual skills such as problem solving, logical thinking, pattern recognition and concentration. This donation can be claimed at http://bit.ly/uk-igw-donations
BoxHead Craft (United Kingdom)
BoxHeads (25 sets)
BoxHead Craft is the world’s only manufacturer of blank box heads for kids to design, decorate and play. Kids happily abandon the console to craft and enjoy imaginative play. This donation can be claimed at http://bit.ly/uk-igw-donations
Stuff by Bez (United Kingdom)
In a Bind (100 copies)
Cards balanced on your body. Two hands touching. A hand on a knee. Can you draw your next card? This silly game tests your ability to twist, contort and will have you all laughing at each other. (3-10 players, 15 minutes, ages 13+) This donation can be claimed at http://bit.ly/uk-igw-donations
In a Bind Jr (100 copies)
Balance cards! Roar like a lion! Thumbs up! This adaptation of In A Bind features noises and motions. Simplified so that nearly anyone can play. (3-7 players, 14 minutes, ages 4+) This donation can be claimed at http://bit.ly/uk-igw-donations
Wibbell++ (100 copies)
Explore lettershapes, language and the alphabet. This box includes 5 rulesets: the fastest wordgame in the west; a silly, speedy pattern-matching game, a storytelling activity, an abstract game using the alphabet and a party game of inventing phrases. All are simple to learn and will keep you entertained. (2-15 players, 2-35 minutes, agest 6+) This donation can be claimed at http://bit.ly/uk-igw-donations
Peachstate Hobby Distribution (PHD) (United States)
Three bundles of the following games to U.S. libraries to be drawn randomly.
Steam Park by Iello (MSRP $54.99)
Players: 2–4 / Ages: 10+ / Play Time: 60 min
In this management game, you will build your own gigantic, coal-powered amusement park and make it the largest and most profitable in the annual fair. By constructing the three-dimensional, beautifully designed rides, you will see your park grow right before your eyes.
Vast: The Crystal Caverns by Leder Games (MSRP $65.00)
Players: 1–5 / Ages: 10+ / Play Time: 60–90 min
In Vast, you will become part of a new legend… Any part you wish! Play as the classic, daring Knight, the chaotic Goblin horde, the colossal, greedy Dragon, or even the Cave itself — powerful, brooding, and intent on crushing the living things that dare to disturb its gloomy depths. Each role has its own powers, pieces, and paths to victory, but there can be only one winner.
Dungeons & Dragons: Assault of the Giants by WizKids (MSRP $79.99)
Players: 3–6 / Ages: 14+ / Play Time: 60–150 min
In Assault of the Giants, players send their giants out to wage war on each other and the small folk. However, the game’s real strategy lies in each player’s ability to pursue their giant race’s unique agenda, not only through combat but also through clever card play.
Become an IGW sponsor
Some basics about being a sponsor for International Games Day:
1. International Games Day is generally a one-day event, but individual libraries choose when and how to participate. We usually have around 2000 libraries participate; 2015 was our peak thus far at more than 2157 libraries around the world.
2. We generally limit physical donations to libraries in your home country to prevent international shipping costs as your company will be handling distribution and shipping.
3. To be a donor, we need to know how many games you would be donating, a description of the game, any graphics, etc. for promotion purposes. You can donate one game or several.
A donation of 200 games is the minimum to be considered ‘official sponsor’. Companies that donate 200 games, will receive a blog post about the donation, the logo in the sidebar, and a link to your site on the sponsor page.
Companies that donate 50 games will still have their logo and the link to their site on the sponsor page.
4. Registration is online and libraries have the opportunity to self-select which donations they want. When all donations have been claimed or in early September, whichever comes first, we will provide the list of libraries to you so you can begin distribution.
If you are interested in sponsorship or have any questions, please fill out the form below.