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. The dates for 2018 have not been set yet.
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.
Hotel Tycoon (Italy / 5 available)
Become a building tycoon with Hotel Tycoon! Buy land, build and develop your hotels … in the hope that your guests will stay long enough to shrink on the plate when the time comes to pay the bill! The last remaining player is declared a winner.
Cookie Box (Italy / 5 available)
The most famous pastry shop in the world is looking for new chefs to cook biscuits to lick their fingers! Your hungry customers will order you boxes of appetizing cookies. Turn and arrange your 9 cookie chips to match the ordering cards. The fastest player to win it will win the game!
Cortex Challenge (Italy / 6 available)
Test your brain with a fun game that will stimulate your memory, your reflections, and your speed. Face the other players in 8 different types of tests that stimulate all brain skills: tactile challenges, memory, logic sequences, labyrinths, color tests …
La Casa dei sogni | House of dreams (Italy / 6 available)
In this game you will have the opportunity to build your own home, adding more and more rooms to the project. Decide which rooms to build, what colors to choose for the roof and what decor will embellish your home.
Cash ‘n guns (Italy / 6 available)
You and your criminal associates just pulled off the score of a lifetime, and now it’s back to the warehouse to divide up the loot. The only problem is: thieves aren’t exactly known for sharing well with others. When the guns come out, how long will you stare down the barrel of your friend’s pistol?
Conquista la Luna | Conquering the Moon (Italy / 6 available)
Climb up the stairs, climb up the clouds and conquer the moon … What a sweet dream! You will only need to use a few skills, a good sense of balance, and a pinch of imagination. The Moon is eagerly awaiting your arrival. Be bold but move wisely, and you will become the most agile of dreamers.
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni | Around the World in 80 days (Italy / 6 available)
October 2, 1872: Phileas Fogg boasts of being able to complete the world tour in 80 days. Members of the Reform Club are betting against him, as they do not believe that he is able to do it!
La Mummia Maledeta | The Damned Mummy (Italy / 6 available)
The pyramids … Mysterious places, ancient and full of treasures that every adventurer brave (and somewhat outcast) would like to have … if it were not for the terrible mummy! Not to mention your opponents, who have the annoying habit of sending guard monsters to look for you. To win, you have to send these monsters to their pursuit while you are trying to escape with the exotic treasure!
Timeline Music e Cinema | Timeline: Music and Cinema (Italy / 6 available)
Was Flight of the Valkyries before the William Tell Overture? Sure, the Eagles came before Daft Punk, but was Enter the Dragon between the two? With Timeline Music & Cinema, learn the answer to this question and many more. Each card has a different musical or cinematic work and on the opposite side its associated date.
Rolling Cubes (Parolandia) (Italy / 10 available)
With Rolling Cubes “Parolandia” roll the 13 dice and has fun composing a sentence, as long as possible. Use your imagination, but never lose sight of grammar!
Rolling Cubes “Pytagora” (Italy / 10 available)
With the 13 dice of the “Pytagora” Rolling Cubes game, challenge your friends to create the longest equations.
Rolling Cubes “Do You Play English?” (Italy / 10 available)
With Rolling Cubes “Do You Play English?” Throw the 13 dice and try to compose a sentence in English, as long as possible. Train and improve your English without having to use the vocabulary!
Super Goal (Italy / 10 available)
Football in a board game: 15 minutes of passionate action between the attack and the defense, pending the high score strike that can change the game.
Speedy Words (Italy / 10 available)
The game “Names, Things, Towns …”, to which we all played as children, in a totally new, pocket-sized and … really addictive!
Smiley Games (Italy / 10 available)
5 fun games to play together. In the practical SMILEY GAMES metal box you will find 48 cards with many different emotions and 2 special dice made of FSC wood, which contain 6 different colors and 6 different smileys respectively.
Namasté (Italy / 3 available)
Namasté is the yoga game for kids … of all ages! Namasté introduces players to the Yoga world through 5 different simple and engaging motion games. The game was developed with Lorena Pajalunga, founder and president of the Italian Association of Yoga Children’s AIYB.
DiNuovo (Italy / 3 available)
In the first phase of the game, you have to win as many eggs as possible, and especially those from which the most “strong” dinosaurs will be born. But strong from what point of view? The battle of the second stage dinosaurs will, in fact, reward specific skills, such as aggression rather than speed. So in order to choose the strongest dinosaurs, you will need to know the 25 dinosaurs who are the protagonists of the game …
Furto D’Autore (Italy / 3 available)
FURTO D’AUTORE was born from the idea of designing an art-based educational game that combines fun and learning opportunities: a real journey to discover the inimitable beauties that characterize the Italian artistic heritage.
Che scienziato Sei ? |What scientist are you? (Italy / 3 available)
The various trials that participants will face will cover six disciplines: Anatomy, Botany, Zoology, Earth Sciences, Astronomy, and Chisica (a nice way to define a mix of Chemistry and Physics).
Red Glove Games
Pizzeria Italia (Italy / 18 available)
Pizzeria Italia is an exciting game that rewards those who are able to combine dexterity with a pinch of strategy.
Aia Gaia (Italy / 18 available)
The challenge for the most beautiful and fun courtyard has begun: rabbits running in every direction, donkeys, cows, even a parrot … Do you remember the verses of all the animals? A quick and fun game designed for the whole family.
Dolly Crush (Italy / 12 available)
Dolly Crush is a thrilling game to create the largest flock. Swap the sheep together with the help of the dogs to get rows and columns of the same type. Enrich the combinations with the rare black sheep and create the largest flock!
Zoom Out! (Italy / 12 available)
Zoom Out is an instant, all-in-one game that combines speed with a pinch of bluff and can be played anywhere and anytime fast and fun.
Tzulan Quest (Italy / 12 available)
Tzulan temple ruins are in front of you. You are approaching the most wicked Idol Ugly Snouts ever forged, but you will have to run through dangerous rooms and face monstrous creatures and even other fierce explorers to take it.
Vudu (Italy / 6 available)
Ancient sorcery, dark omen, and endless curses — you will become one of the adepts of the dark magic of the Egyptians or a follower of the ancient art of the Badly Dead Druids or an arcane sorcerer of Vudù rituals! Prepare yourselves for the biggest dispute of black magic ever. The Vudù tournament has just begun!
Super Farmer (Italy / 6 available)
In Super Farmer, you are a farmer and have some animals. Your flock multiplies and you can slowly build a beautiful farm, but be careful! Your plans could be destroyed in no time if you are not careful enough! A fox and a wolf are plundering the area and your pets could be easy to prey for these hunters.
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.