The Samuel C. Williams Library marked the second annual International Games Day @ SCW Library on November 3, 2017. This event serves as the Library’s contribution to both International Education Month here at Stevens as well as to the worldwide observation of International Games Week organized by the American Library Association. Games were provided by the Library and several more were loaned to the Library by the Computer & Console Gaming Society of Stevens.
More than twenty students stopped by over the course of the day, and the most popular game was chess, not a surprise here at Stevens. Go, Scrabble, and Mouse Trap were also in demand. One student stopped by to say he had always wanted to learn how to play backgammon, and Research Services Librarian Courtney Walsh was happy to oblige!
Jean Lee of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services demonstrated the traditional Korean game of Yut Nori.
One student liked the game so much she got to keep it!
Photo credit: Laura Valeri
The event ran from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., though one group playing Settlers of Catan were still at it past 5:00 p.m.
We thank the Computer & Console Gaming Society and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for their help with this event. Look for the Library’s games available for play during Fall Finals in December, and follow us on Instagram to see what we’re up to!