Posted by Linda W. Braun
OK, I’ve had a full day. The Institute was jam-packed, as I just wrote in my blog, and then so too was the gaming night. (Although it was a different kind of jam-packedness.)
Game Crazy brought an amazing number of games and amount of equipment for those attending the gaming night to play. There were large monitors for playing games like Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, Karaoke, Madden Football, Congo Bongo, and more. Upper Deck brought trading card games. People were playing, singing, dancing, fighting, laughing, and more. It was really amazing. At one point you could hear librarians singing Material Girl – what a sight!
Game Crazy and Upper Deck were incredibly generous. Not only did they bring games to play and staff to help in the play, they also brought an array of giveaways including tote bags, t-shirts, wrist bands, backpacks, and more.
Alliance Games was also able to give us several role playing games to give away. While not everyone won a prize in our raffles, everyone did go home with lots of “parting gifts” from our sponsors.
I know of a few librarians who are addicted to DDR and others who are ready to duke it out with John Madden football.
By the way, 90 people signed-up for the gaming night. That’s incredible. To those of you who participated – what was your favorite game? Why?
A comment from home – It’s funny that as I sit here and read your posting about Game Night I am at home in Houston being serenaded by my 13 and 15 year old daughters and a 15 year friend, on you guessed it Playstation 2’s American Idol Karaoke and they were singing Material Girl! So funny. Would have loved to have been there to participate. I tried explaining to the girls the irony of this but they of course didn’t get it. Maybe some of you will?
I had fun playing Donkey Konga. I wanted to try guitar hero, but somehow never got to the front of the line! I had fun teaching a few people how to play DDR. The Game Crazy folks were knowledgeable and helpful.
This should be a fundraising event for YALSA on a regular basis! It was a lot of fun. Thanks for organizing it.