Librarian’s Guide to GamerGate | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, November 15, 2014


While librarians should generally remain politically neutral—save for library advocacy—while interacting with patrons, this is one time that it’s okay to take a side. The actions of GamerGaters are not representative of gamers in general.

Depression & Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


As with all scary and mysterious things, one of the safest ways to examine depression is through art. Depression is a classic theme in books, poetry, and music, but it’s also a burgeoning concept in video games.

Deal Me In | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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Card games are a valuable asset to your library’s gaming initiative and are great for people who love hands-on and interactive experiences.

They’re Gamers, Not “Girl Gamers” | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


Since the advent of online gaming and the wider acceptance of the pursuit as a legitimate hobby for adults, everyone who has bothered to do so has noticed that girls and women play games almost as much (and enjoy as much variety) as boys and men.

Hurts So Good | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


It’s important to stock your library collection with games that move the genre forward and encourage patrons to see video games as a legitimate medium for personal expression, telling stories in new ways and asking deep questions about ourselves and the world around us.

Weird Science: Great SF Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


Stock your circulating collection and load your gaming PCs with some greats of the genre.

Collection Development: Stealth | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


Big-name titles (Metal Gear Solid, Thief, Goldeneye 007, and more) that most of your patrons will be asking for, but there’s a wealth of stealth out there.

Ticket To Ride | Games, Gamers, & Gaming


A great game for beginners. With an adventurous theme, Ticket To Ride leads to conversations about economics and exploration, it’s also an incredible learning tool that sparks discussion and encourages inquiry.

Gamers, Gamers, & Gaming | Theater of War


Though many video games do ignore the grim realities of armed conflict, games have the potential to provide some insight into the intensity of war.

Knack for Narrative: The Last of Us


Today’s video games explore complex concepts and themes. The latest game to do so is The Last of Us, a gripping, emotional ride through a pos­tapocalyptic vision of America.