Games in Early Access | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, September 15, 2015


Early Access makes enthusiastic gamers part of the development process and lets them support developers they trust and games in which they believe. Many games still in Early ­Access have experienced great success and built huge fan bases.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, August 2015


The Wild Hunt is one of the richest narrative experiences gamers will ever experience, capped off with challenging, rewarding combat and nearly endless game-play freedom.

Up Close with Brian Mayer | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, June 15, 2015


In addition to being a lifelong fan of board games—his personal library numbers close to 700 games—Mayer, a 2015 LJ Mover & Shaker and gaming and library technologies specialist of the school library system of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Le Roy, NY, is an award-­winning game designer.

Adults Only | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, May 15, 2015

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Game night at the library can be adults-only while still being safe, clean, and welcoming to all. Offering adults-only gaming programs will only make your patrons more diverse, more trusting, and more enthusiastic.

Licensed To Game | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, March 15, 2015


There are licensed games available that will appeal to most patrons, whether they’re film buffs, comics collectors, thriller readers, or TV junkies.

Revisiting Retro Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2015


Gamers are a nostalgic lot, and they often wish to revisit their childhood favorites. Developing a chunk of your collection around these games is a great way to please players who fondly remember the original versions.

Keep the Lights On: Horror Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 2015


Librarians looking to add contemporary horror titles to their collections don’t have far to go. Recent standouts include The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation.

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.