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

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.

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

Highlights of the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction panel at LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

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

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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.

Batman’s Early Days | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

Batman: Arkham Origins is a must-have for any serious player or Batman fan. Read more from the January issue.