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

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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

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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.

Collection Development: Stealth | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

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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

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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

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

Because Science Is Awesome | Games, Gamers, & Gaming | May 15, 2013

M. Brandon Robbins explores creative ways to meld STEM skills with gaming.

Disney Delving Deeper into Gaming

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The Walt Disney Company January 15 announced the future launch of Disney Infinity, a line of video games that would mix characters from its numerous film properties, e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow sharing an adventure with Toy Story’’s Buzz Lightyear. The AP quotes Disney-Pixar animation chief John Lasseter as saying that the new […]

Best Media 2012: Best Video Games

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It was a relatively quiet year for video games, but there were some real gems. These five games suggested by gaming columnist M. Brandon Robbins will make fine additions to your shelf or public access computers, as they offer superior game play that challenges gamers’ strategic and creative-thinking skills and are shining examples of exemplary […]

Bridging Generations | November 15, 2012 | Games, Gamers & Gaming

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Botanicula, a game for kids that “will appeal to a wide range of age groups and can serve as a bridge between generations by letting parents play alongside their kids.”

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