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International Games WEEK 11/1 - 11/4!!
Turner Middle School
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Posted On: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Formerly International Games Day, International Games WEEK is a week where people in libraries all around the world play board games, card games, computer games, role-playing games and video games.  Turner Middle School has the distinction of being the only school library in Douglas County that hosts International Games Day each year.

This year, IGW will be held over 4 days- November 1st - November 4th.  November 1-3 will be from 4-6pm and will kick off the week. It will culminate on our main day, November 4th from 9:00-5:00 in the TMS Media Center.  Over 100 students from around the county will come to test their gaming skills.  We have tournaments in Blitz Chess and several video games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Brothers U.  Super popular each year is the Werewolf LARPing game (Live Action Role Playing).  In Werewolf, students role play as helpless villagers, werewolves, and hunters in a quest to rid their village of the werewolf threat. 

Another big draw is our PS4 Virtual Reality System. 

At the end of the day, we crown a King or Queen of Games in Douglas County!  He or she gets to wear that title for the next year. 

You may come to 1 day or all 4 days for as little or as long as you want.

Contact Mr. Lynn to learn how your can help next year!  james.lynn@douglas.k12.ga.us or 770-651-5514

 

To register for this event, please go here and fill out the registration form.

 

 

Douglas County International Games Week Schedule

 

Wednesday- Nov 1st   Blitz Chess Tournament 4-6

 

Thursday- Nov 2nd  4-6pm Board Game day: Learn and play Ticket to Ride, Selttlers of Cataan, Pandemic, Carcasonne, and much more.

 

 

 

Friday- Nov 3rd 4-6pm Card Games day: Yugioh, Pokemon, and Magic: The Gathering tournaments; Fluxx, Boss Monsters, and more.

 

Saturday- Nov 4th  Main Event

 

All Day: Clash Royale tournaments, Werewolf LARPing

 

Morning: Mario Kart tournaments (all systems)

 

Afternoon: Super Smash Bros (all systems)

 

Mid Day: Splatoon 2 (must bring your Nintendo Switch and your copy of Splatoon 2)

 

More games and tournaments to be announced later.

 

 

FAQs

Q: Is transportation provided?

A:  Unfortunately, no.  Parents are responsible for all transporation for all days

 

Q:  Do students have to stay for the entire time?

A:  No.  Students can come late or leave eary.

 

Q:  Do students have to come all 4 days if they buy a 4 day pass?

A:  No.  Students can come as little or as much as they want.

 

Q:  Is food provided? 

A:  No, but there is a concession stand.  Pizza will be available at luchtime.  Prices are resonably priced.

 

Q:  Can I bring my own games and systems?

A:  Students are encouraged to bring their own portable systems and games.  Students are not expected to bring consoles or games however, unless they talk to Mr. Lynn first to see if there is a need for that game.  We try to only get 4 player local games as this allows the maximum amount of players to play.

 

Q:  Where can I store my valueables when I am not using them.

A:  Students may store their valuables in the Media Center office when not using them.    We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

 

Q:  What do you do with the money raised?

A:  We put the money back into gaming.  Last year we were able to purchase a PS4 and a Virtual Reality system with the money raised.  We have also bought a 50" TV and Wii U in past years.

 

 

 

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