There was great competition at last Monday’s Yu-Gi-Oh tournament. Simon, who won our last two tournaments, came with plans to win again. Brothers once again combatted brothers in the final brackets of competition. And Simon’s best friend, Daniel won, beating Simon, whom Daniel said he has never been able to beat before. Peter Thompson, who runs tournaments for us, brought some of his best cards to give to players who didn’t make it to the final 3. Third place winner, Zeph, walked away with the Order of Chaos Special Edition deck. Simon took home a Wave 2 Galaxy –Eyes Photon tin. Daniel won the Duel Academy Years box.
Want to join our next tournament? On January 4 we will have a Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament. Registration begins on September 8.
We are looking forward to opening Family Gaming this July. New this summer is a schedule of games. Monday, July 2, from 2-3 PM, will be MarioKart and XBOX Carnival Games. Tuesday, July 3, from 10:30-11:30 AM, we will set up Wii Sports Resort and Kinect Adventures.
To help you recover from the Fourth, on Thursday, July 5, from 4-5 PM, we’ll have Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure on Wii and Kinect Sports. To finish the week, on Friday, July 6, from 10:30-11:30 AM, we’ll set up LEGO Rockband on Playstation and Kinectimals. Of course, board games will also be available. Just drop by and show your family’s St. Charles Library card. Students 8 years old and older may join in without parents.
Of course, we will not abandon gaming the rest of the summer. The schedule for the rest of July will be: Monday, July 9, from 10:30-11:30 AM, Mario Party 8 and Kinectimals; Monday, July 16, from 4-5 PM, LEGO Rockband and Great Dinosaur Escape and Thursday, July 26, from 2-3 PM, Wii MarioKart and Kinect Adventures. While you are here, you can pick up the schedule for August or just watch this space.
National Gaming Day on November 12 was an entertaining day for everyone. 16 families came by and tried their hands at Kinect Sports, Mario Kart Wii and LEGO Rock Band. Some even broke out the board games and tried our two newest, The Greatest Day Ever and Loaded Questions Jr, which were provided to libraries across the country just for participating in National Gaming Day.
It never ceases to delight me that gamers are a sharing group of kids. They all seem willing to give each other hints on how to play the game. Seven families qualified for the drawing by staying an hour or more. The winner has been notified by email and a gift card is on the way through snail mail.
Get ready for the next all-day gaming event, as St. Charles Public Library once again takes part in National Gaming Day, on Saturday, November 12. Open games will be held in the morning and the afternoon. Tell your friends, bring your family! Be sure to bring your St. Charles Public library card.
We hope your summer was fun and you are off to another great school year! We have planned a number of gaming events this fall. You may have noticed that there are Family Drop-in Gaming dates each month. Students in 3rd through 8th grade are welcome to join us without their families. All that you need is your St. Charles library card. Show it at the door of the meeting room on the Family Drop-in Gaming date and you are in for up to three hours of video and board games. The next one will be on Monday, October 10 from 1:30 – 4:30 PM.
We’re back! If you’ve been waiting to try out our new Kinect games, tomorrow, January 28, is our first winter day of drop-in gaming for grades 3-8. Of course, all our Wii favorites are available, as well as the new Wii Party. All you need is your St. Charles Public Library card. Drop by between 4-5 PM any Friday from January 28 through March 25. You can practice for the tournament that will be held on April 1. BTW, we’re still looking for suggestions for a good tournament game. Remember, it must be rated E or E 10+.
National Gaming Day is Saturday, November 13. Wii, computer, and board games – We will have games for all ages at the St. Charles Public Library. Just drop in between 10 am and noon and 1 pm and 3:30 pm, with your family, friends or by yourself, for a great time!
Drop-In video gaming for students in grades 3 – 8 goes on through August 20, every Monday at and Friday at . All you need is your St. Charles library card. Come on in and challenge your friends and make new ones.
Family Gaming Day is Tuesday, August 17 from 1:30 to . Video games and board games for everyone! Drop on by!
If you weren’t at our 3rd Mario Kart tournament, you missed a lot of excitement! 25 students, in 3rd through 8th grade, played for 3 hours of riveting races. Everyone was a skilled racer. Once again, our winner, Lorenzo, had only registered that morning for the games, as had our second-placer, David. But late registration doesn’t mean anything–the third place racer, Jack, registered well in advance.
The game choice for our next tournament in December will be voted on by students who come to our open video gaming sessions. This summer open video gaming is held each Monday, from 10:30 to noon, and Friday, from 1:30 to 3. Come try out our new Playstation 3 games!