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All Your Games
Are Belong To
Us
Building Tabletop Game
Collections in Academic
Libraries
Michelle Ashley Gohr
Asst. Librar...
Board Games!?!
 Helps get students into the library
 Provide stress relief during midterms/finals
 Used for serious stu...
What are Your Resources?
 ALA- Games and Gaming Roundtable
 Academics in Game Studies
 Scot Nicholson
 Local game stor...
What are Your Resources?
 Local Gamers!
Started from the Bottom
Now We’re Here!
Figure 2: Timeline of events and new procedures applied to the Fletcher Board Game collection
Figure 3: Timeline details a...
Where to get Games?
 Thrift stores
 Donations
 Comic & game stores
 Local groups
 International Game Day
 Amazon
Game Organizing Tools
 Card Sleeves
 Resealable Bags
 Miniature fine point Dry
Erase Markers
 Polyhedral Dice
 Square...
Storage
 Shelve games on the shelf as if they were a
book
 on the “spine”, not stacked on top of one
another (this damag...
Preservation
 Scan or download all loose instructions and
other materials in the game
 tokens, cheat sheets, monopoly mo...
Replacing Pieces
 Keep proof of purchase for replacement
pieces
 Many replacement pieces can be purchased or
obtained di...
Outreach
 Library Guides/ Online Collection Browsing
 Game Nights
 Tournaments
 Social Media
 Pinterest, Tumblr, Face...
Good Starter Games
 Classic Board Games
 Chess, Checkers, backgammon, etc.
 Uno
 Ticket to Ride
 Settlers of Catan
 ...
Resources for Librarians
 Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through
Modern Board Games
 Everyone Plays at the Library...
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All your games are belong to us: Building Tabletop Game Collections in Academic Libraries

  1. 1. All Your Games Are Belong To Us Building Tabletop Game Collections in Academic Libraries Michelle Ashley Gohr Asst. Librarian, ASU
  2. 2. Board Games!?!  Helps get students into the library  Provide stress relief during midterms/finals  Used for serious study/inquiry  Important part of popular culture  Community engagement & enrollment
  3. 3. What are Your Resources?  ALA- Games and Gaming Roundtable  Academics in Game Studies  Scot Nicholson  Local game stores  Local comic stores  Gaming Groups  National Gaming Organizations  Arizona Men in Black  Konami
  4. 4. What are Your Resources?  Local Gamers!
  5. 5. Started from the Bottom
  6. 6. Now We’re Here!
  7. 7. Figure 2: Timeline of events and new procedures applied to the Fletcher Board Game collection Figure 3: Timeline details and dates
  8. 8. Where to get Games?  Thrift stores  Donations  Comic & game stores  Local groups  International Game Day  Amazon
  9. 9. Game Organizing Tools  Card Sleeves  Resealable Bags  Miniature fine point Dry Erase Markers  Polyhedral Dice  Square Labels (QR Codes)  Counters  Laminate & Laminator
  10. 10. Storage  Shelve games on the shelf as if they were a book  on the “spine”, not stacked on top of one another (this damages the boxes)
  11. 11. Preservation  Scan or download all loose instructions and other materials in the game  tokens, cheat sheets, monopoly money, score sheets etc.  Laminate  Score sheets and other loose materials that cannot be sleeved  Clue score sheets, Zombie Dice sheets  Include dry erase marker sets in each box requiring score sheets to allow for reusuable paper parts
  12. 12. Replacing Pieces  Keep proof of purchase for replacement pieces  Many replacement pieces can be purchased or obtained directly from the retailer or through Amazon depending on how the game was ordered
  13. 13. Outreach  Library Guides/ Online Collection Browsing  Game Nights  Tournaments  Social Media  Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.
  14. 14. Good Starter Games  Classic Board Games  Chess, Checkers, backgammon, etc.  Uno  Ticket to Ride  Settlers of Catan  Dixit  Zombie Dice
  15. 15. Resources for Librarians  Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games  Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages  Board in the Library  BoardGameGeek  Games in Schools and Libraries Podcast  ALA Gaming Wiki  Tabletop

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