International Games Day 2018

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Exhibitions, Awards & Competitions, Youth, Children

Come and play with us as we host an action-packed day as part of International Games Day 2018.

We will be hosting a whole day of gaming events at Margaret Martin Library. Join us from 9.30am to 7.00pm on Saturday 10 November 2018. Activities include Minecraft, RPG, 3D printing, drone demo, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Drawful, Makey Makey, VR Gaming, League of Legends LAN, Giant Jenga and a wide range of tabletop games.

We've got something for everyone at International Games Day! Scroll down for the full program below.

For Kids and Teens:

Kids’ Games & Crafts

Ages: 4 – 12 | 9.30am – 12.30pm
Bookings are not required.

Do you like arts and crafts? Take a break from all the gaming frenzy and colour in some pictures or draw on rocks, you’ll have plenty of options. Games for kids will also be available to borrow and play. Staff will be on hand to help but parental supervision is required.

Please note: All children under the age of 12 must be supervised at all times by a parent or a guardian.

Babies’ Parkour

Ages: 6 months – 4 years | 9.30am – 12.30pm
Bookings are not required.

Crawl, walk or bounce through tunnels and slides, we’ve got something for every baby and toddler in this mini obstacle course. Staff will be on hand to help but parental supervision is required.

Minecraft Mini LAN

Ages: 6 – 12 | 9.30am – 3.30pm
Walk-in bookings. Spaces limited!

Never been to a LAN before? LAN is where you play a computer game together with other people in the same room. Bring your friends so they can play with you in the Library. Build a treehouse or a castle, the possibilities are endless!

Minecraft Competition

Ages: 8 – 14 | 9.30am – 3.30pm
Walk-in bookings. Spaces limited!

This year’s theme is ‘The Life Aquatic’. Build an awesome construction above and below the sea – whether it’s a pirate ship or an underwater theme park, it’s all up to your imagination. The winning creation will be announced the following week on our Facebook page.

Please note: Competition will run in survival mode with all resources provided so plan ahead.

Makey Makey

Ages: 6 – 12 | 10.00am – 12.00pm
Bookings are not required.

Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Pianos on Bananas? Come and be challenged to think out of the box to turn everyday objects such as potatoes into touchpads using our Makey Makey Kits.

RPG in the Library

Ages: 13 – 21 | 12.30 – 3.30pm
Bookings are essential online - book now!
Registrations open 3 weeks prior to the event!

Both noobs and experienced players will fight battles and earn priceless treasures. RPGs include Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, Savage Worlds and Star Wars.

The Escape Room

Ages: 12 – 16 | 2.30 – 3.30pm
Bookings are essential online - book now!

Registrations open 3 weeks prior to the event! 

The ‘room’ is locked! Will you find your way out in time? Escape the room in 45 minutes. Use your wits and clues and work as a team to solve problems in this gripping game against the clock. A fun and challenging group activity.

For Everyone:

8 Player Super Smash Bros/Mario Kart

All ages | 10.30am – 12.30pm
Bookings are not required.

Don’t miss out on Mario Kart – the classic party game. Don’t forget to throw your banana peels at Yoshi and Princess Peach behind you. Or battle to the death in the 8 Player Super Smash Bros session. Could you be the last player standing?

Drone Demo

All ages | 11.30am & 3.00pm
Bookings are not required.

There will be a drone flying demo around the Library at 11.30am and 3.00pm. If you do not wish to be filmed during this demo, please see our staff.

Virtual Reality Gaming

Ages: 12+ | 1.30 – 3.30pm
Bookings are not required.

Experience VR in the Library and play a variety of immersive games! If you haven’t caught the VR bug yet, this is your chance so don’t miss out.


All ages | 2.00 – 4.00pm
Bookings are not required.

Drawful is a party game like Pictionary with a quirky twist. Draw ridiculous and hilarious pictures on your smartphone and see if you can read other people’s minds. BYO smartphone, this Steam game runs from your phone’s browser. Oh, and leave your stylus at home – this game is not to be taken seriously!

Lucky Door Prize

All ages | All day
Bookings are not required.

Sign up on the day at the Front Desk to win the lucky door prize! You have to be a member to register, so be sure to bring an ID with you.

3D Printing

All ages | All day
Bookings are not required.

Check out our 3D printer in action all day long in the Library Foyer. We may even have some cool loot throughout the day to give away.

Giant Jenga, Connect 4 & 10 Pin Bowling

All ages | All day
Bookings are not required.

Scattered around the Library, there will be some of the most classic games for everyone to enjoy in giant form!

Please note: Any photographs or videos taken on the day may be used in our future promotions. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please speak to a staff member.

After Hours:

Tabletop Game Library

Ages: 16+ | 9.30am – 7.00pm
Bookings are not required.
Borrow at the front desk to play in the Library.

Our massively popular Tabletop Game Library just got bigger and better! Play a game from our very own Tabletop Game collection ranging from fun party games to epic adventure games. Ask at the Front Desk how you can join our monthly Library after Dark: Tabletop Game Night!

League of Legends LAN

Ages: 15+ | 4.30 – 7.00pm
Bookings are essential online - book now!
Registrations open 3 weeks prior to the event!

Bring your friends or come solo, and play in casual custom games. Your account must be Level 20 or higher and we’ll try to balance out the teams as best as we can. See you on the fields of justice!

These activities end at 7.00pm and those who are not staying for these games will need to exit before 4.00pm. It’s like a Night at the Museum but better!

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