National Games Week 2005
Paizo Publishing is pleased to announce our affiliation with National Games Week 2005. National Games Week, which runs November 20–26, has two purposes: to celebrate non-electronic games, and to showcase games to those who don't know games are great social entertainment. If we each hold an event during NGW 2005 and invite not only our gaming friends but also family and friends that don't already play games, we can increase the number of game players and the awareness of gaming as a valid and valuable form of entertainment.
To participate, go to http://nationalgamesweek.net/ and sign up. It's free, though there is a survey to fill out. Once you've signed up, you can get lots of support materials for your NGW event, including promotional product packs from the 57 sponsors of NGW 2005. These mostly low-cost items are meant to aid you in holding your event, but all you really need are the games you already love to play. After your NGW 2005 event, go back to nationalgamesweek.net and tell them what games you played, who played, and how to make NGW even better next year. There will be a prize drawing for those who report back.
Last year there were over 2,600 National Games Week events. This year let's help make it over 10,000!
What National Games Week Is
Host Your Own Event
Attend an Event
NGW Provides The Tools To You The NGW web site is http://nationalgamesweek.net/. There, you can get lots of information as well as tools to make a fun, successful event—posters, invitations, official US postage stamps, and even promotional copies of great games. Some items are free, some have a shipping and handling charge, and others have a minimal cost.
For Educators On the NGW web site, you'll find special resources for schools, and information on ordering a free How to Host a Games Day kit for your classroom. Also, this year Games Quarterly Magazine published a special issue on using games in the classroom—you can download the special edition on the NGW web site or order a printed copy.
We can't think of a better way to celebrate games than National Games Week. Let's do this as a team!
National Games Week is coordinated by the publisher of Games Quarterly Magazine:
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