Originally published at The L.A. Times
Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and the “TableTop” team over at Geek & Sundry are hoping that their zeal for board games is contagious.
Day’s multimedia company and YouTube channel Geek & Sundry have dubbed Saturday (March 30) International TableTop Day, teaming up with game stores and major publishers, including Asmodee Editions, Days of Wonder, Indie Boards & Cards, Mayfair Games and Wizards of the Coast, to host the event — a sort of worldwide gaming open house. People interested in trying new games or meeting other gamers can sign up at TableTopDay.com to attend free events at game shops or to host their own gaming event.
In the meantime, the Geek & Sundry team have provided Hero Complex readers with its top 10 board games list — five games for players coming from popular classic games, and five games for players who are already familiar with modern games. Click through the gallery above for a peek at some games you might not know about.
TableTop Day comes after the success of the “TableTop” Web series, in which Wheaton — of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Big Bang Theory” fame — and a table of celebrity guests play and teach board games, card games and dice games. The show, which draws hundreds of thousands of views each week, is produced by Geek & Sundry.
Hero Complex caught up with Felicia Day to talk about gaming, TableTop Day and what’s next for Geek & Sundry.
If you haven’t heard by now – this coming Saturday, March 30th has been deemed International Table Top Day in celebration of the hit internet web series Table Top and the Geek & Sundry network. More than that it is a celebration of gaming and how it can bring people closer together. If you are near the Space Coast of Florida, YOU can com play with us at:
We’ll be playing Tabletop featured titles and they will be running special sales. This will be a family friendly event.They host a weekly game night attended by nearly 150 people so you know there will be plenty of space to join us. So come on down!
Some of the games on the agenda:
Pandemic Small World
Settlers of Catan Zombie Dice
Get Bit! Tsuro
Ticket to Ride Munchkin
Castle Panic Gloom
Say Anything Elder Sign
Dixit Wits & Wagers
Chupacabra And many more!
And if that isn’t enough to convince you – here are a few words from the gaming guru himself: