DIY Travel Games

15 Nov DIY Travel Games


Celebrate International Games Day by making your own pocket-sized game, perfect for traveling.

November 19

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hanna Branch Library

This international celebration began in 2007 when Jenny Levine and Scott Nicholson had the idea of setting a world record for the largest group of people playing the same game at the same time at libraries around the world. The American Library Association promotes this event yearly since then. The celebration has spread across the world since then and now includes 53 countries and around 8,700 libraries! You can play any type of game to celebrate, too. Table top games and video games have been donated by sponsors such as Hasbro. Internet games and mobile games like PokemonGo are included as well! For more information about International Games Day and how it began, you can visit their website here.

We’re celebrating by making our own travel-sized games. Participants will use a small tin (similar to an Altoid’s tin) and form their own game pieces from air-dry clay. We’ll design our own game-boards and then glue them to magnets. The magnets are then placed on the outside of the closed tin, and you are ready to play! When you’re done, you’ll be able to store the magnet game-boards and game pieces inside of the tin for safe keeping while you travel.

No matter how you celebrate International Games Day at your La Porte Library, use #mylplibrary and #ALAIGD when you upload your pictures to social media so you’re included with other gamers!