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April 26, 2017: International Tabletop Day Is This Saturday, April 29!


The last Saturday in April has become a hallowed day for geeks and gamers (it's certainly a bit of a holiday for me): International Tabletop Day, an annual event hosted by Geek & Sundry, held at friendly local game stores around the country!

This is the fifth annual event, and I've had a blast at all of them! The theme for 2017 is "How have games changed your life?" Folks are submitting videos for this, and Geek & Sundry is running an awesome blog series focusing on game stores with unique or exceptional stories about changing the lives of their proprietors, customers, and community. They are fascinating and heartwarming to read; I highly suggest checking those out. 

Geek & Sundry has even partnered with Extra-Life, one of the biggest gaming charities, to help raise money for children's hospitals. You can join their Extra-Life team to help out as well!

As for the day itself, all you need is get out and play! Find a place, be it your local game store, home, or somewhere else, hunker down, and play some games on Saturday! You don't have to play at a game store, but I recommend checking it out if you have one close by, because they may have some awesome swag (plus you can meet new people to play games).

Of course, we're getting involved! Post pictures of yourself playing our games with the hashtag #PlaySJGames that weekend and tag us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and you'll be entered to win a Tabletop Day prize package, including new releases like Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game, Simon's Cat Card Game, and (of course) Munchkin! Plus you'll get a stash of promos. Retailers, share your event with us on social media and we'll boost the signal as well!

If you're in Austin, you may also see my smiling face around town. I'll swing by Dragon's Lair with some promo loot and demo games, and then head up to Wonko's Toys and Games with the same. I'll be playing games, sharing pictures, and giving away stuff like crazy, so be on the lookout if you want some swag!

Wherever you are this Saturday, enjoy our geekiest holiday - celebrate International Tabletop Day! 

-- Hunter Shelburne

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