What kind of games do you most enjoy, board games, card games, or maybe video games? Whatever game is your favorite, this is the day to play it and have some fun for a change! After all, what better a break could you take from the stresses of everyday life than to partake in Games Day?
As generations upon generations of people the world over would agree, playing games is a great way to just kick back, relax, and have some fun with your family or friends.
Learn about Games Day:
Games Day is a gaming convention that takes place every year, with Games Workshop sponsoring the event. It has been running since 1975! Although the convention itself takes place in Birmingham, UK, this does not mean you cannot get involved if you live elsewhere.
After all, the best way to honor Games Day is by playing some games, right? This is something that we all enjoy, no matter our culture or where we live, and so really Games Day is a day that brings us all together.
History of Games Day:
Games Day was created by the British game production and retail company, Games Workshop, which started out producing more traditional games such as backgammon and later moved on to fantasy universe games, such as Warhammer.
This day of carefree whimsical frivolity was created rather abruptly in 1975 when another games convention got canceled, and the gap thereby created needed to be filled.
The very first of these soon to become extremely popular events took place in London on December 20, 1975. In a very short period of time, these events really took the UK’s gaming community by storm and brought many people together, which did a great deal to build up the nation’s gaming scene.
Of course, this style of convention quickly sprung up and became enormously popular in the US as well, and acts as a fantastic showcase both for gamers and their skills and the gaming industry.
How to celebrate Games Day:
On this day, just sit down with the family and invite as many people as you can. And then create a poll to decide what game to conduct. Then enjoy the day with a lot of fun playing those games. The important thing while organizing that event is food. Don’t make people hungry and frustrated. So don’t forget to stock up some snacks and soft drinks on that day.