The Research Commons is excited to hold our first Graduate Game Night in the Commons event on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Game Night will serve as an informal networking event to spread the word about the Research Commons and connect researchers from different disciplines. Focused on board games as a fun, lighthearted activity, the event will introduce new users to the Research Commons space as well as connect current users to different room modules, services, and technologies. A wide range of board games will be provided for participants, including classics like Monopoly, Clue, and Risk, as well as some recently trending strategy games, including Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, and Suburbia. Participants are also welcome to bring their own games to play. In addition to board games, participants will have the chance to explore specialized technologies in the Research Commons, such as our digital whiteboards and interactive touchscreen table. We’ll provide the food, beverages, and fun atmosphere for researchers to take a short break and learn about the services available to them in the Libraries.

Tabletop games have been rising in popularity in recent years, and are no longer just for children. A step away from classic board games you grew up with, today’s trending board games promote intensive strategic planning, manipulation, and sometimes even cooperation. Cooperative board games, where all players work together to defeat ‘the board’ are notable for their challenges, twists, and team building experience. Join us for Graduate Game Night in the Commons to see what all the fuss is about!

RSVPs are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Interested researchers can RSVP here.