Winners of Nordic Game Day Tournament in Wonderputt

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Hole-in-many! Thanks for participating in the Wonderputt-tournament at Nordic Game Day, and as always the race for the 1. place was really REALLY tight.

But in a cozy 1. place comes….

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NORWAY!

Here the player Erlend scored 174000 points on Verdal Library. Pretty awesome round og Wonderputting, and the PlayStation 4 goes to Verdal (when it launches). Congratulations!

2. place went to….

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DENMARK!

At Tårnby Bibliotek the player Allaha aced a highscore of 172579 points thus grapping the cool prizes with 3 board games and 1 game of his own choice. Way to go!

And finally 3. place goes to….

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NORWAY! Sorry Sweden!

The player Etreati mastered a highscore of 151713 at Levanger Library. One board game is en route to Norway. Congrats!

Lastly a huge thank you all for putting up the tournament and doing Nordic Game Day in 2013. We´ll see you next year, and maybe even to a whole Nordic Game Week?

Mark your calendars for Saturday November 15h 2014 – because it´s where the next International Games Day kicks off – and we want the Nordics to be a bigger part of it next year.

Thanks to all the participating Wonderputt-players and the awesome librarians, who put up the tournament.

All the winners and libraries have been contacted by email.

See all the submitted highscores here.

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Highscores for Wonderputt – Nordic Game Day 2013

174000 Verdal bibliotek Norway
172579 Tårnby Kommunebiblioteker Denmark
151713 Levanger Bibliotek Norge
149789 Smedjebackens bibliotek Sweden
148689 Fremtidens Borgerhus / Vallensbæk Bibliotek Denmark
146741 Tidaholms stadsbibliotek Sweden
145755 Taastrup Bibliotek Denmark
143713 Fjell folkeboksamling Norway
142621 Varde Bibliotek Denmark
141704 Bornholms Biblioteker Denmark
139550 Asker bibliotek Norway
137753 Vefsn bibliotek Norway
136665 Lerums bibliotek Sweden
136649 Lollandbibliotekerne Denmark
135532 Utsira Folkebibliotek Norge
132741 Drammen bibliotek Norway
132697 Lambertseter bibliotek Norway
131752 Tornio City Library Finland
130706 Deichmanske bibliotek, Furuset filial Norway
129511 Bibliografen Bagsværd Danmark
128701 Kristinehamns bibliotek Sweden
127056 Hammerfest bibliotek Norway
126626 Bergen Public Library Norway
126550 Skiptvet bibliotek Norway
124280 Åsane filial, Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek Norge
116570 Gentofte Hovedbibliotek Denmark
109368 Aarhus Hovedbibliotek Danmark
109245 Lidköping Sweden
96330 Biblioteket i Ekerö Centrum Sverige (Sweden)
78630 Lørenskog bibliotek Norway
70677 Tegelbrukets bibliotek sweden
63650 Ishøj bibliotek danmark
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Pictures from Nordic Game Day 2013

Game ON! Nordic Game Day 2013 is a wrap, and it´s great to see so many cool pictures of games in all sorts and sizes from libraries all over the Nordic region – se below for some of the highlights – and do drop a link in the comments below, if you have pictures online from Nordic Game Day 2013 at your library.

Tomorrow we´ll announce the winners of the Wonderputt-tournament – stay tuned… :)

From Asker Library in Norway - chess, pingpong, Wonderputt1424336_10202507176980280_728798318_n 1451497_10202507169300088_784876207_n

From Bagsværd library in Denmark – view more pictures HERE

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From Aarhus Library in Denmark – view more pictures HERE

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From Gentofte Library in Denmark – Sphero, old home consoles, arcade-machines, FIFA-tournaments and a visit from the Danish game developer Logic Artists with their new game Expeditions: Conquistador.

foto 1 foto 2From Vallensbæk Library in Denmark – view more pictures HERE

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Press releases for Nordic Game Day live now

As Saturday approaches see below for the official press release for Nordic Game Day 2013. The Swedish translation is on it´s way :)

Press Releases about Nordic Game Day 2013:

Press release in Danish

Press release in Norwegian

Press release in Swedish

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International Postcard to Nordic Game Day

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Hey Nordic Libraries – we got a digital postcard from the libraries in the US! :) First we wrote a digital postcard to International Games Day in USA – read it here. Their postcard follows here – from awesome IGD-fellow Phil Minchin:

High-fives back to our Nordic friends from the International Games Day @ your library Committee!

Well, the 2013 event is almost here with hundreds of libraries ready to celebrate!

International Games Day has been a great success both across the United States and increasingly in countries around the world, with approximately 100,000 participants on all six inhabited continents since its start in 2006. Like your event, it includes libraries each year from all over the world playing a wide variety of games including modern board games, video games, card games, role playing games, and social games.

In addition to celebrating on their own, libraries have the opportunity to challenge each other with events such as Mario Kart Time trials and Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournaments. There will of course also be another round of the Global Gossip Game, in which several of you are joining us. (Thanks folks!) You can learn more about the game and follow along on the 16th here: http://globalgossipgame.wordpress.com/.

This year our sponsors pulled out all the stops with donations of board games, card games, and access to online content. These donations not only provide new games for International Games Day but also helps libraries further develop their gaming collection.

This is important here in the United States, where games are still struggling to gain the kind of recognition and support in libraries that Thomas tells us they have over there. The reasons for this are too many to go into here – but we’re steadily making a difference by highlighting all the ways games help people engage with libraries and learning!

The many creative ways people come up with to celebrate IGD are what make being a part of this event so exciting. Every library has the opportunity to celebrate however they want, so every games day is different. Some libraries dedicate the day to video games on consoles, while others spend the majority of time enjoying table top games and others try to enjoy as many different kinds of game as they can.

The International Games Day committee is dedicated to growing this wonderful event. Not only is gaming fun and educational, but it also helps all ages build relationships.

Almost every library that participates notes the camaraderie of all the participants at the end of each event. Patrons that may have never otherwise met get to conquer great beasts, explore new worlds, or enjoy a favorite game together. Older or experienced players help the younger or less experienced people learn to play. Participants open up, gain new friends, and even try out a game they have never tried, all in their local library – and we think that is great.

So thanks everyone for sharing this worldwide experience with us, and best wishes for your preparations – we are really looking forward to playing with you on November 16th!

Read more about International Games Day here

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Three awardwinning board games for Swedish libraries

The Swedish distributor VINCIT have a cool free offer for all SWEDISH libraries ONLY – three really cool board games, which plays well for both children and adults.

The 3 board games are :

Timeline

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A cardgame about putting world-events in the right order. Winner of “Årets Vuxenspel 2012″ in the Swedish board game award Guldtärningen. 2-8 players from 8 years old.

Read more here (in Swedish) 

Quoridor Kid

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A logic game for kids, who have to get their mouse across the board. Winner of “Årets Barnspel 2009″ in the Swedish board game award Guldtärningen. 2-4 players from 5 years old.

Read more here (in Swedish)

Chromino

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Read more here (in Swedish)

It´s like Domino, but with colors. Hey, what´s not to like? :) 1-8 players from 6 years.

If you´re at a Swedish library and want the games for Nordic Game Day, then email your address and name to VINCIT on  sales AT vincit.se BEFORE November 11th. 

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Wonderputt Competition – rules and info

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At Nordic Game Day 2013 on November 16th the Nordic libraries will face their ultimate challenge: mini-golf.

Wonderputt‘ is a all-out attack on the senses and really crazy 18-rounds of golf in ever-changing arenas. You use the mouse to change the direction and power of your strokes, so a playthrough should not take more than 10 minutes.

Goal of the game:

Shoot the golf-ball through 18 holes, collect rainbows and get into the rocket.

You control the speed and the angle of the shot with the mouse.

Setup (librarians):

1. Go to the Wonderputt-page and start the game – click here

The game is also out on iPad (iPad 2 or higher). The prize is 6 DKK See the game here.

Note: BOTH editions of the game is possible to use in the competition.

2. If you haven´t tried the game before, try it a few times before Nordic Game Day. Some holes are more difficult than others.

3. Print out THIS instruction-form and place it beside the computer/iPad for the players to see.

Note: You may have to decide how many times each player can try to beat their own highscore. 

4. Print out a bunch of THESE personal high-score-lists and place them beside the computer/iPad with a pen.

5.  Collect the personal high-score-lists after each player have finished playing. If time permits, make a “votingbox”, where they can drop in their personal score-list.

6. Look through the personal score-lists after Nordic Game Day and submit the highest highscore from your library using THIS online-form.

7. Nordic Game Institute will compare the Wonderputt-scores across all participating libraries at Nordic Game Day and call out the three winners/libraries in the week after.

The winners will be announced on this blog, on Facebook and will be contacted directly by mail.

Rules (for contestants):

1) Play all 18 holes – takes about 10 minutes.

2) Write down the your personal highscore, name & email on the score-form. Try again to improve your personal best (play as many times as your library allows).

3) Hand in your score-form to a Nordic Game Day-librarian after playing.

4) The top highscores across all Nordic libraries wins one of the prizes below.

5) Happy wonderputting!

Important note:  The first playthrough of the game is like a “tutorial” and different with lower scores, so the first player have to take two turns in order to get a decent highscore.

Prizes

1. place: A PlayStation 4 + one game.

2. place: Three board games + one digital game of your choice (max value 500 DKK)

3. place: One board game.

Nordic Game Institute will compare the scores across all participating libraries and call out the winners.

The winners will be announced on this website, on the Nordic Game Day 2013 Facebook-page and will alle be contacted directly by email.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Game instructions + prizes hand-out (print out – color preferable if possible)

Personal highscore-lists for the players (print out – black/white ok)

Submit the highest score from your library HERE (ONLY access for librarians, NOT the players)

Deadline for submitting your library´s highscore is Tuesday November 19th.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday November 20th.

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