Introducing the new NGD coordinators!


Good news everyone!

This year the Nordic Game Day will have a dedicated coordinator in Denmark, Finland and Norway! Your local country coordinator should be your primary contact person in all matters relating to the Nordic Game Day. Swedish and Icelandic libraries (and other organizations) can contact the Finnish coordinator until we find organizations interested in coordinating the Nordic Game Day in your respective countries. Feel free to help us with the search!

In addition to speaking your native language, the local coordinators will know your country and your customs better and will be able to connect you to the right people and help you in your events. There will also be a Nordic competition again this year.

The coordinators will plan the joint activities together and keep you informed of the plans on this blog and on Facebook. Please suggest ideas to your country coordinator and ask any questions you might have.

Here are your local NGD coordinators:

loneDenmark – Lone Munkeberg
Project Officer – Media Council for Children and Young People
Mobile: +45 3374 3602

Mit navn er Lone Munkeberg, og jeg arbejder som projektleder i Medierådet for Børn og Unge, hvor vi arbejder med børn og unges mediebrug- og kompetencer. Spil har en helt naturlig plads i den sammenhæng.  Jeg har over 20 års erfaring på spilområdet, og har bl.a. tidligere koordineret Nordic Game Day. Jeg ønsker at årets deltagere vil opleve, at spil åbner op for leg, fællesskaber og kreativitet. At vi får fokus på både analoge og digitale brætspil, og at skabelsesdimensioner kommer med. At bibliotekernes mange kodeskoler tager imod muligheden for at spille med.

tommiFinland – Tommi Tossavainen

Project Officer – National Audiovisual Institute
Mobile: +358 45 310 1412

Hei! Olen Tommi Tossavainen ja työskentelen Kansallisessa audiovisuaalisessa instituutissa suunnittelijana. Suomessa vietetään pohjoismaisen pelipäivän sijaan kokonaista kansallista Peliviikkoa. Kirjastot voivat osallistua pohjoismaisen pelipäivän kilpailuihin osana Peliviikkoa. Tänä vuonna Peliviikon teemana on “Pelaa paremmin”. Voit laittaa minulle viestiä Peliviikkoon liittyen sähköpostilla, tekstarilla tai vaikka Facebookin kautta.

khalidNorway – Khalid Azam
Adviser on Computer Games – Norwegian Media Authority
Mobile: +47 9118 0398

Jeg heter Khalid Azam og jobber med dataspill hos Medietilsynet. Personlig har jeg alltid vært opptatt av spill og spillkultur og har skrevet om dette både under sosiologistudiene og som spillanmelder. Medietilsynet arbeider med barn og unges mediebruk og er opptatt av å bidra til økt mediekompetanse blant hele befolkningen. Nordic Game Day har i flere år vært en fantastisk arena for å synliggjøre spill på en god og samlende måte. Vårt mål er at Nordic Game Week 2016 skal bli en fantastisk markering hvor alle som ønsker å bidra kan være med på å spre kunnskap, kompetanse og glede knyttet til spill.

Oh, and one more thing:

Registration to Nordic Game Day is OPEN!

This year we will do things a little differently. Instead of registering your library, you will register an event to the Nordic Game Day Map (coming soon). Registration is open to all interested organizations who wish to promote a positive gaming culture and game literacy.

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International Games Day 2016 is on November 19th


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We know not every library can participate on that particular Saturday. We’re happy to include your library as long as you register with us when registration opens in May, identify your event as part of International Games Day in your marketing, and fill out the evaluation survey afterward to tell us what happened during your event.

Registration will open in late May. Stay tuned!

Nordic Game Day usually coincides with International Games Day, so make sure to reserve 19.11.2016 for International Games Day!

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Results of the Nordic Game Day Resogun-tournament

Last week over a thousand players participated in a Nordic Game Day Resogun-tournament in almost sixty libraries across the Nordic Countries. The feedback from library patrons was enthusiastic and the relatively high scores across the board show that a lot of active gamers were drawn into the libraries to participate in the competition.

The winner of the competition was Tommi V. from Helsinki, Finland with an astonishing score of 22 371 110! Tommi V. will receive a PlayStation 4 game console courtesy of Nordisk Film AND an epic loot bag, courtesy of Housemarque, the developer of Resogun.

The best player in each country will also receive a loot bag, so congratulations also to L.B. from Norway, Torben from Denmark and Ellen P. from Sweden!

Even the best player in each library will get a prize! Each top player will get their own copy of the game Resogun! Winners will be contacted directly or through their library by the end of this week.

Scroll down to read some comments from the libraries organizing the local tournaments!

Nordic Game Day Resogun-tournament TOP 30

Nordic Game Day 2015 Resogun-tournament

Some comments about the Tournament from Libraries

  • It was an exciting day with over 200 visitors during the event that was also mentioned in radio!
  • We had a great game day. The kids loved to play Resogun.
  • The game has been a lot of fun for our younger patrons and organizing the event was super easy!
  • Thank you for a nice and active game, we enjoyed the challenge:-)
  • Thanks for the awesome reflectors ☺ The kids loved them!
  • We had fun!
  • We had a great day!!:-)
  • we had a blast:)
  • This was a lot of fun!
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150 libraries celebrate Nordic Game Day!

Tomorrow we celebrate the Nordic Game Day with 150 libraries, (if you include other organizations the number is 200+) and over 400 days worth of events, since many libraries have events on several days or even for the whole week instead of just one day!

Have a great NGD tomorrow and keep posting with the #nordicgameday hashtag!

A look at #nordicgamday


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More and more libraries are joining Nordic Game Day

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Have a great weekend! As of today we have 113 libraries and over 160 events during the Nordic Game Day! 50 libraries are also participating in the Nordic Resogun tournament.

What are you planning at your library?

Send a short Tweet with the #nordicgameday hashtag and we will collect your tweets to share inspiration and ideas!

Aalborg Public Library Denmark
Arvika bibliotek Sweden
Asker Public Library Norway
Auran kirjasto Finland
Ballerup Bibliotek Denmark
Bamble bibliotek Norway
Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Aasane filial Norway
Bergen Offentlige BIbliotek, Oasen filial Norway
Bergen Public Library Norway
Bibliografen Denmark
Bornholms Folkebiblioteker Denmark
Deichman Holmlia Norway
Deichmanske bibliotek, Majorstuen filial Norway
Deichmanske bibliotek, Røa filial Norway
Deichmanske filial Lambertseter Norway
Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek Norway
Ekerö Bibliotek Sweden
Entressen kirjasto Finland
Etne bibliotek Norway
Farsund Bibliotek Norway
Fjell folkeboksamling Norway
Forssan kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Frederikshavn BIbliotek Denmark
Freeland Library Iceland
Fusa Folkebibliotek Norway
Gjesdal folkebibliotek Norway
Gjøvik bibliotek og litteraturus Norway
Græsted Bibliotek BLIK Denmark
Hammerfest bibliotek Norway
Helsinge Bibliotek Denmark
Himangan kirjasto Finland
Holstebro Bibliotek Denmark
Horten bibliotek Norway
Hovedbiblioteket Denmark
Humppilan kunnankirjasto Finland
Hyvinkään pääkirjasto Finland
Iitin kunnankirjasto Finland
Ilpoisten kirjasto ja nuorisotila Finland
Inkoo municipal library Finland
Ishøj bibliotek Denmark
Jevnaker folkebibliotek Norway
Joensuun pääkirjasto Finland
Jätkäsaaren infokeskus ja kirjasto Finland
Karmøy Folkebibliotek Norway
Katrineholms bibliotek Sweden
Kemiön kirjasto Finland
Keravan kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Kiimingin kirjasto Finland
Kirjasto Omena Finland
Kivenlahden kirjasto Finland
Klaukkalan kirjasto Finland
Koivukylän kirjasto Finland
Kongsvinger bibliotek Norway
Kotkan kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Kouvolan pääkirjasto Finland
Kristiansand Public Library Norway
Laajasalon kirjasto Finland
Lahden kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Lappeenrannan pääkirjasto Finland
Lenvik bibliotek Norway
Lerums bibliotek Sweden
Levanger bibliotek Norway
Lidköpings stadsbibliotek Sweden
Loddefjord bibliotek Norway
Longyearbyen folkebibliotek Norway
Mjölby bibliotek Sweden
Myllypuron mediakirjasto Finland
Myyrmäen kirjasto Finland
Noormarkun kirjasto Finland
Nurmon kirjasto Finland
Oppegård bibliotek Norway
Oulun kaupunginkirjasto-maakuntakirjasto Finland
Oulunkylän kirjasto Finland
Outokummun kirjasto Finland
Padasjoen kirjasto Finland
Pasilan kirjasto Finland
Pirkkalan pääkirjasto Finland
Pornaisten kirjasto Finland
Puistolan kirjasto Finland
Pyhäselän kirjasto Finland
Raahen kaupunginkirjasto, pääkirjasto Finland
Raision kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Rovaniemen kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Ruskon kirjasto Finland
Sellon kirjasto Finland
Sipoon pääkirjasto Finland
Skiptvet bibliotek Norway
Smedjebackens bibliotek Sweden
Someron kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Sorø Bibliotek Denmark
Soukan kirjasto Finland
Stadsbiblioteket i Halmstad Sweden
Sølvberget, Stavanger Public Library Norway
Taastrup Bibliotek Denmark
Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Tapanilan kirjasto Finland
Tapulikaupungin kirjasto Finland
Tidaholms stadsbibliotek Sweden
Tikkurilan kirjasto Finland
Ullensaker bibliotek Norway
Ulricehamns bibliotek Sweden
Valby Bibliotek Denmark
Vallensbæk Kultur- & Borgerhus Denmark
Vangede Spilbibliotek Denmark
Variskan kirjasto Finland
Vefsn bibliotek Norway
Verdal bibliotek Norway
Westerdals Oslo School of Arts Norway
Viborg Bibliotekerne Denmark
Vigerslev Bibliotek Denmark
Ylöjärven kaupunginkirjasto Finland
Ylöjärven pääkirjasto Leija Finland
Örebro Stadsbibliotek Sweden
Øvre Eiker bibliotek Norway
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Over 100 Nordic Game Day events registered so far!

With a month to go until the Nordic Game Day 2015, we already have over 100 registered events for the Nordic Game Day! As we draw closer to November 21st, it would be great to see some pictures from the preparations and maybe even local posters posted to social media sites with the hashtag #nordicgameday.

Here’s an example of a local poster from the Forssa City Library in Finland.

A local poster from the Forssa City Library

Participating Libraries

These libraries have registered to Nordic Game Day. If your library has registered, but is not on the list, you may have clicked the wrong country while registering. Please send an email to if that is the case.

Aalborg Public Library, Denmark
Asker Public Library, Norway
Ballerup Bibliotek, Denmark
Bamble bibliotek, Norway
Bergen Off. BIbliotek, Norway
Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Norway
Bornholms Folkebiblioteker, Denmark
Deichman Holmlia, Norway
Deichmanske filial Lambertseter, Norway
Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek, Norway
Ekerö Bibliotek, Sweden
Entressen kirjasto, Finland
Etne bibliotek, Norway
Farsund Bibliotek, Norway
Fjell folkeboksamling, Norway
Forssan kaupunginkirjasto, Finland
Gjøvik bibliotek og litteraturus, Norway
Gjesdal public library, Norway
Hammerfest bibliotek, Norway
Helsinge Bibliotek, Denmark
Holstebro Bibliotek, Denmark
Horten bibliotek, Norway
Iitin kunnankirjasto, Finland
Inkoon kunnankirjasto, Finland
Jevnaker folkebibliotek, Norway.
Joensuun pääkirjasto, Finland
Jätkäsaaren infokeskus ja kirjasto, Finland
Katrineholms bibliotek, Sweden
Kemiön kirjasto, Finland
Keravan kaupunginkirjasto, Finland
Kiimingin kirjasto, Finland
Kirjasto Omena, Finland
Kivenlahden kirjasto, Finland
Klaukkalan kirjasto, Finland
Kongsvinger bibliotek, Norway
Kotkan kaupunginkirjasto, Finland
Kouvolan pääkirjasto, Finland
Kristiansand Public Library, Norway
Lahden kaupunginkirjasto-maakuntakirjasto, Finland
Lappeenrannan maakuntakirjasto, Finland
Lappeenrannan pääkirjasto, Finland
Lerums bibliotek, Sweden
Levanger bibliotek, Norway
Lidköpings stadsbibliotek, Sweden
Loddefjord bibliotek, Norway
Longyearbyen folkebibliotek, Norway
Mjölby bibliotek, Sweden
Myyrmäen kirjasto, Finland
Noormarkun kirjasto, Finland
Oppegård bibliotek, Norway
Oulun kaupunginkirjasto Kiimingin kirjasto, Finland
Oulunkylän kirjasto, Finland
Outokummun kirjasto, Finland
Padasjoen kirjasto, Finland
Pirkkalan pääkirjasto, Finland
Pyhäselän kirjasto, Finland
Rovaniemen kaupunginkirjasto, Finland
Ruskon kirjasto, Finland
Ruskon pääkirjasto, Finland
Skiptvet bibliotek, Norway
Smedjebackens bibliotek, Sweden
Someron kaupunginkirjasto, Finland
Sorø Bibliotek, Denmark
Soukan kirjasto, Finland
Stadsbiblioteket i Halmstad, Sweden
Sølvberget, Norway
Taastrup Bibliotek, Denmark
Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto, pääkirjasto Metso, Finland
Tapanilan kirjasto, Finland
Tapulikaupungin kirjasto, Finland
Tidaholms stadsbibliotek, Sweden
Ullensaker bibliotek, Norway
Ulricehamns bibliotek, Sweden
Vangede Spilbibliotek, Denmark
Vefsn bibliotek, Norway
Verdal bibliotek, Norway
Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Norway
Ylöjärven kaupunginkirjasto, Finland
Ylöjärven pääkirjasto Leija, Finland
Örebro Stadsbibliotek, Sweden
Øvre Eiker bibliotek, Norway

This is a list of participating libraries. Many NGD events are held in other locations or even online.

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75 libraries have registered for Nordic Game Day!

With 43 days to go until Nordic Game Day, a total on 75 libraries from all of the Nordic Countries have already registered! This looks promising and we will most likely surpass the number from last year, which was 144 libraries. We are already over half-way there!

If you haven’t registered yet, go to: to register!


Use the hashtag #nordicgameday during your events

We have purchased a subscription to Tweetwall for (20-22.11.2015) and if you tweet pictures using the #nordicgameday hashtag your tweets will appear on the wall here:

You can open this website on a browser (press F11 to maximize the screen) and display pictures from other Nordic Game Day events in real-time on the screen of your choice!

The wall will monitor all tweets with the following hashtags (and you can suggest more):


The wall has an automatic profanity filter and we will activate full moderation if the filter is not enough, so you can display the wall safely in your library. The wall will not show tweets from accounts that have less than 10 followers.

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