Why boardgames?

This year, Melissa Rogerson was invited to give a keynote at the Toy Libraries Australia Conference.

Her talk “Why boardgames?” was recorded and while some of the discussion relates to Toy Libraries specifically, much of it should be of enjoyable to anyone with even a passing interest in board gaming.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Toy Libraries we’ve put together an introduction to Toy Libraries and board games.

If you’re interested in finding your local Toy Library visit the Toy Library Map.


For those Aussies who tweet, whether a player, designer or just someone interested, BoardgamesAustralia now has a Twitter Twibe. 

If you have a twitter account you can join here: http://www.twibes.com/group/boardgamesaustralia for updates about events we are running and other BoardgamesAustralia related stuff!!  We would love to read your boardgame tweets!

 Don’t worry if you don’t know what Twitter is: our website will still be here, as well as the discusssion forums!

A Quick Quiz

A Quick Quiz

A Quick Quiz.

a) What are the last three board games or card games that you played?
b) Was everyone playing over the age of 16?

If you’re like most Australians your answers might be:

a) Monopoly, 500, and some game the kids had that you can’t remember. Or maybe Chess, Scrabble and Cluedo.

b) No – aren’t there better things for a group of adults to do?

Now the two questions are not as disconnected as they might seem…. all of the games ‘you’ answered in (a) are more than 50 years old! In fact the youngest of the five is Cluedo from 1949.

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