GAMERT (Gaming) Round Table

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The mission of the Games and Gaming Round Table is to provide the following:
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns surrounding games in libraries;
  • Resources to the library community to support the building and maintaining of library game collections;
  • A force for initiating and supporting game programming in libraries;
  • Create an awareness of, and need for, the support of the value of gaming and play in libraries, schools, and related learning communities.
  • Create an awareness of the value of games and gaming in library outreach and community engagement plans.
  • A professional and social forum for networking among librarians and non-librarians interested in games and gaming.
  • 1.  Recommended Tournament-Style Games for the PS5

    Posted Jul 28, 2023 07:39 AM

    Good morning from Miami, and apologies if this question has been asked and answered recently, but my library plans to culminate our International Games Week celebration with two video game tournaments running concurrently. One featuring the Switch (Smash Bros.) and another with a PS5.


    Does anyone have any recommendations for a recent PS5 game that would work tournament-style for around 20 (at least) kids and teens? We only have three hours, so NBA 2K, Madden, and FIFA are out. Obviously, it would have to have a local co-op option. Thanks in advance for any help y'all are able to provide.


    Thank you for everything you do,




    Shaunterria Owens (she/her)

    Youth Services Specialist


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  • 2.  RE: Recommended Tournament-Style Games for the PS5

    Posted Jul 29, 2023 11:11 AM
    Edited by Mark Burgess Jul 29, 2023 11:14 AM

    Boomerang Fu is my top pick! It's cute, kind of challenging, and gets you juuuust the right amount of competitive without getting angry. Because how can you get angry at a watermelon whacking you with a boomerang?

    Mark Burgess
    Adult Services Librarian
    Chicago Public Library | Blackstone Branch
    4904 S Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

  • 3.  RE: Recommended Tournament-Style Games for the PS5

    Posted Jul 31, 2023 10:10 AM

    Street Fighter 6, easily.

    Thomas Vose
    Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County