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International Games Week at Miami Dade College

IGW 2021

About International Games Week at MDC

Miami Dade College’s Learning Resources Department will once again celebrate International Games Week with various events hosted both virtually and in-person, November 8 - November 12 with additional events occurring the following week at all eight MDC campuses.

International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.

This LibGuide provides a list of MDC’s International Games Week events and serves as the central and virtual hub with a complete list of events and resources for students, faculty, and staff. Information on how to join virtual events is also included on this IGW LibGuide.

Schedule of Events

Weeklong, Nov. 08 - Nov. 12:

Weeklong

12:00pm

Escape the Library

Join us throughout the week for a variety of games in celebration of International Games Week. Explore our collection of tabletop, board, and role-playing games and try your luck with our escape room.

Hosted by Hialeah Campus
Learning Resources – Room 1400 
1780 W 49th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Weeklong

12:00pm

2:00pm

Oh, the Games you can Play!

Join Kendall Learning Resources as we host a series of gaming events throughout the week, spotlighting the wide range of game experiences available - from traditional board games and tabletop RPG (role-playing game) sessions to classic video games!

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Explore a world of magic and monsters as you race to capture the Crown of Command in the classic fantasy board game, Talisman!

On Tuesday and Thursday: Gather your weapons, spells, and courage for an adventure in role-playing with Dungeons & Dragons. All experience levels are welcome.

We will have a selection of games available for free play throughout the week as well as an old-school Atari video gaming station! Refreshments, snacks, and all needed gaming components will be provided during the hosted events.

Hosted by Kendall Campus
Library – Building 2, second floor Student Exhibit Area  
11011 SW 104th Street
Miami, FL 33176

Weeklong

140 Billion Books in the World – Share Your Favorite! (Coming Soon!)

Inviting all students and the community to share the title and a few thoughts on what makes their favorite books so special. 

Weeklong

Welcome (Us) to Your (Own) Library - Take a Library Shelfie! (Coming Soon!)

Inviting all students, staff, and the community to share a personal bookcase shelfie-selfie. Add a pet! Dress as a fav literary character and share your own home library!

Monday, November 08:

1:00pm

Chess Tournament

In celebration of International Games Week, MDC West Campus is hosting a virtual Chess Tournament. All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Participants must create an account on https://lichess.org/ to access the tournament. Once signed in, you will select tournaments and choose MDC-Chess to enter the game. Let the games begin!


Hosted virtually by West Campus

Tuesday, November 09:

1:00pm

Live Let’s Play: Papers Please

Join us as we play through the puzzle simulation video game Papers Please. Help our panel make decisions in a post-Cold War era game and discuss the political and ethical ramifications as each day passes. Guest panelists include Professor Calderin, Dr. Gancedo, and Dr. Lammey.

Hosted virtually by Hialeah Campus

6:00pm

Live Video Game Mini-Concert & Interactive Lecture

Experience an evening filled with music performed and streamed live by the MDC North Campus Orchestra, featuring video game music from Halo, Kingdom Hearts, Civilization V, and more! An interactive presentation on music in gaming will follow the mini-concert, including excerpts, examples, and an analysis of music in popular video game culture.


Hosted virtually by North Campus Learning Resources and the Department of Arts and Philosophy, in collaboration with MDC-TV and SEDT.

Wednesday, November 10:

10:00am

Virtual Reality Game Day Stream

Join Wolfson Campus Learning Resources in celebrating International Games Week 2021! Experience the excitement in person with the Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, where you can play games and experience music with “Beat Saber,” learn how to stay active with “Oh Shape,” and emerge victorious from various virtual escape rooms. If you cannot make it, you won’t miss this event because it will also be live streamed via Twitch.

Hosted by Wolfson Campus (both virtually and in-person)
Library - Room 1216
300 NE 2nd Avenue 
Miami, FL 33132 

12:00pm

Faire Play: Open Tabletop Gaming

In celebration of International Games Week and to highlight the community-building aspects of games, Hialeah Learning Resources invites you to an afternoon of games, food, and fun. All are welcome.

Hosted by Hialeah Campus
Plaza (between Building 1 and the Garage) 
1780 W 49th Street 
Hialeah, FL 33012 

Friday, November 12:

12:00pm

Video Game Tournaments

Join us in helping heal sick children by playing popular video games such as Smash Bros. and Mario Kart by competing against other players in tournaments. All proceeds from tournament registration donations will be used to support Nicklaus Children's Hospital via the Extra Life charity program, which is hosted in collaboration with Genshiken, MDC North's Anime & Gaming student organization.

Hosted by North Campus & Meek Center (both virtually and in-person)
Learning Resources - Room 2102-8
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167

2:00pm

DnD Live!

DnD, RPG... Wanna get in on the fun? In partnership with Hialeah Campus faculty and student clubs, Learning Resources is hosting a role-playing gaming event for all, whether you are a novice or a Dungeon Master.

Hosted by Hialeah Campus (both virtually and in-person)
Student Services Lobby
1780 W 49th Street 
Hialeah, FL 33012 

4:30pm

Armed Forces Online Jeopardy!

In light of Veterans Day on November 11, the MDC-Medical Campus is hosting an online Jeopardy game commemorating our armed forces with categories such as minority veterans and the medical profession in the armed forces. Prizes will be awarded to the Jeopardy winners.

Hosted virtually by Medical Campus

Additional Dates, Nov. 15 - Nov. 19:

Nov. 16,

12:00pm

Virtual Reality: Butterfly Garden 1.0

Immerse yourself into a virtual reality environment designed by Padrón Campus faculty, Dr. Jaeson Clayborn, in collaboration with FIU and National Geographic. Join us for a unique experience to witness one of the rarest breeds of butterflies in the world. Virtually step into their habitat, watch them in action, and learn about their ecosystem. All from the comfort of campus!

Hosted by Padrón Campus (both virtually and in-person)
Learning Resources - Room 6011
627 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135

Nov. 16,

1:00pm

The Great College Adventure - The Escape Room

 

Want to take part in an immersive, 60-minute, real-life adventure game? Now you can! You and your team will meet at the Padrón Learning Commons and ready up. You have one hour to "escape" the room. Will you dare?

Hosted by Padrón Campus (both virtually and in-person)
Learning Resources - Room 6011
627 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135

Nov. 17,

11:00am

2021 Padron Campus Annual Soccer Tournament

Stop by Student Life, register your team of three, and receive some free jerseys. Whether competing or cheering, save the date for the Padrón Campus’s Annual Soccer Tournament, hosted by Student Life. Check MDC Padrón's Instagram for updates.

Hosted by Padrón Campus
Building 6, Breezeway
627 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135

Nov. 18,

11:00am

Live Let's Play! - Among Us

It's been a long year, and the staff at the Learning Commons believe you deserve a break from the march of classes and assignments. For International Games Week, we're inviting you to play a social deduction game/video based on deception, debate, rhetoric, and characters running around a spaceship. Join us at the Learning Commons in person or virtually via Discord, and let's fix this spaceship or ruin it (looking at you, Impostor).

Hosted by Padrón Campus (both virtually and in-person)
Learning Resources - Room 6011
627 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135

For more information, please contact your local campus library.