New Game, Contests For International Games Day 2015!

While you’ve been working hard all year earning credits for your degree, we’ve been working hard all year to make your learning process a little more fun.  And it’s exhausting – in a good way.  ALA’s International Games Day is returning to SBU Libraries with more game options and prizes to be won than last year!

For those looking for a game that educates as much as it entertains, we bring you Culper Spies, the new choose your own adventure e-Game that casts you as an elite member of our nation’s first spy ring, located here on Long Island. Prove your research skills as you play the part of a Culper Spy, serving General George Washington himself during the revolution! Players will be asked to master searching databases and the Library catalog, using proper citation and Boolean operators, finding information in our LibAnswers knowledgebase, requesting an Interlibrary Loan and more! Utilize tools that the spies had at their disposal to reveal hidden messages and keep the intelligence ring going while evading detection by the ever-watchful British forces!  Relive an important part of Long Island history on International Games Day! Register online to have the link to the game sent to you on Wednesday, November 18th.

Returning to SBU is Rowe Hessler – two-time US speedcubing champion! Rowe will show off his mad cubing skills in the Library Galleria and share some tips with those who might think solving a cube can only be managed by peeling off the stickers and putting them back on.

Visit the event page to learn more about the games, contests, and prizes that await you on Wednesday, November 18th in the Melville Library as we honor games of all cultures!  Feel free to bring in a game of your own to play with others as a way to share part of your heritage and traditions!

From “Culper Spies”: the E-Game

Explore nearby locations with direct ties to the spy ring!

Explore nearby locations with direct ties to the spy ring!

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Learn more about Suffolk County’s unique heritage!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use cipher wheels and other spy techniques

Play the detective toying with cipher wheels and other puzzles with just the click of a button!

Use research skills to solve a series of challenges encountered during the course of the spy narrative

Use research skills to solve a series of challenges encountered during the course of the spy narrative

 

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