TableTop Day: Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton urge you to ‘play more games’

April 07, 2015 | 9:00 a.m.

Settle into a comfy chair and break out your lucky dice — it’s time for the third annual International TableTop Day, brought to you by Geek & Sundry, and noted board game enthusiasts Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton.

Not only will tabletop players around the globe celebrate their love of board games, but this year’s event — set for Saturday — has a charitable spin.

Geek & Sundry is teaming with game publishers such as Looney Labs, AEG, Calliope Games and Steve Jackson Games to donate thousands of games to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and their affiliated chapters across the U.S.

Last year’s Tabletop Day spawned over 3,000 events in 80 countries.

This year, the event’s centerpiece will take place at L.A.’s Legendary Digital Network Soundstages, where Day, Wheaton and some 800 fans will be joined by  members of BBBSLA.

The event will stream live Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel.

Players can find out how to join events in their area on tabletopday.com.

Leslie Kim, left, and Ben Wright play Ticket to Ride during International Tabletop Gaming Day at Game Haus Cafe in Glendale on April 5, 2014. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

Leslie Kim, left, and Ben Wright play Ticket to Ride during International Tabletop Gaming Day at Game Haus Cafe in Glendale on April 5, 2014. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

“Geek & Sundry is thrilled to celebrate another year of International TableTop Day and help spread the love of gaming throughout the world,” said Day in a press release. “Working with Big Brothers Big Sisters to give kids the opportunity to play more games is a wonderful way for us to unite the spirit of this day with an amazing charity.”

“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater LA is delighted to be a part of International TableTop Day,” added BBBSLA President & CEO Tiffany Siart, “And we are grateful to be the recipient of all these board games which will allow our volunteers and kids to have their own year-round TableTop day!”

— Dave Lewis

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