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Games Day

Gather your friends and family for a fun-filled Games Day - compete, laugh, and have an amazing day of play!
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December 20
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate Games Day on Dec. 20! This holiday has been around since the 1950s and is a day dedicated to having fun and enjoying your favorite games. It's a great way to get together with friends, family, or even strangers, and have some friendly competition. Whether you like board games, card games, video games, or physical activities – there's something for everyone on this day. So don't miss out on the opportunity to make some fun memories while engaging in some good old-fashioned gaming!

History of Games Day

Games Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Games Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Games Day was first celebrated in the mid-1950s as an informal local holiday encouraging social interaction and fun through games.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Board Game Renaissance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1970s saw a surge in the popularity of board games, further amplifying the enjoyment of Games Day for families and friends.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Game Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>Video games experienced a massive boom in this decade, adding a new layer to the types of games that would be celebrated on Games Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Role-Playing Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons gained mass appeal, adding a new dimension to the kinds of games enjoyed on this day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Internet Gaming</div><div class='timeline-text'>The proliferation of the internet led to a surge in online gaming – from MMOs to social network games, opening Games Day up to virtual celebration.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mobile Gaming Surge</div><div class='timeline-text'>With enhanced technologies and the prominence of smartphones, mobile gaming flourished and became a popular platform for enjoying Games Day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Games Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play Board Games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many of us have fond memories of playing board games as children, so why not give them a try again? Check out your local game store or library for some classic and modern board games to enjoy with family and friends.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Compete in a Video Game Tournament</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gaming can be competitive and exciting. Join an online tournament or find a local gaming event to participate in. You might even win a prize if you're the last one standing.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Game Night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a night of fun and games. You can play classic board games, card games, video games, or even create your own custom game. There's no limit to the possibilities!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Gaming Convention</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're looking for something bigger, consider attending a gaming convention. Gaming conventions feature all kinds of activities, from tournaments to special panels to exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming releases.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out New Games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing’s more exciting than trying out a new game. Whether you prefer digital or analog games, there's always something new to discover. Check out a new game every day during Games Day!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Games Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Games are Fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's no denying that playing games, whether they are board games, card games, video games or any other type of game, can be a lot of fun. They give us an outlet to let loose, bond with friends and family members, and even learn new skills. Plus, there's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of winning a challenge!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Games provide quality entertainment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It takes time, money and energy to go out for a night on the town. But why bother when you can have just as good (if not better!) of a time by staying home and playing some games? You'll get some quality entertainment without having to leave the comfort of your own home!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Games help with decision making</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many games involve players having to make decisions that affect the outcome - such as which move to make in chess or what card to play in poker. This helps players practice their problem solving and decision making skills which they can then use in real life situations.</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Fun Facts for Games Day

Games Day FAQs

When is Games Day?

Games Day is celebrated on December 20th every year. In 2024 Games Day will occur on a Friday.

Games Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Dec 20

Wednesday

2024

Dec 20

Friday

2025

Dec 20

Saturday

2026

Dec 20

Sunday

2027

Dec 20

Monday

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