Got an idea for a new holiday? Let us know!
Submit Holiday

International Tabletop Day

Gather your friends and family for an epic day of gaming - celebrate International Tabletop Day with a game marathon!
Location Icon
Design Teams - Techcloud X Webflow Template
No items found.

Gather your friends and family and get ready to celebrate International Tabletop Day on the first Saturday in June! This day is a celebration of all things table top gaming, from board games to card games, role-playing games, and more. The day was created to bring people together in a fun and friendly atmosphere to share their knowledge and love of tabletop gaming. Even if you're not an avid gamer, this day is perfect for anyone looking for some exciting entertainment!

History of International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day Dates

International Tabletop Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Board Games</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tabletop games gained popularity in the 19th century with games like Chess and Checkers becoming common household pastimes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1935</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Monopoly Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The game of Monopoly was standardized by Charles Darrow and published by Parker Brothers, becoming a fast-emerging favourite.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Dungeons & Dragons Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>The iconic roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons was launched, widely expanding the genre of tabletop gaming.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Magic: The Gathering Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Magic: The Gathering, a collectible card game created by mathematics professor Richard Garfield, gained international acclaim.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Tabletop Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The online web series, Geek & Sundry, founded the first International Tabletop Day to encourage fans around the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tabletop Gaming during COVID-19</div><div class='timeline-text'>Despite the physical distancing restrictions due to the global pandemic, tabletop gaming experiences a resurgence with families and friends finding creative ways to play remotely.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Tabletop 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'>Organize a game night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for an evening of playing board games. Choose from a variety of classic or modern board games, from Monopoly to Ticket to Ride, and have some fun.</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'>Visit a tabletop gaming cafe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tabletop gaming cafes offer a unique experience that you can't get at home. With a variety of games to choose from, and experienced hosts to help teach the rules, this is the perfect way to celebrate International Tabletop Day.</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'>Play online</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you can't physically meet up with your friends, you can still join them in a game online. There are several online versions of popular board games, such as Chess or Scrabble, that let you play with people from around the world.</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'>Try a new game</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Search for tabletop games on the internet and find something that sparks your interest. You never know, you might just find your next favorite game.</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'>Start a tournament</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get your friends together and host your own tournament. Set up some rules, invite some players, and have some fun. The winner gets bragging rights for the rest of the year.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Tabletop 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'>Tabletop games are social</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Tabletop Day is the perfect excuse to gather around a table with friends or family for an evening of fun and laughter. Whether it's a quick game of Uno or Settlers of Catan, it's always sure to bring people together in ways nothing else can!</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'>Tabletop games spark creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There is something unique and special about tabletop games that really encourages creative thinking. From solving puzzles in Escape The Room to plotting strategy during game night, these games help cultivate problem-solving skills while making new strategies and having a blast!</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'>Tabletop games teach valuable lessons</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tabletop games go beyond just being fun - they can also provide valuable life lessons. From embracing competition and building effective teams to improving communication and honing strategic planning skills, these activities offer invaluable instruction in how we go about life.</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for International Tabletop Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tabletop Games Date Back Almost 5000 Years</h3><p class='facts-content'>The oldest known tabletop game is Senet from ancient Egypt, which dates back almost 5000 years. This astonishing fact stands testament to human fascination with strategy, leisure and competition.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chess is Played by Millions Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>Chess, a classic tabletop game, is enjoyed by approximately 600 million people worldwide. It's not just a game, but a complex mental challenge that has been analyzed and studied for centuries.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Board Game Industry is Booming</h3><p class='facts-content'>In recent years, the board game industry has seen exponential growth, with thousands of new games each year. The board game market is estimated to be worth over $12 billion worldwide.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tabletop Games Enhance Cognitive Skills</h3><p class='facts-content'>Research has found that playing tabletop games can enhance cognitive skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, and strategic thinking, making them an excellent educational tool.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tabletop Games Have Cultural Significance</h3><p class='facts-content'>Tabletop games provide a cultural snapshot of their time, often reflecting societal norms, trends and events. Games like The Game of Life and Monopoly were influenced by the economic, technological and social environments of their eras.</p></div></div>

International Tabletop Day FAQs

When is International Tabletop Day?

International Tabletop Day Dates



Jun 3



Jun 1



Jun 7



Jun 6



Jun 5


Special Interest Holidays