We attended the Get Connected Conference to share the joy of board gaming in the world of education with afterschool educators. It was an incredible opportunity for us to connect with afterschool educators from all over the state of Nebraska. Conversations flowed as...
What We Do
– Other than play a lot of board games –
Building Community, One Game at a Time
At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community. Our commitment to community-building includes other organizations in meaningful ways, such as:
🎲 Offering Game Day Support: We provide board game support to local events, assisting and amplifying the communal spirit.
📚 Donating to Game Libraries: We contribute to expanding game libraries, ensuring more organizations can access these enriching resources.
📖 Running Board Game Teaching Events: We partner with organizations to deliver engaging teaching events, introducing board games to new audiences.
Contact us for more info about how we can support your organization.
Or take a peek at our calendar to see what we’re up to!
Become a Volunteer
We’re a non-profit powered by volunteers, and we need YOUR help at the Great Plains Game Festival and community events.
Get ready to:
- Dive into gaming excitement.
- Connect with like-minded gamers.
- Make a real impact.
- Gain valuable experience.
We have been praising the social and cognitive benefits of board games for years. Ideally, we want to see them incorporated into the classroom curriculum everywhere. So, in order to make it more accessible, we’ve recruited educators to develop game lists, lesson plans, and guides specifically for educators.
Discover how board games enhance learning, engage your students, and build a sense of belonging. Access valuable resources for a dynamic and playful approach to education.
Incorporating board gaming in the classroom is where fun meets learning!
Do you run a board game club for your school?
Join our community and get updated on exciting educator resources, upcoming initiatives, and exclusive opportunities.
Not quite there, but interested in starting a club?
Register to stay connected and check out our starter resources!
Check Out Our Blog for the Latest News
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Our friends from the Journal Star stopped in the check out our 10 year anniversary at the Great Plains Game Festival. See what they had to say!
Great Plains Game Festival
We are most known for our annual festival hosted in Lincoln, NE! As one of the largest tabletop gaming events in the Midwest, we bring together enthusiasts, gamers, and families for a weekend of epic tabletop adventures, tournaments, and more in an unmatched gaming atmosphere.
Our festival celebrates community, creativity, and competition, by bringing together players of all ages and backgrounds. With a diverse range of activities, special guests, and a bustling exhibitor hall you don’t want to miss out!