SLIDESHOW: Superheros Week hosts gaming night for friendly competition
Board games, card games, strategic games and just about every superhero tabletop game you can think of created competition and tournaments amongst students Thursday night.
In the midst of Superhero Week, Program Board, the Student Life Committee, Honors Program, Office of Study Abroad and College of Humanities and Social and Behavior Sciences sponsored gaming night for enthusiasts in the Bovee University Center with roughly 20 participants.
Houghton Lake senior Justin Wigard was one of the helping collaborators of this event.
“We wanted to bring the gaming community to CMU while incorporating it with Superhero Week. There were a total of eight tabletop games played. But, these aren’t your every day board games,” Wigard said. “Some of these games were complicated, but they all follow the same concept as traditional games, such as rolling a dice, playing with cards, following steps and being ridiculously fun.”
Small World, Munchkin, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Nightfall, Dungeon Command, Magic and HeroClix were among the games played.
A main contributor of the event was the local Mount Pleasant game store Hall of Heroes, 316 N. Mission St. Storeowner Mike Travis-Schuler provided the board games for the event.
“We had the opportunity to participate in Superhero Week, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to show students that there is a place in town to buy and play games,” Travis-Schuler said. “Anyone can bring in their school ID and get a 10 percent discount.”
Clarkston freshman Kay Mick took advantage of this opportunity.
“I love comics and have always wanted to play tabletop gaming and had never had the chance to till now,” Mick said.
Participating in a casual card game of Magic, Lake Isabel junior Corey St. John and Britten senior Rebecca Unsicker had their own advantage.
“We play against each other all the time,” St. John said. “Actually, we play just about every night.”
While most of the games had a more causal environment, the HeroClix was held in a tournament style. The game is played on a grid with actual comic hero figurines that contain powers. Most students have been partaking in this tabletop competition for multiple years.
Shepherd alum Ian Wood has been a devoted player.
“We have tournaments every Wednesday and play Saturday afternoon at the Hall of Heroes. Tonight we all came out here to have fun,” Wood said. “The best part of the game is that if you ever want to see who would win between Hulk and Superman, then here’s your chance.”
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