FAR hosts game night

By Nader Ihmoud

As the temperature continues to drop, Fitness, Athletics and Recreation is giving students the option to spend their time at the gym for Game Night instead of staying in and doing the usual “Hump Day” routine, on Nov. 9.

Wednesday the event will be held at the Fitness Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court from 7 – 10 p.m. Game Night will have board games, a “Magic: The Gathering” tournament and game consoles available for students.

“There’s a [soon to be club] going to be there, called the Planeswalkers of Columbia,” said event coordinator Sean Bery. “They are going to be hosting the

“Magic” [tournament].”

Bery said students playing “Magic” are required to bring their own decks.

All of the games will be set up in the gym area of the Fitness Center. The Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii will be hooked up to the twin televisions in the gym. “Call of Duty Modern: Warfare 2” and “Halo 3” will be the games available for the Xbox 360, while “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” and “Mario Party 8” will be available for the Nintendo Wii.

Bery thinks the games will reach a wide audience. He also said the game consoles will go through 30-minute intervals. Students will play the game of their choice and, after the time has elapsed, the next group will begin.

“‘Mario Party 8’ is kind of a co-ed gameplay [in] that guys and girls can get drawn to it,” he said.

The game consoles were reserved from the Student Engagement Center in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. building.

FAR is one of the groups in the Student Life Advisory Board. Only SLAB membors are allowed to take equipment outside of

the Loft.

As for board games, there will be “Monopoly,” two sets of “Risk” and chess.

“For the board games, it is going to be on a first-come, first-served basis,” Bery said. “Once you get there, you jump on a game and you’re basically there from

7 – 10 [p.m.].”

Bery said he chose to create the event based on his past experience as a film major. Also, as a big “Risk” fan, Bery believes that mixing his interest with those of other students will attract many attendees.

“I really [think] it [will] be a huge success … when I used to walk down to the film building, [there was] a game building specifically for gamers,” he said.”