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Int’l Tabletop Day Planned in 24 Cities

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This is the third year ITTD is celebrated in Iran; the number of gamers who attended the programs scheduled for the day doubled from 1,000 in 2016 to 2,000 a year later
A group of young gamers play at a center in Tehran on the International Tabletop Day in 2017.A group of young gamers play at a center in Tehran on the International Tabletop Day in 2017.

On the occasion of International Tabletop Day (ITTD) which is celebrated in over 70 countries on April 28, the Mind Sports Forum at Iran Sport for All Federation has planned a nationwide program a day earlier in 24 cities where people can get together at 44 venues on Friday and have fun playing tabletop games for free all day.
ITTD is a worldwide celebration of tabletop gaming, launched by Geek & Sundry, a US-based multimedia production company, in 2012.
Tabletop games experienced a substantial growth in the 1990s especially in Europe and countries such as Germany. After the turn of the millennium, the board gaming industry registered significant expansion, with companies producing a rising number of new games for a growing audience worldwide.
This is the third year ITTD is celebrated in Iran. The number of gamers who attended the programs scheduled for the day doubled from 1,000 in 2016 to 2,000 a year later. Also last year, only seven cities hosted the event while the number has increased to 24 now. 
Besides Tehran with 11 places (board game cafes, coffee shops and restaurants) this year, cities including Isfahan, Karaj, Tabriz, Mashhad, Abadan, Ahvaz, Shiraz, Kerman, Sari, Bandar Abbas and Hamedan have also joined the program.
Among the places in Tehran that will welcome gamers on Friday are Café Geek, Café Board and Fekrkade, a center presenting tabletop games.

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