MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Memorial Building Inc., the non-profit organization overseeing the use of the Memorial Building, will host “Game On!” an evening of board gaming fun for adults (ages 16 and up).
The first of these monthly events will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from 6-10 p.m., in KCMB Veteran’s Hall featuring a cash bar and concessions. There is an admission charge.
According to an article by CNBC, Millennials are driving a board game revival. Global sales of board games have risen 15-20 percent in the last three years. With a desire for social activity and experience over screen time, more millennials are drawn to the concept of “game nights” and are moving away from the bar scene.
A diverse library of nearly 50 games will be available for participants’ use, including popular newer games such as Dominion, Settlers of Catan and Cards Against Humanity, as well as classic favorites such as Monopoly, Life and Clue. Decks of cards will also be available. A group of volunteer “experts” will be on hand to teach and play games with anyone needing assistance. Newer game concepts may require some explanation, but are easy to play and enjoy when understood. Participants should be aware that some games include adult language and themes.
“I think young adults in our community are looking for events like this. It’s an affordable date night, you can meet new people with similar interests, get out of the house and just have fun,” said Main Street Mount Vernon Director and millennial Carrie Hyman. “There is also a nostalgic aspect of remembering childhood games, before financial worries and ‘adulting’ became a reality.”
The Knox County Memorial Building is located at 112 E. High St., Mount Vernon.
To see a list of upcoming events, visit www.knoxcountymemorialbuilding.com.