By: Mira Costello
Whether they’re a seasoned master of Magic: The Gathering or just like to pick up a game of Uno with some friends, everyone can agree on tried-and-true Halloween fun. Welcoming the community to come in costume and enjoy candy, board games and good company, IU South Bend’s Gamers’ Guild held their annual Halloween party on Nov. 2 from 6-9 p.m. in SAC 225.
Breaking out classics like Scrabble and Apples to Apples alongside complex strategy games, attendees listened to spooky music and mingled.
“A combination of Gamers’ Guild regulars and new people attended the event. A lot of people were in costume, from handmade cosplays to professionally made outfits,” Camille Pickrell, Gamers’ Guild treasurer, said. “We had a great turnout, and we’re glad we could expand from the same event we held last year. We hope to offer even more in the future.”
With a costume contest split into categories of Spookiest, Best Animated Character and Fan Favorite, three winners took home Halloween-themed mugs filled with pumpkin spice rolls and hot chocolate packets.
Aramis Sanchez, a regular member, weighed in.
“I really enjoyed being around a bunch of other dressed-up nerds, all brought together to eat too much candy and play some fun games,” he said.
Looking ahead, Gamers’ Guild anticipates its annual holiday party, which will feature similar festivities, such as hot chocolate, cookie decorating and an ugly sweater contest. The club will also collaborate with the Honors Program on Nov. 9 from 6-9 p.m. in SAC 225.
This semester, Gamers’ Guild holds meetings open to all students and the community every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in SAC 225. If you have questions about getting involved, join them on Titan Atlas or contact President Connor Dick at email@example.com.