Level One Gaming League

Level One Gaming League was launched in January 2017 as a spin-off of Chapter One Book Group.

The current schedule can be viewed below:


October 2018

Featured Video Game

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Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar Games

2010

Video Game #22

The second installment in the Red Dead franchise, Red Dead Redemption takes place during the decline of the American frontier in 1911. The player takes on the role of John Marston, a former outlaw who is forced to work as a hired gun after the government takes his wife and son hostage. In order to save his family Marston must hunt down three members of his former gang and bring them to justice, if he can survive that long. Acclaimed by critics who praised its visuals, dynamically-generated music, voice acting, gameplay and story, Red Dead Redemption was named Game of the Year by numerous publications.

Featured Tabletop Game

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Ultimate Werewolf

Ted Alspach

2008

Tabletop Game #22

In this reinvention of Andrew Plotkin’s 1997 party game Werewolf (which was itself a reinvention of Dmitry Davidoff’s 1986 game Mafia) 5 – 75 players take on the roles of villagers who are under attack from supernatural forces. While most players will only be villagers trying to discover the identity of the werewolf or werewolves attacking them at night, some players will secretly be the werewolves and must work to avoid the suspicion of the other players. Each villager has role within the village that the player can use to try to uncover the werewolves, and with over forty unique roles to choose from the players will always have plenty of options.


November 2018

Featured Video Game

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Konami

1997

Video Game #23

Taking place four years after the events of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night follows Alucard, the dhampir son of Dracula Vlad Țepeș, who has risen from his eternal slumber after the unexpected reappearance of his father’s castle and the disappearance of vampire hunter Richter Belmont. Despite an underwhelming initial release in the United States due in large part to meager advertising by Konami, nearly universal critical acclaim and positive word-of-mouth resulted in Symphony of the Night becoming a sleeper hit. A cult classic, Symphony of the Night is now ranked among the best video games ever made and is widely considered to be the best game in the entire Castlevania franchise.  

Featured Tabletop Game

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Happy Little Accidents

Forrest-Pruzan Creative

2018

Tabletop Game #23

Inspired by the philosophy of beloved artist and television host Bob Ross, Happy Little Accidents gives 3–6 players the chance to express their artistic sides. At the beginning of the game each player draws three quick doodles which are then transformed into works of art based on a randomly selected theme. Players award each other points for their creations, with the player who receives the most points becoming the winner. Geared less toward competitiveness and more toward celebrating each player’s creativity, Happy Little Accidents is the perfect representation of Ross’ famously positive attitude and exemplifies his view that “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”