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:


January 2019

Featured Video Game

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Return of the Obra Dinn

Lucas Pope

2018

Video Game #25

In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea. Until, that is, the ship drifted into port on an October morning in 1807 without explanation or any sign of its crew. Return of the Obra Dinn places the player into the buckled shoes of an insurance adjuster for the East India Company’s London Office and tasks them with unraveling the mystery of the Obra Dinn. Praised for its striking visual design, innovative game mechanics and compelling story, Return of the Obra Dinn has received universal acclaim from critics and players alike and has been hailed as a worthy successor to Lucas Pope’s massively popular debut game, Papers, Please.

Featured Tabletop Game

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Poetry Slam

Adam Wyse

2018

Tabletop Game #25

*snap* Dig those far-out vibrations, Daddio! Poetry Slam is a party game for 3–10 players that’s all about channeling the voice of the universe into some cosmic rhymes. Players compose rhyming poems to get the rest of the beatniks to guess their secret word! Players start out by writing words based on a word prompt, then they write a couplet using your word and finally they read their couplet for the other players and they have to try to guess the secret word. Groovy, baby! *snap* *snap* *snap*


February 2019

Featured Video Game

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System Shock

Looking Glass Technologies

1994

Video Game #26

Hailed as a major breakthrough for the first-person action-adventure genre, System Shock is a cyberpunk thriller set on Citadel Station, a space station in the cyberpunk future of 2072. The player takes on the role of a nameless hacker gifted with a valuable military grade neural implant. After receiving the implant, the hacker finds themself fighting for survival as Citadel Station is transformed into the playground of SHODAN, an insane AI whose ethical constraints have been disabled. Praised for its plot, immersion and attention to detail, System Shock garnered a dedicated fanbase and went onto be hailed as the 6th best computer game ever released by PC Gamer.