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Open Activities for TAG Members

Posted by michaeliantorno

Are you a TAG member who wants to get involved? Stop by the lab for some of our open events and activities! Whether you want to play some board games, learn a language, or work on your thesis, TAG has you covered. Our drop-in activities are also a great way to meet other members from TAG’s vibrant community of researchers, game designers, and artists.

Wednesday Night Drop-In Board Games

Every Wednesday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, TAG hosts open board game nights for its members! Join TAG’s board game enthusiasts as they play games ranging from the compact dungeon crawler Dungeon of Mandom to the stained glass puzzle game Sagrada. No sign-up is required, and there are dozens of games to choose from. It’s a great way to take a mid-week break!

Quiet Co-Working Hours

What do TAG members do when they need a little peace and quiet? They go to quiet co-working hours! Running Mondays from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, TAG’s quiet hours mimic the atmosphere of a graduate reading room. No loud conversations, no phone calls, and no noisy tools in the maker corner. You can even put your phone in “time-out” if you want to fully disconnect for a little while.

Japanese Language Practice

If you are interested in learning Japanese, you’re not alone. Every Thursday morning from 11:00am to 12:30pm TAG hosts an informal Japanese conversation group. Japanese learners of all levels are welcome to hang out at TAG to practice and improve upon their skills in a supportive environment. Unlike other TAG events and activities, this one is open to all Milieux members!

Minecraft Server

Last June, TAG launched their second Minecraft server, the Ludodrome! Featuring a huge assortment of mods, TAGsters quickly staked their claims on the server and built sprawling bases and settlements. Although the server has quieted-down in recent months (a sad side effect of thesis-writing season) we always welcome new TAGsters into the virtual world!

Write a Blog Post!

The TAG blog is always looking for new content. If you’re a member and you’re interested in writing about your research, reviewing a game, recapping an event, or talking about something close to your heart, then the blog is the perfect place to do it. Reach out to to the lab coordinator for details.