NewsNorthHumber hosts board game night

patrick simpsonFebruary 25, 20196 min

Patrick Simpson and Raymond Brooks, Biz/Tech Reporters

Students and staff got together for a night of board game fun at the annual Game Night hosted by Humber’s Math and Writing Centre.

The late night event happened on Feb. 13 and was part of a series of yearly events meant to give students a break before midterms and finals later this term.

Chad Manning, a coordinator at the centre, said the event was put on to give students a break from school and introduce the services provided by the centre.

“I think that’s our goal, just to bring people into the Math and Writing Centre if they have never been here before, see where we are at and what sort of services we offer in addition to the benefit of board games and pizza with good company,” Manning said.

Coordinator and host Chad Manning (middle) playing the board game Taboo with students. (Patrick Simpson)

The Math and Writing Centre, on the third floor of the Learning Resource Commons, offers students tutoring on topics that involve math questions and writing related concerns.

The game night event, however, took a break from the books and instead focused on various games, from chess and poker to party games like Taboo and Codenames.

Matthew Vanderham, a first-year Culinary Skills student, said his goal in coming to the event was to play the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons and to meet new people.

“I’ve been itching to play pretty much all semester but I haven’t exactly found anyone to play with,” Vanderham said.

He said he likes events like these even though he isn’t able to attend every one.

“I think they’re cool. I know I can’t make it to all of them because of my schedule, but I definitely do like coming out to events when I can,”
Vanderham said.   

Matthew Vanderham (left) playing Dungeons and Dragons with Jonathan Martin, Dreanna Werenich and Shanetel Gowe. (Patrick Simpson)

Thomas Poltoranos, a first-year in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering program, said he came to the event after seeing a poster and wanted to come and play some board games.

“I saw a poster on the way to the N building. I like board games so I thought, why not. I didn’t even hear about the free pizza,” Poltoranos said.

The game night event is held twice a year, once in the fall and again in the winter semester.

The centre offers students with a wide range of events meant to help introduce students to the tutoring service like their annual Pi day on March 14 and various movie nights.