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A volunteer will explain how to play Yu-Gi-Oh, a trading card game, at North Branch Library on Saturday.
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Get set to compete as Games Day hits local libraries

Gamers get their day on Saturday, thanks to tech-loving, Scrabble-seasoned librarians.

The Denton Public Library and the University of North Texas Libraries are both observing International Games Day.

Denton’s North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St., hosts its event from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Denton High School Chess Club members will be there to host come-and-go chess matches and impart their wisdom on how to score that coveted checkmate.

Madness Comics and More Fun Comics will demonstrate popular board and card games, too. Denton residents can also try out Yu-Gi-Oh kits or take a seat with a stranger (or a friend) for a go over the Scrabble or Parcheesi board.

The UNT Media Library Room will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday for a documentary screening and open board and video games.

Indie Game, a documentary about independent game developers, screens at 1 p.m., and the library will have PlayStation3, Xbox and Wii gaming consoles set up for students and locals who want to enjoy a match. Older gamers should take note that Diablo III, Call of Duty: Ghosts and other earlier video game editions will be on hand. Board and card games will await low-tech competitors, too.

The Media Library is in Room 111 of Chilton Hall, 410 S. Ave. C on the UNT campus

Both events are free.

— Staff report

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