When most people think of games that are popular with youths between 12 and 18, titles like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) probably spring to mind. But according to library staff, it is a 45-year-old team-based tabletop game that includes lots of reading and math that has drawn unprecedented interest.
Earlier this summer, the Fairchild-Nichols branch started a Dungeons & Dragons club that meets one Wednesday each month. This proved so popular that the main Trumbull Library started a group of its own. Demand was high enough to form yet a third group, which is now also full.