The Kresge Room of Payson Library was packed on Thursday, March 27 when the library hosted its first game night. The main draws were tournaments in the Wii favorites Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Mario Kart, but other games like Just Dance, Monopoly, and Apples to Apples were popular as well.
From 7pm to midnight, over 50 students battled each other for bragging rights and movie passes. After 35 matches, Cyrus Reynolds and Michael Hart took first place in the Smash Brothers double elimination tournament. Reynolds proved to be a double threat, as he also emerged victorious in the Mario Kart competition.
The event was the brainchild of librarian Paul Stenis, who had heard from students about Smash Bros. competitions happening in the dorms, and thought it would be a great way to bring the community together in the library, and hopefully help students make new friends.
Pizza, desserts, and cardboard Wii controllers filled with Gummi Bears were provided for the lucky students in attendance.
Special thanks to library staff Kimberly Chan, Jaimie Beth Colvin, Gail Lukavic, Mary Ann Naumann, Marc Vinyard, and Allen Wessels, whose invaluable efforts made Game Night a success.
Plans are being made for more Game Nights in the future, with the next to take place over Pepperdine’s Welcome Weekend in the fall. If you are interested in learning more about this and other events at Pepperdine Libraries, you can contact Jeanette.Woodburn@pepperdine.edu.