The Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) opened its game space to students across from Brewed Awakenings coffee shop in G-Wing on Friday (Nov. 24). Students can challenge their friends to various board games and activities in the room during lunch or in between classes.
They can build a tower and knock it down using Jenga Blocks, stretch and maneuver their bodies to hit the right colour spot on the Twister Mat and learn to plan their next move on the chess board. According to Sebastian Gonzalez, street team lead at the MSA, students can use the room to unwind during exams.
“The idea is for students to grab a coffee or hot chocolate at Brewed Awakenings before coming to the room to play games with their friends,” Gonzalez said.
Students can familiarize themselves with many of the games donated to or purchased by the MSA for events and pop-ups and previously stored in a cupboard of the Heath Study Lounge. The MSA is also trying to repair an arcade game to be used in the game space.
The game space will close next Friday (Dec.8), but students can request that the MSA make it a permanent fixture. According to student Pawa Dawadi, it’s his second day in a row coming to the space to play with his friends.
“My friend Catalina taught me to play dominos for the first time yesterday,” Dawadi said.
A domino is a small, flat, rectangular block made from wood, bone, or plastic used as a game piece. Like playing cards, dominos have identifying markings on one side, are blank or identically patterned on the other, and can be used to play various games.
Students can play dominos and the other games in the room Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.