New Sensory-Friendly Gaming Room at Origins 2019!

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Origins Game Fair is excited to announce a partnership with charity organization Path of Play(based in Toronto) to found the Sensory-Friendly Gaming Room at the 2019 show. This initiative is aimed towards creating an inclusive space for families living with autism and foster awareness for gamers not impacted by special needs.

This new room will be open to all attendees of Origins 2019 and will feature a wide variety of gaming options. There will even be seminars offered to board gaming enthusiasts on Thursday and Friday, to show off some striking similarities between the two hobbies.

Board game titles by family game companies HABA and Kids Table Board Gaming will be available to play in this room as well. A variety of video games and pinball machines will also be available, including a Nintendo Switch and a selection of classic arcade games like Frogger. Part of the programming will be focused on local therapy centers who are welcomed to bring their clients to participate in these events and enjoy the safe and inclusive environment.

From Path of Play, Executive Director, Mike Primeau – “The Path of Play project began in a basement.  Every month, families were invited to come and play pinball, board games, and video games…together.  It gave families living with autism an inclusive play space, and offered families not impacted by special needs a meaningful outlet to better understand this realm.  Being invited to the Origins Game Fair is a true honor, and indicator that we need to determine how big of a footprint we can make in helping families grow through the world of gaming.”

Attendees will be able to find this room in A115 of the convention center. It will keep the same times as the Exhibit Hall.

For more information about Path of Play, please visit pathofplay.com or find them on social media @pathofplay.