Barnes & Noble Hosts Gaming Events April 29

Select Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide are Inviting Customers to Come Together and Socialize Around Tabletop Gaming with Special Demos, Giveaways and More

Featured Games 20% Off at Participating Stores, with an Additional 10% Off for Barnes & Noble Members

NEW YORK--()--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Barnes & Noble will host Gaming gatherings at select stores nationwide on Saturday, April 29, starting at 6 p.m. This is part of an ongoing series of Gaming events that will take place at these stores. Fans of tabletop games are encouraged to visit their nearest, participating Barnes & Noble store to play featured games and browse the impressive selection of Strategy, Classic, Family, Party, and Mind Memory & Logic games. Customers should contact their local Barnes & Noble or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator to see which of the over 200 stores nationwide will be hosting Gaming events.

Plus, at participating Barnes & Noble stores nationwide on April 29 and 30, featured games will be available at 20% off, with an additional 10% off for Barnes & Noble Members (in-store only). Featured games include Quartz, Kodama, Potion Explosion, You Gotta Be Kitten Me, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and New York, 1901. Giveaways, available while supplies last, will include One Night Ultimate Werewolf Bonus Packs and Dark Kodama promo cards.

“Barnes & Noble prides itself on being a warm and inviting meeting place where people can gather together to celebrate great content. Whether that’s found in the quality of our bookshelves, or in the creativity engagement of our board games, we are happy to host and put a spotlight on original content through special events in our stores,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble.

The theme of this year’s International Tabletop Day is, "Tell us how board games changed your life," as they serve as a powerful force to unite different groups of people, whether it be friends, families or unfamiliar faces, while they participate in a shared experience. During its Gaming gatherings, Barnes & Noble will encourage participants to submit a video to the International Tabletop Day page and tell the world how board games have impacted their lives, using the hashtags #tabletopday and #BNGameNight.

“Barnes & Noble stores provide the perfect environment to welcome new and seasoned gamers as they experience the depth of gameplay,” said Andrew Lupp of the gaming industry organization PSI. “Barnes & Noble is committed to promoting the socialization of game groups, this year marking the third year it is hosting a gaming meetup at its stores.”

Barnes & Noble features over 1,000 games in stores, with even more online so customers of all ages, interests and preferences in game mechanics can find that special board game to either gift or bring home to host their own game night.

Customers are encouraged to browse Barnes & Noble’s vast selection of quality games and provide feedback to the participating stores on future Gaming event game titles. Barnes & Noble features the latest releases like Potion Explosion, Seafall and Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, along with exclusives like Munchkin Apocalypse: Guest Artist Edition and FunEmployed: Hiring Frenzy, which can only be found at Barnes & Noble.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 634 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS® and Windows®.

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Contacts

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Alan McNamara, 212-633-3379
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
amcnamara@bn.com

Contacts

Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com
or
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Alan McNamara, 212-633-3379
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
amcnamara@bn.com