Games, Games and More Games

Here's a Few Games that Gators Love

Now I may not be much of a gamer, but I played a little bit of D&D in high school.

What's that you say? What's D&D? Well, it's short for Dungeons and Dragons, which is a fantasy role-playing game that is dependent on the art of storytelling and the heroic exploits of war heroes, humans and creatures alike.

So that means the game is set in medieval times, where characters embark on magical quests and must face monstrous creatures in battle.

What I personally liked about D&D was the unlimited choices you had for character types. You could be a half-elf/half-human race, for example, and have the powers of a Druid, whose powers came from nature.

There is also the trading card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! In this game, two players "duel" each other using a variety of Monster, Spell and Trap Cards to defeat their opponent's monsters and be the first to drop the other player's Life Points to zero.

Yu-Gi-Oh! cards
Here are a few cards of each category that are typically found in your average deck of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.


One student organization on the UF campus that caters to the gamer community is Gator Gaming.

It organizes several events throughout the year for individuals who enjoy playing PC and video gaming. One of Gator Gaming's biggest events is known as GatorLan.

This is a tournament that the organization hosts every month from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., where individuals can compete against one another in various video, PC and arcade games.

Donovan Mullings, a junior majoring in theater at the University of Florida, was one of many individuals who attended GatorLan this month (April 2012) to compete.

Though he didn't make it as far as his fellow competitors, for Mullings, the goal is always to have fun.

Check out what he thinks about competing in the video below:

But like many gamers, Donovan's interests in gaming go beyond regular video games.

Though he claims to be a fan of fighting games such as Tekken and Mortal Kombat , Donovan is a major fan of the trading card game, Yu-Gi-Oh!

Look to see more of his gaming adventures on the SwampCon page.