Helmet Game Challenge 2023

It all started with a reading challenge in 2015. Helmet challenges are playful, social, and an inspiring way of using cultural content. This is the game challenge.

What Game Challenge?

In the Helmet Game Challenge your mission is to play 24 games during the year 2023. The games can be chosen freely to fulfill the 24 criteria from the challenge.

Who can participate?

Although the challenge is organized by Helmet Libraries any game enthusiast from anywhere can take on the challenge. All participants are also welcome to join the conversation about games and playing in “Helmet-pelihaaste” FB-group.

What if I run into some trouble?

Remember that when you take on a game challenge, the goal is to add joy in the hobby. If you experience stress from the challenge you are doing something wrong. Keep your own schedule and do the challenge on your own terms.

Can I optimize?

Do you want to cross off many challenges from the list with just one game? Or do you want to skip some challenges entirely? Maybe you want to see how many challenges can be done with a role-playing game? You can! The idea is to give inspiration and joy to gaming, so bending the rules to your liking is totally ok.

Share the challenge!

It is tons of fun to do the challenge together with others. Feel free to take on your friends and family in the Helmet-game challenge. You can also join our FB-group and find other people doing the challenge, you can exchange some tips and tricks or just share the loveliest and most horrifying game experiences from the challenge throughout the year. 

We are here to help!

Having trouble finding a game for a specific part of the challenge? Don’t worry, help is here!  Head in to your nearest library or our FB-group or share with the hashtag #pelihelmet and let us and other participants help you on your way!  

You have a new quest! Game On!

#pelihelmet #pelihaaste

Helmet Game Challenge 2023:

  1. A game that features pirates 
  2. A game that changed my perspective 
  3. A game with mysterious writing 
  4. A game I fell asleep playing 
  5. A game where you have to make difficult moral choices 
  6. A game for which I prepared longer than I played it 
  7. A game with great maps 
  8. A game with eating mechanics 
  9. A game that inspired me to read 
  10. A game I would like everyone to play at least once in their lives 
  11. A game that captivated me right from the start 
  12. A game that my parents also want or wanted to play 
  13. A game from my childhood or a new version of it 
  14. A game where I have to count money, gold or other resources 
  15. A game with aliens 
  16. A game that inspired me to start a hobby 
  17. A game that is as educational as a museum 
  18. A game that is poetic 
  19. A game I would rather watch than play myself 
  20. A game set in a world in which I have invented or would like to invent new stories 
  21. A game I want to play, even though I have already passed it 
  22. A game where you need a steady hand 
  23. A game whose colour scheme I hate 
  24. A game that deals with birds 

Printable version of Helmet Game Challenge (PDF) 

Helmet Game Challenge in Finnish 

Helmet Game Challenge in Swedish

Helmet Game Challenge in Russian 

See also: 

Helmet Reading Challenge

The Little Helmet Reading Challenge

Helmet Music Challenge 

Helmet Film Challenge

The Little Helmet Film Challenge