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Tehran hosts 10-day gaming festival

Gisoo Misha Ahmadi
press TV, Tehran

Kids are in for a treat in the capital Tehran as a gaming festival kicks off to mark the national week for adolescents. Sponsored by Tehran Municipality, the ten-day event is dubbed "the future Iran."

Gamers can expect a series of fun tournaments, show matches, meet and greets, as well as booth and stage activities.

Participants receive special ID cards which they can use for collecting bonus points to earn gift cards.

The video games' section has expectedly attracted the most teenagers and the board games' sections is packed with entire families. According to the organizers, this festival encourages strategic thinking and gamers of all ages are welcome.

Located in Tehran’s Book Garden, an area of about 60,000 square meters has been dedicated to the festival with more than 20 gaming sections to choose from.

Participants in outdoor activities can enjoy the exciting activities, including competitions and tournaments while they learn new skills.

Research has shown that playing games is an essential part of the development of the children's minds, allowing them to build new skills and learn through trial and error. That is why Tehran municipality attaches great importance to providing a healthy environment for children to play games and what better opportunity than the national week for adolescents. 

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