- Currently, board games may only be used in the library.
- Board games are shelved in the CreationStation for easy access. Ask a Library staff member if you need assistance locating the games.
- Library staff will not be able to assist with setup or instruction. In the menu below, click on the image of the game to link to its instructions/rules. QR codes have been placed on each game’s box. Scan the code with your mobile phone camera or a QR Code Reader to link to a video on how to play that game.
- Game players are expected to be make sure that all pieces are returned to the box and the box is re-shelved for the next players.
In the classic murder mystery game, Clue, Mr. Boddy is found dead inside of his mansion. The object of the game is to determine the killer, the murder weapon, and the room in which the crime occurred. The game is suited for players eight and up, and can support three to six players. (Rated 5.4/10 by Board Game Geek)
Exploding Kittens is a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck. The game gets more and more intense with each card you draw because fewer cards left in the deck means a greater chance of drawing the kitten and exploding in a fiery ball of feline hyperbole. The game is suited for players 7 and up, and can support two to five players. (Rated 6.0/10 by Board Game Geek)
In Imhotep, the players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep. Over six rounds, they move wooden stones by boat to create five seminal monuments, and on a turn, a player chooses one of four actions: Procure new stones, load stones on a boat, bring a boat to a monument, or play an action card. While this sounds easy, naturally the other players constantly thwart your building plans by carrying out plans of their own. Only those with the best timing — and the stones to back up their plans — will prove to be Egypt’s best builder. The game is suited for players 10 and up, and can support two to four players. (Rated 7.2/10 by Board Game Geek)
In Labyrinth, Ravensburger’s wildly popular board game for kids and adults, players find the shortest route through the l abyrinth to win. In the game, players aim to reach all their treasures and targets as they move along the board, shifting the maze as they go along. The game is suited for players 7 and up, and can support two to four players. (Rated 6.4/10 by Board Game Geek)
Donated by The Spiel Foundation.
This award-winning card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience… with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. And what magic items! Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin can reduce any roleplaying group to hysteria. And, while they’re laughing, you can steal their stuff. The game is suited for players 10 and up, and can support three to six players. (Rated 5.9/10 by Board Game Geek)
In One Night Ultimate Super Heroes, players take on the roles of heroes and villains, each with amazing superpowers. The evil trio of Rapscallion, Dr. Peeker, and Henchman#7 are intent on getting away with their crimes. Meanwhile, the members of the Super Club Of Overt Powers (SCOOP), including Ricochet Rhino, Self-Awareness Girl, Detector, Role Retriever, and Switcheroo, are all out to stop them. Then there’s the Mad Scientist and his Intern, who have their own agenda. And Family Man, who will do anything to save his family, even if means that the bad guys get away! The game is suited for players 8 and up, and can support three to ten players. (Rated 7.0/10 by Board Game Geek)
Donated by The Spiel Foundation.
In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand. This cooperative game is suited for players 8 and up, and can support two to four players. (Rated 7.6/10 by Board Game Geek)
Everyone is an artist in Picassimo! Paint and exchange parts to create your masterpiece. But wait a minute! Is that supposed to be a goblin? Or rather a chicken? The player who can draw well and also keep one step ahead by guessing correctly, collects the most points and wins the game! The game is suited for players 8 and up, and can support three to six players.(Rated 6.4/10 by Board Game Geek)
Donated by The Spiel Foundation.
Similar to the Rummy that you play with cards – you try to get rid of all your tiles by forming numbers into runs of 3 tiles or more, or 3 to 4 of a kind. The colors of the numbers on the tiles are like card suits. Rummikub may start rather uneventfully, but when the players start putting more and more tiles in play, the options for your upcoming turns can become more complex, challenging, and exciting! The game is suited for players 8 and up, and can support two to four players. (Rated 6.4/10 by Board Game Geek)
Play a card from your hand, and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board. When you have five in a row, it’s a SEQUENCE. Learn to block your opponents or remove their chips, and watch out for the Jacks – they’re wild! With a little strategy and luck, you’ll be a winner. The game is suited for players 7 and up, and can support two to twelve players. (Rated 6.1/10 by Board Game Geek)
Players are recent immigrants to the unpopulated island of Catan. Players expand colonies through the building of settlements and roads and by harvesting commodities from the land around . Trade earned resources for settlements, roads or development cards. Trade with other players, or at local harbors to get needed resources. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins. The game is suited for players 10 and up, and can support three to four players. (Rated 7.1/10 by Board Game Geek)
Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige. The game is suited for players 10 and up, and can support two to four players. (Rated 7.4/10 by Board Game Geek)
In the super-fast sushi card game Sushi Go!, you are eating at a sushi restaurant and trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value! And once you’ve eaten it all, finish your meal with all the pudding you’ve got! But be careful which sushi you allow your friends to take; it might be just what they need to beat you! The game is suited for players 8 and up, and can support two to five players. (Rated 7.0/10 by Board Game Geek)
With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route. The game is suited for players 8 and up, and can support two to five players. (Rated 7.4/10 by Board Game Geek)
In UNO, players race to empty their hands and catch opposing players with cards left in theirs, which score points. In turns, players attempt to play a card by matching its color, number, or word to the topmost card on the discard pile. If unable to play, players draw a card from the draw pile, and if still unable to play, they pass their turn. Wild and special cards spice things up a bit. The game is suited for players 6 and up, and can support two to ten players. (Rated 5.4/10 by Board Game Geek)