Spotlight On: Board Games

Board Games: Our board game collection consists of many different types of games that you can check out, from classics like Monopoly, to newer games like Bunny Kingdom. Games check out for 1 week and have no renewals. The games are located immediately past the circulation desk, behind the CDs. They are on a white shelving unit. Board games are not shelved in any order, just where spaces become available.

Bunny Kingdom 

Peace has come at last to the great Bunny Kingdom! Lead your clan of rabbits to glory by gathering resources and building new cities across the land!


Flash Point

Players are attempting to rescue 7 of 10 victims from a raging building fire.
As the players attempt to rescue the victims, the fire spreads to other parts of the building, causing structural damage and possibly blocking off pathways through the building.


Mystery of the Abbey

Mystery of the Abbey is a whodunit deduction game in the spirit of Clue. A monk has been murdered in a medieval French Abbey. Players maneuver their way through the Abbey examining clues and questioning each other to find out who is the culprit.



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.



Build up the most prestigious kingdom by claiming wheat fields, forests, lakes, grazing grounds, marshes, and mountains. Your knights will bring you riches in the form of coins — and if you make sure to expand the towns on your lands, you will make new buildings appear, giving you opportunities for new strategies. You may win the Queen’s favors … but always be aware of the dragon!


Players begin the game with six blocks. The start player places blocks of a single matching attribute (color or shape but not both) on the table. Thereafter, a player adds blocks adjacent to at least one previously played block. The blocks must all be played in a line and match, without duplicates, either the color or shape of the previous block.


Accumulating sets is the aim of the game…it’s holding onto them that’s the trick! With players matching and stealing sets faster than you can say ‘Ruckus,’ fortunes change quickly. Until the final card is played, it’s anybody’s game!


Settlers of Catan

Players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards)—wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone—to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game.

Sour Apples to Apples

An Apples to Apples variant where the judge selects not only the best match, but also the worst match supplied by the players. A “spinning apple” device is used to determine the punishment for the worst answer – such as being forced to playing a card the next round before the topic is revealed.


Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table. After placing the card, the player reveals the date on it. If the card was placed correctly with the date in chronological order with all other cards on the table, the card stays in place; otherwise the card is removed from play and the player takes another card from the deck.

“Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines–it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.” ~Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

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