Game Collection

Games on loan at the library?  Check out our newest collection - available for check-out!

Benefits of gaming?: Games may seem purely recreational, but the benefits of games are recognized by and celebrated at libraries, and even encouraged by the American Library Association (check out their “Games in Libraries” blog).  Those benefits include education, recreation, sportsmanship, problem solving, and strategy.  Role-playing games allow players to collaboratively use their imagination to tell stories.  Games can bring together different age groups, forcing you to put down electronic devices while creating memories and traditions.

Click on a game below for more information on each game (description, age range, # of players, typical game play time) and to check availability and place a request!

Apples to Apples, Junior: The Game of Crazy Comparisons!

Apples to Apples, Junior: The Game of Crazy Comparisons!

Easy to learn and fun to play - it's the perfect game for kids, families and friends! Each round is filled with surprising comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events.

Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?

The television show is an exciting board game! Players answer grade-school questions correctly to earn money.

Bring Your Own Book : The game of borrowed phrases

Bring Your Own Book : The game of borrowed phrases

Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! Draw a category card, grab a book, and then quickly skim to satisfy the chosen prompt (and the judge!) with the most entertaining phrase.

Boggle Deluxe

Boggle Deluxe

A timed word game where players attempt to find as many connected words as possible from the face up letters resting in a 16 or 25 cube grid.

Chess / Checkers / Tic-Tac-Toe : with dual sided gameboard

Chess / Checkers / Tic-Tac-Toe : with dual sided gameboard

Play one of three games! One side of the board is for chess and checkers, and the other side is for tic tac toe!

Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders

The exciting climbing and sliding game. Children learn counting and number recognition as they travel along the gameboard to get to the top.

Connect 4 : Toy Story 3 edition

Connect 4 : Toy Story 3 edition

Take turns dropping checkers into the grid to try and make a line upwards, sideways, or diagonally. Be the first to get 4-in-a-row to win!

Cranium

Cranium

Play a variety of activities with friends and/or family celebrating your whole brain. The first team to reach Cranium Central wins the game!

Guess Who?

Guess Who?

One of the people in your crowd is the mystery face on your opponent's card. Can you guess which one? Simply ask yes or no questions to eliminate the possibilities.

Hedbanz

Hedbanz

The Quick Question Game of "What am I?" Figure out if the cartoon on your head is an animal, food, or man-made object.

Jenga

Jenga

The suspense builds as the tower gets taller! Pull 'em… Stack 'em… Don't let 'em topple!

Game of Life, The

Game of Life, The

Pick a car, hop in and take a spin! Will you land a great job with a big salary? Will you and your spouse have a house full of kids? Will you make the world a better place? Will you retire in style?

Matching Game, Richard Scarry's Busytown

Matching Game, Richard Scarry's Busytown

The classic game of picture matching, now celebrating the playful world of Richard Scarry! Flip over two tiles and see if they match. Collect the most matching pairs to win!

Memory Game : Transformers Rescue Bots - Match your favorite heroes!

Memory Game : Transformers Rescue Bots - Match your favorite heroes!

The classic card matching game! No reading required to play.

Monopoly

Monopoly

Buy, sell, dream, and scheme! Bankrupt your opponents to win it all!

Name Your Game! : The all-in-one dice and card set (you choose the game!)

Name Your Game! : The all-in-one dice and card set (you choose the game!)

2 decks of playing cards, 6 dice with drawstring carry pouch, 100 multi-color playing chips, 6 designer coasters, and 2 score pads.

Pictionary : The game of quick draw (15th anniversary ed.)

Pictionary : The game of quick draw (15th anniversary ed.)

The classic game of Quick Draw: You pick a card with a word on it, then draw a quick picture that makes your teammates say that word in less than a minute! Comes with an Anniversary Challenge Die for a new twist!

Pictureka! (board game)

Pictureka! (board game)

An outrageous, contagious picture hunt! Collect enough cards to win, and you're the Pictureka champ!

Rummikub

Rummikub

The game is based on the traditional middle-eastern game of Okey, and is similar to Rummy.

Game of Scattergories, The

Game of Scattergories, The

Each player fills out a category list with answers that begin with the same letter. If no other player matches your answers, you score points.

Sorry!

Sorry!

Race your four game pieces from Start around the board to your Home.

Star Munchkin

Star Munchkin

Munchkin is a satirical, fast-playing card game that captures the essence of the dungeon experience... You go down in the dungeon, grab treasures and magic items, and kill everything and everyone you meet. All players start at level one and the goal is to reach level 10 first. You and the other players compete to kill monsters and grab magic items.

Wee Little Piggies

Wee Little Piggies

Electronic Nursery Rhyme Game. Can you pick the piggies in order to complete the song?

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens

Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode and are out of the game, or play a card to Defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

Monopoly Deal

Monopoly Deal

The fast-paced, addictive card game where your luck can change in the play of a card! Collect 3 complete property sets, but beware Debt Collectors, Forced Deals and the dreaded Deal Breakers, which could change your fortunes at any time!

Pictureka! (card game)

Pictureka! (card game)

Four different card games to get your creative juices flowing. A fun in a play-it-anywhere card game.

Scrabble SLAM! card game

Scrabble SLAM! card game

A fast-paced card game based on Scrabble.
Players create a four-letter word to start the game, then replace one letter at a time with cards from their hands. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins.

Superfight

Superfight

Superfight is a simple game where you argue with your friends over ridiculous fights.

We Didn't Playtest This at All (Chaos Pack expansion included)

We Didn't Playtest This at All (Chaos Pack expansion included)

Quick and chaotic. You might win because you're short, or lose because a dragon ate you. But don't despair… The next game is just moments away.

Keokuk Public Library

210 N. 5th Street

Keokuk, IA 52632

319-524-1483

reference@keokuk.lib.ia.us

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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm

Friday: 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm

Masks Required.  Limited Capacity - expect a wait time.  Limit time to 30 minutes.

 

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