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!
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.
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.
Limber up and prepare to bounce, flip, stack, hop, roll, blow, balance, and catapult your way to victory in the world's wackiest party game! The aim of the game is to collect as many points as possible by betting on your ability to successfully complete a series of ridiculous challenges using an assortment of seemingly random objects. All players attempt the exact same challenges, so get ready for the ultimate battle of abilities! Great for kids and adults alike, this fast and funny party game guarantees belly busting laughter by the bucketload!
In Blokus every move counts, every piece has a different shape, and every game creates unique challenges as players stake their territory, square by square. The simple rules take less than a minute to learn, yet the game has the depth to challenge both beginners and experts alike - perfect for the whole family!
Enter a world filled with sweet surprises! Let your imagination lead the way as you explore Cupcake Commons, skip down the rainbow path to the Gingerbread House or climb the Chunky Chocolate Mountain. Kids will experience the wonder of these lands and more as they set out on a colorful adventure to the Candy Castle
Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan's many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game. No two games are the same! Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan! Guide your settlers ot vicotry by clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations - grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber - to buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice (even outside your turn). But beware! Someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly. And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains!
Clue : The Classic Mystery Game
One murder… six suspects: Professor Plum, Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, and Dr. Orchid. Who committed the murder in the mansion? Eliminate the suspects and discover whodunit! The mirror reveals who, with what, and where!
The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color, while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Codnames: win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.
Don't Break the Ice!
Can you help Phillip the Penguin chop some ice blocks so he can make a new igloo? But brrrrr, that water’s cold, even for him! Don't Break the Ice is the suspenseful game of strategy where the object is to knock out the blocks of ice. But be careful – don’t break the ice that makes Phillip fall through!
Elmo's World Hide and Seek
Elmo is hiding somewhere around the house - can you find him? The Elmo's World Hide and Seek is a refreshing update on this class/popular game for toddlers and preschoolers. One player hides Elmo anywhere inside the house while the others use the enclosed cards to find him. Elmo calls to the players every 10 seconds to help guide them to his secret hiding place.
Escape Room: The Game (4 thrilling escape rooms + introduction game)
Can you keep your cool under pressure? Feel the thrill and enjoy the mystery of an Escape Room in your own home. In this challenging and unpredictable game, you have to work together to solve puzzles and find hidden clues. It's always a race against the clock; you only have 60 minutes to escape. The Chrono Decoder counts down from 60 to 0 minutes; it helps create the atmosphere and allows you to take hints. In this game, you win together or lose together. Each player must excel and do their part. Teamwork is the magic word in solving all the riddles and puzzles in time.
Escape Room in a Box: The Walking Dead
Welcome stranger. You may have found your salvation. We offer much-needed sanctuary from the walkers, but first you must pass our test. Your group has 90 minutes to solve the puzzles and open our door. Fail and our guards will arrive to silence you. Good luck!
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.
Hoot Owl Hoot! : A Cooperative game for kids
Hurry Owls Hurry! It's time to go home. Help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up. Play a color card and fly to that space. Draw a sun card and you're one step closer to daylight. Help all the owls get home before the sun rises and everyone wins. It's a color-matching cooperative game that makes you want to hoot! Learning Skills: strategic thinking, working together, social skills, planning ahead, cooperation. No reading required!
Hunt a Killer: Death at a Dive Bar : An immersive murder mystery experience
A murder at the local dive bar. A mysterious, masked figure. A small town full of suspects. When owner Nick Webster falls from a cliff behind his roadside tavern, his death is ruled an accident. But one of his employees suspects foul play, and she needs your help to prove it. Do you have what it takes... to Hunt a Killer?
It's in the Bag! : The Quick Witted Party Game
Work with your team to guess the cards in the bag as fast as you can! Each new round mixes up the fun! 1) Describe the card. 2) Define it with one word. 3) Act out the card.
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?
Centuries old Mancala has gained new popularity as one of the world's most intriguing and clever two-player games. Places stones in holes around the board and - with just a few easy rules to follow - try to collect the most by the end of the game.
Disney Matching Game
In this classic game of picture matching, flip over colorful tiles to reveal your favorite characters from the world of Disney! Find pictures of Goofy, Olaf, Nemo, Belle, Lightning McQueen, and more! What familiar faces will you seee? Pick up the most matching pairs to win!
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!
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.
Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game
Have a Popping Good Time! Move around the board, collecting and losing buttons as you go. When all of the buttons are gone, the player who has the most in the button jar wins! No reading required.
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!
Pictionary (now with markers and erasable boards)
Quick Sketches, Hilarious Guesses! Let your imagination run wild and your pen will follow! It doesn't matter if you can draw the Mona Lisa or just stick figures, the excitement begins when everybody tries to shout out the right answer!
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.
Trivial Pursuit : Family Edition
Gather your family together for an awesome gaming experience! The Trivial Pursuit Family Edition game features over 1,400 questions that you can play with a quick pace. Play individually or in teams, taking turns moving around the board and winning wedges as you answer questions correctly. This game is packed with laughter and fun for a party, especially designed for you and your family with cards for kids and cards for adults.
Marvel Villainous : Infinite Power
Which Villain are you? Dominate the Marvel Universe as an iconic Villain! Follow your own twisted path to victory, using sinister abilities to take on other Villains and mighty heroes from across the universe. Choose from Thanos, Hela, Ultron, Killmonger, or Taskmaster and fulfill your dark destiny!
What Do You Meme?: Family Edition
Compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. Everyone gets to be the judge! The judge of each round picks the best combination of Caption Cards and Photo Cards!
The Wimpy Kid 10-Second Challenge
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10 Second-Challenge game includes everything you need to outwimp your best friends. It's not that the challenges are tough (ok, some of them are) but you'll need to tape those unique talents and some all around good luck to complete any one of them in just 10 seconds. There are ball challenges, color cube challenges, brainy challenges, and there are challenges that will bring you closer - sometimes literally - to your opponents. Move ahead on the Wimpy Kid game board every time you hail a challenge. It's a lot more fun than watching other players pass you by.
Family Charades : The Original Home Theater
No more time spent thinking up good charades - the fun starts as soon as the box is opened. So gather round the family living room, slide the coffee table out of the way, and act your heart out. You'll be laughing, cheering, and groaning as teams battle their way to the charades hall of fame. It's so fun you'll want to play again and again...
Split the party and unleash the mayhem! Do you have the guts to bring home the glory? Play as one of four brave, quirky characters - barbarian, paladin, rogue, or wizard - battling it out in a dungeon full of treasure! With magic missiles flinging, dual daggers slinging, and spiked shields dinging, it's up to you to be the last adventurer standing!
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.
Family Feud Strikeout card game
Packed with survey questions from the Family Feud! Top six answers on the board… Name a Fast Food Sandwich! Try to get the top answers before you get a STRIKE and play volleys over to the opposing team! They get a STRIKE? You gain control! Battle back and forth until somebody completes the card... or STRIKES OUT trying!
Five Crowns is a five-suited rummy-style card game. It is a quick favorite for avid and casual card players alike. The unique deck provides you with multiple options for arranging your cards into books and runs. The game has 11 rounds. It starts with 3 cards and 3s are wild, then moves to 4 cards and 4s are wild and so on 'til the Kings Go Wild! Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch your opponents scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses. The player with the lowest score wins!
Go Fish, You Wish!
Collect as many matching sets of this crazy cast of sea swimmers as you can! But this game of Go Fish comes with a twist: get a "You Wish!" card, and you can reel in cards from other players on their turn!
Kids Against Maturity
This game is exactly what you think it is. Finally, a family-friendly version. Kids Against Maturity has tons of layered innuendos for parents and kids to enjoy equal levels of laughter. Each player takes a turn reading a blue question card. Everyone answers with one of their ten funniest white answer cards face down. The funniest white answer card chosen by the Question reader wins that hand. The first player to win five funniest white cards chosen by the Question readers wins the game. Multiplayer fun for everyone. No matter what age the player, EVERYONE wins with laughter. With limitless hilarious Q&A combinations, Family Game Night will never be the same again!
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!
Number Slap Jack
Number Slap Jack is the fun way to learn your numbers! Game cards are smartly designed with large, brightly colored numbers and ten-frame boxes to help your child identify numbers. Number Slap Jack is perfect for learning numbers 0-20 as a fun game, one-on-one, or in small groups.
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.
Pass the sushi! In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value. But be sure to leave room for dessert or else you'll eat into your score! Gather the most points and consider yourself the sushi master!
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.
Giant 4-in-a-Row (Connect 4)
Nothing beats the times classic of connecting four rings in a row with all your friends and family! With Giantville, we take your favorite game and make it larger than life – standing at over 3.5 feet for adults and children of any age to enjoy! Great for Outdoor and Indoor, easy to assemble, and easy to transport.
Kubb can be played one-on-one or in two teams. The best playing surfaces are grass or gravel. Object of the Game: To knock down all of your opponent's kubbs and then the King, using the throwing sticks.
Ladder toss (also known as ladder ball, monkey ball, ladder golf, ball rope, goofy balls, cowboy golf, and hillbilly golf and other names) is a lawn game played by throwing bolas (two balls connected by a string) onto a ladder.
Molkky, or Finska
Molkky is based on a centuries-old game called kyykka, which originated between Russia and Finland in the province of Karelia. After a period of unrest in the early 20th century, a wave of immigrants moved from Karelia to Finland, bringing kyykka with them. A portable, more accessible version of the game was released in the 1990s. This game came to be known as molkky, and has been enjoyed by families worldwide for more than 20 years. In molkky, players toss a throwing stick (called a molkky) at a series of pins in order to score points. The player to score exactly 50 points is the winner.