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Games at the Library

Come play a game at the library!  Ask at the 1st Floor Reference Desk for any of the games listed below.  Groups larger than six may need to make reservations either in person or by calling 801-852-6661.

Game # of Players Game Time Age Range Description
15 Dot Dominoes 2-10 30 min. Ages 5+ You can play a variety of games with these.
7Wonders 2-7 30 min. Ages 10+ You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes and affirm your military supremacy.
Apples to Apples Jr. 4-10 30 min. Ages 9+ Based on the popular card and party game, Apples to Apples, this Junior version gives kids hilarious, fast-paced fun while also building their vocabulary and thinking skills.
Apples  to Apples Party in a Box 4-8 30 min. Ages 12+ Select the card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge. Each round is filled with surprising and outrageous comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events.
Bananagrams 1-8 15 min. Ages 7+ Race each other to be the first to build a crossword using all of your tiles. In this game, speed and not points win the game.
Boggle 1-8 10 min. Ages 8+ Earn points by spotting words your friends don’t before time runs out.
Carcassone 2-5 45 min. Ages 8+ In Carcassonne, players build the area surrounding this impressive city, one tile at a time. They then place a follower on fields, cities, roads or monasteries in order to score as many points as possible. These followers will become knights, monks, farmers and thieves, depending on where they are placed. No matter their function, the player who most cleverly uses their followers wins the game.
Checkers 30 min. Ages 6+ Each player moves a piece across the board diagonally once per turn. A player may only make a single move unless he makes a capturing move, also known as a jump. The game ends when one player can no longer make a move.
Cockroach Poker 2-6 20 min. Ages 6+ Play with cards of bugs and critters instead of queens in this bluffing game. Force another player to collect four cards of the same creature by handing them a card face-down with a claim of which bug it is. They guess true or false, and if they are wrong they keep the card.
Concept 4-12 40 min. Ages 10+ Discover a new means of communication in Concept, an easy-to-learn but frequently challenging party game. Using a board covered in icons, you and your fellow players attempt to silently convey concepts such as 'Dinosaur', 'Eiffel Tower', or 'Sigmund Freud'.
Dixit 3-6 30 min. Ages 6+ Each player makes up a short phrase about the images on their card. With every player's card a secret, it's all about trying to figure out which cards are bluffing and which one really belongs to the storyteller.
Guillotine 2-5 30 min. Ages 12+ This irreverent and humorous card game takes place during the French Revolution. Players represent rival guillotine operators vying for the best collection of noble heads over three rounds.
Harry Potter Scene It 2-4 60 min. Ages 8+

Race your friends around the game board as you rely on observation, memory and puzzle solving to crack over 1,000 on-screen and trivia card challenges based on the early Harry Potter movies!

(This game can only be checked out with one of the study rooms.)

Jenga 1+ 20 min. Ages 6+ Stack the blocks in a sturdy tower, then one by one pull out a block until the tower falls. Don’t be the one to collapse the tower!
King of Tokyo 2-6 30 min. Ages 8+ Each player is a monster, robot, or alien, all of whom are happily whacking each other to become the one and only King of Tokyo. The fiercest player will be crowned King of Tokyo and will end up facing all the other monsters alone. In order to win the game one must either destroy Tokyo or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.
Loaded Questions 4-6 45 min. Ages 13+ Loaded Questions is a multiplayer game that tests your knowledge of other people's opinions as you race your opponents. By correctly guessing your fellow player's answers to probing, opinion-oriented questions, you advance around the board.
Love Letter 2-4 20 min. Ages 10+ Love Letter is a game of deduction and risk. As you compete with the other players to get closer to the princess you risk being found out and discovered as your true self.
Mad Gab Picto-Gabs Card Game 2-12 30 min. Ages 10+ Put your eyes and ears to the test as you decipher funny puzzles made up of pictures and words.
Operation Star Wars 1+   Ages 6+

The wonderful world of Star Wars combines with the long trusted game of Operation for hours of fun!

(This game can only be checked out with one of the study rooms.)

Pandemic 2-4 45 min. Ages 8+ Pandemic is a cooperative board game. Players try to work together to save the world from the spread of disease and world panic.
Pictureka 2-7 30 min. Ages 6+ In this game, the board is always changing. Roll the dice to draw a mission card, and then complete the mission. The first player to complete ten missions wins!
Pit 3-8 45 min. Ages 7+

Get a taste of trading on the commodities market. Shout your deal and trade your cards to try to “corner” the market. Be the first to get all the cards of one commodity and ring the bell to win that hand. You’ll feel like a real trader in the “pits” of the exchange.

(This game can only be checked out with one of the study rooms.)

Sagrada 1-4 30 min. Ages 14+ As a skilled artisan, use tools-of-the-trade and careful planning to construct a stained glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia. Gain prestige by adapting to the preferences of your fickle admirers, and of course, by adding your own artistic flair while completing your glass masterpiece in Sagrada.
Scrabble 2-4 90 min. Ages 13+ Use your letters to build words, score points, and challenge your family and friends. It’s your word against theirs!
Scrabble Slam 2-4 15 min. Ages 8+ Players are dealt four cards and create a four-letter word to begin the game. Change the word one letter at a time, and the first player out of cards wins.
Tokaido 2-5 45 min. Ages 8+ Each player is a traveler crossing the “East Sea Road,” one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, players will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas and visit temples and wild places. The traveler who discovers the most interesting and varied things wins.
Takenoko 2-4 45 min. Ages 8+ The Emperor of China has gifted the Emperor of Japan a treasured Panda. Help the gardener as you try to feed the panda, grow bamboo, and grow a beautiful garden.
Tsuro 2-8 20 min. Ages 8+ In the beautiful tile laying path game Tsuro, all you have to do is stay on the board to win. With paths constantly changing, this is easier said than done. Move wisely and achieve enlightenment and then, of course, the joy of winning when your opponents are knocked off the board.
Twister Hoopla 2-4   Ages 6+

It's Twister with a twist! Instead of the game mat, you get 16 colorful rings and five different ways to play.

(This game can only be checked out with one of the study rooms.)

Zombie Dice 4-8 20 min. Ages 10+ You are zombies, and you want brains! Eat more brains than your friends before the shotgun blasts end your turn!

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