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Board Games at the Library!

Here at the Wells Library, we pride ourselves at providing the materials and services you want and need. In Media Services, we have decided to bring in a new feature to our brand new space in the Wells Library Basement.

We have added Board Games to our space!!

That’s right, for any tabletop and board game enthusiasts we now have a plethora of board and card games at our disposal. Now, unlike the rest our items available for checkout the board and card games have to remain in the Media Services area. If you have any questions about borrowing, please talk to us at the circulation desk!

Onto the Games!

A great game that is a great introduction to strategy is a classic, chess! Chess has been around since the 6th century and is great for everyone to play! The game is played on a chessboard, where each player has 16 pieces and the object of the game is to trap the king piece. It may look simple but chess is game of the mind and reading your opponents moves.

chess board

Another fantastic board game is Settlers of Catan, a strategy and resource building game has been popular in America and across the world.  Players assume the roles of settlers, each attempting to build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring resources. Players are rewarded points as their settlements grow; the first to reach a set number of points, typically 10, is the winner. The players roll dice to gather resources, players can trade resources with other players and use resources to build everything from roads to settlements. The game can accommodate 3-4 players and 5-6 with expansions. Game play can take as little as an hour depending on the players. This game is for anyone above age 8.

Catan Board

The last game to boost, is Cards Against Humanity

A quick note about this game, it for 18+ players, and that all of the cards used in the game could be considered offensive. There are a lot of swear words, so be sure to keep your voices low when you play this game. The tagline of the card game is that it is a party game for horrible people.

Don’t let that dissuade you from trying it, it can be a lot of fun especially with old and new friends. The game mechanics are very simple, each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. The player who uses the black card then chooses the white card that they think is the funniest or what they find most amusing. The game lasts as long as people want to play or until all the black cards have been played.


Be sure to come checkout these games and the rest we have gathered in Media Services!

1 Comment

  • Alice Mcmiller says:

    This is a fun and informative blog post about the benefits of playing board games at the library. The author does a great job of highlighting how board games can bring people together and create a sense of community while also promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It’s great to see libraries embracing these types of activities and providing a space for people to connect and engage with each other.

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