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We have dozens of table-top games: board games, card games, even role-playing games. Check out any game on your library card for 14 days!


We have a lot of games, so we've made it a bit easier to find what you're looking for. You can look for games that match the size of your group, or by length of playing time. If you click on any of the tags, we'll show you similar games.

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Axis & Allies 1941

Age: 12+
Time: 60–180 minutes
Players: 2-5 ( 2 is best)

Axis & Allies 1941 is a simplified design, played more quickly than any previous A&A game. It will introduce players to the A&A mechanics and play style.

Dice
Strategy
Territory

Bandu

Age: 7+
Time: 15–45 minutes
Players: 2-8 ( 4 is best)

Players take turns choosing blocks and giving them to each other to place on their structure. A player may pay a certain number of 'beans' to refuse a block and it gets passed to the next player.

Family Friendly
Bidding
Construction

Bang!

Age: 10+
Time: 20–40 minutes
Players: 4-7 ( 7 is best)

Recreate an old-fashioned spaghetti western shoot-out, with each player randomly receiving a Character card to determine special abilities, and a secret Role card to determine their goal.

Family Friendly
Cards
Elimination
Hidden-Roles

Blokus

Age: 7+
Time: 20 minutes
Players: 2-4 ( 4 is best)

Fit your blocky tiles on a shared board with not enough space for everyone.

Family Friendly
Construction
Territory

Carcassonne

Age: 7+
Time: 30–45 minutes
Players: 2-5 ( 2 is best)

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it.

Family Friendly
Construction
Territory

Castellan

Age: 10+
Time: 45 minutes
Players: 2

In Castellan, two players work together to build a castle.

Family Friendly
Construction
Territory

Catan

Age: 10+
Time: 60–120 minutes
Players: 3-4 ( 4 is best)

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.

Cards
Construction
Territory

Catan 2 Player Extension

Age: 10+
Time: 120 minutes
Players: 5-6 ( 5 is best)

Allows you to add up to two more opponents to Catan. The only change in the rules is that there is a building round at the end of each turn in which any player can build.

Cards
Construction
Territory

Catan Junior

Age: 6+
Time: 30 minutes
Players: 2-4 ( 4 is best)

Explore the seas! Catan: Junior introduces a modified playing style of the classic Settlers of Catan, giving players as young as five a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games.

Family Friendly
Cards
Construction
Territory

Clank!

Age: 12+
Time: 30–60 minutes
Players: 2-4 ( 3 is best)

Claim your treasures but don't attract the dragon in this deck-building dungeon race.

Drafting
Elimination

Codenames Pictures

Age: 10+
Time: 15 minutes
Players: 2-8 ( 4 is best)

Two rival spymasters know the agent in each location. They deliver coded messages telling their field operatives where to go for clandestine meetings.

Deduction

Disney Villainous

Age: 10+
Time: 50 minutes
Players: 2-6 ( 3 is best)

Each player takes control of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. Each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character.

Cards
Sabotage

Dixit

Age: 8+
Time: 30 minutes
Players: 3-6 ( 6 is best)

One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the 6 cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud.

Family Friendly
Bidding
Cards
Deduction

Dutch Blitz

Age: 8+
Time: 1–15 minutes
Players: 2-4 ( 4 is best)

Be the first to play all of your cards in this fast-paced solitaire style game.

Family Friendly
Action
Cards

Evolution

Age: 12+
Time: 60 minutes
Players: 2–6 ( 4 is best)

Players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. With over 4,000 ways to evolve your species, every game becomes a different adventure.

Cards
Hidden-Roles
Sabotage

Exploding Kittens

Age: 7+
Time: 15 minutes
Players: 2–5 ( 5 is best)

Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. You might peek at cards before you draw, force your opponent to draw multiple cards, or re-shuffle the deck.

Family Friendly
Cards
Elimination
Sabotage

Forbidden Island

Age: 10+
Time: 30 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 4 is best)

Instead of winning by competing with other players like most games, everyone must work together to win the game. As the game progresses, more and more island tiles sink, becoming unavailable, and the pace increases.

Construction
Cooperative
Territory

Gyrating Hamsters

Age: 13+
Time: 20–30 minutes
Players: 2–5 ( 3 is best)

Each turn consists of drawing and playing combinations of hamsters and actions to build your own Hamster Horde, while depleting other Hordes.

Bidding
Cards
Dice
Sabotage

Killer Bunnies

Age: 12+
Time: 45 minutes
Players: 2–8 ( 3+ is best)

Collect as many "Carrots" as possible, searching for the "Magic Carrot". You must keep your bunnies alive as long as possible, while eliminating your opponents' Bunnies.

Cards
Dice
Sabotage

Les Loups-Garous de Thiercelieux (The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow)

Age: 10+
Time: 30 minutes
Players: 8–18 ( 12+ is best)

Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Ordinary Townsfolk, or special character such as The Sheriff, The Hunter, the Witch, etc.... There is also a Moderator player who controls the flow of the game.

Elimination
Hidden-Roles
Voting

Love Letter

Age: 10+
Time: 20 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 4 is best)

Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors.

Cards
Deduction
Hidden-Roles

Lovelace & Babbage

Age: 14+
Time: 15–30 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 3 is best)

Turns take place in real-time with players competing over a mix of personal and shared goals as they all program the engine simultaneously. Speed and accuracy are both rewarded, so different play styles and levels of ability can all succeed.

Action
Construction
Strategy

Mille Bornes

Age: 8+
Time: 45 minutes
Players: 2–6 ( 4 is best)

In this famous old French card game, players compete to drive 1000 km, dealing with hazards along the way. Draw a card to your hand, play or discard.

Family Friendly
Cards
Sabotage

Monopoly Deal

Age: 8+
Time: 15 minutes
Players: 2–3 ( 3 is best)

Fast-dealing, card-stealing fun! Enjoy the rollercoaster experience of Monopoly in just 15 minutes! Collect full property sets to win!

Family Friendly
Cards
Sabotage

Monopoly Ultimate Banking

Age: 8+
Time: 30–60 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 3 is best)

Fast-paced version of the classic property trading game featuring the "ultimate banking unit" that keeps track players' wealth and properties. Property values rise and fall based on traffic and event cards.

Family Friendly
Dice
Territory

Munchkin

Age: 10+
Time: 60–120 minutes
Players: 3–6 ( 4 is best)

Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.

Family Friendly
Cards
Sabotage

No Thanks

Age: 8+
Time: 20 minutes
Players: 3–7 ( 5 is best)

Players can play one of their chips to avoid picking up the current face-up card or pick up the face-up card (along with any chips that have already been played on that card) and turn over the next card.

Family Friendly
Bidding
Cards

Pandemic

Age: 8+
Time: 45 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 4 is best)

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.

Cards
Cooperative
Territory

Patchwork

Age: 8+
Time: 15–30 minutes
Players: 2

Two players compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt on a personal 9x9 game board.

Family Friendly
Drafting
Territory

Puerto Rico

Age: 12+
Time: 90–150 minutes
Players: 3–5 ( 4 is best)

Each player uses a separate small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Shared between the players are three ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons.

Construction
Drafting
Territory

Qwirkle

Age: 6+
Time: 45 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 2 is best)

Each player places blocks of a single matching attribute (color or shape but not both) on the table. The blocks must all be played in a line and match, without duplicates, either the color or shape of the previous block.

Family Friendly
Construction

Scrabble Deluxe

Age: 10+
Time: 90 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 2 is best)

Carefully place your lettered tiles to make high-scoring words.

Construction
Knowledge

Sparkle Kitty

Age: 6+
Time: 10–20 minutes
Players: 3–8 ( 5+ is best)

Dark forces have trapped a group of princesses into cursed towers. Take matters into your own hands and harness the simple and sweet words into special spell combinations to set yourself free.

Family Friendly
Cards

Splendor

Age: 10+
Time: 30 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 3 is best)

Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, and shops to acquire the most prestige points.

Cards
Drafting
Strategy

Strategy Board Game Set (Chess, Checkers & Backgammon)

Age: 8+
Time: 60 minutes
Players: 2

Three classic games celebrated through the centuries.

Family Friendly
Strategy
Territory

Sushi Go

Age: 8+
Time: 15 minutes
Players: 2–5 ( 4 is best)

Score points for collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value! And once you've eaten it all, finish your meal with all the pudding you've got!

Family Friendly
Cards
Drafting

Talisman

Age: 13+
Time: 90 minutes
Players: 2–6 ( 4 is best)

Talisman is an adventure board game set in a high fantasy medieval world. Players have 14 characters to choose from all based on role playing archetypes, traveling the world to find equipment, weapons, ancient relics, and companions that will help them on their quest to acquire the Crown of Command.

Dice
Role-Playing

Ticket to Ride

Age: 8+
Time: 30–60 minutes
Players: 2–5 ( 4 is best)

Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.

Family Friendly
Drafting
Territory

Trash Pandas

Age: 8+
Time: 15–20 minutes
Players: 2–4 ( 3 is best)

Players are raucous raccoons, tipping over trash cans for food (and shiny objects); they push their luck to acquire more cards, but must stash them to count as points at the end of the game.

Family Friendly
Cards
Dice
Sabotage

Wingspan

Age: 10+
Time: 40–70 minutes
Players: 1–5 ( 3 is best)

You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats.

Cards
Dice
Drafting

Zombie Dice

Age: 10+
Time: 10–20 minutes
Players: 2–99 ( 4 is best)

The 13 custom dice are your victims. Push your luck to eat their brains, but stop rolling before the shotgun blasts end your turn!

Dice