As readers, we know the fun of immersing ourselves in the worlds created by our favorite authors. But sometimes you need a break from the page!
These board games put you in the role of storyteller, or send you deep into the mind of a beloved literary character. For a fun evening with your friends or family, place a hold on any of these games and pick them up at your closest branch. May the best reader win!
For even more family fun, check out all the board games you can borrow from the library.
3-6 players, ages 8+
Pictures shape the stories you tell! One player selects a card from their hand and speaks a word, phrase, or sentence represented by the picture. The others then play a card which best represents what was said, and each player votes for the best image. Points are awarded for correct guesses, clever choices, and good stories.
1 or more players, ages 10+
Will you survive the House of Danger? Gather your friends for a perilous and laughter-filled adventure through the House of Danger itself. Play again and again to uncover more secrets and different endings!
2 or more players, ages 10+
As operatives for the Order of the Phoenix, you must share information with other Order members. Your objective: contact all 15 members while avoiding both Ministry of Magic Officials and the Death Eaters!
2-4 players, ages 10+
In this epic contest, take on the role of a Disney villain and strive to achieve your own devious objective. Discover your character’s unique abilities and winning strategy while dealing twists of fate to thwart your opponents’ schemes. Find out who will triumph over the forces of good and win it all!
1-4 players, ages 10+
Step into the world of rare and valuable books! Unfortunately, several of your book collector colleagues (more like acquaintances, really) are competing against you for the prestigious position of Grand Librarian. To outshine your competition, you’ll need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes.
1-4 players, ages 12+
Enter a strange world filled with marvelous creatures, illusions, and cunningly distorted locations. You’ll have to unravel the true from the fake in this game constructed like a great game of mirrors.
2-4 players, ages 13+
With the help of your associates, gather evidence, follow the clues and use your power of deduction to solve the case before the great Sherlock Holmes.
2-6 players, ages 13+
Calling all fans of Regency romances! Become on of the female characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and work to become more desirable as potential wives for the available Suitors! You’ll do this by attending events, improving your character, and taking advantage of the use of Cunning.
1-4 players, ages 14+
You’ve been shipwrecked on a deserted island! Face the challenges of building a shelter, finding food, fighting wild beasts, and protecting yourself from the elements. But much more awaits you on this island as you and your fellow players ultimately decide which direction the game will unfold.
3-5 players, ages 14+
Prince John is coming to Nottingham! As a merchant, you see this as an opportunity to make quick profits by selling goods in the bustling city during the Prince’s visit. However, you must first get your goods through the city gate, under the watch of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who always has his eyes peeled for liars and tricksters!