BCLS Now Circulating Board Games

Have you checked out our new board game collection?
Written by Tina Chenoweth, MLIS, St. Stephen Branch Manager
Board games are one of the latest in a series of new products offered by BCLS, and they align perfectly with the library’s mission of lifelong learning.  Thanks to donations from individuals and several generous board game publishers, BCLS now offers nearly 70 games that can be checked out.  The rental time is one week, with two renewals.
The teaching and learning benefits of board games are widely touted, but they also offer a unique social aspect: they encourage players to use cognitive skills to work together and find peaceful, effective solutions to problems.  Many parents, teachers, and families complain about society’s over-dependence on electronic devices and social media – one good way of dealing with this issue is with board games.
New to modern board games?  That’s okay – our staff stand ready to match you with the perfect board game.   Check our catalog today for a complete listing.  You can locate them easily in our catalog with the keyword “board games.” If you are searching in our mobile catalog app, BookMyne, be sure to select the St. Stephen Library as your library before you search.
If you like Fantasy and Science Fiction, give these a try:
  • Werewolf Zombie Fairy
  • The Isle of Dr. Necreaux
  • The Gnomes of Zavander
  • The Mines of Zander
  • Eaten by Zombies
  • Dragon Rage
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Cypher
  • The Red Dragon Inn: Gambling? I’m in!
  • Boss Monster 2
  • Cutthroat Caverns
  • Lost in R’lyeh

If you like Game of Thrones, maybe you will like these:

  • Battle of Westeros
  • For Crown & Kingdom
  • Ivanhoe
  • Game of Crowns

If you like Science & STEAM, then you may want to check out: 

  • Bugs
  • Evolution
  • Steam Works
  • Goblins, Inc.
  • Empire Engine
  • 20th Century
  • Wrong Chemistry
  • Habitat

If you like History, give one of these a spin:

  • Constitution Quest
  • Ivanhoe?Manoeuvre
  • For Crown & Kingdom
  • Myth: Pantheon
  • Game of Crowns
  • Sutter’s Mill
  • The Enigma of Leonardo
  • The Kingdoms of Crusaders
  • Gloria Mundi
  • Municipium
  • Ever Green
  • Nile Deluxor
  • 1844/1854 and 1830

If you like Family or Party Games, these may hit the spot: 

  • Wits & Wagers
  • Splendor
  • Monkey Lab
  • Famous Fairways / Forehand
  • Cover Your A$$ets
  • Leaping Lemmings
  • Incan Gold
  • Little Devils
  • Red7
  • We Didn’t Playtest This at All
  • Ranking
  • Ostrakon
  • The Haunting House

For those Beginners looking for a quick or filler game:

  • A Fool’s Fortune
  • Munchkin Loot Letter
  • Formula Motor Racing
  • Hounded
  • A Murder of Crows

Try these Heavier games if you have gaming experience or you are looking for a challenge:

  • Agents of SMERSH
  • California
  • Gloom
  • Harbour
  • Thunder Alley

If you have more questions about a game listed above, we recommend looking it up on www.boardgamegeek.com.  It is a wonderful resource that will help with any questions you have about any board game.