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Apples to Apples | Board Game | BoardGameGeekApples to Apples: The Game of Crazy Combinations! 

Select the card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win that round. Everyone gets a chance to be the judge. Each round is filled with surprising and outrageous comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events.

Players: 4-10 People

Time: 30-75 Minutes

Call Number: GV1295 .A67 2015 


Amazon.com: Codenames: Pictures: Toys & GamesCodenames: Pictures

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.

Players: 2-8 Players

Time: 15 Minutes

Call Number: GV1469 .C63 C48 2016


For Press - Codenames « Czech Games Edition | Boardgame PublisherCodenames: Top Secret Word Game

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.

Players: 2-8 People

Time: 15 Minutes

Call Number: GV1469 .C63 2015


Amazon.com: Coup (The Dystopian Universe): Toys & GamesCoup

In a future where the government is run for profit, all but a privileged few live lives of poverty and desperation. The Resistance rises out of these oppressed masses in revolt and throws the government into chaos. Many see hope for a brighter future for the first time in their lives. Others see opportunity for absolute power. To take command, you must destroy the influence of your rivals and drive them into exile. Only one can survive.

Players: 2-6 People

Time: 15 Minutes

Call Number: GV1243 .C6 2012


Amazon.com: Coup Reformation (An Expansion): Toys & GamesCoup: Reformation

(Expansion pack, not the full game)

Reformation is an expansion to Coup, a copy of Coup is required to play. Reformation adds Allegiances--players are either in support of the government or the resistance. Reformation also includes the Inquisitor variant, and additional role cards to expand play up to 10 players.

Players: 2-10 People

Time: 15 Minutes

Call Number: GV1243 .C61 2014


Amazon.com: Dixit: Toys & GamesDixit

Dixit is an exciting game of storytelling through imagination and clues. Each round a judge is appointed to select a card from their deck and create a sentence about its image. Each player within the round then selects a card from their deck that best represents the judges sentence. All selected cards, including the judges are shuffled together and each player must guess which card was in original. Get ready to put your creativity to the test!

Players: 3-6 People

Time: 30 Minutes

Call Number: GV1469 .D595 D595 2016


Amazon.com: Exploding Kittens Card Game - Family-Friendly Party Games -  Card Games for Adults, Teens & Kids: Toys & GamesExploding Kittens

A Card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. Players draw cards until someone draws an exploding kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game -- unless that players has a defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the exploding kittens.

Players: 2-5 People

Time: 15 Minutes

Call Number: GV1243 .E9 2015


Amazon.com: Patch Giant Spoons: Toys & GamesGiant Spoons: The Game of Card Grabbin' and Spoon Snaggin'

Play this classic card game where you race to get four-of-a-kind and you have to snag a spoon to stay in the action. Each round somebody will be eliminated, so be sharp, but be thankful that the spoons aren't!

Players: 4-13 People

Time: 30 Minutes

Call Number: GV1232 .G52 2017


JengaJenga

How high can you go before the tower comes crashing down? Players must work to remain steady as they remove one block at at time from below the top layer of the tower and stack it on top. The last player to stack a block without causing the tower to fall wins the game.

Players: 1-8 People

Time: 20 Minutes

Call Number: GV1469 .J46 J4 2006


jumbling tower game | let go & have funJumbling Tower

This Jenga look-alike will have you on your toes as you work to stay steady and pull a block from the Jumbling Tower! The object is to remove 1 block each turn from the middle or bottom of the tower and place it on the top without knocking the whole thing over. The last player to stack a block without causing the tower to fall wins the game.

Players: 1-8 People

Time: 20 Minutes

Call Number: GV1469 .J86 J8 2004


Amazon.com: The Metagame by Local No. 12: Toys & GamesThe Metagame

Everyone's got an opinion, and now you can share it! This card based party game allows you and your friends to express your crazy and wild beliefs. Metagame offers six unique games within its cards. You have the option of playing Matchmakers, History 101, Debate Club, Head to Head, Massively Multiplayer Metagame, or Multiquilt. Each game holds a unique experience that will be sure to keep the discussions going long after it ends. 

Players: 2-50 People

Time: 10 Minutes

Call Number: GV1312 .M47 2015


Amazon.com: Bezier Games One Night Ultimate Werewolf: Toys & GamesOne Night Ultimate Werewolf

One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast game for 3-10 players where everyone gets a role: One of the dastardly Werewolves, the tricky Troublemaker, the helpful Seer or one of a dozen different characters, each with a special ability. In the course of a single morning, your village will decide who is a werewolf... because all it takes is finding one werewolf to win!

Players: 3-10People

Time: 10 Minutes

Call Number: GV1469 .A48 2015


Amazon.com: The Resistance: Avalon Social Deduction Game: Toys & GamesThe Resistance: Avalon

The Resistance: Avalon is a social deduction game with secret identities. Players are either members of the King Arthur's court representing the future of Britain, or Minions of Mordred hidden among Arthur's warriors while trying to thwart them.

Players: 5-10 People

Time: 30 Minutes

Call Number: GV1243 .R37 2012


Amazon.com: The Resistance (The Dystopian Universe): Toys & GamesThe Resistance: Secret Identities, Deduction, Deception

A social deduction card game with secret identities. Players are either members of the Resistance attempting to overthrow a malignant government, or Spies trying to thwart the Resistance. A fundamental rule of the game is that players may say anything that they want, at anytime during the game. Discussion, deception, intuition, social interaction and logical deductions are all equally important to winning.

Players: 5-10 People

Time: 30 Minutes

Call Number: GV1243 .R3 2015


Amazon.com: Arcane Wonders Sheriff of Nottingham: Toys & GamesSheriff of Nottingham

An exciting game of bluffing, bribery and smuggling! As a merchant, you want to make as much profit as you can with your goods, but first you'll have to get past the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham!

Players: 3-5 People

Time: 60 Minutes

Call Number: GV1312 .S53 2014


Timeline: Diversity - Walmart.com - Walmart.comTimeline: Diversity

Timeline: Diversity is a card game played using 110 cards. Each card depicts a historical event on both sides, with the year in which that event occurred on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table. After placing the card, the player reveals the date on it. If the card was placed correctly with the date in chronological order with all other cards on the table, the card stays in place; otherwise the card is removed from play and the player takes another card from the deck. The first player to get rid of all his cards by placing them correctly wins.

Players: 2-8 People

Time: 15 Minutes

Call Number: GV1299 .T56 H46 2013


Two Rooms and a Boom Review | Board Game QuestTwo Rooms and a Boom

In this social game of hidden roles and deduction, players are divided into 2 different rooms. Find your teammates, establish trust, and exchange hostages before time runs out and the bomb explodes!

Players: 6-30 People

Time: 7-20 Minutes

Call Number: GV1295 .T86 2014


Amazon.com: Asmadi Games We Didn't Playtest This at All - with Chaos Pack:  Toys & GamesWe Didn't Playtest This At All

In this exceptionally silly and awesome game, your objective is to win! Simple enough. Sadly, all of your opponents have the same simple goal, and they're trying to make you lose. Between Rock Paper Scissors battles, being eaten by a random Dragon, or saved by a Kitten Ambush, there are many hazards to avoid

Players: 2-10 People

Time: 1-10 Minutes

Call Number: GV1299 .W4 C5 2012