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Available Thematic Games

Plaid Hat Dead Of Winter Game : TargetDead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

'Dead of winter' is an experience that can only be accomplished through the medium of tabletop games. It is a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies, and keep the colony's morale up.

Players: 2-5 Players

Time: 60-120 Minutes

Call Number: GV1312 .D43 2016 Czech Games Galaxy Trucker: Chvatil, Vlaada: Toys & GamesGalaxy Trucker

In a galaxy far, far away... they need sewer systems, too. Corporation Incorporated builds them. Everyone knows their drivers -- You and your friends must build space ships from spare warehouse components. Through three successively difficult rounds, you must fly ships and try to avoid obstacles, while finding financial opportunities. Your goal, if you choose to accept it, is to have the most cosmic credits by the end of the game.

Players: 2-4 Players

Time: 60 Minutes

Call Number: GV1312 .G35 2008

Munchkin Deluxe Board Game : TargetMunchkin Deluxe

Think Dungeons and Dragons... but maybe without the dragons. This RPG spinoff will have you traveling into the depths of a dungeon along with your friends. You must fight monsters and collect loot as you go, but beware, your friends may be working against you. Just remember: Kill the monsters, steal the treasure, and backstab your friends. 

Players: 3-6 Players

Time: 60-120 Minutes

Call Number: GV1299 .M86 2014 Risk: Star Wars Edition Game: Toys & GamesRisk: Star Wars Edition

The Risk: Star Wars Edition game lets players recreate the dramatic final moments of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Across a TIE fighter-shaped gameboard, players can determine the fate of the Star Wars universe through 3 concurrent, yet distinct, battles. The 3 battles going on simultaneously are: the attack on the Death Star, the shield assault, and the battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Opponents choose to play as the light side or the dark side of the Star Wars saga, and use the classic Risk dice to control characters and ships. No matter which side is victorious, the game is sure to be filled with action and adventure!

Players: 2-4 Players

Time: 30-45 Minutes

Call Number: GV1312 .R57 2014