Board Games

Board games promote literacy, critical thinking skills, provide an interactive experience—and best of all, they're fun!

Why play board games?

Of course… because they’re fun! But board games are more than just fun—they promote literacy, encourage critical thinking skills, and provide a fun interactive experience for friends and family.

Board games come in many shapes, styles, and age ranges. The Library currently has a large collection of family-friendly games in the Children’s Department, and a small but growing collection of more complex games in the Adult Department. There are no age restrictions for either collection.

Adult Department Board GamesChildren’s Department Board Games



Looking to clear some space in your board game shelf? Send those games our way! You can drop off donations at the front desk. Please make sure all of the pieces are included. Call (860) 828-7125 or email with any questions.


Borrowing Limits

Board games can be borrowed just like books. You can even place holds in the online catalog!

  • 3 week loan period
  • 2 renewals
  • Must be picked up and returned in person to Berlin-Peck
  • Cannot be returned in book drop

Loss or Damage

Borrowers will be charged for lost, dirty, or damaged items. Because we want to keep items in good working order, they cannot be returned in the book drop. If the item is returned in the book drop, the borrower will be held responsible for the damage and the replacement cost.

To prevent damage, DO NOT return this item in the book drop.

Missing Pieces

Missing pieces can ruin the game! Please check (and double-check) that every item is back in the box before closing it with the rubber band provided by the library. After a board game is returned, circulation staff count every piece to make sure nothing is missing. It is not always possible to replace individual game pieces. We will try our best to source replacement pieces, but if it is not possible, you may be responsible for the full cost of the game.

You may be charged the full price of the game if pieces are missing.

Replacement Cost Cost of the game pieces (if possible) or full replacement game (if individual pieces are unavailable)


Games in the Adult Department

These games are shelved in the Adult Department because their complexity and/or subject matter may not be appropriate for children.

Some games may contain adult language.

Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
Cold War CIA vs KGB
Cranium Wow
Exploding Kittens
King of Tokyo
Mage Knight
Saboteur 2
Ticket to Ride: Europe
Tiny Epic Galaxies


Games in the Children’s Department

These games are shelved in the Children’s Department because they are simple enough for children and teens—but don’t let that fool you! Many of these games are appropriate for ALL ages, including adults.

Young Adult/Teen

Apples to Apples: Party Box
Bears Vs. Babies
Boss Monster
Disney Villainous
Five Second Rule
For Crown and Kingdom
Forbidden Island
Four Real
Munchkin Deluxe
Snake Oil


School Age

Apples to Apples Junior
Artsy Fartsy
Bad Beets
Between Two Cities
Blobby's Pizza
Bottle Topps
Brain Quest
Clue Junior
Connect 4
Connect 4
Cranium: Cadoo
Cranium: Family Edition
Davinci's Challenge
Diggity Dogs
Dog Man: Attack of the Fleas
Dog Man: The Hot Dog Card Game
Giant Wooden 4 in a Row
Gnomes at Night
Goat Lords
Gobblet Gobblers
Greedy Granny
Hocus Pocus
Life Junior
Minecraft Card Game
Miss Bernard Is a Wild Card!
Monopoly Junior
Monster Factory
Monsters and Maidens
One Night: Ultimate Werewolf
Pretty Pretty Princess
Rhino Hero
Rivers, Roads, and Rails
Rockin' Math
Rubik's Race
Say Cheese
Scattergories Junior
Scene It Nickelodeon
Scrabble Junior
Sleeping Queens
Spit it Out
Strike a Pose
Sum Swamp
Sushi Go
Taco vs. Burrito
Ticket to Ride First Journey
Tripoley Dice
Trivial Pursuit Junior
Unnatural Selection
Weird But True
Wooden Checkers



Acorn Soup
Animal Memory Game
Animal Upon Animal
Balancing Barnyard
Candy Land
Chicken Cha Cha Cha
Chutes and Ladders
Duck Duck Dance
Enchanted Forest
Feed the Woozle
Hi Ho Cherry-O
Honeybee Tree
Hoot Owl Hoot
Monkey Around
My Feelings
Panda Rollers
Paw Patrol Adventure Game
Pop! The Pig
Press Here
Richard Scarry's Busytown
Robot Turtles
Shark Bite
Snug as a Bug in a Rug
Stack Up!
The Ladybug Game
Thomas Making Tracks
Yeti in my Spaghetti