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

Donate

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 library@berlinpeck.org 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

Late, Lost, or Damaged Items

Borrowers will be charged for late, lost, dirty, or damaged items. Replacement costs may vary. Because we want to keep items in good working order, they cannot be returned in the book drop.

After a board game is returned, circulation staff will count every piece to make sure nothing is missing. If a game piece is missing after you return the game, you will be responsible for the replacement cost.

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.

 

Late Fine $1.00 per day
No late fees on children’s items.
Up to a maximum of $5.00
Waived if replacement cost is paid
Book Drop Fine $5.00
Charged if item is returned in a book drop or to another library
Replacement Cost Replacement cost of game pieces (if possible) or replacement game (if individual pieces are unavailable)
Charged if item is lost or damaged

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.

Catan
Codenames
Exploding Kittens
King of Tokyo
Pandemic
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
Cranium
Dominion
Elfenroads
Five Second Rule
For Crown and Kingdom
Forbidden Island
Four Real
Munchkin Deluxe
Plunder
Snake Oil
Tattletale

 

School Age

Apples to Apples Junior
Artsy Fartsy
Bad Beets
Between Two Cities
Blobby's Pizza
Bottle Topps
Brain Quest
Buzzword
Carcassonne
Chess
Clue
Clue Junior
Connect 4
Connect 4
Cranium: Cadoo
Cranium: Family Edition
Davinci's Challenge
Diggity Dogs
Dixit
Dog Man: The Hot Dog Card Game
Giant Wooden 4 in a Row
Gnomes at Night
Goat Lords
Gobblet Gobblers
Greedy Granny
Hedbanz
Hocus Pocus
Jumanji
Life Junior
Minecraft Card Game
Monopoly Junior
Monster Factory
Monsters and Maidens
One Night: Ultimate Werewolf
Outfoxed!
Photosynthesis
Rhino Hero
Rivers, Roads, and Rails
Rockin' Math
Rubik's Race
Say Cheese
Scattergories Junior
Scene It Nickelodeon
Scrabble Junior
SculptaPalooza
Sorry!
Spit it Out
Strike a Pose
Sum Swamp
Sushi Go
Taco vs. Burrito
Ticket to Ride First Journey
Tripoley Dice
Trivial Pursuit Junior
Trouble
Twister
Unnatural Selection
Uno
Wooden Checkers
Yahtzee

 

Toddler/Preschool

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