Whitewright Public Library

Board and Card Games

Games nights Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting September 21st! Games are also available for use in-library, just ask at the front desk.

Have a game that you'd like to donate? Please contact the library.

The following games are now available, and where possible we've included a link to how-to-play videos from TableTop, hosted by Wil Wheaton.

Apples to Apples

Just play a Black Apple card from your hand that best matches the White Apple card from the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win the round!

  • Age 12+

  • 4 to 10 players

  • Playing time: 30 minutes

 

Betrayal at House on the Hill - 2nd Edition [video]

Your fear will grow with each tile you place as you investigate a house filled with dreadful monsters and deadly secrets. With 50 fiendish scenarios (including seven new haunts) and dozens of danger-filled rooms, you'll return to the house again and again - as often as you dare - and never face the same game twice.

  • Age 12+

  • 3 to 6 players

  • Playing time: 60 minutes

Buzzword

You and your teammates have 45 seconds to solve 10 clues, and all the answers contain the buzz word. If your buzz word is "ball", you might get the clue "sticky one-cent wonder" to help you guess "gumball". This fast-paced, highly addictive game is great for the whole family. Set includes 200 cards with 400 clues, 10 scorecards, sand timer, scoreboard and marker.

  • Age 10+

  • 4+ players or teams

  • Playing time: 45 minutes

Catan 5th Edition [video]

Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game.

  • Age 10+

  • 3 to 4 players

  • Playing time: 60 minutes

 

Geek Out! [video]

Find out once and for all which player is the most Knowledgeable about your favorite geeky pop culture subjects! you don't have to be a geek (but it helps!) to win this amazing social interaction and bluffing party game of geek lists! This limited edition includes the original 205 geek out cards and a bonus tabletop limited edition mini deck with new cards and new lists.

  • Age 12+

  • 2+ players

  • Playing time: 30 minutes

Geek Out! POP Culture Party Card Game

Whether you're an expert in TV, movies, music, literature and more, you'll have a blast finding out once and for all which player or team knows most about your favorite pop-culture topics. You don't have to be a pop culture expert (but it helps!) to win this fun social interaction and bluffing game of pop-culture geek lists!

  • Age 10+

  • 2+ players

  • Playing time: 20 minutes

Imaginiff 10th Anniversary Edition

The game is played in rounds. Each round, one of the players is chosen as the "subject" of a question. The question has 6 multiple choice answers. The question is read aloud and players vote on the answer they think is correct. Points are awarded to the players that chose the most popular answer. Imaginiff...your classmate were an invention. Which would he be - penicillin, laptop, phonograph, atomic bomb, blow dryer, zipper? The object of the game? It's simple. Just imagine what the other players are most like. Get the most popular answers to win the game.

  • Age 12+

  • 3-8 players

  • Playing time: 35 minutes

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival [video]

Place tiles, adorn the Palace lake, and dedicate lanterns in this beautiful, fast--paced board game set in Imperial China. Players act as artisans decorating the Palace lake with floating lanterns. The artisan who earns the most honor before the festival arrives wins the game.                                        

  • Age 12+

  • 2 to 4 players

  • Playing time: 20 - 40 minutes

Memory Madness

The game that jogs your memory! Grab some friends and dive right in to a game of memory and wits. Memory Madness is a fun and easy-to-play memory game where you must go around all players and provide a word or phrase that works with the given category. The first player to say an incorrect, duplicate, or unacceptable answer loses a point. All players start the game with 10 points. The winner is declared as the player with the most points left after another player gets down to zero.

  • Age 12+

  • 3+ players

  • Playing time: 30 minutes

Mindtrap

Two teams try to solve logical riddles and moves on a board (which actually is a paper from a block with a "racing track"). Each time team comes up with the right solution they may move one step and demand another question or throw a die (0-3) and let the turn continue to the other team.

  • Age 12+

  • 2+ players or teams

  • Playing time: 60 minutes

One Night Ultimate Vampire

One Night Ultimate Vampire is a fast game for 3-10 players where everyone gets a role: The nefarious Vampire, the well-meaning Cupid, the sneaky Assassin, or others, each with a special ability. In the course of a single evening, your village will decide who among them is a vampire... because all it takes is finding one vampire to win. May be combined with One Night Ultimate Werewolf and One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak for epic battles.

  • Age 8+

  • 3 to 10 players

  • Playing time: 10 minutes

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

In the course of only one night and the following morning, the players will determine who among them is a werewolf...hopefully. One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a micro game of the party game Ultimate Werewolf that doesn't need a moderator. There's no elimination and each game lasts about 10 minutes.

  • Age 8+

  • 3 to 10 players

  • Playing time: 10 minutes

 

Qwirkle [video]

The rules of the game are basic: simply build lines by matching tiles based on either color or shape, and score points for doing so. The ability to build complex combinations will keep children interested and engaged, and challenge them mentally. Qwirkle is playable from early ages up, allowing young children and older individuals alike to develop and hone their spacial recognition, planning, and problem solving skills.

  • Ages 6+

  • 2 to 4 players

  • Playing time: 45 minutes

Scattergories

The Scattergories game is the fast-thinking game of categories and words! Roll the die, flip the sand timer, and think of answers to each category on the category list. Players race against the timer as they write down answers such as things in a musical group, a vegetable, a reason to have a party, and items found in a bakery -- each beginning with the letter C. Score points for writing down things no one else did. The more creative the answers, the more points you score. With more than 190 categories and 20 letters on the die, the game is exciting to play over and over again.

  • Ages 12+

  • 2 to 6 players

  • Playing time: 30 minutes

Star Wars Premiere Customizable Card Game

This ready-to-play version of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game allows players to control, alter and feel the Force. The Star Wars universe comes alive as the Rebel Alliance battles against the unrelenting power of the Galactic Empire. Choose to play the Rebel side or the Imperial side and then fight to deplete your opponent's Life Force. This gme equips you with two ready-to-play 60-card decks, a full-color 20 page rules booklet to get you started and 6 unique cards only available through this game! One 15-card Expansion Set is included to bring new forces into your collection from Decipher's total universe of over 320 different cards. Begin your adventure into the Star Wars Customizable Card Game and master the amazing powers of the Force!

  • Age 9+

  • 2 players

  • Playing time: 60 minutes

Superfight

Superfight is a game where you argue with your friends over ridiculous fights. The main deck consists of 500 cards, split between character cards (white cards), and powers and weaknesses (black cards). These cards are used to create fights like this: A kindergarten class that breathes fire and is wearing jetpacks vs. A pirate swinging a shark on a chain and riding a Segway. As you can imagine, the arguments over who would win the fight are epic and hilarious.

  • Age 8+

  • 3 to 10 players

  • Playing time: 30 minutes

 

Sushi Go! [video]

Pass the sushi! In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value. But be sure to leave room for dessert or else you'll eat into your score! Gather the most points and consider yourself the sushi master!

  • Age 8+

  • 2 to 5 players

  • Playing time: 15 minutes

 

Ticket to Ride [video]

A cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.

  • Age 8+

  • 2 to 5 players

  • Playing Time: 30 - 60 minutes

 

Tiny Epic Galaxies [video]

A dice-driven, empire-building game involving planet acquisition, resource management and the innovative “follow” mechanic. Race other players in a race to 21 victory points. Keep track of your precious resource culture as it will allow you to follow other players and keep on top of the action.

  • Age 14+

  • 1 to 5 players

  • Playing time: 60 minutes

 

Tsuro: The Game of the Path [video]

Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care. Other player's paths can lead you in the wrong direction - or off the board entirely. Find your way wisely to succeed. Stay the path - your journey begins here.

  • Age 8+

  • 2 to 8 players

  • Playing time: 15 - 20 minutes