One of my favorite things about this time of the year is gathering around the table and playing board games with my family and friends. Gaming is social and provides a unique way to connect, not to mention a great way to digest after a big holiday meal. What started at the library as a small collection of less than 10 board games has grown over the last four years to include over 100 games for all ages. It can be overwhelming to know where to begin.
Some great introductions to European strategy games include Carcassone, Catan, and Ticket to Ride. If you've got some free time over the holidays and you're ready to take on something a little heavier, try Puerto Rico, Power Grid, or Agricola. If you're less competitive and want a chance to save the world from a massive outbreak, try the cooperative game Pandemic. For some quick family party games, try Code Names, Dixit, or Sushi Go. Just like our traditional items, you can place holds on our board games if they are not available when you want them, just ask your friendly library staff for assistance.