Take a Break, Have a Laugh, or Solve a Mystery with Board Games

Looking for something fun to do while taking a break from studying? The UIUC Library has a collection of board games you can check out! From classics to Kickstarter board games, we have a large variety that is sure to fill your needs. You can borrow board games from the Music and Performing Arts Library and the Residence Hall Libraries. Not sure which game to try? Here are a few recommendations:

Wingspan– A beautiful game for 1-5 players for all of you bird enthusiasts out there! In this strategy card game, you play as bird enthusiasts – researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors – seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your aviary.

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza– A fun easy-to-learn card slapping party game for 3-8 players.

Hive– An insect-themed strategy game for 2. The object of the game is to totally surround your opponent’s Queen Bee while at the same time trying to stop your opponent from doing the same to you.

MonopolyРLooking for a classic? Try Monopoly! Compete to be the wealthiest in this board game classic, or adventure through the Johto region in our Pokémon Monopoly edition.

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition– Interested in horror and mystery? Love H.P Lovecraft and Eldritch Horror? This app-driven game might be for you! Play as one of eight investigators through four scenarios of fear and mystery in this cooperative game.

The board games once housed at the Undergraduate Library are now in the Music and Performing Arts Library. Feel free to stop by in person or browse the U of I Collection online to find the right board game for you. Happy gaming!

Written by: Eryn

Posted by: Darian

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