Games at Jervis Library

Play Games at the Library!

The library offers scheduled game programs as well as games that can be played in the library. These programs provide patrons an opportunity to UNPLUG—to take a break from the relentless pull of technology—and enjoy face-to-face experiences with others. Click the links below for more info.

Monthly Game Programs

Circulating Games

  • Selected games from the library's collection are set aside for people to check out and play inside the library. These games can be checked out with a library card and played by up to four players (our tables do not accommodate more than four chairs).


Upcoming Events

TEENS! Safe Place to Game Trading Card Games

  • Wednesday, July 3, 3:30-5pm, Auditorium

Unplug & Play Tabletop Games

  • Tuesday, July 16, 5-8pm, Auditorium

AFTER HOURS Unplug & Play Tabletop Games

  • Friday, July 19, 5:45-8:15pm, Main Library
  • The library will close at 5:30pm and doors will open for games at 5:45pm
  • Doors will be locked at 6:15pm and no library services will be available during this event

Spotlight Game


Battle for Germany

Game Designers: Michael Bennighof, Jim Dunnigan

Publisher: SPI

Number of Players: 2-4

For ages: 12 and up

Duration: 180 mins

Battle for Germany

(game description from boardgamegeek.com)

"Battle for Germany game is small, it only takes about three to four hours to play for players of normal skill and luck. The game starts in December of 1944 with the Ardennes Offensive (a variant allows the German player to skip this and save his strength). As a two-player game, it is interesting in that each player plays both an Allied army (Western Allies or Soviet Union) AND a German army (Western Front or Eastern Front). This forces each player to play offense and defense. The player playing the Western Allies and Eastern Germans has a very challenging task. The Western Germans have good defensive terrain (the Rhine river and Westwall defenses), while the Eastern Germans have weak units, a long front, very poor defensive terrain and they face a large Soviet and Yugoslav army. The only real advantage enjoyed by the East German player is the lack of victory points to be gained in the East, and the slow Soviet replacement rate. The Western Alllied units are very fast moving, but they don't usually get a chance to exploit this until the very end of the game (at best).

"The map is the same size as most SPI Quadrigames or folio games and has similar graphics. Cities are rated as 1 or 2 victory points, with Berlin worth 10. A line down the middle of Germany cannot be crossed (in the 2-player game), which makes Berlin the only city which can be captured by the Western Allies or the Soviets (ahistorical, but essential to the game's concept). Units are corps for the Germans and Western Allies and corps, armies, or fronts for the Soviet player. Each unit is rated for attack, defense and movement. Combat is decided by an odds-based combat results table and a die roll. Combat results include various combinations of retreat and elimination (there are no step losses, disruption or anything like this). Eliminated units can be replaced, but very slowly and (for some players) with the weakest available unit coming back first.

"The game includes variants for 3- and 4-player versions where the Germans are played by 1 or 2 players, and a "red star/ white star" scenario where the Western Allies and Soviets fight it out with some help from the remnants of the German army."

Battle for Germany is on loan to the library for display.

It will be available to play at Unplug & Play sessions in July.

Spotlight Games are displayed in the Unplug & Play display case between the Main Desk and the elevator. Look for a new game every month!

Get more information about this and other games at BoardGameGeek.com.

This page last edited 6/21/19 by PAC