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. Jervis offers these programs to 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
- 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).
Friday, January 4, 3:30-5pm, Auditorium
- TEENS! Safe Place to Game Trading Card Games
Saturday, January 12, 1-4:30pm, Auditorium
- BONUS Unplug & Play Tabletop Games
- Registration opens for the 2019 Board Game Tournament.
Tuesday, January 15, 5-8pm, Auditorium
- Unplug & Play Tabletop Games
Saturday, January 19, 2:30-4:30pm, Auditorium
- TEENS! Play Board Games
Game Designer: Gordon Hamilton
Number of Players: 2-4
For ages: 8 and up
Duration: 20 mins
(game description from boardgamegeek.com)
"Santorini is an accessible strategy game, simple enough for an elementary school classroom while aiming to provide gameplay depth and content for hardcore gamers to explore, The rules are simple. Each turn consists of 2 steps:
- Move - move one of your builders into a neighboring space. You may move your Builder Pawn on the same level, step-up one level, or step down any number of levels.
- Build - Then construct a building level adjacent to the builder you moved. When building on top of the third level, place a dome instead, removing that space from play.
"Winning the game - If either of your builders reaches the third level, you win.
"Variable player powers - Santorini features variable player powers layered over an otherwise abstract game, with 40 thematic god and hero powers that fundamentally change the way the game is played."
Santorini is part of the library's game collection
Spotlight Games are displayed in the Unplug & Play display case between the Main Desk and the elevator. Look for a new game every month!