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Board Games in the U of I Library Friday

October 31, 2019

Celebrate International Games Week (Nov. 3-9) with board games in the U of I Library 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Team Tech Room (formerly Room 133). A collection of board games will be available.

International Games Week is an initiative to connect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational and social value of all types of games.

The library's game collection is the brainchild of library employees who provided board games for the benefit of the University of Idaho community. Board gaming in general has experienced a rise in popularity in recent decades and provides an activity that promotes critical thinking and stress relief. The board games available at the library include classic games such as Monopoly and Clue, as well as modern games that are more strategy based such as Designer Games, Euro Games or German Games.

Students, staff and faculty may check out two games at a time for a period of three days with one renewal allowed. Learn more about the library’s board game collection. Game overviews, difficulty levels and how-to videos are available online.

This collection of games was made possible with the assistance of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho, who provided some of the initial funds to establish the collection, as well as the VandalStore, which donated the game Vandalopoly.

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