Try These Games

International Games Week is on at YOUR School Library. Here are a few of our favourite games. How many of these have you tried?

Catan

The original was introduced to the world as “The Settlers of Catan.” This game proved to be so popular it spawned many new versions and expansions, including Seafarers of Catan, Cities and Knights, and much much more. The rise of Catan was part of a resurgence in interest in board games after a decline in the video game era.

Monopoly

Monopoly is often the first game mentioned when people talk about board games. Monopoly was arguably the most dominant board game of the 20th Century and remains a cultural phenomenon that transcends the board game industry. While many modern game enthusiasts are rightly critical of many of the mechanics of Monopoly, the most common criticism, that the game takes far too long to play, is almost always because people don’t follow the official rules. In particular, “house rules” such as the collection of all taxes and penalties to a pot, which has been already seeded with $500, for those that land on Free Parking, serves to keep enough money in the game that it becomes incredibly difficult to bankrupt anyone, making the game go on for hours at a time. If you follow the rules and keep play moving, a good game of Monopoly should be about an hour.

Chess

Unlike most other board games, chess has no elements of chance or “luck,” unless you consider it luck if your mistakes are left unpunished by worse mistakes from your opponent! With no dice rolls, card flips or other random elements, chess is considered to be the most pure game of skill amongst all board games. Chess requires concentration, strategic thinking, time management, pattern recognition, patience, spatial awareness and many other thinking skills and qualities.


Here are some more games of note. How many have you tried?

  • Scrabble
  • Backgammon
  • King of Tokyo
  • Risk
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Cribbage
  • Exploding Kittens
  • Biblios
  • Guess Who
  • Kingdomino
  • Colt Express
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Things
  • Nameburst
  • Hearts
  • Carcassonne
  • Scattergories

What are some of your favourite games?

Games Week

International Games Week @ Your Library is back at the LT School Library. “International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.” (games.ala.org) Join us as we celebrate the power of games with thousands of people in thousands of libraries all over the world.

IGW@YL

International Games WEEK @ Your Library
November 3 to 9, 2019
Join with thousands of people around the world in celebrating games and libraries.

Find out more: IGW

 

 

Note:  At Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School we will be celebrating with International Games DAY @ Your Library on November 7.  Look for more info.

 

International Games Day @ Your Library

International Games Day @ Your Library is coming up soon!

IGD@YL 
Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School Library
November 7, 2019

This will be the 8th Annual IGD@YL event at Lord Tweedsmuir.
Join with thousands of people at school libraries and public libraries around the world, who are celebrating International Games Week.  Ask your teacher if your class is booked in for this amazing event.

IGD@YL: International Games Day @ Your Library!

IGD12-logo-medium-300x86Your School Library Learning Commons is hosting its 2nd Annual “International Games Day @ Your Library” on Friday, November 15th. All day long you can come down to celebrate the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. Join with thousands of people all over the world who will gathering to game in school libraries on Friday, November 16th, and in public libraries on Saturday, November 16th. Ask your teacher if your class is coming! Stay posted for more details.

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November 15 @ Your SCHOOL Library
November 16 @ Your PUBLIC Library