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.

Games!


International Games Week @ Your Library is back.

Yes there will be adjustments for health and safety concerns. However, as best we can, with such measures as smaller groups, players more spread out, and all students and staff masked up, we are bringing back this awesome event this week in the school library.

Board games, table games, social games, party games– games live and in person!

International Games Week @ Your Library



IGW@YL is back! Sadly, our event will be smaller than in the past, as the Covid situation requires us to diligently put safety measures into place. Even so, after a long hiatus, we are just happy to be back and are looking forward to hosting Interational Games Week @ Your Library for 2021!

Stay posted for more information coming soon.

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.