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News from NS: Fall Board Games

September 20, 2021 at 11:44 AM by Brandi Cummings


Board games to play this fall


It has been a warm September, but that crisp feeling is coming back in the air, school is back in session, and FALL is coming! One of my favorite things to do during the Fall season is to sit down with family and friends with my seasonal beverage of choice (aka anything apple or pumpkin) and play a game together. Did you know that you can try out new board games for free by checking them out at Kenosha Public Library? We have hundreds of games available in our SHARE catalog - many of them at your Northside branch. 


Check out a few of my picks to get started!

King of Tokyo - Battle as the monsters of Godzilla and become the king of Tokyo in this dice chucking game. If you usually play Sorry! or the Game of Life, this game is a great entry point to try out some more modern releases. It is also great to play with older kids (recommended ages 8+).

Ticket to Ride - This game is a year-round favorite of mine, and not just because I always win. Another fantastic entry point into games beyond Monopoly, in this game you are drawing cards to play trains, in a race to build secret train routes across the country before the other players. My personal favorite is the original US map, but there are plenty of versions to choose from (Another great one for ages 8+).

Villainous - If you are a Disney-loving adult, this game is definitely worth trying out. Play as your favorite Disney Villain, trying to thwart your movie’s protagonist before your fellow players defeat theirs. There are multiple versions of this game, each with different sets of villains to choose from. 

Ex Libris - September is National Library Card Sign Up month (and also “home” to Banned Books Week), so of course I have to include a book-themed game! Plus, how cozy is it to curl up with a good book in the Fall? In this game, you work as a librarian in a magical library, filled with magical books. Get them on your shelves in order, while focusing on your specialty to earn points. If you enjoy puzzles like sudoku, where you are trying to make everything fit just right - this is the perfect game for you! 

Clue - Of course, I have to include this well-loved game that is so perfect for Fall time! Search for clues around a spooky

mansion and solve the classic murder. What do you think: Professor Plum, in the conservatory with the candlestick?


Honorary Mentions - Fury of Dracula, Trekking the National Parks, Mansions of Madness, Escape the Dark Castle, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Obscurio, Zombie Dice, Taverns of Tiefenthal, One Night Ultimate Werewolf