Here is a list of all the great games and puzzles you can checkout from the Guin Library!

(Board games and puzzles check out for one week and must be picked up at Guin).

 

Game

Description

Players, Ages, Play Time

 

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Apples to Apples

"Apples to Apples is the wild party game that provides instant fun for four to eight players! Just select the card from your hand that you think is best described by the card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win the round. It's as easy as comparing "apples to apples!"

4-8 players

ages 12+

duration of play 30 min.

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Bee Lives: We Will Only Know Summer

"Join the story of the untold lives of bees! In Bee Lives, you are a queen bee, managing your hive and trying to ensure its survival. You’ll have to collect honey and pollen, hatch new brood, and build more honeycomb. But what’s going on outside your hive is just as important as what’s happening inside — your hive will swarm when it gets too big, and these newly formed wild hives will compete with you and the other players for the available resources! Can you ensure that your hive will make it through the winter?"

1-4 players

ages 14+

duration of play 30 min. per player.

 

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Bocce

"Enjoy quintessential summertime fun with this AmazonBasics bocce ball set. One of the oldest forms of lawn bowling, the relaxing yet strategic game invites players of all ages and skill levels to participate. From family time to socializing with friends and neighbors, the bocce ball set has a way of bringing people together.​"

2-8 players

ages 12+

duration of play 60 min.

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Carcassonne

"Carcassonne, the world-famous French city, known for its imposing fortifications erected during the Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This fortress, surrounded by magnificent walls, still stands today as one of the most unique French cities. In this game, players must develop the area around Carcassonne. They will place their followers onto roads and into cities, monasteries, and fields. Only those who make the most judicious placements will gain the points required to win the game.​"

 2-5 players

ages 7+

duration of play 35 min.

 

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Cards Against Humanity

"Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and the other players answer with their funniest White Card."

4-20+ players

ages 17+

duration of play 30-90 min.

 

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Catan

"In Catan (formerly The Settlers of Catan), players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards)—wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone—to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game."

For 3-4 players

ages 10+

duration of play 60-120 min.

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Catan - Cities & Knights

"Catan - Cities & Knights is an expansion pack. It creates knights to protect the land from invading barbarians and builds city improvements that confer benefits upon that city's owner, adding tactical complexity to the game and game length. First, there are 3 new commodities in the game distinct from resources. Second, the deck of development cards is replaced by three different decks, each corresponding to one of the commodities. Finally, players can also build knights on the island along their network of roads. These knights can be used to claim certain intersections but are also used to defend the island from periodic barbarian attacks. Get used to a tougher life on Catan and a longer but also more exciting game. The first player to reach 13 victory points is the winner. Must have the Settlers of Catan base game to use this expansion."

For 3-4 players

ages 12+

duration of play 90 min.

 

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Chess

"Chess is an ancient strategy game that took on its earliest forms around the 6th century. This beautiful chess board comes with Staunton style pieces and is the perfect size board for beginners and experienced players. A chess quick start guide comes with each set for those new to the game.​"

2 players

ages 6+

duration of play 60 min.

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Clue, the Classic Mystery Game Harry Potter

"Discover the secrets of Hogwarts in this version of the classic Mystery game. Enjoy new game play features and a moving Hogwarts game board. Dark magic has been performed at Hogwarts. A fellow student has vanished from the famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry--and it is up to you to solve the mysterious disappearance.Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or Neville and try to discover who did it, what spell or item they used, and where the student was attacked. Think you've gathered all the facts you need? Go to Dumbledore's office to make your final accusation to win the game."

For 3-5 players

ages 9+

duration of play 30 min.

 

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Codenames

"Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin."

For 2-8 players

ages 14+

duration of play 15 min.

 

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Connect 4

"Drop your checkers into the slot to make a line or make a block! Sound easy? But it's not! Plan your moves carefully. Block your opponent and watch out... they'll do the same to you! If you can get four in a row - you win!"

For 2 players

ages 6+

duration of play 15 min.

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Coup

"In a future where the government is run for profit, all but a privileged few live lives of poverty and desperation. Out of these oppressed masses are sown the seeds of a rebellion that throws the government into chaos. Many see hope for a brighter future for the first time in their lives. Others see opportunity for absolute power. To take command, you must destroy the influence of your rivals and drive them into exile. Only one can survive."

For 2-6 players

ages 13+

duration of play 15 min.

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Cribbage

"Classic game from long ago, and fun for the entire family! Cribbage still reigns as one of the English-speaking world's most popular card games. We owe it all to one of the 17th century's unsung heroes, Sir John Suckling, English Knight, poet, playwright, and inventor of cribbage."

For 2-4 players

ages 10+

duration of play 30 min.

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Disc golf discs

"The sport of disc golf evolved as an offshoot of the many games spawned by the Frisbee craze. The game started with people using Frisbees and aiming at targets made up of trees, trash cans, light poles, pipes, and whatever else was handy.​"

For 2+ players

ages 8+

duration of play 9 hole round 30-60 min.

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Ecologies

"Created by a biology teacher for use in classrooms, it is deep and strategic enough to earn a place at any game night table. It features vintage Victorian era art and 77 unique organisms in 7 different biomes. Each biome offers a reward or perk for maintaining a healthy ecology and players can trade cards as they build their food webs. The winner is the first player to reach 15 victory points, but beware of your opponents, as they may use biotic and abiotic factor cards, as well as special powers and perks, to interfere with your ecologies. Can you build and maintain healthy ecologies while impeding your opponents?"​

For 1-6 players

ages 12+

duration of play 60-90 min.

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Evolution

"In a dynamic ecosystem where food is scare and predators lurk, your species will have to adapt to survive. Traits like Hard Shell, and Horns will protect your species from Carnivores, while Long Neck will help them get food that others cannot reach. With over 12,000 ways to evolve your species, every game becomes a different adventure. So gather your friends and see who best adapts to the changing world around them."

For 2-6 players

ages 12+

duration of play 60 min.

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Evolution: Climate

"In a dynamic ecosystem where climate swings can eliminate sources of food and bring out predators, your species must adapt to survive. The winner is the one who best adapts to the changing world around them."

For 2-6 players

ages 12+

duration of play 60 min.

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Exploding Kittens

"Exploding Kittens is a kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards before you draw, forcing your opponent to draw multiple cards, or shuffling the deck. The game gets more and more intense with each card you draw because fewer cards left in the deck means a greater chance of drawing the kitten and exploding in a fiery ball of feline hyperbole."

For 2-5 players

ages 7+

duration of play 15 min.

 

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Farkle

"It's a classic dice game that's perfect for family fun or any game night. Roll the dice and try to collect combinations that will earn you some points. But, if you decide to take a risk and continue rolling, you could lose your points in a Farkle!"

For 2-6 players

ages 8+

duration of play 30 min.

 

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Jenga

"How do you stack up? It’s a simple equation. Gather your friends together, throw in a lot of laughter and a little attitude, and get the Classic Jenga party started. Pull the block, stack it on top, and hope the tower doesn’t crash down! Classic Jenga is the easy game that you can play anytime, anywhere - and any way you like. Whether you are serene, scientific, or sneaky when you choose your block, you’ll have fun. Be the life of your party with Classic Jenga!​"

For 1-8 players

ages 6+

duration of play 20 min.

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Monopoly : Empire Edition

"In the Monopoly Empire game, players can own the world's top brands. After choosing one of the uniquely branded tokens, players move around the board, and start building their empires. The game is a race to the top as players buy their favorite brands one by one and fill their towers. Players can own famous brands, including Nerf, Transformers, Levi's, and more. Opponents collect rent from their rivals; the higher their tower, the more they can charge! For two to four players, the first player to fill their tower with billboards wins!"

For 2-4 players

ages 8+

duration of play 10-25 min.

              

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Oceans: Deluxe Edition

"Oceans depicts the interconnected ecosystem of marine life and combines it with the powerful mysteries of the unknown.

Enter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of tentacles, sharp teeth, and black ink, where your survival depends on your ability to adapt in a continually changing environment. But this is just on the surface… Lurking below the surface lie mysteries so bizarre they hardly seem natural. The Deep is a deck of nearly 100 unique traits you’ll discover over the course of many games. These over-powered traits represent the unknown: the undiscovered wonders of the deep ocean. Venture into the deep at your own risk!"

For 2-4 players

ages 12+

duration of play 60-90 min.

 

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Pandemic

"Do you have what it takes to save humanity? As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. You and your teammates will travel across the globe, treating infections while finding resources for cures. You must work together, using your individual strengths, to succeed. The clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. can you find all four cures in time? The fate of humanity is in your hands!"

For 2-4 players

ages 8+

duration of play 45 min.

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Phase 10

"Phase 10 is a rummy-type card game with a challenging and exciting twist! The Challenge: be the first player to complete 10 phases. The Twist: the Phase to be completed is specific for each hand. Those that complete the phase advance to the next, but those that have not must try again.​"

For 2-6 players

ages 8+

duration of play 45 min.

 

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Photosynthesis

"Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game! Plant and shape the ever-changing forest as you cultivate your seeds and your strategy. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays. Carefully pick where you sow and when you grow, as trees in the shadows are blocked from light, and from points. This game features realistic gameplay and beautiful graphics."

For 2-4 players

ages 10+

duration of play 30-60 min.

 

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Playing Cards-- (2) standard decks

"Since 1885, Bicycle playing cards continue to offer 100s of ways to create your next memory. From 100s of classic card games, to magic tricks that amaze. No matter who you are or how you play Everyone's Got Game with a Bicycle deck of playing cards."

 Any

                   

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Quiddler

"Quiddler, The Short Word Game, is a delightful challenge for rookies and wordsmiths alike. The challenge is to arrange your entire hand into words. Draw and discard in turn. Try to use your high point letters, but don't get caught with them in your hand. It is the perfect travel game and great for parties too!"

For 1-8 players

ages 8+

duration of play 30 min.

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Salmon Life Cycle

"The Salmon Life Cycle Game follows the adventures of a salmon as it grows and travels from freshwater to the ocean, then back to its' birthplace stream. Each fish encounters dangers growing to adulthood. Players learn how few salmon actually return to their birthplace to spawn and reproduce and some of the many hazards they face as they complete their life cycle."

For 2-6 players

ages 11+

duration of play 30-45 min.

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Scattergories

"Team up. Be Creative. Win together! Each team takes a card and writes down words that fit the categories shown. Sounds easy, but the words have to begin with the letter rolled on the die. Work together and be creative because your team scores points for different answers! Whether you play in teams or as individuals, Scattergories is a fun, fast-paced party game where being different counts!"

For 2-6 players

ages 12+

duration of play 30 min.

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Scrabble

"In this classic word game, players use their seven drawn letter-tiles to form words on the gameboard. Each word laid out earns points based on the commonality of the letters used, with certain board spaces giving bonuses. But a word can only be played if it uses at least one already-played tile or adds to an already-played word. This leads to slightly tactical play, as potential words are rejected because they would give an opponent too much access to the better bonus spaces."

For 2-4 players

ages 10+

duration of play 90 min.

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Sequence

"It's fun, it's challenging, it's exciting, it's Sequence. Play a card from your hand, place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board when you have five in a row, it's a Sequence. Learn to block your opponents - remove their chips. Watch out for the Jacks, they are wild. With a little strategy and luck, you'll be a winner."

For 2-12 players

ages 7+

duration of play 10-30 min.

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Sequence :Travel Version

"It's fun, it's challenging, it's exciting, it's Sequence. Play a card from your hand, place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board when you have five in a row, it's a Sequence. Learn to block your opponent - remove their chips. Watch out for the Jacks, they are wild. With a little strategy and luck, you'll be a winner."

For 2 players

ages 7+

duration of play 20 min.

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Spirit Island: the cooperative settler-destruction strategy game

"Powerful spirits have existed on this isolated Island for time immemorial. They are both part of the natural world and - at the same time - something beyond nature. Native Islanders, known as the Dahan, have learned how to co-exist with the spirits, but with a healthy dose of caution and respect. However, now, the island has been "discovered" by invaders from a far-off land. These would-be colonists are taking over the land and upsetting the natural balance, destroying the presence of Spirits as they go. As Spirits, you must grow in power and work together to drive the invaders from your island... before it's too late! Each player is a Spirit of nature, defending their island from invading colonists (Invaders) who are spreading Blight across the islands by establishing settlements. To win, Spirits must destroy Invaders before island is overrun by Blight.​"

For 1-4 players

ages 13+

duration of play 90-120 min.

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Sushi GO

"In the super-fast sushi card game Sushi Go!, you are eating at a sushi restaurant and trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value! And once you've eaten it all, finish your meal with all the pudding you've got! But be careful which sushi you allow your friends to take; it might be just what they need to beat you!"

For 2-5 players

ages 8+

duration of play 15 min.

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Trekking the National Parks: The Family Board Game

"Trekking the National Parks brings the fun and challenge of modern family board games to your table. The game was specially designed to be both entertaining and educational. Every park card features an interesting fact and gorgeous photograph that will inspire players to explore the protected natural wonders of America. Each game also begins with a unique setup that alters the play experience in surprising ways, allowing for endless replayability.​"

 

For 2-5 players

ages 10+

duration of play 30-60 min.

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Uno

"Be the first player to get rid of all of your cards in each round and score points for the cards your opponents are left holding. Points in rounds accumulate and the first player to reach 500 points wins."

For 2-10 players

ages 6+

duration of play 30 min.

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UNO: Harry Potter

"Cast a spell with this Harry Potter edition of UNO! The Sorting Hat rule will have you drawing cards for Gryffindor. And before you play your last card, don't yell 'Expelliarmus!'--yell UNO!"

2-10 players

ages 7+

duration of play 30 min.

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Unstable Unicorns

"Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about your two favorite things: Unicorns and Destruction! Build a Unicorn Army. Betray Your Friends. Unicorns are Your Friends Now."

2–8 players

ages 14+

duration of play 30–45 min.

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Wingspan

"You are bird enthusiasts -- researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors -- seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth: -- Gain food tokens via custom dice in a bird feeder dice tower -- Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors -- Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them."

1 to 5 players

ages 10+

duration of play 40-70 min.

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Yahtzee :Travel Edition

"Yahtzee is a classic dice game played with 5 dice. Each player's turn consists of rolling the dice up to 3 times in hope of making 1 of 13 categories. Examples of categories are 3 of a kind, 4 of a kind, straight, full house, etc. Each player tries to fill in a score for each category, but this is not always possible. When all players have entered a score or a zero for all 13 categories, the game ends and total scores are compared."

2+ players

ages 8+

duration of play 30 min.

 

Puzzles

Title

Creator

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Puzzle; 500 piece;

Dad's shed

 Ravensburger

 

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Puzzle; 750 piece;

Disney plush

 Caeco

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Puzzle; 1000 piece;

By the sea

  Charles Wysocki

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Puzzle; 1000 piece;

Lost in the woodies

 Charles Wysocki

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Puzzle; 1000 piece;

Wolves

 Caeco

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Puzzle: 500 piece

Charley Harper: Secret Sanctuary

Pomegranate Communications, Inc 

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Puzzle: 500 piece

Haeckel: Sea Anemones

Pomegranate Communications, Inc