Play Board Games at the Library

Forbidden Island, a cooperative gameWhat better way to spend an afternoon than to gather around the table with good friends and fun games? Whether throwing dice or pushing meeples, it's a genuine pleasure to take a break from backlist screens and sound effects and just relax. Be it good natured competition to build a tiny, cardboard empire or a cooperative venture to collect every treasure and escape before the island sinks, board gaming offers a soothing escape from humdrum affairs and everyday stress.

If you enjoy board games as much as we do, join us at Headquarters Library for our monthly tabletop gaming event in the Foundation Room. Bring your favorite game, and teach us how to play. Learn a new game from someone else. Meet fellow local gamers. 




Upcoming Tabletop Gaming Events at Headquarters Library:
Photo: Settlers of Catan set up for play
Saturday, 31 March 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, 28 April 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, 12 May 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, 23 June 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm



Photo: Hanabi, a cooperative card gameFind additional gaming around Alachua County:
Check out Family Game Day Sundays at Archer Branch Library.
Or visit Cone Park for Adult Board Games on Fridays.
Find other local gaming groups on

Or find a ranking of the most acclaimed family games at the Board Game Geek.
The Spiel des Jahres winners through 2013 can be found listed at The Spruce.
The designer of Pandemic, Matt Leacock, maintains a site here or you can learn more about Reiner Knizia, who designed Ingenious as well as Modern Art, here.


Posted by DanielD on March 30, 2018