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Games Use Policy

Please be nice to our games.

Please check games out before you play them (this will help us show you like our games).

Please let the librarian know if game parts are missing.

Please respect other students who are studying nearby.

Please respect students who have placed game requests.

Please return games to the main service desk or librarian office when you are finished.

Please have fun!

Electronic Games

Electronic games are available for checkout. Please reserve them using this form. You can use these games at home or on the systems in room 225.

  • Video Game Reservation Form
    Find the list of video games and reservation options here.
  • Card Hunter
    Role-playing card-driven fantasy-themed tactical miniatures game.
  • Neuroshima Hex
    Play the tactical combat board game Neuroshima Hex online.
  • Quadradius
    An online board game occasionally described as "super robot space checkers."
  • Vassal Engine
    An open-source platform for playing board games in electronic format.
  


Game Families

Not sure what to play? Check out these families of games to narrow down what you're looking for.

 

Games Listing

These games are available for play in the library.

2 de Mayo: Fast-playing asymmetric Napoleonic wargame featuring simultaneous movement. 2 players. 20-30 minutes.

7 Wonders: Card drafting game with ancient theme. 2-7 players. 30-60 minutes.

A Distant Plain: Card-driven wargame set during the Coalition struggle against the Taliban in Afghanistan, 2003-2013. 1-4 players. 2+ hours.

A Few Acres of Snow: Card-driven wargame with deckbuilding elements set during the French and Indian War of 1754-1763. 2 players. 60 minutes.

A Matter of Honor: Introductory set for Legend of the Five Rings ninja-themed collectible card game. 2 players. 45-120 minutes. Donated by AEG.

Alchemists: Outclass your oppenents with the process of creating scientific knowledge from experimentation to theorization to publication in this game of potions. 2-4 players. 120 minutes.

Agricola: Highly-ranked medieval farming-themed worker placement game. 1-5 players. 120 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Android: Netrunner: New "living card game" version of classic 1990s cyberpunk game. Assymmetrical, customizable gameplay. 2 players. 60 minutes. Donated by Charles Palmer.

Arkham Horror: Cooperative board game with supernatural theme. Challenging gameplay and rich thematic elements. 1-8 players. 2 hours+.

Army of Frogs: Abstract tile-laying game. Link seven frogs to win. 1-4 players. 15-45 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer: Deckbuilding card game with wizard-battle theme. 1-4 players. 30 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Assembly of the Gods: HU student-designed card game. 2-4 players. 20 minutes.

Axis & Allies 1941: Entry-level wargame built on classic mechanics. Strategic gameplay in global World War 2 setting. 2-5 players. 1-3 hours. Donated by Wizards of the Coast.

Back to the Future: Card game with innovative time-travel mechanics. 2-6 players. 20-60 minutes.

Battle at Kemble's Cascade: Innovative board game that replicates arcade-style top-scrolling shoot-'em-up gameplay. Features innovative scrolling mechanic and engaging pixel artwork. 1-5 players. 60-120 minutes.

Battlestar Galactica: Semi-cooperative board game set in the universe of the sci-fi TV show. Blends secret identities, high suspense, and hard decisions. 3-6 players. 2+ hours.

BSG Express: Card-and-dice-based adaptation of the Battlestar Galactica board game. Preserves the hidden identities and decision-making aspects while reducing playing time. 3-5 players. 30-60 minutes.

Blokus: Geometric board game accessible to players of all skill levels. 1-4 players. 30-60 minutes. Also available for free online play.

Bugs in the Kitchen: Innovative fast-paced game utilizing Hexbug nanobot. 2-4 players. 30 minutes. Donated by Ravensburger.

Can't Stop: Classic push-your-luck dice game. 1-4 players. 30 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Carcassonne: Classic tile- and worker-placement game accessible to all players. 2-5 players. 30-60 minutes.

Castellan: Abstract area-control strategy game. 2-4 players. 45 minutes. Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

Castle Risk: First variation on the classic military strategy game Risk. Includes various action cards and hidden armies. 2-6 players. 120+ minutes. Donated by David Runyon.

Castles of Burgundy: Innovative dice-driven tile-placement game. 2-4 players. 90 minutes.

Cavum: Mining-themed routing and action-selection game. 2-4 players. 120+ minutes.

Choose One!: Know-your-friends party game. 3-10 players. 30 minutes. Donated by Looney Labs.

Cir*Kis: Geometric tile-laying game accessible to players of all skill levels. 2-4 players. 15+ minutes. Donated by Jessica See.

City of Horror: Board game with cooperative and negotiation elements set during a zombie invasion of a small town. 3-6 players. 90 minutes.

Code Name: Sector: Electronic submarine-hunting board game. Donated by Steve Infanti.

Codenames: Speak to your teammates in code to lead them to the correct words in this innovative party game. 2-8 players. 15 minutes.

Coin Age: Area control microgame with surprisingly deep strategy playable with a single card and a handful of change. 2 players. 5+ minutes. Donated by Tasty Minstrel Games. (More copies available on request.)

Compounded: Chemistry-themed board game originally released through Kickstarter. 2-5 players. 90 minutes.

Container: Tightly-balanced commerce-themed game of "big money and big production." 3-5 players. 60-90 minutes. Donated by Dan Warseck.

Cosmic Encounter: Classic game of negotiation and interstellar colonization. 3-5 players. 60-120 minutes. Donated by Fantasy Flight Games.

Cranium: "Whole-brain" party game with several activities. Accessible to new players. 4-16 players. 60 minutes. Donated by David Runyon.

CrossWays: Strategy game featuring a playing-card-driven pathfinding mechanic. 2-4 players or teams. 20 minutes. Donated by USAopoly.

Dark Moon: Semi-cooperative board game adapted from BSG Express, featuring hidden traitors and high suspense. 3-7 players. 60-120 minutes.

Dead of Winter: Semi-cooperative board game pitting players against a zombie horde. 2-5 players. 2+ hours.

Diplomacy: Classic negotiation-based strategy game set in early 20th century Europe. 2-7 players. 3+ hours.

Dixit: Party game with unique art and guess-the-dealer mechanic. 3-6 players. 30 minutes.

Dog Eat Dog: Role-playing game examining the process of colonization and cultural assimilation. 3+ players.

Domaine: Card-driven area-control game by the designer of Settlers of Catan. 2-4 players. 90 minutes. Donated by David Runyon.

Dominion: Deck-building card game with a medieval theme. Accessible and balanced with extensive replay value. 2-4 players. 30-60 minutes.

Domo Caption This!: Image-caption party game with theme centered on Japanese Domo character. 3-8 players. 30+ minutes.

d0X3d!: Cooperative computer security-based game based on the mechanics of popular games Pandemic and Forbidden Island. 1-4 players. 30-60 minutes.

The Duke: Tile-based strategy game similar to chess but pieces' abilities change after each move. 2 players. 10-45 minutes.

Dungeon Fighter: Cooperative dexterity game with dice-throwing mechanic and fantasy dungeon theme. 1-6 players. 45+ minutes. Donated by Fantasy Flight Games.

Dungeons & Dragons, 4th ed.: The fourth edition of the classic role-playing game is designed to be accessible to new players. Library collection includes starter set and player's handbook. 1+ players. 30+ minutes.

Eco Fluxx: Simple yet chaotic card game where the rules can change every turn. 2-6 players. 30 minutes. Donated by Looney Labs.

Eminent Domain: Space-themed deckbuilding game with tech tree mechanic. 2-4 players. 45-60 minutes.

Enchanted Forest: Classic children's game with treasure hunting theme. 2-6 players. 30 minutes. Donated by Ravensburger.

Evolution: Creature-building card game with evolution theme, featured in the journal Nature. 2-6 players. 60 minutes.

Fiasco: Cooperative role-playing game designed to put players in difficult situations driven by character relationships. 3-5 players. 120+ minutes.

Flame War: Card game with internet forum theme. Quick to learn and play. 2-4 players. 15-30 minutes. Donated by Luke Peterschmidt. (More copies available on request.)

Fluxx: Simple yet chaotic card game where the rules can change every turn. 2-6 players. 30 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Food Fight: Card drafting game in which players send various foods into battle. 2-6 players. 30 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Freedom - The Underground Railroad: Cooperative board game based on the clandestine rescue of slaves in the 19th century United States. 1-4 players. 90 minutes.

Funemployed: Interview for wacky jobs using inadequate skills in this employment-themed party game. 3-20 players. 30 minutes.

Fury of Dracula: One-against-several board game with vampire hunting theme. 2-5 players. 180 minutes.

Galaxy Trucker: Popular tile-laying game with space transport theme. 1-4 players. 60 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Game of Thrones: Card game based on acclaimed television series. 2 players. 30-60 minutes. Donated by Fantasy Flight Games.

Go: Electronic versions of ancient 4000-year-old strategy board game. 2 players. 30-90 minutes. Play here.

Heroscape: Donated by Alex.

Hive: Abstract strategy tile game with insect theme. Easy to learn and quick to play. 2 players. 15-30 minutes.

Illuminati: Card game of secret world domination. 2-8 players. 60-180 minutes. Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

Innovation: Card game covering the development of human technology from the wheel to the internet. Features player interaction and unique icon-driven mechanic. 2-4 players. 30-60 minutes.

Invasion from Outer Space: Semi-cooperative board game with retro pulp sci-fi martian theme. Features multiple scenarios, randomized board, and CD soundtrack. 2-6 players. 90-180 minutes.

Kingsport Festival: Dice-driven resource management game with supernatural horror theme. 3-5 players. 90 minutes. Donated by Passport Game Studios.

Labyrinth: Classic pathfinding game with broad appeal. 2-4 players. 30 minutes. Donated by Ravensburger.

Legendary: Cooperative deckbuilding game featuring the heroes and villains of the Marvel Comics universe. 1-5 players. 30-90 minutes.

Letters from Whitechapel: Deductive board game with hidden movement recreating the search for Jack the Ripper in Victorian London. 2-6 players. 60+ minutes. Donated by Fantasy Flight Games.

The Looney Bin: Fast-playing deductive card game set with mental asylum theme. 3-7 players. 30 minutes. Donated by The Adventurer's Guild.

The Lord of the Rings: Cooperative game set in Tolkein's famous fantasy setting. Designed by reknowned designer Reiner Knizia. 2-5 players. 60-120 minutes.

Lords of Vegas: High-rolling economic board game featuring development of casinos in Las Vegas. 2-4 players. 60-90 minutes.

Lords of Waterdeep: Excellent worker placement game set in the Dungeons & Dragons setting of Waterdeep. 1-5 players. 45-90 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Love Letter: Deductive card game with surprisingly deep gameplay in ultra-tight design. 2-4 players. 5-20 minutes. Donated by AEG. (Additional copies available on request.)

Mag-Blast: Third edition of the fast-playing card game of space combat and sound effects. 2-8 players. 10-20 minutes. Donated by Dan Warseck.

Magic: The Gathering: Classic fantasy-themed collectible card game. 2+ players. 10+ minutes. Some cards donated by Chris Hathcox. (Additional cards available on request.)

Malarky: Card-based trivia bluffing game. 2-6 players. 30 minutes. Donated by David Runyon.

Martian Fluxx: Simple yet chaotic card game where the rules can change every turn. Martian invasion theme. 2-6 players. 30 minutes.

Mastermind: Donated by Jessica See.

Matter: Abstract strategy game with tile-placing mechanic based on the four classic elements of earth, air, fire, and water. 2-4 players. 45 minutes. Donated by SimplyFun.

Memoir '44: Accessible hex-based board game with World War 2 theme and multiple scenarios. Utilizes "Commands & Colors" mechanics. 2-8 players on two teams. 40+ minutes.

Miskatonic School for Girls: Kickstarter-funded deck-building card game set in H. P. Lovecraft's horror universe. 2-4 players. 60 minutes. Donated by Luke Peterschmidt.

Monkey Lab: Players are lab monkeys intent on freeing their friends using tools found around the lab. 2-4 players. 30 minutes. Donated by Luke Peterschmidt.

Moongha Invaders: Board game with city-smashing kaiju monster theme. 2-4 players. 60-120 minutes. Donated by the Adventurer's Guild.

Munchkin: Kill the monsters, steal the treasure, and stab your buddies in this humorous dungeon-questing card game based on fantasy role-playing games. 2-6 players. 60+ minutes. Donated by Steve Jackson Games. (Additional copy available on request.)

Munchkin Bites!: A humorous card game parodying role-playing games set in the horror genre. Compatible with the original game. 2-6 players. 60+ minutes.

Munchkin Legends: A humorous card game parodying role-playing games set in the mythological past. Compatible with the original game. 2-6 players. 60+ minutes. Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

Munchkin Treasure Hunt: Family board game version of the popular Munchkin games. 2-4 players. 60 minutes. Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

Mysterium: Cooperate with a ghost and other psychic investigators in this cooperative mystery game reminiscent of the classic Clue. 2-7 players. 45 minutes.

Neuroshima Hex: Tactical tile-based combat game with several unique factions. 2-4 players. 15-45 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Nightfall: Deckbuilding game themed around supernatural creatures like vampires and werewolves. 1-5 players. 45 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

The Office - DVD Board Game: DVD-driven trivia game based on the hit TV show "The Office." 2-6 players. 60 minutes. Donated by Justin Detig.

Outbreak: Zombie Apocalypse: HU student-designed tactical board game featuring a zombie invasion of downtown Harrisburg. 2 players. 10-20 minutes.

Oz Fluxx: Simple yet chaotic card game where the rules can change every turn. Wizard of Oz theme. 2-6 players. 10-40 minutes. Donated by Looney Labs.

Pack o' Games: A set of eight small-format games with word, strategy, bluffing, set-collection, dexterity, and route-building mechanics. Includes BUS, FLY, GEM, HUE, LIE, SHH, TAJ, and TKO. 5-45 minutes. 2-5 players.

Pandemic: Challenging cooperative board game with medical theme. 2-4 players. 45-75 minutes.

Penny Arcade: Gamers vs. Evil: Deckbuilding game based on the popular webcomic. 1-4 players. 30 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Pente: Abstract strategy game of capturing and scoring five-in-a-row. 2 players. 30 minutes. Donated by Jessica See.

PitchCar: Competitive dexterity game in which players take turns flicking cars around a racetrack. 2-8 players. 30 minutes.

Portal: Board game based on hit video games. 2-4 players. 30-60 minutes.

Power Grid: Well-balanced and accessible board game with auction mechanic and economic theme. 2-6 players. 2 hours.

Puerto Rico: Highly-ranked action-selection board game with a sea trade and colonization theme. 2-5 players. 90+ minutes.

Quadradius: An online board game occasionally described as "super robot space checkers." 2 players. 15+ minutes.

Quelf: Party game where players must obey cards from five categories, leading to hilarious actions. 3-8 players or teams. 60 minutes.

Queue: Experience the frustration of everyday life under communist rule in this game based on 1980s Poland. 2-5 players. 60 minutes.

Quiddler: Quick-playing word game accessible to players of various skill levels. 1-8 players. 30+ minutes. Donated by Jessica See.

Race for the Galaxy: A robustly-designed card game featuring action-selection mechanics. Replay value is increased with the addition of three expansions (The Gathering Storm, Rebel Vs. Imperium, and The Brink of War). Also available via free download for Windows/Mac/Linux. 2-4 players, 1-7 with expansions. 20-60 minutes. Donated by Lance Cardene. (Computer version: 1+ players. 20+ minutes.)

Race for the Throne: HU student-designed medieval-themed game with unique timed-action mechanics. 2-4 players. 30 minutes.

The Resistance: Card-based deduction party game of hidden identities and sabotage. 5-10 players. 30 minutes.

Reverse Charades: Flip classic charades by performing clues as a team for a single guesser. 6-99 players. 30 minutes. Donated by USAopoly.

Reversi: Online play of classic board game also known as Othello. 2 players. 30 minutes. Play here.

Revolution: Strategy board game with bidding and bluffing mechanics. 3-4 players. 30-90 minutes. Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

Rex- Final Days of an Empire: Re-implementation of classic "Dune" strategy board game, now set in the Twilight Imperium universe. Emphasizes player diplomacy, treachery, and dealmaking in pursuit of control of key map locations. 3-6 players. 120+ minutes.

Risk: Classic military strategy game. 2-6 players. 120+ minutes. Donated by David Runyon.

Rivet Wars: Tactical miniatures game inspired by electronic real-time strategy games. Features whimsical aesthetics and variable terrain. 2 players. 30+ minutes. Donated by Cool Mini Or Not.

Samurai Spirit: Cooperative game with "Seven Samurai" theme by award-winning designer Antoine Bauza. 1-7 players. 20+ minutes. Donated by Passport Game Studios.

Scrabble: The classic word game provides the raw materials for faster-paced wordplay. 2+ players. 45+ minutes.

The Settlers of Catan: Resource-trading game featuring a randomized board and accessible gameplay. 2-4 players. 45 minutes.

Sheriff of Nottingham: Bluffing and bribing game with unique snap pouches creates accessible, addictive gameplay. 3-5 players. 60 minutes. Donated by Arcane Wonders.

Skull & Roses/Skull: Simple bluffing game with unique artwork. 3-12 players. 10+ minutes.

Small World: Strategy board game featuring randomized factions and vibrant artwork. 2-5 players. 90 minutes.

Smash Up: Card game featuring battling faction teamups (think Dinosaurs and Pirates versus Zombies and Aliens). 2-4 players. 60 minutes.

Space Alert: Innovative cooperative fast-paced board game with action selection mechanic and space exploration theme. Features optional CD audio cues. 1-5 players. 15+ minutes.

Space Cadets - Dice Duel: Fast-paced team game pitting two starship crews against each other. Features uniquely frenzied dice-rolling mechanics. 4-8 players. 30 minutes.

Specter Ops: Board game of hidden movement set in a dystopian biopunk setting. 2-5 players. 60-120 minutes.

Star Realms: Sci-fi themed deckbuilding game with fast gameplay. 2 players. 30 minutes. (iPad app with challenging single-player campaign mode also available; please contact the librarian.)

Star Wars - Armada: Miniature space combat game featuring the large ships of the Star Wars universe. 2 players. 120 minutes.

Star Wars - X-Wing: Fast-playing miniature space combat game with easy-to-learn rules. 2+ players. 30+ minutes. (Additional copies available on request.)

Suburbia: Well-regarded tile-laying game with city building theme. 1-4 players. 60-120 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Summoner Wars: Tactical fantasy-themed combat card game with deckbuilding element. 2-4 players (1-2 players on app version). 30 minutes. (iPad app and extra board also available; please contact the librarian.)

Tanto Cuore: Deckbuilding game with maid-hiring theme and anime-styled artwork. 1-4 players. 45 minutes. (iPad app; please contact the librarian.)

Tapple: Pass-the-gadget word game. 2-8 players. 20 minutes. Donated by USAopoly.

Ticket to Ride: Accessible railroad-themed board game. Features easy gameplay combined with layered strategy. 2-5 players. 30-60 minutes. Donated by Luke Peterschmidt. (More copies available on request.)

Ticket to Ride - Europe: Accessible railroad-themed board game. Sequel to original game. Features easy gameplay combined with layered strategy. 2-5 players. 60 minutes.

Tokaido: Board game with Japanese pilgrimage theme and innovative worker-placement mechanic. 2-5 players. 45-60 minutes. (Additional copy available on request.)

Trains: Deck-building game with Japanese railroad theme and path-building mechanic. 2-4 players. 45 minutes. Donated by AEG. (Additional copy available on request.)

Trophy Buck: Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

Tsuro of the Seas: Pathfinding tile-laying game with mythical Asian theme. 2-8 players. 30-45 minutes. Donated by Luke Peterschmidt.

Twister: Classic physical game "that ties you up in knots." 2+ players. 30 minutes. Donated by David Runyon. (Additional copy available on request.)

Uno: Classic fast-playing card game. 2-10 players. 30 minutes.

Vault Wars: Auction abandoned loot lockers in this card game. 3-5 players. 45-60 minutes.

Walk the Dogs: Set collection game designed to teach critical thinking using cute doggies. 2-5 players. 30 minutes. Donated by SimplyFun.

Wings of War: Card-based tactical air combat game set in World War 1. 2-4 players. 30-60 minutes.

Wits & Wagers: Trivia-based party game with betting mechanic. 3-7 players. 30 minutes.

Wonky: Card-driven game of balancing blocks. 2+ players. 15 minutes. Donated by USAopoly.

Zombie Dice: Roll dice and push your zombie luck by collecting brains before you get shotgunned. 2+ players. 10-20 minutes. Donated by Steve Jackson Games. (Additional copy available on request. Also available on iPad; please contact the librarian.)

  


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