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Board Game Collection: Home

A guide to information about the University of Idaho's board game collection and the the games that are a part of it

Getting Started

New to Board Games? Just discovered this collection? Find out more information by going to the Getting Started tab or following the link here!

UI affiliates can check out 2 games for 5 days with 1 renewal

Our New Games!

Hanabi box

Hanabi

Everyone can see your cards but you. Can their clues help you find out what to play?

Unlock! Mystery Adventures – The Nautilus' Traps

Make your way back to the surface escape room style after a sea monster attacks your submarine.

Crew box

The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

Go on a planet-discovering space mission in this cooperative trick-taking game.

Jumanji Fluxx box

Jumanji Fluxx

Welcome to the jungle...where every card you play may be your last.

Heroica box

Heroica: Waldurk (Lego)

Move through the forests of LEGO's Heroica classic dungeon game collecting treasure and fighting enemies.

10 Days in  Europe box

10 Days in Europe

Plot a beautiful trip across Europe by land, air and sea.

Age of Mythology Box

Age of Mythology: The Boardgame

Develop Egyptian, Norse, and Greek nations and battle armies of mythical creatures.

Blokus box

Blokus

Fit your tiles on a shared board with not enough space for everyone.

Candy Land

Race along the candy road to be the first to tour King Kandy’s castle.

Sorry box

Sorry!

Hope you don't get a pawn bounced back to the start in a race to your finishing space.

Game of Life box

The Game of Life

Travel down life's road with its highs and lows as you try to amass a fortune.

Saboteur box

Saboteur

You are dwarves laying tunnel cards to get gold: but which one of you is the traitor?

Arboretum

Build the Arboretum of your dreams, and prevent your rival from building theirs.

Catan Extension box

Catan 5-6 player Extension

Two more opponents in The Settlers of Catan? Yes you can.

Azul box

Azul

Artfully embellish the walls of your palace by drafting the most beautiful tiles.

Freedom box

Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Join fellow abolitionists to emancipate slaves and lead them to freedom in Canada.

Eldritch Horror box

Eldritch Horror

An unknown Elder God approaches the world—and you must solve mysteries to stop it.

Mysterium box

Mysterium

Become a psychic and divine spectral visions to solve the murder of a restless ghost.

Concept box

Concept

Select icons to help your team guess a secret word or phrase.

Small world box

Small World

Control one fantasy race after another to expand quickly throughout the land.

Third Thursday Board Games, 2-4pm, Library Study Room 133

Can't find the game you want to play?

Submit a game suggestion by clicking the button below and we will consider purchasing the game to add to our collection. Please include the title game, the publisher, and a link (if you have one) in you submission.

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Bring our Board Games to your events!

Hosting an event? Want to have some thing to do? Build team work? Collaborate? Just have some fun?

Contact Perri Moreno, pmoreno@uidaho.edu, to see about bringing the library's board games to your event!

Attribution

This collection was made possible with the generous assistance of the Associated Students University of Idaho who provided some of the initial funds to establish the collection. We would also like to thank the VandalStore for donating Vandalopoly,

We would like to thank the Florida State College at Jacksonville for allowing us to model our Board Game guide off of theirs. You can find their original guide here.