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Need a new game to play with your preschooler, but don't know what to get? Use our board game collection to try out games before you buy them! Below are three recommendations for the preschoolers in your life. Why should you play board games? Board games are...

Are you looking for something for your kids to do inside during a hot, summer day (or a cold, rainy one)? Did you know that the J Library of Things in the Children’s Room has plenty of games, puzzles, and STEM kits that are for...

November 8-14 is International Games Week! While we can't have any in-person programs at the library right now (wear your mask, wash your hands, and stay at least 6 feet away from folks!), there are still ways to celebrate. Our collection of table-top games is still...

A Chance Meeting A secret society met recently at the library, by coincidence on the same night and time as Open Game Night. Called the Society of Luminaries, this small, card-driven cohort gathered in one of the Library's meeting rooms to play their peculiar game called...

If your last interaction with a board game was a tedious slog of Monopoly that ended with someone (not you, surely) up-ending the game board and walking away, let me invite you to try something else. Both the variety and quality of tabletop games have...

Summer Reading Club is up to full speed, and it's busy in the Children's Room! Today was the first day for the free lunch program - Quakers' Lunch Truck, sponsored by the USDA and Plainfield Community School Corporation- which brings a lot of people...

Our J Library of Things now includes floor puzzles and new board games for children! They can be put on hold at home or checked out at the library. Don’t have a library card? All of our puzzles, board games, and STEM kits can be...

Do you have a favorite Disney villain? Disney movies often give us such delightfully wicked villains, it's hard not to form some attachment to them. If you have a soft spot for the likes of Ursula, Jafar, or Maleficent - you're in luck! The game Villainous...

Last week, we played Kremlin, an old Avalon Hill game of political intrigue set in the late Soviet Politburo. Each player controls a faction vying to "influence" the various politicians in the Politburo, helping them advance through the ranks. But be careful! The path to...

The Spiel des Jahres award (Game of the Year, for you non-German speakers) is the Oscars of the board gaming community. This award, given every year, celebrates excellence in board game design. The main focus of the SdJ are family games, but special awards are...

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