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Tabletop Gaming In Our Library: Home

This page acts as a hub for all things gaming-related in our library

Upcoming Gaming Events

It is time for Spring Game Days!

Thursdays, 1-4pm
MAR 21 and APR 18 
in CORE rm 338! 

Coming Soon...
Spring Out of Stress!

Where to Begin

Not sure what game to begin with? That's okay! Choosing a place to start can feel overwhelming, lucky for you there are multiple guides and reviews for the best starter board games.  Check out one of the ones below if you need help deciding which game to play first! 



Many thanks to MLIS Interns, Ethan Weinschenk and Devon Simpson, for their contributions to this LibGuide! 

Come Game With Us!

Do you like to play board games, card games, dice games, any games?

Join us in the Library as we host various gaming events! With a small (but growing!) collection of games in the Library CORE, and with access to our personal collection of games, you are sure to find one you are wanting to try.

If you are a student, staff, or faculty at Cal State East Bay, you can now borrow games and bring them home to play. Here are a list of the games we have made loanable: 

Title (with link to record in Library Catalog) Player Count
Apples to Apples 4-10
Azul 2-4
Cards Against Humanity 4-30
Cascadia - MISSING 1-4
Catan, Settlers of  2-4
Chess Set (The Dog Artist Collection)  2
Choose Your Own Adventure: War with the Evil Power Master 1-99
Clue: Harry Potter 3-5
Codenames  4-10
Codenames: Disney  4-10
Codenames: Duet 4-10
Codenames: Pictures 4-10
Crazy 8's 2-4
Disney Villianous 2-6
Dragon Castle 2-4
Dungeons & Dragons: Starter Kit  2-6
Dungeons & Dragons: Starter Kit 2 Stormwreck Isle - DAMAGED 2-6
Dixit  3-6
Exploding Kittens (party park) 2-10
Fish 2-4
Fluxx 2-6
For Sale  3-6
Forbidden Island 2-4
Forbidden Sky 2-5
A Game of Thrones: A Board Game 3-6
Jenga 1-8
Just One 3-7
Legendary: A Marvel Deck-Building Game 1-5
Love Letter 2-4
Machi Koro 2-4
Marvel Champions: The Card Game 1-4
Monopoly 2-6
Monopoly: Marvel Avengers 2-6
Munchkin Loot Letter  2-4
One Night Ultimate Werewolf 3-10
Onirim with 7 Expansions 1-2
Pandemic 2-4
Qwirkle 2-4
Revolution! 3-4
Scrabble 2-4
Smash Up 2-4
Smash Up Pretty Pretty Expansion 2 (by itself);
6 (w Smash Up)
Spirit Island 1-4
Spot It! Fire & Ice 2-8
Sushi Go 2-5
Telestrations (party pack) - MISSING 4-12
The Crew 2-5
The Game of Life 2-6
The Game of Life: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 2-6
Ticket to Ride 2-5
Tsuro of the Seas 2-8
War - MISSING 2-4
Wingspan 1-5
Wits & Wagers 3-7

These games can be picked up on the short shelves next to the children's books and then taken to the Checkout Desk to be borrowed. Up to two games may be checked out at a time with a one-week renewal. Please double, triple-check to make sure all parts are back in the game before you return it. Thank you! 

Email (the Gaming Librarian) if you have any questions, recommendations, or want to donate games! 

Your Gaming Librarian!

More Info on Tabletop Games

More Games in the CSUEB Game Zone!

Over in the Old UU, there is a Game Zone, and they also have board games that you can check out. Email if you have any questions regarding their games.