New Game Library Resources

4 Way Countdown
Players: 1-4 | Time: 15 min. | Grades: Primary, Elementary

Players compete to achieve all numbers from 1 through 10 using 2 dice and simple math. Score is marked with wooden pegs that are flipped when a number is achieved. Basically a four player version of Shut the Box. But it includes some variation. Players may not use the two dice as separate numbers to flip two pegs. Instead they use the two numbers with a basic math operand to create a single number to choose a peg.

Example: Dice roll 2 and 6 yields
2 + 6 = 8 6 – 2 = 4 6 ÷ 2 = 3
There are only 10 pegs so 6 x 2 = 12 is out...

Duck Puzzle
Players: 1-1 | Time: 5 min. | Grades: Primary

A layered puzzle that shows the life cycle of a duck.

Banana Puzzle
Players: 1-1 | Time: 5 min. | Grades: Primary

A layered puzzle that shows the growth cycle of a banana

Frog Puzzle
Players: 1-1 | Time: 5 min. | Grades: Primary

A layered puzzle that shows the life cycle of a frog.

Season Puzzle
Players: 1-1 | Time: 5 min. | Grades: Primary

A layered puzzle exploring the changes in nature across the four seasons.

Carrot Puzzle
Players: 1-1 | Time: 5 min. | Grades: Primary

A layered puzzle that goies through the growth cycle of a carrot plant.

Sojourner Tales
Players: 2-6 | Time: 90 min. | Grades: Middle, High

Tracy & Laura Hickman's storytelling board game that turns your e-reading device into a portal of adventure and imagination.

Use strategy and wits as you discover and collect the parts of your mysterious story, then be the first to complete the epic adventure. The tale is different every time you play … or you can download new Sojourner Tales to play from the website at sojournertales.com! Beginning with the player holding the Lead Player token (Lead Player), players perform each turn in two rounds of play: a Journey round (...

Virus!
Players: 2-6 | Time: 20 min. | Grades: Middle, High

Experimental virus outbreaks have escaped the lab and only you can stop them! Face the pandemic and compete to be the first to eradicate the virus by isolating a healthy body. Ethical or not, all means at your reach are valid to achieve victory. Use your wits to boycott your rivals' efforts and win.

Each turn in Virus! you either play a card or discard any number of cards, then you replenish your hand to three cards. Cards can be:

One of four organs (or the joker organ)
One of four viruses (specific to each organ or the...

The Vampire, The Elf, & The Cthulhu
Players: 2-5 | Time: 45 min. | Grades: Middle, High

J.- Night, almost total darkness. Only rarely the pale glow of the moon could find space between the thick clouds to slightly illuminate the landscape. But he had no need of the moon to locate his target, his eyes were able to see in the darkness better than anyone else. He moved slowly, not to avoid making any noise, his movements were always soft, almost ethereal: never in his eternal life he had been sensed by his prey; a few more steps and he would be on target. It was there, unaware, helpless in front of his attack: a quickly and...

littlecodr
Players: 2-10 | Time: 10 min. | Grades: Middle, High

Littlecodr is an insanely fun card game that introduces code to kids ages 4 and up. Crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this game is now introducing coding and computer programming concepts to kids all across the world. Using simple action cards, kids get to program their parents or friends to do crazy things while they learn concepts like coding and logic, linear thinking, prototyping and debugging.

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