New Game Library Resources

Captain Sonar
Players: 6-8 | Time: 60 min. | Grades: Middle, High

At the bottom of the ocean, no one will hear you scream!

In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

All the members of a team sit on one side of the table, and they each take a particular...

High Frontier
Players: 1-5 | Time: 180 min. | Grades: High

Players represent space-faring factions of Earth. These factions bid for patents in the form of space technology cards and boost them into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). These are then assembled into rockets and their cargoes. Once fueled with water tanks (WTs), these rockets fly to promising industrial and science sites (planets, asteroids, etc.). If prospecting succeeds, a claim is made. A claim can be upgraded to a factory to produce useful new technologies. By extracting water from a site, a rocket can refuel (WTs are used both as rocket...

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...

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