Board Games

Our board game collection expands the educational and recreational offerings available to our community.  The games chosen encourage face-to-face social interaction, teambuilding, storytelling, planning, sportsmanship, literacy, and more. The collection also offers patrons the opportunity to try out a game before purchasing their own version. 

How it Works

  • Board games can be borrowed for one week. Bring it back after one week and try another!
  • Games must be picked up and returned to the Kirkland Town Library. Because we quarantine items when they are returned, there may be a delay in getting the game off of your library card.
  • Patrons must fill out a “Board Game Check Out Agreement” when checking out the game.
  • Borrowers are responsible for returning the game with all of its pieces and accessories. Each box includes a list of its contents. Staff will inventory the items when games are returned; if you notice something missing, please let us know. 
  • If a piece is missing, the borrower will be charged the cost of replacement pieces. Or, if not available, the borrower will need to pay for a new game.

Battleship

The classic naval battle game. Hunt. Sink. Win!

For ages 7 and up.

2 players.

Blink, Quiddler, and Taco vs Burrito

Three card games for some family fun!

Blink is for ages 7 and up and 2 players.

Quiddler is for ages 8 and up and 1-8 players.

Taco vs Burrito is for ages 7 and up and 2-4 players.

Catan

In this game of strategy and resource management, you need the right materials to build houses and roads to gain victory points.

For ages 10 and up.

3-4 players.

Chess

Borrow a chess set a and a step-by-step guide to teach you how to play.

For ages 7 and up.

2 players.

Chunky Monkey Business

In this fast-paced game, players match wits to figure out the missing word from phrases.

For ages 10 and up.

3-8 players.

Codenames

Solve puzzles in this party game filled with spies, codes, and secrets. 

For ages 10 and up.

2-8 players.

Dixit

Give the perfect clue so most (not all) players guess the right surreal image card.

For ages 8 and up.

3-6 players.

Exploding Kittes, Mille Bournes and Five Crowns

Exploding Kittens is a card game for 2-5 players ages 7 and up.

Mille Bornes is the classic racing game for 2-6 players ages 7 and up.

Five Crowns is a rummy-style card game for 1-7 players ages 8 and up.

Forbidden Island

You and your fellow adventurers are on a mission to capture four sacred treasures.

For ages 10 and up.

2-4 players.

Hercules Acrobatics

Stack the acrobats to see what crazy piles and poses you can make.

For ages 4 and up.

1 or more players.

Hoot Owl Hoot!

Help the owls fly back to their nest in this cooperative matching game.

For ages 4 and up.

2-4 players.

Labyrinth

Make your way through the maze and be the first to reach the treasure.

For ages 7 and up.

2-4 players.

Machi Koro

In this fast-paced game, each player wants to develop the city on their own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than their rivals.

For ages 10 and up.

2-4 players.

Oodles

There are 10 Oodlers on each card and all of them have answers that start with the same letter. Answer the first one correctly and move on. Answer wrong and anyone can jump in.

For ages 12 and up.

3-10 players.

Patchwork

Compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt.

For ages 8 and up.

2 players.

Race for the Galaxy

Build the most prosperous and powerful space empire.

For ages 12 and up.

2-4 players.

Race to the Treasure

Work with your team to beat the ogre in a race for treasure. Perfect for younger players: everyone works together, no one is left out, and everyone has fun.

For ages 3 and up.

2-4 players.

Santorini

In this strategy game, players are a youthful Greek God or Goddess competing to best aid the island’s citizens in building a beautiful village in the middle of the Aegean sea.

For ages 8 and up.

2-4 players.

Spyfall

In this game, you’re either a spy who’s close to having their cover blown or a special agent who’s hot on the spy’s heels.

For ages 13 and up.

3-8 players.

Telestrations

In this party game, draw what you see then guess what someone else drew.

For ages 8 and up.

4-8 players.

Ticket to Ride

A cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America.

For ages 8 and up.

2-5 players.

Ticket to Ride: First Journey

A simplified version of the cross-country train game.

For ages 6 and up.

2-4 players.

Toppling Tower

A giant version of everyone’s favorite stacking game.

Tsuro

A beautiful and beautifully simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn. 

For ages 8 and up.

2-8 players.

Uno Attack

The classic card game with a twist: every time you draw a card, press the button and see what shoots out.

For ages 7 and up.

2-10 players.