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KSL Game Night

A guide for Gaming@KSL: A listing of our offerings with links to instructions and other helpful resources.

Calling all gamers!!!

KSL Game Night is here to engage students, faculty, staff and the CWRU Community in the library space.  This program will teach attendees new ways to collaborate as well as learn about the library space and what is offered.  Bring your friends!  Make new ones!  Play old favorites or learn new and exciting games! Join us for a stress-free evening of food, fun, and games!

Kelvin Smith Library's Game Night Presents: LoterĂ­a!

This October, KSL Game Night celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by presenting Loterí­a! Join us on Wednesday, October 5th from 7-9pm and learn to play Loterí­a -- a traditional game of chance similar to bingo.

In addition to Lotería, our full board game library will be available for students to enjoy.  Have a game that we don't?  Looking for new friends to play with?  Please feel free to bring your own games and use our space to play in!

As always, we will have snacks and soda for the gamers to enjoy!

To register, click on our Event Link or scan the QR code below:

Please note: registration is not required, but appreciated!

Hope to see you on October 5th!

2022 Fall Schedule

July 2020 Update

Hello everyone!

Just a couple of summer updates for you!  We've recently added two new online gaming resources: Roll20 and PlayingCards.io.  Roll20 is an online virtual tabletop for pen and paper RPGs and board games.  PlayingCards.io is another virtual tabletop site where you can play old classics  like 500, Backgammon, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, Euchre and more!  Be sure to check out the Online Board Gaming section in our Resources section for links to these sites.

Still need some new ideas? Fellow Australian board gamer Evan Leed created this handy infographic for online board gaming:

(Click to enlarge image)

Have fun gaming from a safe distance!

April 2020: Game Night vs. COVID-19

Missing KSL Game Night and hanging out with your friends you met here at CWRU?  Thanks to modern technology, there are several ways you can get together and play board games with your friends while practicing social distancing! 

Board Game Arena and Tabletopia are websites that have adapted board games for online play.  Encourage your friends to sign up for free accounts and then invite them to play a game! 

A sample of some of the games that are available to play for free from Board Game Arena:

  • Stone Age
  • Hanabi
  • Tokaido
  • Not Alone
  • Coloretto
  • Tzolk'in
  • Takenoko
  • Saboteur
  • Through the Ages
  • Dice Forge

 

Interested in Tabletopia?  Check out this video to learn about the best 10 games you can play for free! 

If you would like to add a little face time to your remote board gaming, have everyone meet up through Google Chats or Discord while you're playing your game! 

 

Up for a bigger challenge?  Check out this video from the Dice Tower with their top 10 games that can be played remotely- with at least one player who has the game on a physical table with a camera set up to focus on the game.  Note: In some instances all players will need a copy of the game.

According to Tom and Zee, the best types of games to play in this manner are RPGs, cooperative games with perfect information (no information is hidden from the other players), roll and write games, abstract strategy games, and some party games. 

 

In the mood for a solo game?  See below for some great games that can be played in solo-mode!

Need more ideas?  Check out these articles with remote gaming suggestions!

The 22 Best Online Games to Play With Friends During the Coronavirus Outbreak from Parade Magazine.

A Big List of Board Games on Steam from user Andy S. on BoardGameGeek

In the mood for a party game?  Give Jackbox Games a try!

We've added an Online Board Game Sites section to our Resources tab-be sure to check it out for more online board gaming options. 

Due to the spread of COVID-19, many non-essential businesses have had to close their doors-including local game stores.  To learn about how you can help yours, check out Helping our Local Game Stores during the COVID-19 epidemic on BoardGameGeek

BoardGameGeek has also created the Distance Gaming Guidea comprehensive guide to games you can play with your friends and family from the safety of your own home! 

Have fun, stay healthy, and we hope to see you in the fall!