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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.

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Case Western Reserve University
11055 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-7151

2023 Fall Schedule

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!

2023 International Games Month!

It's that time of year again!  Come celebrate ALA's annual International Games Month with KSL! International Games Month is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that any library in the world can join!  We will be featuring games in German, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Spanish.  We will also have our full board game library available for play.  Have a game we don't?  Want to find new friends to play it with?  Feel free to bring it with you to Game Night!

Join us on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-9 pm in the Freedman Center Collaboration Commons!

To register click on our event link or scan the QR code below!

(Registration not required, but appreciated!)

Fall 2023 Schedule

**Fall 2023 Trivia Night Registration!**

Registration Link


Thank you!

On behalf of the KSL Gaming Committee, we would like to say "Thank you!" to all the students who made our spring semester events a success!  Congratulations to all the graduating seniors!  To our returning students-we hope to see you in the fall!!  Have a fantastic summer!


July 2020 Update

Hello everyone!

Just a couple of summer updates for you!  We've recently added two new online gaming resources: Roll20 and  Roll20 is an online virtual tabletop for pen and paper RPGs and board games. 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:

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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!