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Games and Gaming at the Learning Commons

Collection Libguide for Board Games offered at the Learning Commons

Board Games and Video Games at the Learning Commons

Here at the Learning Commons on the Armstrong Campus, we offer a selection of over 100 board games for Georgia Southern University students to check out and play! From On a Scale of One to T-Rex to Catanwe have something for everybody in our board game collection! Browse this libguide to get an idea of the strategy, party, and all sorts of other games that we have for check out! We also offer a growing video game collection! (XB1, PS4, and Switch)

Game Night featuring the Game of the Month!

The box cover illustration for the game Arkham Horror, featuring three frightened people fleeing from a tentacled monster in an antique car.

October 2022 - Arkham Horror

JOIN US AT THE LEARNING COMMONS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 5:00PM - 8:00PM, FOR GAME NIGHT FEATURING ARKHAM HORROR!

The year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties. Flappers dance till dawn in smoke-filled speakeasies, drinking alcohol supplied by rum runners and the mob. It’s a celebration to end all celebrations in the aftermath of the War to End All Wars.

Yet a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the thresholds between worlds. Occult rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion.

Only a handful of investigators stand against the Arkham Horror. Will they prevail?

Arkham Horror (3rd Edition) is a cooperative board game for one to six players who take on the roles of investigators trying to rid the world of eldritch beings known as Ancient Ones. Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, players will have to gather clues, defeat terrifying monsters, and find tools and allies if they are to stand any chance of defeating the creatures that dwell just beyond the veil of our reality.

— Fantasy Flight Games

The game box cover illustration for The Lord of the Rings showing Gandalf the Grey standing in the shadows beneath a tree.

September 2022 - Lord of the Rings

JOIN US AT THE LEARNING COMMONS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 5:00PM - 8:00PM, FOR GAME NIGHT FEATURING LORD OF THE RINGS!

The Lord of the Rings is a co-operative game in which the object is to destroy the Ring while surviving the corrupting influence of Sauron. Each player plays one of the Hobbits in the fellowship, each of which has a unique power.

Over the course of the game, you make your way across four conflict game boards, representing some of the most memorable conflicts from the entire trilogy: Moria, Helm's Deep, Shelob's Lair, and Mordor. Each conflict board tests your small Fellowship to the utmost as you must play your quest cards to advance along multiple tracks.

Your journey leads you deeper into the darkness with each passing conflict, and safe havens become few and far between. You must carefully watch the corruption track because if the Sauron miniature ever meets a Hobbit, that player is eliminated — and if the Ring-bearer is eliminated, all players lose as Sauron reclaims the power of the One Ring. To win, throw the One Ring into the volcanic fires of Mount Doom.

boardgamegeek.com

Game Loan Policy

To check out a board game or a video game, simply make sure it's available using GIL-Find (library catalog). After you've checked the availability, drop by the Armstrong Campus Learning Commons and check it out! You must present a valid Eagle ID or government-issued ID at the service desk to borrow a game.

All games check out for a 7-day loan period. Board games are weighed as they are checked out and once more as they are checked in to ensure all pieces are present.