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Learning Commons (Armstrong Campus)

An overview of services available at The Learning Commons, a part of the Georgia Southern University Libraries on the Armstrong Campus.

Board Games K through M

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Karma is playfully competitive and infectiously fun! Race to get rid of all your cards by playing a card of equal or higher value, but watch out…if you can’t play a card, you have to take the whole discard pile! Luckily, there are Karma cards that could get you out of trouble…and maybe cause trouble for someone else!
Donated by PlayMonster.

A group of eclectic individuals all stand behind a doctor they wish to murder.

Kill Doctor Lucky

Welcome to Lucky Mansion, a sprawling country estate filled with unusual weapons, good hiding places, and craven killers. Killers like you.
The object? To kill Doctor Lucky. The obstacles? For one thing, all your friends would rather do it first. For another, Doctor Lucky is aptly named.
You would think that after being stabbed, poisoned, and poked in the eye, the old man would be long gone. But it’s been nearly 20 years since folks first started trying to kill him, and he keeps coming back stronger than ever.
Donated by Greater Than Games.
Donated by Barnes and Noble Savannah.

Many comic book style monsters strike poses behind the title of the game.

King of Tokyo

King of Tokyo is a game for 2 to 6 players where you play as mutant monsters, rampaging robots, or even abominable aliens battling in a fun, chaotic atmosphere. Roll the dice and choose your strategy: Will you attack your enemies? Heal your wounds? Improve your Monster? Stomp your path to victory!

View of a medieval church through a doorway. The church sits below the title of the game.

The King's Abbey

The King's Abbey is a worker placement/resource management game in which each player has their own player board that represents the abbey they have been tasked to build. Players take charge of monks that are represented by ten dice as they go out and gather resources, go on crusades, construct buildings, train clergy, bring in peasants, and defend their abbey against the darkness.
Donated by Breaking Games.

Various cartoon style kings look out over a kingdom at sunrise.

Kings of Artifice

This classic euro-style game for 2-4 players uses wooden blocks to create structures and focuses on strategy as the key to win - focus on your kingdom, hinder your opponent's progress, or take advantage of each game's unique characteristics (Spells and Events).
Donated by Wyrd Games.

Happy lemmings run away from an eagle as it brandishes a fork and knife.

Leaping Lemmings

Leaping Lemmings is a humorous hobby or family game for 2-6 players. Each player controls a cloned clan of lemmings that have been specially trained to compete with the other lemming clans, all trying to scurry down a canyon and hurl themselves over a cliff. Distance and style points are important. One lemming diving with style and élan is worth as many as five of the more mundane divers. But beware the hungry eagles circling overhead or your lemmings might not even make the cliff edge!
Donated by GMT Games.

A  plane and a blimp fly over a stylized city.

Letter Tycoon

Build words, buy letters and score big! Use your hand of 7 cards plus any of the 3 community cards to make a word worth valuable money and stocks. Collect letter patents to earn royalties and invoke unique privileges. Patents, money and stocks add up to victory. Create the most valuable alphabet empire and YOU can become the Letter Tycoon!
Donated by Breaking Games.

Two fantasy style rings sit on a checkerboard.

Lord of the Rings Checkers

The classic game of checkers with a Middle-Earth feel! LOTR checkers comes with a decorative checkerboard and the pieces are plastic replicas of the One Ring in gold and silver colors! Packaged in a tin case. Hand sculpted and hand painted pieces represent the One ring and are decorated with Elven inscription. The richly detailed custom checkerboard showcases an authentic map of Middle-earth.

A group of fantasy adventurers pose in front of a gleaming city.

Lords of Waterdeep

Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force!

A group of explorers emerge from a cave to view an ancient civilization.

Lost Cities

The research teams are outfitted and ready to embark on their adventures to find five forgotten cities. Who will lead the way to fantastic discoveries?
Each player guides a team of explorers on up to five expeditions. To advance along an expedition path, a card in the path’s color must be played for each step forward. The card must be of equal or greater value to the player’s card previously played on that path.
Donated by Thames and Kosmos.

A card back with various colors on it representing the colors of magic.

Magic: The Gathering

In Magic, you play the role of a planeswalker—a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.

The magic the gathering logo flanked by a dragon and angel.

Magic the Gathering: Starter Kit

It's the perfect way to get into Magic the Gathering! Each starter kit comes with two dual colored themed decks, each containing 60 cards!

A newspaper with a picture of a Dog on it.

Man Bites Dog

It's the hilarious headline card game! This game is a little different: you're dealt a hand of cards with words on them, each with a point value. When it's your turn, construct the headline that earns the highest points... and often the biggest laughs! The first player to get to 500 points wins. If more than one player earns 500 points when the hand's points are totaled, the highest score wins.

Image of a colorful mantis breaking a rainbow.


There are only two rules: Steal or Score. You collect matching sets of cards by stealing from your opponents. You feel good about things, then not so good about things as opponents steal your cards back. Repeat this emotional rollercoaster until somebody wins the game.

A picture of the game board filled with colored pegs.


Guess the color of hidden pegs. A deduction game where each player takes turn making a limited number of guesses, using logic to deduce what pegs the opponent has hidden.

Three adventures hold treasure in front of a fantastical landscape.


Collect as much treasure as you can, but watch out for monsters! The further you go in the level, the more treasure you'll get, but if you take too much damage, you'll end up going home with nothing. Spend your treasure to buy Bowling Alleys, Arcades, and more! You can also use treasure to buy more hearts for your character, letting you go deeper into the level on your next run. You win by earning the most coins!
Donated by Red Raven Games.

Racing iconography surrounds a set of cards and a fire truck.

Mille Bornes

Hit the road and race to win. Be the first player to travel 1000 miles to win this classic family favorite! Play distance cards and speed towards the finish line, or put the brakes on your opponent with nasty hazards! Drive Carefully! They'll be playing hazards on you too... Out of Gas? Lucky you've got a Gasoline card! Accident? You'll need Repairs! Put your foot down... It's time to play Mille Bornes!

The box is styled to look like the spines of various cassette tapes.


200 cards that started it all! Mixtape tasks players with finding the perfect tune to orchestrate past, present, and future memories—from their first kiss to the moment NASA asks them to pilot the maiden voyage to Mars. 

A group of people in various costumes strike poses and play charades.

Monikers: A Game

Monikers is a party game based on the public domain game Celebrity, where players take turns attempting to get their teammates to guess names by describing or imitating well-known people.
In the first round, clue givers can say anything they want, except for the name itself. For the second round, clue givers can only say one word. And in the final round, clue givers can’t say anything at all: they can only use gestures and charades.

A spaceship from Star Trek flies behind the monopoly logo.

Monopoly: Star Trek the Next Generation

This Monopoly game goes where no board game has gone before. Based on Star Trek: The Next Generation, it features squares with pictures of the Borg and Data instead of Park Place or Boardwalk. Only the four corner squares--Go, Free Parking, Go To Jail, and the Jail--remain from traditional Monopoly, though most game rules are essentially the same. For Trekkers and sci-fi enthusiasts, this is warp-drive Monopoly. 

The band named

Monopoly - The Beatles

This version of Monopoly, licensed by Apple Studios, is based upon the English band "The Beatles". The goal is to collect Beatles albums from "Please, Please Me" to "Let It Be". The pewter tokens include a walrus, a sun, a raccoon, a octopus, a strawberry, and a hammer. The currency is "All You Need Is Love" money. The houses have been renamed listening parties, and the hotels have been renamed concerts. The Income Tax space has been renamed "Taxman" and the Luxury Tax space has been renamed "Ticket To Ride".

The cast of the live action harry potter film pose with voldemort behind them.

Munchkin Deluxe: Harry Potter

Munchkin: Harry Potter lands the witches and wizards of Hogwarts in the world of Munchkin, with players needing to kick down doors, grab treasure, and level up as usual.
Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

A cartoonish cowboy spins a lasso in the air and holds his gun at the ready.

Munchkin: The Good, The Bad, and the Munchkin

The Good, the Bad, and the Munchkin opens a whole new frontier - the Wild West! Forget dragons and goblins - Jackalopes and Davy Croc have just as much treasure. Those plains may seem wide open, but there's lots of monsters to defeat, and lots of stuff to take.
Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

A cartoonish dragon looks at his horde, disapproving of the adventurers stealing from it.

Munchkin: Loot Letter

Steal the treasure and backstab your friends – without all of the silly card-playing stuff. Well, without some of it. OK, without all but 16 cards of it, at least.
Munchkin Loot Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck from AEG, for 2-4 players.
Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

Portraits of various xmen are on the cover.

Munchkin: X-Men

Join the X-Men on a thrilling adventure to defend mankind from renegade mutants. Munchkin X-Men combines Marvel's beloved collection of X-Men comics with the role-playing fun of Munchkin.
In the game, players take on the role of students attending Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and team up with Professor X, Wolverine, and more super-charged mutants to take down the likes of Sabretooth, Juggernaut, and the almighty Magneto. 
Donated by Steve Jackson Games.

An old car approaches a spooky manor with the moon overhead.


In the 1920s, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologer, immediately detected a supernatural being upon entering his new house in Scotland. He gathered eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary séance, and they have seven hours to make contact with the ghost and investigate any clues that it can provide to unlock an old mystery.
Unable to talk, the amnesiac ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit.

A wizard in nature themed robes looks out over a forest.

Mystic Vale

A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power.