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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 Q through R

A group of potion-sellers gather in a medieval market.

The Quacks of Quedlingburg

In The Quacks of Quedlinburg, players are charlatans — or quack doctors — each making their own secret brew by adding ingredients one at a time. Take care with what you add, though, for a pinch too much of this or that will spoil the whole mixture!

A fantasy dwarf holds a gem in one hand a pickaxe in the other.


Dwarves are among the bravest, determined and hard workers creatures you can find. Especially when they are searching for crystals in a new mine.

In Quartz, you belong to a group of dwarves who has just discovered a new mine on their land. Excited by the discovery, you decided to make a bet. Everyone will explore the mine for five days. At the end of each day you will sell in the city, the crystals you extracted during this day. At the end of the fifth day, the dwarf who earned the most money will become the only owner of the mine.

A group of silly people sit around a table playing a card game.


Quelf is the unpredictable party game that gives Random a new name!
Whether you're answering hilarious trivia, performing ridiculous stunts, or obeying silly rules, Quelf will inspire you to use your creativity, wit and sense of humor in ways you've never imagined.
As you move around the game board, as one of eight quirky characters, crazy things start to happen. Your friends start talking strangely. Your mom's face is wrapped in toilet paper. Your dad is acting like Dracula. And you are reciting a poem about your armpits.

Wooden pieces and walls are placed on the game board.


The abstract strategy game Quoridor is deep for its simple rules. The object of the game is to advance your pawn to the opposite edge of the board. On your turn you may either move your pawn or place a wall. You may hinder your opponent with wall placement, but not completely block them off. Meanwhile, they are trying to do the same to you. The first pawn to reach the opposite side wins.

A pile of game pieces with multicolored shapes on it.


Simple to learn, yet strategic and exciting to play, Qwirkle is a favorite of all ages. Build lines of tiles that are all the same color or shape, with no duplicates. Score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes. Score even bigger by matching all 6 attributes and creating a Qwirkle!

An old styled train chugs down some tracks in the woods.

Rails of New England

New England Rails is a business game set in 19th century New England for two to five players. Each player takes on the roll of a would-be business tycoon seeking to increase profits by expanding business holdings and connecting them by railroad to major cities. Players can make decisions to improve their own holdings, and can directly affect each other by the use of Action Cards. They may trade and buy business, as well obtain Special Routes, Mail Contracts and State Subsidies. The businessman who has the most money by the end is the winner!
Donated by Rio Grande Games.

A group of fantasy adventurers drink in a bar.

The Red Dragon Inn

Drink, gamble, and roughhouse with your friends. But don’t forget to keep an eye on your Gold. If you run out, you’ll have to spend the night in the stables. Oh… and try not to get too beaten up or too drunk. If you black out, your friends will continue the party without you… after they loot your body for Gold of course!
Donated by Slugfest Games.

A new group of fantasy adventurers drinks in a bar.

The Red Dragon Inn 2

Drink, gamble, and roughhouse with your friends. But don't forget to keep an eye on your Gold. If you run out, you'll have to spend the night in the stables. Oh. and try not to get too beaten up or too drunk. If you black out, your friends will continue the party without you. after they loot your body for Gold of course! The last conscious adventurer with Gold wins the game!  Take on the role of one of four new characters!
Donated by Slugfest Games.

A fantasy card game is being played on a table.

The Red Dragon Inn: Gambling? I'm in!

The Red Dragon Inn: Gambling I'm In! is a game about the games that the heroes play when they gamble at the Red Dragon Inn. Now, players of The Red Dragon Inn, The Red Dragon Inn 2 and the upcoming Red Dragon Inn 3 can play out an actual round of gambling when they play the "Gambling? I'm In!" card! Even better, the gambling games also can be played on their own as standalone games, or as part of your RPG, or LARP. 
Donated by Slugfest Games.

Two mischievous characters stand in a bar.

The Red Dragon Inn Allies: Spyke and Flower

The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Spyke and Flower is the first standalone Allies expansion, letting two players drink, brawl and gamble the night away to prove that they are the best munchkin around. It contains everything you need to play the game, including a brand new Drink Deck as well as a new automated third-player game variant. So play head to head with a friend, or combine this game with any of our other The Red Dragon Inn sets for parties of three or more players.

A flag with a broken red heart on it.

Red Flags

Red Flags is "The Game of Terrible Dates"
In Red Flags, your goal is to use "Perk" cards to create the best date for "The Single" (the judge for this round). However, there is a catch. Players may also play "Red Flags" (bad traits) in an attempt to sabotage another player's hot date.
Each player has an opportunity to argue why their date is the best one for "The Single," who chooses which awful date wins...

A flag with a pixel art heart on it.

Red Flags - Nerdy Expansion

This deck adds all kinds of nerdy goodness to your game, and has sources all across the popular and classic sci-fi, fantasy, and video-game worlds.

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Remember: Eckolo

Eckolo is a colourful add-game for several people, young and old. Besides the simple rules, also new forms and colour combinations that emerge again and again, the design and the appearance of the game guarantee endless enjoyment.
One could jump in a triangle if it is one’s the turn, having a colourful suitable Eckolo card to add and not a single card of one’s own suits. Since the rules are as easy as they can be. If there is no suitable card in one’s hand: take one from the cards tower, until it is possible to add a new one again. Until the end, Eckolo remains exciting despite (or just therefore) the easy rules.
Donated by Barnes and Noble Savannah.

A cube covered in multicolored abstract shapes.

Remember: Paolo

Discover and experience your own creativity with Paolo. You can create figures from another planet, animals that do not really exist or architectural structures that look like a work of art. Great fun from the moment you start!
Donated by Barnes and Noble Savannah.

A rectangle covered in multicolored abstract shapes.

Remember: Signale

The REMEMBER® Signale memory game is a fantastic way to test your memory at any age. This beautifully designed game involves matching pairs of playing cards. A game that works your memory skills as you remember when and where you saw the matching cards. The Signale memory game comprises pairs of square playing cards with colourful abstract designs. The game is beautifully presented in a high quality magnetic box and makes a lovely gift. REMEMBER is an award-wining German company recognised for its high-quality, colourful designs.
Donated by Barnes and Noble Savannah.

A woman standing in a futuristic city looks around.

The Resistance

The Resistance is a party game of social deduction. It is designed for five to ten players, lasts about 30 minutes, and has no player elimination. The Resistance is inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics, which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.

A classical army general on horseback rears back over the world.

RISK: The Game of Global Domination

This classic game of military strategy challenges players to lead their armies across vast continents and into daring attacks on the enemy. In a quest for global domination, RISK players sweep across a detailed game board that is actually a map of the world in the 1880s. The playing pieces are detailed military miniatures that opponents use to wage battles, capture the other player's troops and in turn, reinforce their own army. RISK is a game as complex as you make it, the object is to capture and claim 42 territories.

Cubes with various shapes on each face decorate the cover.

Rory's Story Cubes - Voyages

Roll the cubes, begin with 'Far, far away.', start with the first symbol to grab your attention, and tell a story that links together all nine face-up images. There is no wrong answer, as the goal is to let the images spark your imagination.
Donated by Barnes and Noble Savannah.

Tiles with numbers on them decorate a blue void.


 Players take turns placing numbered tiles in runs (consecutive numbers of the same color) and groups (three or more of the same number in different colors), Rummy style. It's easy to learn, but packed with strategy - the "board" Changes all the time as players adjust the tiles on the table. The Joker tiles add to the fun and can be used as any color or number. Be the first player to play Every tile on your rack to win.

A hand of cards is spread out across the cover.


Rummy is a group of matching-card games notable for similar gameplay based on matching cards of the same rank or sequence and same suit. The basic goal in any form of rummy is to build melds which consists of sets, three or four of a kind of the same rank; or runs, three or more cards in sequence, of the same suit.
Donated by Barnes and Noble Savannah.