Games & Puzzles

SKU: 9781589781443

The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner, but some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope -- if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond. Heap misfortune upon the family you control and give out good things to your opponents-- you'll win the game only if yours are the most miserable upon death. A morbidly fun game where the more elaborate your explanation of the cards, the better.

SKU: 852131006013

Created by Matthew Inman, aka the hilarious online comic extraordinaire The Oatmeal, Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever. It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game — unless that player has a Defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

SKU: 859930005742

The Fox in the Forest is an ode to the classic trick-taking game. The beautiful artwork, two-player format, and fairy tale elements add a new twist to this classic game style! To win the game, you must win tricks, but not too many! If you win too many tricks in a round, you will have the same fate as every villain in a fairy tale.

SKU: 824968717912

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure where players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in various countries around the world.

SKU: 847915184032

Balance your books! In this original 3D puzzle, stack up to 12 differently shaped books, and one clever cat, so that the upper shelf lies evenly across the top. Use the special included level to make sure everything is perfectly aligned. Master all 40 challenges and you're on a level above the rest!

SKU: 759751001094

Your old favorite book is now your new favorite game! In Bring Your Own Book, players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. What's the tastiest “name for a candy bar” in that history textbook you're reading for school? How quickly can you find “lyrics from a country western song” in your dog-training guide? What kind of “advice for graduating seniors” will appear in your anthology of limericks? Find out when you Bring your own Book!

SKU: 029877030712

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun! This is one of the highest rated games of all time, and a definite bookshop staff favorite. 

SKU: 681706781006

Inspired by the medieval fortress in southern France of the same name, Carcassonne is a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. Players choose from tiles that depict cities, roads, monasteries, and fields; each new tile placed creates an ever-expanding board on which players can then add their followers. Players score points by having followers on features as they're completed.

SKU: 603827344410

Cards Against Humanity with a Shakespearean twist! This hilarious party game uses direct quotes from Shakespeare’s plays to propose answers to mock-serious questions. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely playas.”

SKU: 859930005773

Do you ever dream of leaving your real life and entering a world in which your sole task is to collect the most rare and valuable books you can find? Well, this game was made for you! In Ex Libris, you must compete with other players to win the prestigious and lucrative position of Grand Librarian. Use caution, as the Official Inspector will be grading your library on several criteria, including alphabetical order, shelf stability, and variety. Surpass your opponents and collect the best books to win the title of Grand Librarian in Ex Libris! 

SKU: 3558380028116

Before history began, before the Roman Empire was born, even before the Parthenon sat atop the Acropolis of Athens, was the Age of Heroes. In those days, the boundary between gods and mortals was much thinner, so thin that the greatest of mortals could enter the gods’ halls upon sacred Mount Olympus when they died. To do so, a hero needed more than divine parentage or glorious deeds. A hero needed illustrious renown: his or her story had to become a legend that would endure forever.

SKU: 722301926246

You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one will survive. Coup is a fun and easy to learn card game that is suitable as a short party game or a quick time filler for a group.



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