The countdown towards the end of the semester has begun and visions of sugar plums and long winter naps have us wishing that the stress of finals were done! If you identify with this sentiment and are feeling stressed or overwhelmed there are strategies that can help you relax and get some much needed rest. Visit this helpful post by the Office of Student Health and Counseling for a plethora of ideas.
We would like to highlight one helpful and low cost strategy, playing games, more specifically playing board games! Milne Library happens to own over 70 games and all of these games can be borrowed for free for up to 28 days. We carry anything from classics like Scrabble, Life and Clue to educational games such as Race to Madrid and First Orchard to action/adventure games like Takenoko and Carcassonne. We will be featuring a sampling of these games on the main floor of the library near the main staircase with the rest of the collection being housed on the lower level in the Teacher Education Resource Center.
You can find a list of our available games by searching the library catalog, GLOCAT Classic and using the TERC tab. After choosing the TERC tab you can further refine your search by limiting the format to games (see screen shot below).
A few of the games mentioned in this post:
Carcassonne – curr GAME CAR
“Players place land tiles to develop roads, cities, fields, and cloisters, and deploy their followers as thieves, farmers, knights and monks to score points as they develop the land around the medieval city of Carcassonne.” — Container.
Clue – curr GAME CLU
“Collect clues and make the right deductions to solve the mystery.” — Container.
First Orchard – curr GAME FIR
“Supporting free play, recognizing and naming colors and forms, understanding games with rules, and developing and experiencing team spirit, this is a cooperative game where children have to work together to harvest all the fruit before the raven reaches the trees.” — Container.
Takenoko – curr GAME TAK
“You must cultivate plots of land using irrigation and intelligence so that bamboo, the only food that the Panda will eat, grows in abundance. But beware of the sacred animal’s uncontrollable appetite for crunchy young sprouts.”–Container.