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Specific Games To Look Into

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Try out these fun board games or video games in your library to really draw in the crowds!!



  • Board games are great and relatively inexpensive fun; can be used repeatedly, and most Board Games offer extension packs that can be bought to replace missing cards and pieces; compiled from Best Board Games for Preschoolers:
    • Chutes and Ladders
    • CandyLand
    • Hi Ho Cherry-O
    • Sorry
    • Bingo
    • Boggle, Jr.
    • Hullaballoo


Early Elementary

  • Board Games:
    • Apples to Apples, Jr.
    • Cranium Hallubaloo


Upper Elementary/Middle

  • Apples to Apples 



  • Article from the School Library Journal listing the different kinds of interactive games that are popular with teens and adults; helpful for those who do not know much about gaming!
  • Have you heard of an ARG, an Alternate Reality Game!  Fun!
  • Hot Games (Rock Band 11 and Guitar Hero: World Tour) Fall 2008
  • Runescape is an online role-playing game that can be accessed for free or for $5/month if you'd like expanded access.  It's very popular, having just reached the million subscribers milestone.  If you are unfamiliar with it, check out this great intro article!
  • Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) is another active game where players have to hit the right steps in time on a floor pad to score points.  This article points out how DDR can help combat childhood obesity!
  • Guitar Hero is another simulation game, except this time users have controllers shaped like guitars to play along with the onscreen songs.
  • How to do Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) at your library: Everything you need to know!
  • The newest and hottest game on the block, Rock Band.  SLJ has a great intro article on what it is and how to play!
  • School Library Journal's recommendations for the hottest video games for 2008
  • Rock Band!  It's huge, expensive and kids/teens/adults are going wild for it!


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