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Board Games: Card Games

Board and card games available at the CSI Library.

Card Games

7 Wonders Duel

7 Wonders Duel takes the game play and excitement of the original and adapts it for one-on-one battles. Take control of your civilization and decide to invest in science, military or prestige. Two new ways to win will keep you on your toes and watching every move your opponent makes. If you fail to build defenses your capital city may be destroyed, but ignore technology and your people may be left in the dark ages.

  • Ages 10+
  • 2 Players
  • Playing Time: 30 minutes

Bang

When a man with a pistol meets a man with a Winchester, you might say that the one with the pistol is a dead man, unless his pistol is a Volcanic, In the wild west, the Outlaws hunt the Sheriff, the Sheriff hunts the Outlaws, and the Renegade plots in secret, ready to join one side or the other. Before long, bullets start to fly, Which gunmen are Deputies, ready to sacrifice themselves for the Sheriff? And which are the merciless Outlaws, looking to gun him down?

  • Ages 8+
  • 4-7 Players
  • Playing Time: 20-40 minutes

Boss Monster

Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated - but a player can lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon. 

  • Ages 13+
  • 2-4 Players
  • Playing Time: 30 minutes

Canasta

The game of Canasta is said to have originated in Montevideo, Uruguay, around 1940. From there it spread to Argentina, the USA and throughout the world. It was extremely fashionable in the 1950's, threatening for a while to displace Contract Bridge as the premier card game. The rules were standardized in North America around 1950 and it was this version of the game that gained worldwide popularity.

  • Ages 12+
  • 2-6 Players
  • Playing Time: 45 minutes

Cover Your Assets

In Cover Your Assets, players compete to become the first millionaire by building towers of matching sets made from 10 different types of asset cards (things like jewels, piggy banks, classic autos, and more). Each new set that is created is stacked crosswise on top of the previous set, covering, and protecting, all the sets beneath it.

  • Ages 8+
  • 2-6 Players
  • Playing Time: 15-45 minutes

Dragonwood

In Dragonwood, you collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you then use to roll against your foes. Stomp on some fire ants, scream at a grumpy troll, or strike the menacing orange dragon with a magical silver sword. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing. Only the bravest will overcome the odds to emerge victorious!

  • Ages 8+
  • 2-4 Players
  • Playing Time: 20 minutes

Exploding Kittens

A Card Game for People Who Are Into Kittens and Explosions and Sometimes Goats. In this 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. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens.

  • Ages 7+
  • 2-5 Players
  • Playing Time: 15 minutes

Gloom

In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins. 

  • Ages 13+
  • 2-5 Players
  • Playing Time: 60 minutes

Lost Cities

Two explorers embark on research journeys to remote corners of the world: the Himalayan mountains, the Central American rainforest, the Egyptian desert, a mysterious volcano, and the bottom of the sea. As the cards are played, the expedition routes take shape and the explorers earn points. The most daring adventurers make bets on the success of their expeditions. The explorer with the highest score after three rounds of expeditions wins. The rules of the game are simple, but beware: The lost cities hold many unseen mysteries!

  • Ages 10+
  • 2 Players
  • Playing Time: 30 Minutes

Love Letter

In the wake of the queen's arrest, all the eligible young men of Tempest (and many not so young) seek to woo Princess Aneette. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and everyone must rely on those within the palace to bring their romantic letters to her. Will yours reached her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, for 2-4 players. Get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while keeping other players' letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire! 

  • Ages 14+
  • 2-4 Players
  • Playing Time: 20 minutes

Mexican Train Dominoes

The object of the game is for a player to play all of their dominoes onto one or more chains, starting from a central station. The first player to match all of their pieces wins.

  • Ages 8+
  • 2+ Players
  • Playing Time: 30 minutes

The Mind

The Mind is more than just a game. It's an experiment, a journey, a team experience in which you can't exchange information, yet will become one to defeat all the levels of the game.

  • Ages 8+
  • 2-4 Players
  • Playing Time: 15 minutes

Munchkin (Deluxe)

Munchkin is the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure . . . with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. Be sure to don the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking. Wield the Staff of Napalm . . . or maybe the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. Start by slaughtering the Potted Plant and the Drooling Slime, and work your way up to the Plutonium Dragon.

  • Ages 10+
  • 3-6 Players
  • Playing Time: 1-2 hours

The Resistance

The Resistance pits a small group of resistance fighters against a powerful and corrupt government. The resistance has launched a series of bold and daring missions to bring the government to its knees. Unfortunately spies have infiltrated the resistance ranks, ready to sabotage the carefully crafted plans. Even a single spy can take down a resistance mission team, choose your teams carefully or forever lose your chance for freedom. 

  • Ages 14+
  • 5-10 Players
  • Playing Time: 30 minutes

Skip-Bo

Skip-Bo is the ultimate sequencing card game from the makers of UNO! Players use skill and strategy to create stacks of sequentially numbered, ascending cards (2,3,4…) until they have no more left to play. Once everyone is dealt their own personal stockpile of cards, play begins by drawing from a central pile and building up to four “build” piles. The Skip-Bo “wild” cards break up static situations and may be played as any number. Use these cards wisely, for they can really help you beat your opponents! The first player to deplete all of his or her Skip-Bo stockpile cards is the winner!

  • Ages 7+
  • 2-6 Players
  • Playing Time: 20 minutes

Spaceteam

Spaceteam is a fast-paced, cooperative shouting card game in which you race to repair your malfunctioning spaceship.

  • Ages 10+
  • 3-6 Players
  • Playing Time: 5 minutes

Uno

America's No.1 brand of family game. See why this color coded card game is such a popular brand of family game. Be the first player or team to score 500 points. Points are scored by being the first to rid yourself of all the cards in your hand before your opponents.

  • Ages 7+
  • 2-10 Players
  • Playing Time: 30 minutes

Unstable Unicorns

Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns!

  • Ages 14+
  • 2-8 Players
  • 30-45 minutes