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SWON has educational board games to lend! Supporting member * institutions may borrow these for FREE. Interested in learning more about gaming in libraries? Check out Libraries Got Game by Brian Mayer (Librarian and creator of "Freedom: The Underground Railroad") and Christopher Harris or Brian's resources at The Game Library.

NEWS: Want to learn more about Games in Libraries? Check out the AASL conference in September!

 

Campaign Manager 2008

Campaign Manager Cover Campaign Manager 2008 challenges players to develop a winning political strategy within the tumultuous context of the 2008 presidential campaign. Employing a new take on card driven game systems, each player will create a unique deck that represents their advice to their candidate. The players will struggle to influence voters in the critical swing states from this election, while targeting key constituencies that just might put them over the top. Players will try to define the key issue in the states. Will McCain dominate the national security debate, or can Obama play on people's fears over the economy? As the campaign manager of a national presidential campaign, you will either identify the road to the White House, or the road to irrelevance. See more at Board Game Geek.

Players: 2

Suggested for Ages: 10 and up

Playing Time: approx. 50 minutes

Borrowing: This game may be borrowed free-of-charge for ONE MONTH by Supporting Members* and for $10 by Geographic Members*, if picked up at the SWON offices. Please contact us if you'd like to try to arrange other options.

Book Campaign Manager HERE

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Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Freedom Cover Early in the history of the United States, slavery was an institution that seemed unmovable but with efforts of men and women across the country, it was toppled. In Freedom: The Underground Railroad, players are working to build up the strength of the Abolitionist movement through the use of notable figures and pivotal events. By raising support for the cause and moving slaves to freedom in Canada, the minds of Americans can be changed and the institution of slavery can be brought down. See more at Board Game Geek.

Players: 1 - 4

Suggested for Ages: 13 and up

Playing Time: approx. 60 - 120 mins

Borrowing: This game may be borrowed free-of-charge for ONE MONTH by Supporting Members* and for $10 by Geographic Members*, if picked up at the SWON offices. Please contact us if you'd like to try to arrange other options.

Book Freedom HERE

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Pandemic

Pandemic Cover In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand. See more at Board Game Geek.

Players: 2 - 4

Suggested for Ages: 8 and up

Playing Time: approx. 45 minutes

Borrowing: This game may be borrowed free-of-charge for ONE MONTH by Supporting Members* and for $10 by Geographic Members*, if picked up at the SWON offices. Please contact us if you'd like to try to arrange other options.

Book Pandemic HERE

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Power Grid

Power Grid Cover The objective of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities. However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you're potentially allowing others access to superior equipment. Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials (coal, oil, garbage, and uranium) needed to power said plants (except for the 'renewable' windfarm/ solar plants, which require no fuel), making it a constant struggle to upgrade your plants for maximum efficiency while still retaining enough wealth to quickly expand your network to get the cheapest routes. See more at Board Game Geek.

Players: 2 - 6

Suggested for Ages: 12 and up

Playing Time: approx. 120 minutes

Borrowing: This game may be borrowed free-of-charge for ONE MONTH by Supporting Members* and for $10 by Geographic Members*, if picked up at the SWON offices. Please contact us if you'd like to try to arrange other options.

Book Power Grid HERE

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*To check your membership status check our Supporting Member page. If your institution is listed, you are a Supporting Member. Geographic members are non-member institutions within our Ohio service area. Please check the Geographic Membership page for more information.

 

 

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