Board Games to Check Out from Mentor Public Library: Take Fun Home

Play with family and friends with Mentor Public Library’s board game collection. Available games are checked out and returned at the Main Branch.

  • Adults with a library card in good standing may check out 2 game for 2 weeks.
  • Board games do not renew
  • Overdue fines are 50 cents per day.


Animals Upon AnimalsAnimal Upon Animal

Be the first to place all your wooden animals upon the wobbly animal stack before anyone else. Use fine motor skills.

  • Fun for ages 4-99
  • 2 – 4 players
  • Game length: ~ 15 minutes
  • Fosters hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills



Control your own civilization by building and settling the uninhabited island of Catan. Using harvesting and trading resources, work to spread across the board as you race to earn victory points. Watch out for the robber! With interchangeable board hexagons, it’s a new experience each time you play.

  • Ages 10+
  • 2 – 3 players
  • Game length: 45 – 90 minutes
  • Skills include trading, strategy, tactical skills and luck



Two spy teams compete to see who can contact all their agents first. Each team’s spymaster gives word hints as agents try to pick the correct code names. Watch out for the assassin!  Good for big group.

  • Age 14+
  • 2 – 8 or more players
  • Game length: 15 minutes
  • Team play, deduction, word association


Dr. EurekaDr Eureka

As a scientist, be the first to shift molecules between test tubes in the order matching a card. The fastest to match the order wins the card. The scientist who wins five cards first is the winner.

  • Ages 8+
  • 1- 4 players
  • Game length: 15 minutes
  • Fine motor skills, perception, processing speed, focus and attention



Try to capture your opponent’s queen bee while keeping yours surrounded and safe from your opponent’s ants, beetles, spiders and grasshoppers.

  • Ages 9+
  • 2 players
  • Game length: 10+minutes
  • Strategy


King of TokyoKing of Tokyo

This dice game lets your monster, giant robot or strange alien battle others to become the last monster standing in Tokyo or accumulate 20 victory points.

  • Ages 8+
  • 3 – 6 players
  • Game length: 30 minutes
  • Luck and strategy



Roll the color dice and move according to the colors as you race your car around the track. Be the first to finish the lap to win!

  • Ages 5 – 99
  • 2 – 6 players
  • Game length: 10 – 15 minutes
  • Tactical thinking and color recognition



Compete to kill monsters and collect magical items in this silly roleplaying card game.

  • Ages 10+
  • 3 – 6 players
  • Game length: 1 – 2 hours
  • Encourages tactical thinking



Work with your team to treat diseases around the world while you gather resources for a cure.

  • Ages 8+
  • 2 – 4 Players
  • Game length: 45 minutes
  • Cooperative game of teamwork



This game of matching colors and shapes is easy enough for beginners and challenging enough for most teens and adults. In addition to teaching young players colors, shapes, math and problem-solving, the game requires tactical skills and strategic thinking

  • Ages: 6+
  • 2 – 4 Players
  • Game length: ~45 minutes
  • Colors, shapes, math, strategy



Play as a scientist invading the island to capture baby dinosaurs for study or be the mother dinosaur protecting her family and their home from humans.

  • Ages 8+
  • 2 Players
  • Game length: 25 minutes
  • Tactical play, some double guessing


Rhino HeroRhino Hero

Build a skyscraper with cards as high as you can so Rhino Hero can scale it as he searches for burglars and villains. Be the first to place the roof card.

  • Ages: 5 – 99
  • 2 – 5 Players
  • Game length: ~15 minutes
  • Card stacking, dexterity


Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride

Take this cross-country train adventure to collect the best train cards and claim railway routes across North America to become a railroad baron.

  • Ages: 8+
  • 2 – 5 Players
  • Game length: 30 – 60 minutes
  • Strategy, probability, spatial reasoning


Zombie DiceZombie Dice

You are a zombie. You want to eat as many brains. Push your luck with the roll of the dice – just don’t get shotgunned.

  • Ages: 10+
  • 2 – 8 Players
  • Game length: 10 – 20 minutes
  • Chance (dice rolling)



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