When considering board games, our focus is on the highest echelon of critically acclaimed, well-designed games featuring intuitive competitive-or-collaborative gameplay and sumptuous illustration. An excellent example is Photosynthesis:
Card & Dice games are an excellent component to any tabletop games collection. Card & Dice games tend to be compact and easy-to-learn with strong thematic elements and eye-catching illustrations. Many card & dice games tie back to our cartooning & illustration collections as well. Examples of the latter include Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game:
Role-playing games offer a variety of options for interactive, collaborative play among a dedicated group of gamers. RPGs allow patrons of the Library to plug into their imagination, using dice, pen-and-paper, and miniatures. Many RPGs are lavishly illustrated and impeccably designed. An excellent example would be Tales From The Loop:
The SVA Library's tabletop game collection was recently featured on Modifier's podcast.
Thank you to Meghan Dornbrock for taking the time to visit the collection and interview us!