A short introduction to using board games in primary school libraries provided by authors of the highly regarded 'Libraries got game'. The article includes a list of games recommended for ages 2-4, 6-7, 8-10, and 10-13.
This guide has been prepared for school librarians interested in incorporating tabletop role playing games and board games into their collections and programs. Tabletop games have expanded and diversified dramatically over recent decades as the internet has facilitated cross fertilisation between different gaming traditions and fostered a global market for designer games. Modern designer games feature greater player choice and more nuanced game systems than traditional mass market games.
A trend in the last decade has been the addition of tabletop games to library collections and programs. Reasons for using tabletop games in libraries have included:
Resources in this guide have been selected for relevance to primary school and high school libraries, though most also address public and academic library settings. Coverage includes use of games in library programs and school curriculums, game recommendations, game selection, collection development and collection management.