Is your Dungeon Master a disaster? Get back to basics with our board games. Board games are now available in the library for checkout! Why games? The PCC Library’s new games collection is intended to support a variety of student and curricular needs. Games provide relaxation, promote social interaction and collaboration, and often support student skills in logic, strategic thinking, vocabulary, and communication. The anticipated users of the board games collection include students relaxing between classes, students checking out games to play elsewhere, clubs and groups using games as icebreakers or to promote teamwork, and instructors using games to support classroom learning. The Library will assess the use of the collection to determine whether some categories of games are especially popular, and solicit recommendations from students, staff, and faculty as the collection continues to develop. Will the collection be the same on each campus? The Library has an identical core collection on each campus, but we are inviting donations from the PCC community! In general, donated games will stay on the campus where they’re received, but in cases of duplication, we’ll consider moving them to another campus that doesn’t already have a copy of that game. Here is an abbreviated list of titles that that are part of the core collection: (Big thanks to all the faculty and staff in various departments and centers for suggesting titles!!!) Uno Ludo Set Scrabble Dominoes Dixit Splendor Connect 4 Loonacy Code Names Pictionary Telestrations Sorry Kingdomino Last Word Loteria Single Digit And many more…. When will the games be available and what do I need to know before checking them out? The core collection is available now. All games have a 6 week checkout with 1 renewal. All members of the PCC community will be allowed to check them out. Games will be listed in our online catalog, but they will not be requestable, and they must be returned to the campus where they were checked out – just like our equipment collections.