Go Big or Go Home
Angela Hanshaw | June 17, 2010
Life-sized board games! For those of you who already have gaming at your library, here's a way to take it to a whole new level. Not offering gaming? Why not start big? Here are a few innovative programs I found online:
Brownsburg (Ind.) Public Library offered life-sized Monopoly for its teens.
Broward County (Fla.) Library held its own version for kids: Bookopoly: a life-size board game based on book trivia, challenges, and fun.
Cumberland County Library System helped its teens get a life-sized Clue, noting “The best dressed team will have an advantage.”
The Spring Garden Road Branch of Halifax (N.S.) Public Libraries featured life-sized Snakes N' Ladders.
The Cold Spring Branch of Campbell County (Ky.) Public Library went digital with life-sized Tetris.
Salem Community Library, Kenosha, Wisconsin, went old-school with life-sized Checkers.
Want to know how they did it? Check out New Albany-Floyd County (Ind.) Public Library’s step-by-step recipe for life-sized Candy Land.
Feeling particularly ambitious? Why not try life-sized Mousetrap?
How do you game at your library?
Angela Hanshaw is Program Officer/Web Editor for the ALA Public Programs Office.