Start a New Family Tradition: Game Night!

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In a year fraught with many uncertainties, one thing is certain – the holidays will look different from years past. Celebrations will be smaller and season’s greetings will be delivered via phone, text or online.

With fewer traditional holiday activities available, start a new one – get comfy around the kitchen table and have a go at a new card game, gather around for a family craft afternoon or play a challenging game of chess. And for those plagued by screen-fatigue (and let’s admit it, who isn’t these days?), these activities also provide a much needed break from our devices.

Ready to get started? Fauquier Public Library can help.

Our collection includes books on traditional, new and even unusual games – with choices for young children, teens and adults.

Here are just a few of our favorites. Additional resources can be found in Dewey Decimal sections 794 and 795 on library shelves, or stop by the reference desk of your local library; our reference librarians are happy to assist you.

The Treasury of Family Games by Jim Glenn & Carey Denton

Cooperative Games and Sports by Terry Orlick

The Golden Book of Family Fun by Peggy Brown

Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know by Jeffrey Lee

Screen-Free Fun by Shannon Philpott-Sanders

The Everything Tabletop Games Book by Bebo

Games of the World: How to Make Them; How to Play Them; How They Came to Be by Frederic V. Grunfeld, editor

Great Games: Old & New, Indoor/Outdoor, Travel, Board, Ball & Word by Sam Taggar with Susan Williamson

Crazy Eights and Other Card Games by Joanna Cole & Stephanie Calmenson

Hoyle’s Rules of Games by Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith

For complete descriptions of each title, visit our online catalog or check out the December 2020 issue of Warrenton Lifestyle magazine and the article “Playing in the Real World.”

Whichever game you choose to play, have fun, stay safe and enjoy the holidays!


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