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Out of the Box: Into the World of Board Games

Did you know that there exists a world of board games beyond Monopoly, Yahtzee, and Trivial Pursuit? In this world, close to 5,000 distinct board games are published each year, each with its own unique art, rules and mechanics. This exhibition displays some of these board games in all their diversity and seeks to illustrate why many collect and admire these boxes full of cardboard and plastic.

A complimentary exhibition of Quaker games, No Monopoly on Fun: The Surprising History of Quakers and Board Games, is on display in the Friends Historical Library.

Sublime Miscellany: Treasures of the Rare Book Room

This online exhibition highlights works that are part of the Swarthmore College Libraries' Rare Book Room Collection. 

View the online exhibit