The game library at Hampshire College is a collection of analog and digital games. Anyone is welcome to play a game in the library. Five College students, faculty, and staff may check out games. Analog games (board games, card games, RPG, etc.) must be checked out and returned to the Hampshire College library. Video games may be requested by Five College members through the catalog. This unique collection, selected by Ira Fay, Hampshire’s assistant professor of computer science and game design, is maintained by the library staff.
Games are checked out just like books. You can check out up to two (video) or four (analog) games at a time. Each game is checked out for five days.
See what games are available for check out and where to find them in the library.
Use the HFJ Library collection on Board Game Geek (BGG) to filter games, search by certain game mechanics, and more.
For an advanced search on BGG, check the "Search Games Owned" checkbox and enter user: HFJGameLibrary
Stay updated on game-related events and news, including game gatherings. At the Game Gatherings we will play and analyze games from the collection with other students, staff, and faculty members. Everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Come have fun!
Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed to the creation and maintenance of the game library! We would particularly like to thank: