Boardgame Library

Thanks to our meeple-members we’ve been able to start building up a board game library. Our Librarian manages the growing collection of quality games. You can try them out during our events, and if you become a meeple-member you can also borrow games from the library. The collection is housed at THUIS Wageningen.

The rules for acquisition, usage, and management of the Library games can be found in this document (English).

The Collection

New games are constantly added to the library. The most up-to-date list of our collection can be found on our BoardGameGeek profile.

Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra

Or rather, Azul: De ramen van Sintra (don’t worry, there’s an English rulebook if you don’t have any Dutchies nearby). The sequel to the hit game Azul, this game has you create beautiful windows with coloured glass more efficiently than anyone else. Beautiful components, clever gameplay, and a big ol’ tower! Plays 2-4 players.

Betrayal at House on the Hill: 3rd Edition

This spooky co-op until it’s not game has you exploring a haunted house as a team … but then suddenly one of you turns against the rest. For those who have played the popular 2nd edition, this edition addresses some rules clarifications and generally improves upon the Betrayal formula in many ways. Also, it can play up to 6 brave explorers!

Blood on the Clocktower

One of the crown jewels of the Wageningen board game library is the social-deduction groupgame Blood on the Clocktower. Think Werewolves but bigger with about 70 different roles and many, many options. This game is quite complex though; it requires the storyteller to be very aware of all the things that could happen during this immersive journey of a game. Luckily there’s a guild on our discord that can help you get started!


A game of luxury: chunky pastic pieces from silken bags, all played on a cloth map. Yet despite the soft appearance, Bloodstones is a wargame, about 1-6 separate tribes fighting for control of a fantasy land. Yet this wargame takes a more Euro-approach of scoring victory points, so while strength is helpful, tact will win you this game. The game also features an extensive solo campaign, should you be without willing folks to play it with.


Who among your gaming buddies is the most entrepreneurial, innovative, philanthropical, Scottish industrialist? This 1-4 player euro-style game with beautiful Ian O’Toole artwork is all about building and expanding your empire of telecommunications and – for some reason – public libraries. Invest well, hire the right people, push cubes and spin the gears of history in your favor to become America’s Next Carnegie.

Cartaventura: Oklahoma

This small narrative game puts you in the shoes of Bass Reeves. Will you become the first black sheriff like the historical figure or will you make different life choices? Cartaventura teaches you the rules while playing, and the rule book is mostly there to tell you more about the eventful backstory of your character. But don’t be fooled by the easygoing nature of this game, as it does an excellent job at making you experience firsthand the racism, bigotry and trauma facing this recently freed man. There’s 5 possible endings to explore in this historical game.

Chronicles of Crime

cooperative game of investigation and deduction. There’s been a crime! And it’s up to you and your squad to lay out the case, interrogate suspects, and investigate crime scenes with your phone. That’s right, this game requires a phone to interact, so you’ll need to install the Chronicles of Crime app. But this app unlocks a lot of replayability with the game components, including community created custom cases. Plays as many players as you want.


The second edition of Citadels (known as Machiavelli in The Netherlands) gives a splash of paint to this much-loved game. Playing up to 8 players, this is a game of hidden roles, deduction, gold-making and building constructing. Every round, each player selects one of the many roles (includes expansion roles) to help them achieve their means, but beware those who seek to stop you – no-one is safe!

Codenames: Pictures

If you haven’t played Codenames yet, you’re missing out! And with the Pictures version, language differences aren’t a problem at all. Featuring hundreds of bizarre illustrations and dead simple rules, this team game is great for everyone – from board game expert to your half-deaf Lithuanian grandma. Plays 4-8, but best when the teams are equally sized.

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