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Games and Toys: Board Games

A guide to the various games, kits, and ephemera the UN-L Libraries have available for checkout and use.

Books and Articles


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries have numerous books on board games  including:

R.C. Bell
         Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations
         New York:  Oxford University Press, 1969
          Love GV 1312.B42

H.J.R.  Murray
         A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess
         New York:  Oxford University Press, 1952
          Love GV 1312.M8

David Parlet
        The Oxford History of Board Games
        New York:  Oxford University Press, 1999
        Love GV1312.P37

You can find books on particular games by looking them up directly in the library catalog.

For example, a subject search for "Chess"  turns up numerous books about chess and related subjects.

Books, theses, and dissertations available in libraries around the world are listed in the WorldCat database.   Books listed in WorldCat which are not available in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries can be easily requested through Interlibrary loan.   A "Request via ILL..." link is available in the detailed citations for each entry.


Searching article indexes like JSTOR and Academic Search Complete will yield many articles on board games or on particular games.  Articles in JSTOR are available in full text.   Some articles in Academic Search Complete are available in full text.   You order articles listed in Academic Search Complete which are not available in full text easily by using the "WebBridge" link and then clicking on the "Interlibrary Loan Request" option.   Interlibrary Loan is fast and free to N-Card holders.

 Board Game Geek Wiki

 Board Game Geek is a large wiki devoted to the board game genera.    The wiki is very thorough, containing many articles.                                                                                                                               

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