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Dover Library hosts game night

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By Katrina Margolis
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While many libraries are renowned for their children’s events, sometimes the events for other ages can be overlooked. The Dover Town Library is no exception to this. While they host a variety of wonderful programs for kids, including crafts and story times, the Library also offers events for those of a slightly older age. One of these is Game Night at the Dover Town Library. Held approximately every other week – or the first and third of the month – this night is meant for those who are 16 years of age and up. Any type of game that happens to make its way to the table is welcome.

The group tends to play Euro-style games, which include much more strategy and less luck.

The group tends to play Euro-style games, which include much more strategy and less luck.

Jim Westen, Head of Adult Services, was in attendance this past week. The group was playing a game called Oceanos. “We try to play what are called Euro-style games. This not a particularly great example because there is a bit of luck involved, but usually in Euro-style games, there isn’t really a lot of luck,” he explained. Some more well-known games that fit into this category include Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, and Through the Ages.

“Anyone is welcome to join! We generally just pick a game that we have lying around,” Westen continued. This particular week, a group of five had gathered. However, what’s nice about the Euro-style games is that many of them can accommodate a very high number of players, allowing for anyone who might wish to drop in to join. While refreshments and snacks are not necessarily provided, this group was well stocked, a collection of cookies and baked goods piled high on the table for everyone and anyone to partake.

A warm and friendly group, they meet at 5:30 on Wednesdays at the library.

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