In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving gnomish village. Recently, the Mayor and Village Council have announced an opening for a Grand Librarian: a prestigious (and lucrative) position they intend to award to the most qualified villager! Unfortunately, several of your book collector colleagues (more like acquaintances, really) are also candidates.
To outshine your competition, you need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes. Sources for the finest books are scarce, so you need to beat your opponents to them when they pop up.
You have only a week before the Mayor's Official Inspector comes to judge your library, so be sure your assistants have all your books shelved! The Inspector is a tough cookie and will use her Official Checklist to grade your library on several criteria including shelf stability, alphabetical order, and variety — and don't think she'll turn a blind eye to books the Council has banned! You need shrewd planning and cunning tactics (and perhaps a little magic) to surpass your opponents and become Grand Librarian!
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3 min Article
For all of us book-loving board gamers, Ex Libris from Renegade Game Studios is a dream come true: a game about collecting, organizing, and shelving hundreds of books? Yes, please! With your helpful assistants on hand, you’ll find the most impressive tomes and get them properly shelved into your collection.
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Ex Libris is a game designed by Adam P. McIver and was published by Renegade Games. The box states that it can play 1-4 players and has a 30-60 minute play time and a BGG weight rating of 2.47. In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving gnomish village.