Board Game Atlas
Retail Price:
Board Game Geek Details
Name Ex Libris (2017)
Complexity 2.5512
BGG Rank 693
Player Count 1 - 4
Mechanism(s) Hand Management, Open Drafting, Set Collection, Solo / Solitaire Game, Tile Placement, Variable Player Powers, Worker Placement

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!

Read More

Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
Mensa 2018 0 Mensa Select 2018
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 84 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100