Gadgets for book lovers

Discworld Board Games February 17, 2011

Filed under: Games — Kim @ 11:47 pm

My husband is a big Terry Pratchett fan and he stumbled upon some board games, related to the books. There is a Wiki on the games, to be found here.  I will state the different board games available now and in the future below:



This is the first Discworld board game. “Thud! is an abstract game based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld saga, more specifically on the epic Battle of Koom Valley between the Dwarfs and the Trolls. The players play on a 165 octagonal shaped board as either the Dwarfs or the Trolls. The 8 Trolls start the game in the middle of the board as they have been ambushed by 32 Dwarves (surrounding them at the outer edge of the board). Trolls and Dwarves have different ways of moving and capturing. Each battle is ended by mutual agreement and then scored. When the first battle is over, the players switch sides. The combined scores from both battles determine the winner.”

The book and the game have a fan page of its own, to be found here.  On this website, it is also possible to play Thud! online. Click here to go directly to that page.

To order the game, click here.


Guards! Guards!

This game will be released this summer. Learn more about the game here.



This game will be one the market on October. To read more about it, click here.


Book quizzes January 27, 2011

Filed under: Games — Kim @ 10:27 am

If you want to test your knowledge of books and literature, I found the perfect website for you. The quizzes on it are not too easy . I have to admit, I find most of them pretty hard! You can test yourself on (for instance) Anne Rice Novels, Books by their Covers and even Literary Couples or Literature by The Simpsons. There is a quiz about almost every author you can think of and about the strangest book related topics around. Good luck and have fun!


Libary edition board games August 17, 2009

Filed under: Games — Kim @ 4:29 am

If the weather turns bad, or you just simply do not know what to do this summer, have a look at these games!  Board games made in a library edition. This means that the box looks like a book. From Clue to Risk and from Scrabble to Yahtzee, there must be somthing fun for you in there. Click here to learn more.


Bookchase, a game January 7, 2008

Filed under: Games — Kim @ 11:33 am

Even though the holiday season is over, the dark cold nights are still here. To pass those chilly winter evenings this game might be fun. This is how it works: “Bookchase is also the world’s first board game about books which comes with your own bookshelf, library card, bookshop, and your own set of tiny books to collect. First one to collect six books and head home wins! Simple really.” You can learn more about the game here (US) and here (UK).


Bookworm adventure August 24, 2007

Filed under: Games — Kim @ 1:13 am

A while ago, I posted about a game I was addicted to for quite a while. (To be found here.) This ‘Bookworm’ game now has a sequel. It is called ‘Bookworm Adventure’. I downloaded the trial today and I had lots of fun. It also keeps up my English, since you have to find English words. You can download the trial here.

To learn more about this game, you can visit this link. You can also go to this Wiki page to get more insight in the game and how it was made. I wish you lots of fun with this game!



Library adventure August 2, 2007

Filed under: Games — Kim @ 3:16 pm

I found this adventure game made for the LA public library. The game is called the Goodhue Codex. You have to solve riddles, find thinks and make your way to the rare books section. You have to register, but you do not have to give your e-mail address. You can find the game here.


Games for reading July 24, 2007

Filed under: Books all sorts,Games — Kim @ 9:59 am

If you like (your) children to read more, this book seems like a lot of fun. It is called “Games for reading” by Peggy Kaye. Whilst playing games out of the book, they are supposed to get enthusiastic about reading. This book is also suitable for people who work with children. There are some notes for teachers included. You can learn more about the book and search inside here.


Charles Dickens July 19, 2007

Filed under: Games — Kim @ 6:21 pm

Sorry for the poor amount of postings lately. I came down with the flu last week and it does not seem to get better. Don’t worry! Since I have a ‘bright’ moment right now, I will treat you with a post right away. Something to keep you busy for a while…

For all you Dickens fans out there; the BBC has a great site. It is an animation of Dickens’ Bleak house. To be found here. There also is a game, called “Survive Dickens’ London”.  If you do well, according to the website, you will get to meet Charles Dickens. You can find the game here. Have fun!


Nancy Drew movie May 16, 2007

Filed under: Bookish news,Bookish You Tube,Books all sorts,Games — Kim @ 10:27 pm

I just read a post on Litminds about a film that is made about Nancy Drew. (Click here for the Wikipedia article on this character.) The film can be seen as from June 15. Nancy Drew was created by Carolyn Keene. This name is actually a pseudonym. The books were in fact written by a fast number of writers. (Click here for a Wikipedia article on Carolyn Keene.)

The Internet Movie Database has information about the movie, to be found here. I have seen the trailer and it seems to be a film made for 15 year olds. Too bad. But I will watch it anyway, to make sure. You can view the trailer by clicking on the start button.

There is also an official website about the film. You can find it here. If you like bookish films, take a look at this post. Books and games featuring this detective can be found here. All of the books written by “Carolyn Keene” can be found here. I wonder what the Nancy Drew fans have to say about this film…


Nancy Drew


Silent library game May 4, 2007

Filed under: Bookish You Tube,Games,Humour — Kim @ 10:24 pm

Ernesto Hoost, a Dutch pro fighter, and five Japanese guys play a weird game in a library. They have to undergo a series of events without making a sound. It is typically Japanese, since these events are quite weird. Torture would apply to most of them. I have to say, I laughed my head of. I think the Japanese guys chose the Dutch Hoost because he won the feared and famous K1 tournament in Japan four times, which is a record. He is supposed to be a very tough guy. By the looks of it, he definitely is. I would not think of playing this game with my friends in the local library for a second…