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To complement our selection of books, we offer an eclectic array of traditional and unique toys and games that is constantly

Jigsaw Puzzles (click on links for images - more puzzles listed below this page)

Vintage Aboroetum Puzzle Vintage Herbarium Puzzle
Vintage Cacti & Succulents Puzzle Vintage Mineralogy Puzzle
Vintage Celestial Map Puzzle The Lost Words Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to challenge yourself during this time of distancing... We have discovered a few new sources of puzzles, including Cavallini & Co., makers of the beautiful poster calendars you have come to know and love. We will also restock a good selection from the New York Puzzle Company as soon as they are available.

Five Crowns and Bananagrams are both in stock and great for family play. See the list below for what we have in stock in addition to those on this grid.

Games (click on links for images - more games listed below this page)

Mancala Cribbage
Buffalo - name dropping game Wingspan
Checker Set  

 

We have a wide range of greeting cards and gift wrapfor all seasons. We enjoy the challenge of seeking out unique greeting cards, toys, and games - many of which are locally made from sustainable materials. These will be added to the site as soon as possible.

p rabbit in chairUnlike the books, some of these items are not available for on-line purchase, though we will happily ship directly from our store if you call 802-649-1114 or email info@norwichbookstore.com.

 

 

  

 

The Lost Words Otter Puzzle Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781487007607
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: House of Anansi Press - October 1st, 2019

This 1000-piece special-edition jigsaw puzzle is based on The Lost Words, the internationally bestselling collection of poems and illustrations by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.


Elements Puzzle: 1000 Pieces Cover Image
By Theodore Gray, Nick Mann (By (photographer))
$19.99
ISBN: 9781579128883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 12th, 2011

A challenging, 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Theodore Gray's iconic photographic periodic table.


Bright Games Chess & Checkers: (Board Game Set, Family Game Night Games, Classic Board Games) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452179858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - April 16th, 2019

• A fresh, colorful take on the classic games of chess and checkers!
• Includes a rainbow game board and wooden reversible game pieces
• Comes in a deluxe rainbow tin-perfect for gifting


Pendleton Chess & Checkers Set: Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game (Camping Games, Gift for Outdoor Enthusiasts) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452172583
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2019

Pendleton Chess & Checkers Set: Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game is a stylishly portable version of the classic games of chess and checkers.

With the appeal of a Pendleton blanket—tactile materials and timeless design—and a roll-up format ready for wherever the journey leads, these are the perfect games to bring along on any trip.


Pendleton Backgammon: Travel-Ready Roll-Up Game (Camping Games, Gift for Outdoor Enthusiasts) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452172576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2019

This handsome roll-up game combines convenience with style. It features a canvas board and a snap-on vegan leather pouch for storing pieces, and rolls up—just like a Pendleton blanket—for swift storage and easy travel.


You Callin' Me a Cheetah? (Psst! I'm a Leopard!): An Animal Memory Game (children, animals, matching) (Magma for Laurence King) Cover Image
By Marcel George (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786275288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 24th, 2019

Are You Callin' Me a Cheetah?! In this animal matching game with a twist, the goal is to match 25 pairs of animals that look almost the same but that tend to be confused.


Butterfly Wings: A Matching Game Cover Image
By Christine Berrie (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786272850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Laurence King Publishing - March 5th, 2019

Match the upper sides and undersides of the wings of 25 species of butterfly from around the world in this beautifully illustrated matching game. With all kinds of stunning species—from the painted lady to the purple emperor—this fun and educational game is an ideal gift that will appeal to nature lovers everywhere.


Quicktionary: A Game of Lightning-fast Wordplay Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452159218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - March 14th, 2017

Introducing a new, fast-paced casual card game for word lovers and anyone who loves to think on their feet. Simple to learn, with nearly endless possibilities, this free-for-all game is a fun addition to any game night.
- For 2+ players, ages 12 and up
- Includes: 102 cards, rule book


Bright Games Dominoes: (Dominoes Set, Dominoes Game, Family Game Night Games) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781452172996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - April 16th, 2019

• A fresh, colorful take on the classic game of dominoes!
• 28 rainbow wooden game pieces
• The back of each domino is a vibrant rainbow gradient, while the face side has colored dots
• Comes in a deluxe rainbow tin—perfect for gifting


Llamanoes: Dominoes . . . with Llamas! (Llama Card Game for Kids, Board Game for Children) Cover Image
By Chronicle Books, Shyama Golden (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452163710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - March 6th, 2018

A hilarious herd of llamas star in this laugh-out-loud twist on the game of dominoes. From Llama-nardo da Vinci to Super Llama (it's a bird, it's a plane, it's . . . a llama?), kids, families, and llama enthusiasts will have a blast matching heads to tails to complete the chain and win!


Board Games to Create and Play: Invent 100s of games with friends and family Cover Image
By Kevan Davis, Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781911624295
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Pavilion - October 1st, 2019

Create the next Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, The Game of Life, Ticket to Ride, or Settlers of Catan with this creative board game book!


Last Word Standing: The Game of High-Stakes Word-Building! Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452173740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - September 10th, 2019

A unique word game with a competitive twist, Last Word Standing pits 2 to 6 players against each other in a fast-paced war of the words! Players use letter cards to spell high-value words that beat out the competition to the highest score—or else lose half their own points in the fray!


$14.95
SKU: 736396050007

Quiddler® is a beautiful word game with naturally smooth game play that plays fast. These are essentials for a successful game that few word games have. Using special cards, Quiddler® draws on one's ability to combine letters into words. Players must combine their entire hand into words trying to use the highest point value letters. Quiddler® challenges you to do this first with three cards (round one), then with four, on up to ten cards in the last round. A bonus is given for both, the longest word, and the most words made by a player in each round. The average game takes 20-40 minutes.

Although it may appear that the person who knows the most words would consistently win, this is not the case when playing Quiddler®. There is a visual perception aspect that draws on combining the cards with the highest points into the words rather than the first words a player recognizes. There is also an element of strategy. Players who win often, don't go out at their first opportunity; on the other hand, sometimes they go out as soon as possible. Their actions are aimed at increasing their odds of getting either the longest word or the most words bonus.

The game works well for both, beginning readers and accomplished word game players. Youngsters can enjoy Quiddler® because players can win using short words. This results from the bonus for getting the most words in any round, which, of course, is obtained using short words i.e., zoo, is, of. On the other hand, accomplished word lovers are challenged because of the bonus given for the longest word in any round, as well as the aspects noted above.

The solitaire rules included with Quiddler® result in endless hours of word challenges for the single player. Although each game is quick to play (about 15-20 minutes), people have tended to play game after game.


Games on the Go!: 50 States Puzzle Cover Image
By Sara Lynn Cramb (Illustrator), Jenna Riggs (Designed by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781684121403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Silver Dolphin Books - October 9th, 2018

Journey across the 50 states with this informative, 56-piece puzzle!

Journey across the 50 states, piece by piece, with this colorful puzzle. The puzzle is packaged in a colorful cube with rope handle, ready for summer road trips and adventures.


Gin Rummy: Gin Lovers Playing Cards Cover Image
By Emma Stokes, Jean Andre (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781786273949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Laurence King Publishing - March 5th, 2019

This beautifully illustrated deck of playing cards is perfect for round after round of gin or Gin Rummy—or any other card game. Featuring illustrations of 40 gins from around the world, plus 12 gin-based cocktails, the cards are accompanied by a booklet giving detailed background to the world's favorite juniper-based spirit, the 40 gins themselves, and recipes for all the cocktails.


Goal!: A Soccer Top Score Game Cover Image
By Holly Exley (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781786271822
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Laurence King Publishing - April 24th, 2018

Who scored the most goals for his country, Bobby Moore or Cristiano Ronaldo? Who was the most skilled, Pelé or Johan Cruyff? Who had the most charisma, Diego Maradona or George Best? This fun top score card game pits the 32 all-time greatest players against each other. Settle the score once and for all – no red cards, no yellow cards, just top score cards!


Taro Gomi's Funny Fish: Go Fish Card Game: (Stocking Stuffer, Kid's Gift, Birthday Gift, Art Cards) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452176833
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - August 20th, 2019

Go Fish with Taro Gomi! The classic game of Go Fish gets the Taro Gomi treatment in this easy-to-play, undersea-themed extravaganza. Players of all ages will delight in the bright, colorful sea creatures and distinctively unique fish, from the Sea Sweeper to the Shooting Starfish, as they compete to collect the most pairs possible.


Go Fish: A 3-in-1 Card Deck: Card Games Include Go Fish, Concentration, and Snap Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984826749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 3rd, 2020

The absurdly adorable art from the New York Times bestselling picture book Stuck turns a game of Go Fish into irresistible fun for kids and parents alike!

Do you have any kites? Do you have any Floyds? Any curious whales?


Leo Lionni's Friends Go Fish Card Game: Includes Rules for Two More Games: Concentration and Snap Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593135266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 3rd, 2020

The beloved characters from Swimmy and more of Leo Lionni's perennially bestselling books make playing Go Fish a brand-new adventure for parents and kids alike.

Do you have any Fredericks? Any Swimmys? Any chameleons or crocodiles or extraordinary eggs?