Lone Star College - CyFair
Lone Star College - CyFair

CYPRESS — Don’t be bored, get on board for family fun with a new “Much Ado About Board Games” video series taught by one of Lone Star College-CyFair’s teen librarians.

Game enthusiasts Melanie Wachsmann and Monte Bingham decided to share their love of board games and introduce new, easy-to-play games to library patrons with a series available on YouTube at 6:30 P.M. every second and fourth Thursday.

Wachsmann and Bingham take family and friends beyond the typical Monopoly and Trivia Pursuit games everyone knows. They teach a lot of shorter card games, such as Illusion and Sprawlopolis, because many “heavier” games would take longer to explain and videos would be too long.  Coming soon to their twice-a month YouTube video series are Bugs in the Kitchen, Tokyo Highway, Fuji Flush and Azul.

“We wanted to give people who were quarantining a variety of games that are easy to teach, learn and play and we include games for different ages, especially ones that families can play together,” said Wachsmann.

Having received some great feedback such as people purchasing and enjoying the games and asking for recommendations, she said their summer series will continue through the fall semester.

To join in on the upcoming fun, see previous episodes or make requests, go to  lonestar.edu/events/adults/board-games or email Melanie.S.Wachsmann@LoneStar.edu.

Helping more than 22,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Start close and go far at LSC-CyFair as well as at LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.