Below are a few ways to vary the gameplay of Ex Libris to suit your play styles and preferences.


Beginner Game

If you'd like to play with younger players (or with players who are less familiar with modern board games), during setup, give each player three standard assistants and a basic library tile:



In addition, consider removing the following location tiles:

  • the Auction House
  • the Gambling Den
  • the Librarians Lodge
  • the Book Collector
  • the Assistants Guild
  • the Yard Sale.

Friendlier Game

If you'd like to play a nicer game with less direct conflict, prior to setup, remove the following location tiles:

  • the Auction House
  • the Gambling Den
  • the Assistants Guild
  • the Tax Collector

Additionally, remove the following library tiles:

  • the Caverns of Comprehension
  • the Dungeon of Deep Thought
  • the Igloo of Information
  • the Volcanic Biblioteca

Longer Game

If you'd like a longer game, simply increase the required number of shelved cards a player must have in their bookshelf to trigger the Final Round:




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