When all else fails, read the instructions.

Ancient Wisdom

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. -Pablo Picasso

Unique book safes from the Public Slybrary
Just a few of the Public Slybrary's one of a kind handcrafted book safes.

Game Rules (and links) to Follow If you don't, you're only cheating yourself.

Game rules are necessary to keep things fair and square. You’ll inevitably run across some unscrupulous characters out there, so do your best to enforce the rules when necessary. Don’t hate the player, hate the game, right? Unless that player is a cheater, then they’re despicable. To avoid eliciting such sentiments, we ask that you please don’t break these rules, but if you need a break FROM them, we’ve included some links to some wild games that rule! They’re all fascinating!

Game Rules:

lettered dice showing rules

Games that Rule:

These last 5 games have rules as well, so do some research before you participate. We wouldn’t want anybody getting hurt, though that seems impossible in most of these. In fact, the goal in a few is specifically to hurt, so proceed with caution.

On the other hand, there have been relatively few injuries or deaths resulting from any of the Public Slybrary’s games. Our Predictionary™ and Fortune Teller/Keeper™ ouija boards are often associated with death, but unless it’s in a movie, they don’t generally cause death. I imagine the gambling aspects of Bookgammon™ (backgammon in a book safe) and Shut-the-Boox™ (shut-the-box in a book safe) might generate some bad feelings, but only in the most extreme case would they lead to death. Can’t we all just get along?

I guess that’s where the game rules come in, so we can get along during competitions. Otherwise it’s anarchy!



hollow book safes advice

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you should make an exception with these.

Jeff, dropper of knowledge