Fire in the Library

Game Details

Player Count: 1-6
Playtime: 30 minutes
Age Range: 8+
Weight: Light
Release Date: Kickstarter Launch on March 19th
Mechanisms: Push Your Luck, Variable Turn Order
Brief Description: Fire in the Library is a press-your-luck game in which players must try their best to rescue books and accumulate knowledge. The game is played in rounds with a variable turn order. There’s advantages and disadvantages with each turn order, with earlier players having more risk but a higher possible reward.
Take your chances, be the bravest, and save books in Fire in the Library!

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Game Contents

22 Library Cards
30 Tool Cards
6 Turn Order Cards
6 Reference Cards


  • 22 Book Tokens (4 Purple, 6 Yellow, 5 Black, and 7 White tokens)
  • 17 Fire Tokens (Red tokens)

Other Components:
  • 1 Library Bag
  • 1 Scoring Track
  • 6 Librarian Figures

Game Highlights

Easy to Learn: Simple enough for kids to play and enjoy, with depth and strategy that will keep serious gamers coming back.
Increasing Intensity: Books increase in value all the way until the end but no one knows who will take the last turn. Players must decide if they should save tools for an epic late game point swing or grab points now to take an early lead.
AI Variants: Experience the excitement of Fire in the Library on your own with the solo game or spice up a multi-player match by adding new challengers.

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Reviews and Previews

  • "This has the nice appeal of being a simple enough game that you can bring it to a family gathering and teach people, but it's got a fun depth to it that I think will appeal to more seasoned gamers as well. " - Eric, What Eric's Playing
  • "This is a great game, designed by great people and published by a great company. The artwork is fantastic, which really completes the feel of the game and engrosses you in the theme. The gameplay is simple but intense and doesn’t overstay its welcome, even at 6 players." - Jeremy, Game Geek Ninja

Artist Information

Beth Sobel

The illustration for Fire in the Library was all done by Beth and you can find out more information at the following link:

Katie Khau

The graphic design for Fire in the Library was all done by Katie and you can find out more information at the following link:

Designer Information