Games for Everyone

There are many opportunities at the Verona Senior Center for those who enjoy cards and games.  Schedules are subject to change, so call the Senior Center 608-845-7471 or check The Chronicle for current information.  If you are interested in other games, please let us know.

Scheduled Games

Updated 4/24/2020  ALL REGULAR PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hand and Foot

Mondays 1-4 PM

Hand and Foot is a North American game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards – the Hand, which is played first, and the Foot, which is played when the hand has been used up.

Mah-Jongg

Tuesdays 10-Noon

Euchre

Tuesdays 1 – 3:30 PM

$1.00 per person. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to register.  No one will be added to the game after the bell rings at 1:00 PM.

Bridge

Wednesdays 12:30 – 4:30 PM

First Wednesday, meet in the Fireside Room

Mexican Train Dominoes

Wednesdays 12:45 – 1:45 PM

Bingo

 

Thursdays 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Don’t miss your number being called!

“500”

Thursdays 1:45 – 3:30 PM

Game Night

Thursdays 6:00 PM

A variety of games are available.

St. Patty’s Fun

Click on the image to the right to open and print the page. Posted 2/21/2021

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Word Search

Click on the image to the right to open and print the page. Posted 2/22/2021

Valentine Words Search:

Click on the image to the right to open and print the page. Posted 2/1/2021

Fun Valentine Day Facts!

    • Physicians frequently advised their patients to eat chocolate to ease their love-sickness during the 1800’s. That seems reasonable – now chocolates are a common gift on Valentine’s Day .
    • Don’t have someone this Valentine’s Day? Buy yourself some goodies. 15% of U.S. women send themselves bouquets on Valentine’s Day.
    • Around 220,000 wedding proposals take place on Valentine’s Day each year.
    • In Finland, Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates to “Friend’s Day”.
    • In Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
    • Valentine’s Day is the 2nd leading holiday for sending cards – the first being Christmas.
    • Approximately one billion Valentine’s day cards are exchanged every year in the U.S. alone.
    • On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell applied for his telephone patent.
    • Sweethearts or conversation hearts were invented in 1866.
    • About 10 new sayings for conversation hearts are introduced every year.
    • Men tend to spend twice as much on Valentine’s day as women.Source:

 

www.history.com

Bird Watching Word Search:

Click on the image to the right to open and print the page. Posted 1/1/2021

Games to Play on your IPad, Computer, or Phone

 

Word with friends:  sort of a digital version of scrabble.
Angry Birds 2: strategic thinking game
Mister Smith & his adventures:  storyline with strategic thinking and some trivia
2048: uses tiles with a grid as the basis. Must hit the 2048 tile
Tetris: gameplay
Peak: brain games with puzzles & games
Candy crush saga: strategy and analytical game
Farmville 2: strategy and planning game  with online social interaction
Jigsaw puzzle epic: pick a puzzle and put together on line; can rotate pieces, etc.
Dots: basically connect the dots game

 

AARP has a site.

 

Games.aarp.org that lists a lot of games. You might need to be an AARP member!
Crosswords, Card games, Mahjongg, Solitaire,
Word games, Brain game activities

 

There is a site game house.com that has some games:

Text twist:  word game, Treasure huntGardenscapes: mansion makeover

 

Some “sit down” games: (like we used to do)

 

Scrabble (Be  sure to have a dictionary handy)
Round robin story:  we all have stories to tell
Bingo, Dominoes, Jigsaw puzzles, Rummy or other card games , Taboo game, Sequence
Cup stacking, Go Fish, Kings Corner, Skip-Bo, Uno, Solitaire, Checkers, Cribbage.

 

We would love to know what some of your favorite games are! Please email us your ideas at alasa.wiest@ci.verona.wi.us

 

Enjoy your Gaming!!!!!

The Verona Public Library is here for you!!

Free online resources available with your library card:

 

eBooks & audiobooks: Borrow electronic books and audiobooks from Wisconsin’s Digital Library with the Libby or OverDrive apps. Make sure to check out the “Always Available” collection for books with no wait times!

 

Magazines: rbDigital gives you access to over 3,000 digital magazines.

 

Learn a language: Transparent Languages offers over 100 languages to choose from to learn at home.

 

Genealogy: Heritage Quest connects you to your past using census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, and more.

 

 

Find these and many more digital resources available at www.veronapubliclibrary.org, and check our online calendar and Facebook page for virtual events!

 

Don’t have a library card? Visit the library’s website to apply for a web-use only card!

Games to play on your IPad, Computer or Phone!!

 

Word with friends:  sort of a digital version of scrabble.

Angry Birds 2: strategic thinking game

Mister Smith & his adventures:  storyline with strategic thinking and some trivia

2048: uses tiles with a grid as the basis. Must hit the 2048 tile

Tetris: gameplay

Peak: brain games with puzzles & games

Candy crush saga: strategy and analytical game

Farmville 2: strategy and planning game with online social interaction

Jigsaw puzzle epic: pick a puzzle and put together online; can rotate pieces, etc.

Dots: basically connect the dots game

 

 

 

 

AARP has a site.  Games.aarp.org that lists a lot of games. You might need to be an AARP member!

 

Crosswords
Card games
Mahjongg
Solitaire 
Word games 
Brain game activities

 

There is a site gamehouse.com that has some games:

Text twist:  word game
Treasure hunt
Gardenscapes: mansion makeover

 

Some “sit down” games: (like we used to do)

Scrabble (Be sure to have a dictionary handy)
Round robin story:  we all have stories to tell
Bingo, Dominoes, Jigsaw puzzles, Rummy or other card games , Taboo game, Sequence,
Cup stacking.

 

Enjoy your Gaming!!!!!