Back to school season is fast approaching. My kids are excited about a new school year, but they’re also feeling sad that summer break is ending and nervous about a whole new schedule. In times like these, playing games together is a fantastic way to connect with the kids and remind them that learning is fun!
Asmodee Canada has a huge selection of fun and educational family board games, party games, and games perfect for kids of all ages. Check out our suggestions below for games the whole family can play to relax, have fun, and exercise their brains at the same time. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for a chance to win your choice of any three games shown here!
Find a store near you where you can pick up any of these games for your next family game night!
In Dream Catcher, terrible nightmares want to keep us awake! Fortunately, our plush toys are here to protect us, but only if we choose the right one! The bigger ones are more reassuring, but if we take the risk of hiding behind a small one, we will surely have more detailed dreams to tell… Who will be the first to fill their dream cloud and win the game?
2-4 players, ages 4+ | 15 min
The escape game bestseller… in a made for kids version! Unlock! Kids features three extraordinary stories set in a castle in Scotland, in a barnyard, and at an amusement park, each with two outcomes for more replayability. Each story is filled with puzzles, riddles, and surprises, with materials and rules especially designed for kids. No app, no need to read the rules thanks to the tutorial.
1-4 players, ages 6+ | 15-30 minutes
Challenge yourself and your friends to a test of logic, intuition, and memory skills in Cardline Animals! Each turn, you’ll play a card from your hand, correctly positioning it in the line according to the animal’s size, weight, or lifespan. With each card played, the game gains more complexity, and the choices get harder and harder. Best of all, everyone is guaranteed to learn something new whenever you play. The first player to successfully place all of their cards during a round is the winner!
2-8 players, ages 7+ | 15 min
Build your tracks across the United States in Ticket to Ride, a fast-paced strategic board game. In every game, players must compete for train cards, which in turn allow them to run their trains between iconic American cities. Earn points for every completed route, but don’t forget to plan for the future: ticket cards can award more points if the two cities shown on the ticket are connected.
2-5 players, ages 8+ | 45-60 minutes
Dixit is a classic, simple, lighthearted game of storytelling and guesswork where your imagination unlocks the tale. Each round, cards are revealed. Their connection: one enigmatic sentence. Be careful! Only one picture represents the correct answer, the others are decoys. To find the correct image, let your imagination be your guide.
3-8 players, ages 8+ | 30-45 minutes
Unlock! Game Adventures is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. When you play Unlock! you’ll embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor the time remaining, etc. In this box, you’ll find three separate scenarios inspired by your favorite board games: Ticket to Ride, Mysterium, and Pandemic.
1-6 players, ages 10+ | 45-60 minutes
Our friends at Asmodee have kindly offered a selection of games to one of my readers for more family fun this back-to-school season. Enter in the giveaway widget below for a chance to win. Winner can choose three games from any of the ones featured in this post. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, 18+.
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