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10 great family board games to have fun

Be it to get the party going during the holidays, to get the kids off the screens, to pass the time or simply to give as a gift, board games are popular. There is something for everyone (kids, adults), which makes them a great activity to do with the whole family.

Here is our selection of popular family board games that are perfect for having fun together.

Board games 3-5 years old

La chasse aux monstres

Kids will love this game, especially those who are scared to death of monsters. The child will have to find the right toy to chase the monsters in the closet, otherwise, they will completely surround their bed…

  • Cooperative memory game
  • 1 to 6 players
  • Ages 3 and up
  • About 10 minutes
  • 24,99 $

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 Piou Piou

A card game where the goal is to stop the fox from stealing the eggs from the henhouse. 

  • Strategy game
  • 2 to 5 players
  • Ages 5 and up
  • 10 minutes
  • 14,99 $

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Mia London et l’affaire des 625 fripouilles

Here’s another Quebec game that will appeal to children and parents alike. The goal is to draw a portrait of a wanted criminal thanks to numerous clues.  

  • Game 
  • 2 to 4 players
  • 5 years and older
  • 10 minutes
  • 24,99 $

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Board Games Ages 7-8

Match Madness

Do you have a keen sense of observation and a competitive spirit? In this Quebec game, opponents must, using blocks, reproduce the figure illustrated on a card as quickly as possible. The game evolves according to the age and skills of the players. The game can therefore last a very long time… or not. 

  • Perception Game
  • 1 to 4 players
  • Ages 7 and up
  • 34,99 $

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Just One

This is a collaborative guessing game. Without consulting others, you must help the active player guess mystery words by providing the most original clues possible. You’d better be creative because if you give a clue that’s identical to another player’s, it doesn’t count. So, ready to get your brains working?

  • Cooperative Game
  • 3 to 7 players
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 20 minutes
  • 32,99 $

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Totem – Le jeu qui fait du bien

Here’s a game that makes you feel really good. It’s a personal development game. In life, we tend to dwell on our flaws, our weaknesses and we forget about our qualities. You will eventually discover your strengths and qualities through the eyes of others. I bet you’ll be surprised to learn that you have so many. Here’s something to boost your confidence and your ego (not too much though…)

  • Personal development game
  • 3 to 8 players
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 15 to 60 minutes
  • 24,99 $

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Kingdomino

All the family will love Kingdomino. It is a placement game in which you play as a Lord on a quest to expand his kingdom. The problem? You’re not the only one who wants more wheat fields, lakes, forests, green meadows or gold mines. Other Lords covet the same lands… Will you succeed in getting your hands on the object of your desire?

  • Placement game
  • 2 to 4 players
  • Ages 8 and up
  • About 15 minutes
  • 32,99 $

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Deep Blue

Are you up for the search for old treasures in old underwater wrecks? Now you just need to recruit the best divers and archaeologists to accompany you on your adventure. But beware, the competition is fierce! Everyone wants their share of the fabulous treasure. So, ready to weigh the anchor?

  • Strategy game
  • 2 to 5 players
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 45 minutes
  • 69,99 $

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Board games 12 years and older

Pandemic 2nd Edition

This is a cooperative crime investigation game. In this game, you’ll trade in your nurse’s coat for a police detective’s uniform. You’ll go to London to interview suspects or witnesses and search for clues at crime scenes.

  • Cooperative game
  • 1 to 4 players
  • Ages 12 and up
  • 60 to 90 minutes
  • 49,99 $

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Chronicles of Crime

This is a cooperative crime investigation game. In this game, you’ll trade in your nurse’s coat for a police detective’s uniform. You’ll go to London to interview suspects or witnesses and search for clues at crime scenes.

  • Cooperative game
  • 1 to 4 players
  • Ages 12 and up
  • 60 to 90 minutes
  • 49,99 $

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Family board games are a holiday staple. They are also perfect year-round for having fun while brainstorming. Are there any in our selection that caught your eye?
Check out more games in our article  How to create magical moments for the holidays.