Modern board games have become hugely popular over the last few years, especially during the past year of lockdown after lockdown.
For summer 2021 you may be looking to add to your board game collection for more family fun. These modern board games picks are inventive with fun and engaging themes that have been beautifully designed.
They are easy to pick up and play without needing to spend hours figuring out game play before you get started.
For those of you luckly enough to be able to head out camping or off to the cabin this summer, these are really great games for a family vacation.
Most are easily packed away for when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Board games are a great way to save a family vacation from bad weather days, and make some great new family memories.
The Sorcerer is out to get you! Find your way among the illusions but beware of the traitor in your ranks! The Grimoire guides their team towards the exit using images, upon which they point at certain details. Working together, the other players must find the exit as quickly as possible while avoiding traps set by the traitor. Will you find the exit, or will you be trapped in the library forever?
MSRP: CAD $69.99
Language : Multilingual Age : 10+ Time : 30-45 min Number of players : 2-8
In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects his/her eighth building.
MSRP: CAD $17.99
Language : English Hobby type : Beginner Age : 10+ Time : 45-60 min Number of players : 2-8
During the cold war, you’re the head of a spy agency and must recruit the best elements. Find your teammates, fool your enemies, and become the most influential agency. But beware the Hippies, they could very well save the world…
Secrets is a game of hidden teams, bluff, and influence set in the 1960s. Players are either members of the CIA or KGB, or Hippies. Team affiliations can sometimes change during the game and must always be kept secret.
MSRP: CAD $29.99
Language : English Age : 10+ Time : 15-30 min Number of players : 4-8
Will your love letter be enough to woo the Princess and capture her heart? Carefully use a cast of characters in the castle to carry your message of love to the Princess, while keeping other player’s letters away. Successfully carry your letter to her before your opponent’s catch you in order to obtain her affection and win her heart in this game of risk, deduction, and luck.
Language : English Age : 10+ Time : 15-30 min Number of players : 2-6
Instead of cities, roads, and farms, Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers has forests, rivers, lakes, and meadows. Players' meeples can represent hunters (when placed in the meadows), gatherers (in a forest), or fishermen (on a river segment). Discover a new way to play Carcassonne!
MSRP: CAD $54.99
Language : English Age : 8+ Time : 30-45 min Number of players : 2-5
Disaster has struck, and humanity needs your help! Cities around the world are in desperate need of food, water, vaccines, and supplies. As the Crisis Response Unit, you and your team are uniquely capable of providing life-saving aid— anytime, anywhere. Pandemic: Rapid Response is an exciting real-time dice game. If you and your team manage to deliver supplies in time, your mission is a success!
MSRP: CAD $59.99
Language : English Age : 8+ Time : 15-30 min Number of players : 2-4
Enter to Win!
Asmodee Games is offering one Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader three Board Games of their choice. (Winner may choose from Obscurio, Citadels, Secrets, Love Letter, Carcassonne Hunters & Gatherers, or Pandemic Rapid Response) Giveaway is open to residents of Canada 18+ and ends on May 2nd 2021 at 11:59 pm EST. See giveaway tools form for entry and t&c.