Board games |  Six games that fit in a suitcase

Board games | Six games that fit in a suitcase

With the beautiful days come the long-awaited vacation. Here are some games that we can easily pack in our suitcases, perfect for clearing our minds after a long day on the road!

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Stephanie Morin

Stephanie Morin
Press

Pierre-Marc Durivage

Pierre-Marc Durivage
Press

Cartaventura

It’s hard to find a better combination than a clever game that tells a good story. This is what this cooperative narrative game offers that fits in one hand (but requires a good table to unfold). Here, players (the game is very well played solo) must complete a quest by following the instructions on the cards. Easy ? Yes, but you have to carefully choose your actions to be successful (a bit like in the good old books where you are the hero!). Four games are offered, each set in a different universe, notably the Vikings or the Silk Road. For each title, five different endings are possible. So we can’t play Cartaventura indefinitely, but we enjoy the time the adventure lasts…

Stephanie Morin, Press

Number of players: 1 to 6 players

Age: 10+

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $21

zero to 100


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Board game zero to 100

A clever variation on the knowledge game theme, Zero to 100 invites players to aim as close as possible to the answer, which lies, you guessed it, between zero and 100. In short, all you need is the best guess possible to get rid of your cards, the ultimate goal being to have only one in front of you. The game is played in three teams, or one on one if played with two players; Initially, each team has six asked question cards in front of them and must place the one whose answer is closest to the initial target of 50. The furthest answer becomes the next target, and the unlucky team that revealed it must draw a card. additional. Please note that the cards are numbered from 1 to 158, so you can use them in order, so you can play with new cards each time.

Pierre-Marc Durivage, Press

Number of players: from 2 to 12 players

Age: 12+

Duration: 15 minutes

Price: $20

Avignon


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The board game Avignon, from the Microgame collection by Matagot

A game so small that it doesn’t fit in a suitcase, but in a card holder? It’s hard to find a more travel-friendly format than the Matagot Microgames. Three games from the collection are currently offered in Quebec, including Avignon, a two-player card movement game (some kind of rope souk, but on the table!) that we were able to test. And where we quickly discover that every strategic mistake is costly… Also available: Stew and Circle the Wagons (yes, the games are in French despite the untranslated titles…). Each of them offers a different game mechanic. The first is a game of humor; the second, a placement game that is said to pose serious dilemmas for players. These games obviously offer more fun than their small format might suggest!

Stephanie Morin, Press

Number of players: two players

Age: 12+

Duration: 15 minutes

Price: $13

Kluster


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The Kluster board game

Very simple game that is distinguished by the fact that it is not a card game! Here it is enough to place your magnets inside an area delimited by a cord. The first player to place all of his magnets wins. If it is forbidden to touch the magnets instead, the shape of the playing area can be changed by modifying the perimeter of the cord. The bravest can also try to make the pieces move using the magnetism of the stones, but it is downright stressful to attempt such a maneuver. Because if the pieces stick together, our journey stops and we recover all the stones thus magnetized. It can be played with younger children under adult supervision.

Pierre-Marc Durivage, Press

Number of players: 1 to 4 players

Age: 14+

Duration: 10 minutes

Price: $40

Nature Challenges – Lost Animals


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Board Game Challenges of Nature – Lost Animals

If your kids aren’t familiar with Bioviva’s Nature Challenge line of games, summer might be a good time to introduce them to these wildly popular titles. The principle is simple and it is similar to the old battle game. But instead of comparing an 8 of clubs and a 3 of hearts, players compare the characteristics of two animals, such as weight or height. In this new box, Bioviva has brought together 36 animals that have disappeared from the surface of the globe. This is an opportunity to learn more about the dodo, Mexican grizzly, or quagga while having fun. Namely: the Défis nature collection includes more than fifty titles whose theme is always centered on biodiversity.

Stephanie Morin, Press

Number of players: 2 to 6 players

Age: 7 years and up

Duration: 20 minutes

Price: $14

unstable unicorns


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The Unstable Unicorns Board Game

Another easy-to-carry, easy-to-play card game. The idea here is to gather an army of more or less stable unicorns, some “standard” and others with powers that can help you in your conquest. Sometimes other cards are used to protect or improve our stable, sometimes to attack other players’ stables. Spell cards allow you to benefit from immediate effects, while Illico cards can be played at any time, even when it’s not your turn. The wacky descriptions of unicorns are just as fun to play as they are to read, whether it’s a unicorn, a unicorn mother hen, or a fancy narwhal cousin. The game can get a bit redundant over time, but here are enough tips to alternate and keep the interest alive! Good vacations !

Pierre-Marc Durivage, Press

Number of 2 to 8 players

Age: 8 years and up

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

Price: $30


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