Back-to-School Board Games For The Family

Back-to-School Board Games For The Family

This post is in partnership with Asmodee. 

With back-to-school around the corner I am already thinking of ways to help the family decompress and relax together. A few months ago we started to play board games and now I find we all look forward to our time together. Full disclosure some of us have big trouble following the rules and other just straight up cheat but its the memories and laughter that keep us coming back.

Thanks to our friends as Asmodee we now have four more games to add to our weekly game nights. One of you can also win 2 games of your choice so make sure you enter at the end of this post.

Time to get into the Back-to-School Spirit!

Ticket to Ride, First Journey: (MSRP:$49.99, 2-4 Players, Ages: 10+) Ticket to Ride: First Journey Europe takes the gameplay of the Ticket to Ride series and scales it down for a younger audience. In general, players collect train cards, claim routes on the map, and try to connect the cities shown on their tickets. In more detail, the game board shows a map of Europe with certain cities being connected by colored paths. Each player starts with four colored train cards in hand and two tickets;
each ticket shows two cities, and you’re trying to connect those two cities with a contiguous path of your trains in order to complete the ticket. Get yours from Amazon.ca here.

Concept Kids Animals:  (MSRP:$44.99, 2-4 Players, Ages: 4+) Concept Kids Animals is a cooperative version of the game Concept, adapted for kids who don’t yet know how to read. In turn, the children attempt to make the others guess an animal by playing pawns on the icons on the game board. Concept Kids Animals offers 110 animals to be guessed. This communication game for children will allow them to discover the world of animals in a fun and innovative way. You can get yours off of Amazon.ca here.


Braintopia: (MSRP:$20.99, 2-6 Players, Ages: 6+) Braintopia Kids is a fast-paced brain bender that tests your mental focus, flexibility, and speed, but geared toward younger players. Composed of eight different types of challenges, players attempt to solve the puzzles faster than their opponents. Get yours off of Amazon.ca here.

Dixit Odyssey: (MSRP:$49.99, 3-12 Players, Ages: 8+) 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. Get yours on Amazon.ca here.


This post is in partnership with Asmodee. 

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Rosanne Robinson
    August 30, 2021 / 4:54 pm

    All of these Asmodee board games look fun!
    I would choose:
    Ticket to Ride, First Journey
    Dixit Odyssey

  2. Janet M
    August 30, 2021 / 6:21 pm

    I would choose Dixit Odyssey and Braintopia. They both would be very entertaining.

  3. Heather Ritz
    August 30, 2021 / 6:33 pm


  4. Sandra McG
    August 30, 2021 / 6:55 pm

    I would choose Dixit Odyssey as well as Concept Kids Animals. thanks for the chance to win!! my grandkids love playing games!

  5. Heather Swanson
    August 30, 2021 / 8:27 pm

    I like Braintopia & Dixit

  6. Sharron
    August 30, 2021 / 8:56 pm

    Braintopia & Dixit

  7. Patsy
    August 30, 2021 / 9:29 pm

    I’d choose ‘Ticket to Ride, First Journey’ and ‘Dixit Odyssey’:)Thanks!

  8. Carole D
    August 30, 2021 / 11:15 pm

    I would choose Ticket to Ride, First Journey and
    Dixit Odyssey. These game sound like fun and I’m getting tired of playing the same games with my granddaughters. We need new games.

  9. nicky
    August 30, 2021 / 11:16 pm

    Awesome games! I would choose Ticket to Ride and Concept Kids.

  10. Mandy
    August 31, 2021 / 1:07 am

    I’d choose Braintopia and Ticket to Ride, First Journey.

  11. Linda H
    August 31, 2021 / 10:15 am

    I would choose Ticket to Ride, First Journey and Dixit Odyssey.

  12. Elaine G
    August 31, 2021 / 10:26 am

    I’d pick Braintopia and Ticket to Ride

  13. Melinda
    August 31, 2021 / 12:13 pm

    I would choose Braintopia and Dixit.

  14. Julie F
    August 31, 2021 / 3:51 pm

    I would choose Dixit Odyssey and Braintopia

  15. Louanne Baelde
    August 31, 2021 / 4:12 pm

    I would love Braintopia and Dixit Odyssey. The kids love games so much. Thank you

  16. Melanie Camirand
    August 31, 2021 / 6:13 pm

    Dixit Odyssey and Ticket to ride first journey. Thanks.

  17. Linda
    August 31, 2021 / 8:48 pm

    I would choose Ticket to Ride, First Journey, and Concept Kids Animals.

  18. Anna Ngo
    September 1, 2021 / 1:28 am

    Love to win Concept Kids Animals & Dixit Odyssey and give it to my grand niece ! Thanks for a chance

  19. LisaM
    September 1, 2021 / 9:29 am

    I would choose Braintopia and Concept Kids Animals!

  20. Sandra Dufoe
    September 1, 2021 / 10:40 am

    I would choose Braintopia and Concept games they look interesting and fun.

  21. Shirley O
    September 2, 2021 / 7:09 pm

    I would choose Braintopia and Concept Kids Animals.

  22. Sunshine G
    September 3, 2021 / 10:07 am

    I’d love to teach the kids to play Ticket To Ride, so First journey would be a perfect start!

  23. Dynal Roberson
    September 3, 2021 / 2:21 pm

    I’d choose Braintopia and ticket to ride.

  24. Nancy
    September 4, 2021 / 1:02 am

    Braintopia & Dixit

  25. Kam
    September 11, 2021 / 1:55 pm

    I’d choose Braintopia and Dixit Odyssey!

  26. Diane
    September 13, 2021 / 6:58 am

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I think Ticket To Ride looks fun