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10 Board Games That Will Put a Little Spring in Your Step!

Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! The days are getting longer, and soon the first buds will appear on the trees, grass will start to peek out from under patches of melting snowdrifts, and we’ll change from heavy coats to light jackets, and winter boots to wellies.

With that added spring in our step, we’ve dug into our catalogue to bring you our top 10 games that elicit those feelings of awakening and rejuvenation that characterize this verdant season. With these games you’ll find animals in the forest, berries, bumblebees, cows in the meadow, and more!

Meadow

Ages: 10+ / Players: 1–4 / Duration: 60–120 minutes

Perfect for spring, Meadow is an engaging set collection game in which players take turns taking cards from the center board and adding them to hand. Neat design and innovative tableau building model, based on the true connections found in nature, make for a unique, theme-driven playing experience. Meadow is suitable for both experienced and new players and also includes a solo version.

Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers

Ages: 8+ / Players: 2–5 / Duration: 30–45 minutes

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). Score points with the different animals present on the tiles and place Huts. Discover a new way to play Carcassonne!

Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers is a standalone game. No other Carcassonne product is needed to play this game.

Chronicles of Avel

Ages: 8+ / Players: 1–4 / Duration: 45–60 minutes

In the newly released, Chronicles of Avel, the magical land of Avel was a beautiful and happy place … until now! The Black Moon has risen over the once beautiful kingdom, and the monsters that used to live in secluded areas are venturing into civilized regions. Can you defend your land? In Chronicles of Avel, a cooperative game for the whole family, players take on the roles of brave heroes and heroines trying to save your magical land!

Chronicles of Avel is now available in stores.

Beez

Ages: 8+ / Players: 2–4 / Duration: 30–45 minutes

In Beez, players compete to optimize the flight plans of their cute little bees to secure nectar for their hive. Be careful of the other bees as you will compete with them over a set of public and private scoring goals. The challenge in planning and storing the nectar will make your brain buzz!

Equinox (Green Box)

Ages: 8+ / Players: 2–5 / Duration: 45–60 minutes

A bidding game created by the world-famous designer, Reiner Knizia, Equinox is a fast-paced game in which players discover various mythical creatures competing to have their stories recorded in the legendary story book. Over several rounds, players will bid on creatures and play cards to support the creature they wish to see win. At the end of each round, one mythical creature is disqualified, and the tension grows!

Equinox also comes in a Purple Box.

A Fistful of Daisies

Ages: 6+ / Players: 2–4 / Duration: 15–30 minutes

Who said cows lead a peaceful, quiet, life? In A Fistful of Daisies, a strategy game for children, if you want to be victorious, you will have to eat the yummiest flowers and return to the cowshed before the others. Mooooo!

Dragon’s Breath: The Hatching

Ages: 6+ / Players: 2–4 / Duration: 15–30 minutes

Oh no! The nest, complete with dragon egg and sparkling stones, is frozen inside an ice column! Help Dragon Mom melt the thick layer of ice, but be careful that the egg doesn’t fall out of the nest! Earn points by collecting the fallen sparkling stones and placing them on your amulets. The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Easy to learn and to teach, Dragon’s Breath: The Hatching is a standalone expansion that can be played on its own or with the original Dragon’s Breath game.

Dixit

Ages: 10+ / Players: 1–4 / Duration: 30–45 minutes

Dixit calls on the imagination and communication skills of players. The game’s stunning cards featuring artwork by Marie Cardouat, are perfect to take you away on a journey of creative spring storytelling. Dixit also features several expansions, as well as the recently released standalone game, Stella—Dixit Universe.

Dixit Expansions

Dixit: Origins

Ages: 6+ / Players: 2–4 / Duration: 15–30 minutes

Challenge your ingenuity, with Dixit: Origins, with 84 beautiful new cards, featuring art from Clément Lefèvre. This expansion broadens the gameplay possibilities of the classic Dixit, a simple, lighthearted game of storytelling and guesswork, where the imagination is the key!

Dixit: Daydreams

Ages: 8+ / Players: 3–6 / Duration: 30–45 minutes

Engage your creativity more with this Dixit Daydreams, a Dixit expansion, adding 84 new cards boasting new art from Franck Dion.

Dixit: Origins and Dixit: Daydreams are expansions. A copy of Dixit is required to play.

Click here to find these spring-themed games at a retail store near you and immerse yourself in the vibe of the season of green!