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Games to play on the porch

July 18, 2023 |

You know the Brault & Bouthillier family, always ready to test games, activities and gifts that will please little ones, older children and even adults.

Games to play on the porch!

We’re finally here, in the middle of summer. Wonderful moments to be had on your deck or balcony! Get out a cold glass of lemonade and your classic favorite board games, enjoy the day.

Here are some ideas of games that won’t fly away in the wind and won’t take too much room but will give countless hours of pleasure.

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Here are some Brault & Bouthillier favourites

Idea 1: Wooden Dominoes

6 sets of 28 double six wooden dominoes, 4.4 x 2.2 cm each. Beautifully carved pieces in 6 bright colours with hollowed out contrasting white pips for easier identification. 168 pieces in all. Age: 4 +.

Related skills: Fine motor skills, logical reasoning, mathematics, spacetime


Idea 2: Bananagrams

Players race against each other to build their own crossword grids and get rid of their letters first. Fast and fun game needs no pencil, paper or board and there are no points to count. Includes 144 sturdy plastic tiles in a fabric banana. 1 to 8 players. Age: 7 +

Related skills: Social, logical, spacetime, reading and writing


Idea 3: Flipop

An excellent combination of shuffleboard and pinball. Players use the rubber band as a pulling force to push the pucks and collect points. However, care players must be careful not to send the pucks into the holes in the board. Can be played by 2 players or 2 teams. Age: 4 +

Related skills: gross motor skills, social


Idea 4: Snail’s pace race

With the roll of 2 dice with coloured dots, players can move any snail they want. This charming board game is a great way to introduce dice and learn all about turn-taking, winning and losing, and colours too! Age: 3 +

Related skills: Social, observation, spacetime


Idea 5:Quarto Mini

Each of the 16 pieces has 4 different attributes. Line up 4 pieces which share the same attribute, placing the piece chosen by the opponent. Includes 1 board 17 x 17 cm, 16 pieces in a bag and the rules with variations. All wood. 2 players. Age: 8 +

Related skills: Fine motor skills, logical reasoning, spacetime, oral language


Idea 6: Chess and Checkers

Beautiful chess and checkers games with wooden pieces, in a carrying case. Age: 6 +

Related skills: Fine motor skills, logical reasoning


Idea 7: Little Circuit

On a board more than 1 meter long, children move their animal to the spot matching the colour of the dice. Beware of the bee or you'll move backward on the path. Age 2 ½ +

Related skills: Social, observation, spacetime


Idea 8: Wooden Cribbage Set

The card combination game fosters strategic thinking, mental math and probability skills to score points, while preventing the opponent from doing the same. Age: 10 +.

Related skills: Fine motor skills, mathematics, logical reasoning, spacetime


In the hopes that these ideas will be good suggestions for various occasions! Are you hesitating between some of the products? Why not present the options to your children or discuss them with the Brault & Bouthillier team, experts in the field since 1944!

Enjoy discovering!

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