Borrow a board game

Board games are now available to borrow for take-home play! Your Brampton Library card lets you borrow up to 2 games at a time, for up to 7 days.

This new and growing collection has arrived in response to our community’s need for free recreational entertainment options in Brampton. Brampton Library’s collection includes games that vary in complexity, mechanics, and gameplay. You’ll find gateway games which are relatively easy to pick up and play, which are great for families and groups with various levels of experience. We’re also building out the library to include games for younger children, along with some complex strategy games, to appeal to a variety of tabletop gaming preferences.

Board games are not only a fun and engaging hobby, but are also incredible for your well-being! Research shows that board games support developing multiple literacies and important life skills, enhance social cohesion, and offer positive cognitive and mental health benefits.

Start exploring board games in the menu below.

       

Find your next board game

Azul

Azul is an abstract strategy game, based on Portuguese tiles called azulejos. The goal of Azul is to complete your display board, earning points as you place tiles and create patterns.

  • Ages 8 and up
  • 2 to 4 players
  • 30 to 40 minutes

Check availability for Azul.

Catan

In Catan, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. Points are accumulated by building settlements and cities, having the longest road and the largest army (from some of the development cards), and gathering certain development cards that simply award victory points.

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 3 to 4 players
  • 60 to 120 minutes

Check availability for Catan.

Codenames

Codenames is a fast-paced, social word game where two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. Your goal is to be the first team to contact all of their agents without running into an assassin, using the clues given by a spymaster.

  • Ages 14 and up
  • 2-8 players
  • 15 minutes

Check availability for Codenames.

Disney Villainous

Villainous is an immersive fantasy card game where players take on the role of one of six Disney Villains. Each player has their own devious objective. Discover your character's unique abilities and winning strategy while dealing twists of fate to thwart your opponents' schemes. Find out who will triumph over the forces of good and win it all!

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 2-6 players
  • 50 minutes

Check availability for Disney Villainous.

Dragomino

Dragonimo is adapted from the game Kingdomino, with gameplay suitable for younger players. You have been named a dragon trainer, and have the chance to meet baby dragons on a mysterious island. Pick a domino to add to your kingdom. Try to match it to the dominoes already in play. Each matching dominoes scores one egg, which is either empty or has a baby dragon inside! Who will find the most baby dragons?

  • Ages 5 and up
  • 2-4 players
  • 15 minutes

Check availability for Dragomino.

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens is a kitty-powered, hilarious party game version of Russian Roulette with a simple strategy: betray your friends and try not to explode. Players take turns to draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten. When that happens, you explode and are out of the game - unless you have a Defuse card to save yourself! All of the other cards will give you powerful tools to help you avoid exploding, and defeat your opponents.

  • Ages 7 and up
  • 2-5 players
  • 15 minutes

Check availability for Exploding Kittens.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a fast-paced deduction and bluffing game where players are dealt a secret role. Many of these roles have special abilities that will aid that player in gaining information. In the course of only one night and the following morning, the players will determine who among them is a werewolf…hopefully.

  • Ages 8 and up
  • 3 to 10 players
  • 10 minutes

Check availability for One Night Ultimate Werewolf.

Sushi Go Party!

Sushi Go Party! expands Sushi Go! with a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame. You earn points by picking winning sushi combos, and can customize each game by choosing à la carte from a menu of more than twenty delectable dishes. Let the good times roll!

  • Ages 8 and up
  • 2-8 players
  • 20 minutes

Check availability for Sushi Go Party!

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards used to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

  • Ages 8 and up
  • 2-5 players
  • 30-60 minutes

Check availability for Ticket to Ride.

Wingspan

Wingspan is a relaxing, strategy-driven card game. Players are bird enthusiasts seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Draw and play from hundreds of unique bird cards to discover the birds’ powers, and create the strongest combination in your habitat to score points and win.

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 1-5 players
  • 40-70 minutes

Check availability for Wingspan.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to borrow board games?

You will need a Brampton Library card in good standing to borrow a board game. Click here to learn how to get a library card.

Where can I borrow board games?

Board games can be placed on hold and sent to any Brampton Library location for pickup. We encourage you to plan ahead and place a hold with your Brampton Library card through the catalogue. When available, a board game can be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, we recommend checking availability before you visit the library.

How many board games can I borrow at a time?

You can borrow up to 2 board games at a time with your library card.

How long can I keep board games?

You can borrow board games for 7 days. We appreciate your cooperation in returning this kit in a timely manner.

Where can I return the board games?

You can return this kit to any Brampton Library branch. Board games will need to be returned in-person to a staff member at a customer service desk during open hours.

How do I suggest board games for the library to add?

Fill out a suggest a purchase form.

We also encourage you to complete our board games survey to share your feedback, experience, and suggestions for growing the collection.

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