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

Board games are not only a fun and engaging hobby, playing board games improves your well-being! Research shows that board games support the development of 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.

Anomia imageAzul imageCatan imageCode namesConcept kids imageDisney Villainous imageDragomino imageExploding kittens imageFirst orchard imageMunchkin imageMysterium imageOne nightOut foxed imageRhino Hero - Super Battle imageRisk imageSpot it imageSushi go party imageTicket to ride imageTicket to ride- first journey imageUnicatz game imageWingspan image

Find your next board game

Anomia

Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are brimming with all sorts of random information: things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc. Sure, under normal circumstances, it's easy to give an example of a frozen food or a dog breed, but you'll find that your brain works a little differently under pressure!

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 3-6 players
  • 30 minutes

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Learn how to play Anomia.

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
  • 2-4 players
  • 30 to 40 minutes

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Learn how to play Azul.

Catan

Catan is a strategic negotiation game where players compete to develop an island. Make trades and gather resources to build roads, settlements, and cities. The first player to collect 10 victory points wins!

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

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Learn how to play 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

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Learn how to play Codenames.

Concept Kids: Animals

In turn, players attempt to make the others guess an animal by playing pawns with illustrated icons on the game board indicatinga feature of the animal to be guessed. Draw 12 cards and attempt to find as many animals as possible in order to get the most points together!

  • Ages 4 and up
  • 2-12 players
  • 2 to 30 minutes

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Learn how to play Concept Kids: Animals.

Disney Villainous

Villainous is an immersive strategy 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 to win it all!

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

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Learn how to play 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 domino 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.

Learn how to play 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

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Learn how to play Exploding Kittens.

First Orchard

It’s time to pick the fruit in the orchard! But watch out for the pesky raven coming down the orchard path to eat it all up. Can you pick all the apples, plums, and pears before the raven arrives? A cooperative game for littles as young as 2, this game works on colors, taking turns, fine motor skills, and the concept of winning and losing.

  • Ages 2 and up
  • 1-4 players
  • 10 minutes

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Learn how to play First Orchard.

Munchkin

Munchkin is a satirical card game based on the clichés and oddities of Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games. Players can acquire familiar D&D style character classes during the game which determine to some extent the cards they can play.

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 3-6 players
  • 60 to 120 minutes

Check availability for Munchkin.

Learn how to play Munchkin.

Mysterium

A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it's up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. Each night the team will be met with visions, but what is the ghost trying to tell you? Can the psychics determine the weapon, location and killer or will a violent criminal pull off the perfect murder?

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 2-7 players
  • 42 minutes

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Learn how to play Mysterium.

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
  • 3-10 players
  • 10 minutes

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Learn how to play One Night Ultimate Werewolf.

Outfoxed

Mrs. Plumpert's prized pot pie has gone missing, and now it's a chicken chase to crack the case! Move around the board to gather clues, then use the special evidence scanner to rule out suspects. You have to work together quickly because the guilty fox is high-tailing it towards the exit!

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

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Learn how to play Outfoxed.

Rhino Hero Super Battle

Rhino Hero is back on the job — and this time not only does the wobbly skyscraper need to be climbed, but there will also be fierce battles between the four superheroes. Who will win the battles and not let themselves be bothered by the mean, hanging spider monkeys?

  • Ages 5 and up
  • 2-4 players
  • 10 to 20 minutes

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Learn how to play Rhino Hero Super Battle.

Risk

Risk is a game of strategy conquest. The goal is simple: players aim to conquer their enemies’ territories by building an army, moving their troops in, and engaging in battle. This exciting game is filled with betrayal, alliances, and surprise attacks.

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

Check availability for Risk.

Learn how to play Risk.

Spot It

Test your observational skills and hone your reflexes with the award-winning gameplay of Spot It!, a game of lightning-fast choices.

  • Ages 7 and up
  • 2-8 players
  • 15 minutes

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Learn how to play Spot It.

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

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Learn how to play 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 to 60 minutes

Check availability for Ticket to Ride.

Learn how to play Ticket to Ride.

Ticket to Ride: First Journey

Players of all ages can now venture across America by train. With a brand new map and simplified rules, First Journey is the perfect way to introduce new players to the game of cross-country travel. Climb aboard, travelers, your incredible First Journey awaits!

  • Ages 6 and up
  • 2-4 players
  • 15 to 30 minutes

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Learn how to play Ticket to Ride: First Journey.

Unicatz

In this fun memory game of picture matching, flip over the colourful card tiles to reveal all your favourite characters from Unicatz! Find pictures of CECE, Homie, Mia, DJ, Emily, and Ralf Da Boom Box. Plus Patty Pie, Pedro, Luna, Henry the Handy Cat, and more! Pick up the most matching pairs to win the game.

  • Ages 3 and up
  • 1-4 players
  • 15-30 minutes 

Check availability for Unicatz.

Learn how to play Unicatz.

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 to 70 minutes

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Learn how to play 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 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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